‘Wally’s Will’: The Story Behind Linda Gray’s Short Film Debut

Linda Gray loved Wally from the beginning. It was late 2014, not long after TNT canceled its “Dallas” sequel series. Gray, looking for new roles, met with Matteo J. Mosterts, a filmmaker who was interested in casting her as the title character in “Wally’s Will,” his first short. As Mosterts described the role to Gray, […]

Happy Anniversary to Them (And to Us)

“Dallas” debuted 39 years ago today, while Dallas Decoder started on this day five years ago. How time flies! To mark the occasion, I’ve added fresh images to our front page, and I plan to share some publicity stills from “Dallas’s” first season on social media throughout April. I also hope to get back to […]

Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy to Reunite for ‘A Dallas Retrospective’

In case you haven’t heard: Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy will reunite for “A Dallas Retrospective,” a one-night-only panel discussion in which the stars will reminisce about all things “Dallas.” The event will be held Thursday, March 23, at 8 p.m. in Dallas. The sponsor is J.R. Ewing Bourbon, which was introduced in 2014 and recently […]

A Holiday Wish for ‘Dallas’ Fans — and Everyone Else

What a year this has been, “Dallas” fans. It feels like we’re all living in the show’s infamous dream season. Not the good part of that year — the first batch of episodes, which featured some of “Dallas’s” best-ever writing and direction and Linda Gray’s stellar performance as a down-in-the-gutter Sue Ellen. No, real life […]

Dallas Desserts: Holiday Bakeoff V — Sue Ellen vs. Kristin

Who baked for J.R.? This year’s fifth (!) annual “Dallas Desserts” holiday bakeoff brings you a competition between those squabbling Shepard sisters: Sue Ellen’s Black and White Cookies versus Kristin’s Peanut Butter Ginger Cookies. My husband Andrew, who blogs at Cook In / Dine Out, created both recipes. Whose cookie do you prefer? Cast your […]

Celebrate the Holidays with #DallasChat on Dec. 19

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, December 19, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our fourth annual holiday-themed discussion, so the theme will be “A Very Merry #DallasChat IV.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet […]

#DallasChat is Cooking Up Something Special for Nov. 21

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, November 21, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our second Thanksgiving-themed #DallasChat, so the topic will be “Talkin’ Turkey II.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from […]

You’re Invited to Another ‘Best of #DallasChat’ on Aug. 15

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, August 15, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat VII.” I’ll once again ask favorite questions from past discussions. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, […]

Join Us For Another ‘Best of #DallasChat’ on July 18

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, July 18, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat VI.” I’ll once again ask favorite questions from past discussions. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Kristina Hagman

“The Eternal Party,” a biography of Larry Hagman written by his daughter Kristina Hagman, was published last month. I interviewed her recently about the book and her memories of her famous father. Let me start by expressing my condolences on the recent death of your mom, Maj Hagman. I enjoyed learning more about her in […]