When “Dallas” lit up prime time TV in America in the 1980s Wild Bill Dewbre provided local insights and a genuine Texas touch. The new “Dallas” returns to TV June 13 on the TNT network – with Wild Bill once again as a wardrobe advisor and custom boot maker for the stars.
Online PR News – 30-May-2012 – DALLAS, TX – The Dallas series TV program that ruled network television throughout the 1980s continues June 13, following a 21-year hiatus. Fans of the original show will find the same sumptuous mix of greed, lust and deception that made it irresistible viewing and guilty-pleasure water cooler talk.
Local insiders also will recognize the touch of Wild Bill Dewbre throughout the new TNT TV series. Wild Bill’s Western Store in the historic Dallas West End provides the ideal wardrobe platform for the show’s authentic western wear. Dewbre serves as a wardrobe consultant to the new production, as he did the original.
“It’s thrilling to have the Dallas series come back to town after being absent for two decades,” Dewbre said. “We made a lot of friends with the cast and crew more than 30 years ago, so it’s great to renew those friendships and meet the new folks. We help make sure everybody is dressed in authentic western wear.”
Returning cast members include stars Larry Hagman as the scheming J. R. Ewing, Patrick Duffy as his good brother Bobby, and Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing, J. R.’s former wife. Dewbre recently fitted the three (and many other cast and production crew members) with his trademark custom-designed, hand-made cowboy boots.
Dewbre helps select leather types to be used, then creates a custom design for each person, based on careful measurements and fittings. He contracts with leading boot makers for custom fabrication, including Luchese and Corrall.
Dewbre Never lost his love for the original Dallas series. When he heard Warner Brothers and TNT TV were making plans to revive and update the series he looked for ways to help make it happen. He worked his network of city fathers and business owners to establish a welcoming environment and looked for ways to remove any potential obstacles.
As a reward for his service, Dewbre was given a cameo role in one of the upcoming episodes, appearing as a guest at an outdoor wedding at the Ewing family’s Southfork Ranch. When TNT TV and Warner Brothers host a screening party at Dallas’ Winspear Opera House Thursday evening, Dewbre will be there, decked out in his best black tie and boots western wear.
About Wild Bill's Western Store
Wild Bill’s Western Store in Dallas’ historic West End has been a popular attraction for Dallas residents and visitors alike for more than 40 years. Owner Bill Dewbre got his start learning fine leather crafting from his father, and has been active in the business since age 12. Today Wild Bill’s sponsors western events worldwide and the store boasts a full line of men’s and women’s western wear, including boots, hats, shirts, blouses, jeans, skirts, suits and accessories. Wild Bill’s also offers online shopping at http://www.wildbillswestern.com.