7 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Murder, She Wrote’
5. The Backdrop
Murder, She Wrote was set in the fictional town of Cabot Cove, Maine. This is where Jessica Fletcher lived with her husband and son. When a scene took place in the harbor of this little town, it was filmed at the Universal Studios’ ‘Jaws Lake.’ Also the exterior shots of her house at 698 Candlewood Lane were shot at the Blair House Bed & Breakfast in Mendocino, California.
4. Angela Lansbury was Protective of her Character
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1985, Lansbury prided herself on not only learning her lines, but also on her high set of standards for herself and her character. “I’ve shouted a few times, and said, ‘Listen here, now, I think we have to watch out for this. We’ve got to keep her credibility high.’ Any kind of reference to her being an old fogy or being out of date, or making deprecatory remarks about a type of person — I don’t think Jessica is about that,” said Lansbury. “She’s a hep cat, a smart cookie; she really is. She knows a lot about a lot of things, so whenever they tend to get her a little eccentric in a wrong way, I just take it right out.”