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BEWITCHED (TV SERIES 1964-1972)

Updated: Apr 19


Bewitched is an American fantasy sitcom television series, originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964, to March 25, 1972. It is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife. The show was popular, finishing as the second-rated show in America during its debut season, staying in the top ten for its first three seasons, and ranking in eleventh place for both seasons four and five. The show continues to be seen throughout the world in syndication and on recorded media.


Hanna-Barbera produced the opening and closing animation credits of the series. This in turn led to a 1965 episode of Hana-Barbera's The Flintstones titled Samantha (1965) featuring Dick York and Elizabeth Montgomery as Darrin and Samantha Stephens, who have just moved into the neighborhood. This crossover was facilitated by both series being broadcast on ABC.

 

BEWITCHED SCULPTURE

DATE(S) VISITED: SEP 20, 2021
LOCATION: SALEM, MA
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On July 15, 2005, a bronze Bewitched Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery’s character Samantha was unveiled in Lappin Park to pay tribute to the sit-com and it's filming of the seventh season in Salem. A crowd of 1500 spectators as well as Erin Murphy, who played Tabitha, were in attendance. The unveiling was a collaboration between the city and the TV Land network.


 

HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES (THE WITCH HOUSE)

DATE(S) VISITED: NOV 1, 2016
LOCATION: SALEM, MA
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The House of the Seven Gables is a 1668 colonial mansion which was built for Captain John Turner and stayed with the family for three generations. The house was named for its gables and was made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables. The book was well received upon publication and later had a strong influence on the work of H. P. Lovecraft.



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