Wednesday, May 11, 2005
"Bewitched" in Salem
Memorabilia from the Bewitched Show at the Hawthorne Hotel
The headline story in today's Salem News says "'Bewitched' statue gets go-ahead; Lappin Park's still the place." Evidently the story of where to put, or even whether to put, a statue of Elizabeth Montgomery in Salem in recognition of the television series has garnered our small town with press from Washington D.C. to New Orleans. A veritable tempest in a teapot, it seems to me.
As you can see from the photo above, the Hawthorne Hotel has an interesting connection with the old television series, in that the cast and crew stayed here and shot some footage here when they came to Salem in June of 1970.
If you want to read more of the story, you can go to the Salem News' website at:
The stories usually stay up on their site for one week, so if you are reading this post after that time, you may not find it.
The estimated date of arrival of this statue is June 15, 2005. Lappin Park is a small pocket park located at the corner of Washington Street and Essex Street.
There is more memorabilia from the "Bewitched" visit to Salem hanging on the walls of the vestibule outside the lobby level restrooms, in case you would like to view it all for yourself.
See you at the Hawthorne Hotel!