So, I moved to Dallas in 1980 and my girlfriend's house down there is where they filmed ...

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Susan and Steve's house. Actually it was my GF's Dad's house off Parker Rd in Parker.

So the story goes, they get this thing in the mail from Lorimar that they'd like to use their house as a character home on the show and they would be paid so much and can keep any improvements or additions that they make. I went out one time to watch them film and it was cool.
We would often have Dallas watching parties at her house. It was exciting living in that town when the hype of 'Dallas' was going on.



 

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Hello there and thank you for posting the behind the scenes photos. I love to see the cast in action + crew and "off camera"
How lucky she was! Although the house looked quite small really when I saw it close up in 2008.
Id love to have had the cast and crew camped up in my garden.
love BF x
 

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Thanks for sharing your story and photos with us. How exciting it must have been to watch them actually film some scenes for Dallas! :spinning:

Can you remember how many rooms did the "little red brick house" really have?
Did it look very different inside compared to what we saw on the show?
 

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Thanks for sharing your story and photos with us. How exciting it must have been to watch them actually film some scenes for Dallas! :spinning:

Can you remember how many rooms did the "little red brick house" really have?
Did it look very different inside compared to what we saw on the show?
The interior sets were usually filmed in California, or that's what I remember her saying. I was only there for that one session ( I broke up with my GF by then but she still invited me out to watch that one episode which was all outdoors ).

That house wasn't all that large and I only remember the living room which was opened up to the kitchen and snack bar.
 
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This is fascinating, thank for sharing the information and the photos.

Did Lorimar make any improvements or additions to the house?
 

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Here are two more pix I forgot to add. I didn't take that many photos considering film shooting was sort of expensive in those days. Video would have been cool. They had to cut a scene just because of a stupid airplane way in the background that I don't think anyone would have noticed. :mad:



 
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They added the fence and put different larger rock gravel in the driveway ... that's all I know of.
This is a fascinating insight to the production. I had no idea they would physically change properties they used for filming but it makes total sense.
 

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One last picture not really related to Ray Krebs house...

My fam came down to Dallas the winter of 80 and I had to show them Southfork. The property isn't really quite as spread out as it seems from the camera shots because they use a wide angle lens which makes it seem larger than it is. Still, it's a lawn I wouldn't want to mow.

 

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@TheDeadBobby , thank you so much for posting those. Very interesting!

You might want to check out this thread on Dallas shooting locations. http://www.tellytalk.net/threads/locations.6998/page-55#post-277713

There is a humorous post by @AKA Our 80's Life in front of Ray's house. They are parked and filming the house when you hear a car honk in the background. They don't get mad, they just smile and say, "Well, we must be blocking Ray's driveway because somebody just honked and asked us to move along."

Good times. . .
 
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@TheDeadBobby , thank you so much for posting those. Very interesting!

You might want to check out this thread on Dallas shooting locations. http://www.tellytalk.net/threads/locations.6998/page-55#post-277713

There is a humorous post by @AKA Our 80's Life in front of Ray's house. They are parked and filming the house when you hear a car honk in the background. They don't get mad, they just smile and say, "Well, we must be blocking Ray's driveway because somebody just honked and asked us to move along."

Good times. . .
Cool! I'll check that out, it looks interesting.
 
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