Nancy Barrett returns to Seaview Terrace
In May 1999,
actress Nancy Barrett visited Seaview Terrace, the house which was used
as the exterior of the haunted mansion Collinwood on Dark Shadows.
Nancy portrayed Carolyn Stoddard on the show.
Along with director
Jim Pierson and camera man Dennis Baker, Nancy was at Seaview to film
"Dark Shadows On Location," part of a documentary about the
making of Dark Shadows, which was released by MPI video later
that year on The Dark Shadows Video Scrapbook tape. With my trusty
35mm camera in-hand, I was along to document the trip.
at Seaview Terrace, fittingly, at dusk -- the time of day when vampire
Barnabas Collins would begin stalking the grounds of Collinwood on the
next day, Seaview Terrace was visible in all its glory in bright
Terrace was built in 1928 at a cost of more than two million dollars.
The building has 65 rooms and is currently used as a student dorm
(and classroom space) for the Salve Regina College.
was the first time Nancy Barrett had visited Seaview Terrace since
1966 -- when she filmed some Dark Shadows exteriors there.
more than 30 years later, she'd returned to host part of a new documentary
produced by MPI.
visited several other locations used as DS exteriors.
soon to DSO: a gallery of photos I shot during our weekend at Collinwood
and the other locations.
and me at Seaview Terrace. Photo
by Jim Pierson
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