After some controversy, the Bewitched statue donated by TV Land was officially dedicated on June 15, 2005. The statue depicts actress Elizabeth Montgomery astride a broom and framed by a moon crescent. We thought it would be bigger, but it's a nice, goofy sculpture in small, neatly manicured Lappin Park on Essex and Washington Sts.
Salem business owners seemed pretty happy about the addition, since it's attracting the idle curious (us?) in droves. The 1960s show only featured two episodes set in Salem, but one museum owner attributed the resurgence of interest in Salem back then to Bewitched.
Bystanders were joking about whether the statue's nose twitches or not, and we realized a statue-rubbing protocol hadn't yet been established. We delivered a quick and respectful burnishing of Samantha's nose.