Bewitched Statue in Salem
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.
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?)
Small TV Land Mentioned on the pavement.
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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