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Samantha of Bewitched at The Gables

Date: April 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $10

The famed television show, Bewitched, filmed a series of episodes in Salem in 1970. Though the crew’s time in Salem was short, the show made a lasting impact. In the episode featuring The House of the Seven Gables, Darrin and Samantha are followed back to their hotel by an enchanted bed warmer. The police are called and Samantha is forced to help Darrin get out of jail.

Television and pop culture historian Robert Thompson will talk about Bewitched – as a show, statue, and icon of classic television. Join us for a talk about this and an overview of the history of television and how it continues to impact us today.

Members: Free

Non-Members: $10.00

To reserve your spot for this lecture please click here; email, or call 978-306-7003.

***After the event, Adam-Michael James, author of The Bewitched Continuum, will be on-hand with his book and additional information about the show!

This is the second lecture in our Seven Lectures at Seven Gables Series. The 2019 exhibit, Pop! Goes The Gables explored how Hawthorne’s novel and our 1668 mansion have influenced pop culture over the centuries. The lecture series complements the many themes explored in that exhibit.


Robert J. Thompson is the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture and a Trustee Professor of Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University. Dubbed a “pop culture ambassador” by the Associated Press, Robert Thompson has contributed to hundreds of radio and TV programs and publications.

Thompson is the author or editor of five books: “Television’s Second Golden Age” (Continuum, 1996); “Prime Time, Prime Movers” (Little, Brown, 1992); “Adventures on Prime Time” (Praeger, 1990); and “Television Studies” (Praeger 1989).


April 24, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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