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Q: Gull Cottage from "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Gull Cottage from "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: goldin35-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 12 May 2003 08:39 PDT
Expires: 11 Jun 2003 08:39 PDT
Question ID: 202714
Did the house "Gull Cottage" in the 1942 or 1947 film "The Ghost and
Mrs. Muir" really exist and where is it located?
Subject: Re: Gull Cottage from "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
Answered By: tehuti-ga on 12 May 2003 08:50 PDT
Hello goldfin35


Yes, Virginia, there really is a Gull Cottage! The cottage resides in
Montecito, California, shouldered between condominiums, and minus the
lion statues on the porch, the ship's wheel on the balcony, and the
widow's walk on the roof. Many of the interior scenes in the
television series were shot in the house, and the rest were filmed at
Twentieth Century Fox."
From the Ghost and Mrs. Muir FAQ 

Search strategy: A search on "the real Gull Cottage" retrieved a web
site that stated it was located in California. I then searched on:
"Gull cottage" California Muir Ghost, to find the FAQ.

Request for Answer Clarification by goldin35-ga on 13 May 2003 06:15 PDT
Hi, I had already found that site and the answer you gave me. That
site is FAQ for the TV series The Ghost and Mrs Muir shot in the late
sixties early seventies.
The film The Ghost and Mrs. Muir was filmed either in 1942 or 1947 in
a different location. Again I ask did the Gull Cottage from the movie
really exist and where is it located?

Clarification of Answer by tehuti-ga on 13 May 2003 07:28 PDT
Sorry about that. I didn't realise there were two versions. I've done
a further search.

On-location filming for the 1947 film took place in Monterey County,
however this was limited to exterior shots:
"Exterior scenes by the house were filmed in Big Sur. A six minute
segment was filmed in and around Stillwater Cove in Pebble Beach.
These include scenes on the beach, on the bluff overlooking the beach,
and on the golf course (shown in the film as a horse pasture). There
is also a very brief shot of the shoreline near Cypress Point and a
few additional brief shots of waves crashing on rocks.
Information compiled from: the Monterey County Herald, Monterey County
Film Commission., Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide, the Internet
Movie Database, and other sources."

Source: Monterey in the Movies site at
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