Hello, and welcome to the SALEM'S LOT THEN AND NOW website!
©1979 Frederick S. Clarke
©2015 Ian S. Bolton
Two views of 'The Marsten House' - 36 years divides them.
It's hard to believe that on 17 November 2016 it was the 37th Anniversary of Salem’s Lot's first broadcast on US television (it first aired as a 2-part mini-series on the CBS network on a Saturday night between 9 and 11pm ET, with the second part broadcast one week later at the same time*).
With the passing of so many years isn't it amazing that it still holds such a deep-seated place in the hearts and minds of countless people around the world?
If you've read this far let me take the liberty of assuming something about your visit here today - like me, you’ve probably been wondering for years why there's never been a website dedicated to the production, and, now that you’ve found one, you’re probably dancing a jig, punching the air with delight (or celebrating using whatever is your preferred method). Am I right? If so, then I’m dancing a jig, etc. right along with you, because, just like you, I’ve wanted this for so long. (If I’m wrong, then please excuse the slightly embarrassing jigging and punching thing, okay? Thanks.)
Having made such a bold statement this site has now got a lot to live up to. As said already, there are countless people who saw the programme when first broadcast (and still have deep affection for it) who are now in their early 40s and beyond. There are also a great many more who have seen the re-runs and the truncated theatrical release.
You and I are just two of them.
So, to mis-quote Stephen King (from his foreword to Night Shift – and it’s appropriate, as HE’s the reason we ALL float down here):
‘…There’s something I want to show you, something I want you to touch. It’s in a room not far from here – it’s almost as close as the next [web]page.
‘Shall we go?’
Please go directly to the page listings to the left. Hopefully… you’ll like this website, and this website will like you!
Kind regards, Ian.
* Here in the UK it was first broadcast on Monday, September 7th, 1981 at 9.25pm (just after the 9 o'clock news) and the second part was same time on Wednesday, September 9th. [Thanks to Steve Morey for the info.]
Ian S. Bolton
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
June 2014 / This page last revised: March 2016
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Notes: The two volumes of production notes belonging to producer Richard Kobritz. Many thanks are due to him for allowing me to visit and spend time with them. They have proved invaluable in research for this website.
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