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You Asked, I Listened…The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Cottage Floor Plan

Posted in movie houses, houses in movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by Christine Haskell

It amazes me how interested people are in this movie, the memorabilia of this movie and the infamous house.

Mary Casey of Colorado sent this in…the floor plan from the house from in the pilot of the TV show. The house is located in Montecito, CA. They added the Widow’s Walk, the stone lions, and the ship’s wheel on the balcony outside the master cabin.

She went on to tell me “If you are a fan of the show, the differences are easy to spot – the biggest being the real house in CA has 8 steps that lead up to the front porch, where the TV house had two steps and a wide porch that goes around the whole outside of  the house.”

60 Olive Mill Road, Montecito, CA
Here is the youtube link when the house went up for sale.
 
May confessed:
I think I first saw this film when I was about… maybe 12 or 13.   I saw the TV show first, loved it, especially the ghost, and my mother told me the show was based on the movie, that was based on the book. Of course back then (1970!) there were no VCRs or DVD’s, but I happened to look in the TV Guide and found out that it was running on some afternoon movie channel during the week.

I cannot tell a lie – at that point in my life, my mother was divorced and raising four of us, and sometimes we had babysitters, and sometimes not.  I actually faked sick to stay home and see the movie!   Loved it, in a whole different way than the TV show, but did think it was rather sad that he left her, and didn’t come back until she died.  Then I found the book, in paperback (now a collector’s item!) and read that, and was relieved to know that in the book he left, but came back years before she died.

Tell us when you first saw The Ghost and Mrs. Muir…

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Should Be In Movies: Gloucester Paint Factory

Posted in Should be in movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2009 by Christine Haskell

Just got a forward from Captain Joe to check out some photos he and a buddy captured at an abandoned paint factory. It’s not every day that a Captain gives you a pointer ;-), so I thought I would check it out. Joe runs a hobby blog called Good Morning Gloucester – and for non locals, it’s pronounced Glah-ster, not Glowster.

Gloucester, Rockport, and Cape Ann are terrific towns on the east coast of Massachusetts in which I’ve spent a lot of time. They are also no stranger to the movies, having been the locations of several.

Here are some shots from his site.

Looks like it's just begging the Mayor for a wrecking ball and to be turned into condos...but folks like me would wish for a pub or community art center.

Looks like it's just begging the Mayor for a wrecking ball and to be turned into condos...but folks like me would wish for a pub or community art center.

It also looks like a building that would have been cast in the movie The Road to Perdition, with Tom Hanks and (my personal favorite) Paul Newman. Joe thought it would make a great set for a horror movie.

Kinda makes you wonder what happened to the guy trying to get in, doesn't it?

Kinda makes you wonder what happened to the guy trying to get in, doesn't it?

Pollockesque

Pollockesque

He was a snitch...so we gave him a swimming lesson...

He was a snitch...so we gave him a swimming lesson...

Neat perspective on this one. This basement area would make a neat glassblowing studio or other creative space.

Neat perspective on this one. This basement area would make a neat glassblowing studio or other creative space.

Those are some tired stripes...

Those are some tired stripes...

A room with a view...

A room with a view...

More pictures from this location are here and here.

Saving a seat for you,

Christine

Movie Real Estate: Oceans 12

Posted in Movie Houses with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2008 by Christine Haskell

Ocean’s 12 was a pretty good heist film and fast moving across several locations. Amsterdam and Rome were the main locations for this film. Linking these two destinations is their plan: to steal the first ever stock certificate – originating from the Amsterdam Stock Exchange and a gold encrusted Faberge egg once belonging to the Romanoffs on display in Rome.

Location filming took place in the summer of 2004 in and around Amsterdam’s “The Nine Streets.” Some of the first scenes were shot at The Hotel Pulitzer – were the gang stay there while preparing for their gig.

House on Nine Streets, I think I could live here.

House on Nine Streets, I think I could live here.

Nine Streets area...I could definately live here.

Nine Streets area...I could definately live here.

Saving a seat for you,

Christine

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