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"The Majestic" in

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Jim Carrey—and Ferndale—Star in "The Majestic"

Castle Rock Entertainment's "The Majestic" -- directed by Frank Darabont ("Shawshank Redemption," "Green Mile") -- was shot in the Victorian Village of Ferndale.

Released December 21, 2001, "The Majestic" stars Jim Carrey (“Mask,” “The Trumann Show”) as the blacklisted screenwriter who loses his memory after a near-fatal car accident in a small rural town.

Laurie Holden plays his leading lady with veteran actors Martin Landau, James Whitmore, and David Ogden Stiers in supporting roles.

Castle Rock constructed 1951 period facades for several Main Street locations, and decorated Ferndale shop windows in '50s vintage style. Darabont chose Ferndale to give the film the “Frank Capra-esque” feel he wanted. (It IS a wonderful life.)


Photos courtesy of Tom Renner


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send e-mailFor more information, call the
Ferndale Chamber of Commerce: (707) 786-4477

More Ferndale Fun:

Click for Ferndale, California Forecast
Ferndale pressed pennies Photo courtesy of Tom Renner
Building "The Majestic"
Recognition for Ferndale:

Dozen Destinctive Destinations, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Prettiest Painted Place in America award

Best of the North Coast Reader's Choice Award
Centerville Beach named Best
Beach on the North Coast!

Ferndale is listed in many guidebooks, including Weekend Adventures in
San Francisco & Northern California

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