Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

(1966-'71) gothic soap opera

Newport's Seaview Terrace (aka the Carey Mansion, aka Burnham-by-the-Sea) provided some of the eerie exterior atmosphere for Collinsport, Maine's, Collinwood Mansion in this cult-classic gothic soap opera. The crashing waves seen in the opening sequence are said to have been filmed at Ochre Point, on the shoreline property of the Breakers mansion. Another Newport location was reportedly the Black Pearl Restaurant on Bannister's Wharf, which in the series was called the Blue Whale.

Screenshot of Dark Shadows opening credit sequence

The connection between these and other real-life and fictional places was highlighted in a 1999 documentary called Dark Shadows on Location.

Postcard of Burnham-by-the-Sea
This postcard dates from the period of 1950-'68, when the mansion was "Burnham-by-the-Sea, summer vacation school for girls..."

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