When Hollywood came to Rowley…

It was the year 1946 when our small, rural town had visitors from the film & entertainment world. They were creating a World War II flick call “13 RUE MADELEINE”. This was a full length feature film (95 minutes long) that was released in January of 1947. The movie starred James Cagney, Annabella, Richard Conte & Frank Latimore. After searching for different locations a connection was made with Mrs. Fenno for the use of her home in some of their location shots. Today we know this home, as the Seaview Retreat at the top of Kittery Avenue. The whole movie was shot on multiple locations in Boston & Quebec. But we are proud to have hosted and been part of this movie for a short period of time.

Many of our citizens who have grown up in Rowley, do still remember “the bright lights up on the hill”. And others who have viewed the movie long ago say they can recognize parts of the house, itself.

In celebration of Rowley’s 375th Anniversary
The opportunity has come for all the Rowley community to see this film as the Rowley Historical Society & the Rowley Grange presents: CHOWDER FEST MOVIE NIGHT.

Tickets are available for this “Dinner & Movie” 2 night event;
March 21st or March 22nd ; now at Town Clerk’s office
or by calling 978-948-2070 or 978-948-5054.

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