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Bewitched Statue in Salem

Fun facts about the Bewitched statue in Salem, Massachusetts

In the heart of downtown Salem, Massachusetts, in Lappin Park, is a statue of Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens - the popular TV character on Bewitched.

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Eight Things to Know

  • Installed on June 15, 2005 at a large ceremony by fans and a few protesters - some people weren't happy that a TV witch statue stands in the home of the 1692 Witch Trials.
  • Statue was installed 35-years after the show did some filming in Salem, Massachusetts. The show was set in Westport, Conn.
  • Before being installed in Salem, people were able to get a preview of the statue at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
  • The statue and surrounding area is owned and maintained by TV Land - so if there's any damage done to the statue it will be fixed by TV Land.
  • In the original agreement, the will remain at Lapping Park for 10 years. After that the city can request the statue to be removed
  • Statue is 7 1/2 feet tall and weighs 3,000 pounds.
  • According to bewitched.net, TV Land spent $75,00 to install the statue. The statue was sculpted by StudioEIS under the direction of brothers Elliott and Ivan Schwartz.
  • The movie version of Bewitched by Nicole Kidman was released 9-days later. (Perfect timing?)
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Salem Saga

The Bewitched episode that was filmed in Salem was called "The Salem Saga." You can find it in Season 7, Episode 3 in the Bewitched collection. It first aired on October 8, 1970.

 

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