This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the movie Somewhere in Time and the 25th Annual Somewhere in Time Weekend at Grand Hotel. We are looking forward to a great weekend with special guest and actress Jane Seymour!
Below is a 1980 Grand Hotel Newsletter highlighting the filming that took place in 1979. The movie is an adaptation of the book by Richard Matheson, “Bid Time Return.” The film, titled “Somewhere In Time,” is a romantic fantasy starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Theresa Wright and a countless number of Mackinac Island workers and residents. Christopher Reeve stars as Richard Collier, a successful young playwright who during a visit to Grand Hotel, falls in love with the portrait of a beautiful young woman, played by Jane Seymour. Collier, obsessed with this woman, learns she was at the hotel in 1912 and travels back in time to have a love affair with her.
Nearly 100 hundred cast and crew members arrived on the Island May 26 and began setting up headquarters at the Inn on Mackinac. Accompanying cast and crew were five huge tractor trailers containing the equipment, props, and power source needed for filming. Approximately 50% of the movie was filmed inside Grand Hotel or on the hotel’s extensive grounds. Sites used include the Dining Room, Pontiac Room, and of course the famous Front Porch.
Now lets take a step back in time……. (click on images for larger view)
Grand News from Mackinac – Spring 1980 Newsletter – “Lights! Camera! Action!”