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Connections between "Falcon Crest" and Other Productions
(revised 11/13/2023)
Many props from "Falcon Crest" were reused in other productions, which is a usual process in the entertainment industry because not everything is bought specifically for a production. Below are a few striking examples of pieces of furniture and other items for set dressing (in this case cabinets and chests) that were prominently reused in other shows or came from other shows and were reused on "Falcon Crest".
Curio Cabinet
(Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion Living Room;
season 8):

After the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion was rebuilt in season 8, the living room was refurnished with two matching light colored curio cabinets, which were placed on either side of the double doors. Screen grab 1 from # 205 shows one of these wood / glass cabinets. They disappeared after season 8.


One of these cabinets made its way to season 12 of LORIMAR's "Knots Landing" where it was used in Nick Schillace (a.k.a. Dimitri Pappas) and Anne Matheson's hotel suite in "Call Me Dimitri" (# 294 <12.18>; original U.S. airdate: 02/21/1991, CBS).

(Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion – Angela Channing's Bedroom;
season 9):
The antique bonnet-top highboy with many drawers on the wall between the door and the fireplace in Angela's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion in season 9 is an elaborate Queen Anne style piece of furniture.
This prop owned by LORIMAR was featured in other productions; the following list is in chronological order:

  • "Dallas":

    Before "Falcon Crest", LORIMAR used this highboy in Marilee Stone's bedroom in "The Phoenix" (# 093 <4.16 – original count> / <5.16 – DVD count>; original U.S. airdate: 01/29/1982, CBS).

  • "Hart to Hart":
    Also before "Falcon Crest", that piece of furniture appeared in "Harts on Campus" (# 071 <4.04>; original U.S. airdate: 10/26/1982, ABC). This series was filmed at THE BURBANK STUDIOS (now WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) where LORIMAR had many offices and filmed "Falcon Crest" at the time. COLUMBIA PICTURES TELEVISION rented this prop from LORIMAR.
Shelf Unit
(2055 Hilltop Road, Tuscany Valley – Bedroom;
season 4):

The white circular shelf unit in Richard's bedroom in his residence on Hilltop Road was reused on other LORIMAR shows as well.

  • "Berrenger's":

    Shortly after filming "Falcon Crest", it was used in Simon Berrenger's penthouse in this drama series, which was also produced by LORIMAR; the screen capture is from "Overture" (# 01; original U.S. airdate: 01/05/1985, NBC).

    Later, it resurfaced in this series in the hallway outside Babs Berrenger's apartment; the screen grab is from "Of Boardrooms and Bedrooms" (# 03; original U.S. airdate: 01/19/1985, NBC).

  • "Knots Landing":

    Also shortly after filming "Falcon Crest", it resurfaced in season 6 of "Knots Landing" at a restaurant; the screen capture is from "One Day in a Row" (# 128 <6.28>; original U.S. airdate: 05/09/1985, CBS).

  • "Dallas":

    Later, LORIMAR used it towards the end of season 10 (original count) / 11 (DVD count) of "Dallas" in J.R. Ewing's condo. The screen grab is a comparison shot from "Last of the Good Guys" (# 277 <10.26 – original count> / <11.26 – DVD count>; original U.S. airdate: 04/08/1988, CBS).

(Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion Living Room;
seasons 6 through 7 and 9):
For the two Empire style sideboards, which were used to refurnish the living room of the Victorian Mansion after the earthquake until the end of season 7 and which later reappeared there in season 9, compare # 130 in our Behind the Scenes section.
After "Falcon Crest", one of these Empire sideboards made its way to season 12 of LORIMAR's "Knots Landing" where it was used in Marco Conti's office in Rome / Italy in the episode "What if?" (# 281 <12.05>; original U.S. airdate: 10/25/1990, CBS) — although it is pretty difficult to see.
The two matching sideboards are still available for other productions from the WARNER BROS. property department since the studio "inherited" them from LORIMAR.
Side Cabinets
(Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion Foyer;
seasons 2 through 6):
From season 2 through early season 6 (# 129) of "Falcon Crest", the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer was furnished with two small, very elegant matching serpentine cabinets (standing on either side of the study's pocket doors), one of which you can see in the screen grab from "Inconceivable Affairs" (# 108 <5.10>; original U.S. airdate: 12/06/1985, CBS). They were antique walnut and cherry veneer pieces of furniture in French Louis XV style (built during the Napoleon III era though) with elaborate floral intarsia, figural bronze metal mounts and a red marble top. These unique props had been acquired by LORIMAR to dress the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion when the set was refurnished and refurbished for season 2 to give it a more elegant look.
These side cabinets were later reused on other LORIMAR / WARNER BROS. shows. When LORIMAR was bought out by WARNER BROS. in 1989, all their assets, including these small cabinets, became property of WARNER BROS.
  • "Knots Landing":
    In seasons 8 and 9 of LORIMAR's "Knots Landing", the cabinets were used to dress the set of Greg Sumner's ranch — both of them in the living room to either side of the archway; one of them was also used in the ranch's master bedroom (it had to be taken from one interior set to the other by the craft department as needed). The "Knots Landing" screen capture is just an example from "Noises Everywhere — Part II" (# 201 <9.11>; original U.S. airdate: 12/10/1987, CBS).
  • "A Walton Wedding":

    In the fifth reunion movie of "The Waltons" entitled "A Walton Wedding" (original U.S. airdate: 02/12/1995, CBS), the cabinets were used in the living room of Janet's aunt Flo's residence.

  • "ER":
    In "Ground Zero" of "ER" (# 075 <4.06>; original U.S. airdate: 11/06/1997, NBC), the cabinets were used near the bar in Millicent Carter's mansion.
    Note that the same episode of the medical drama also used Angela's desk (see above).
  • "Gilmore Girls":
    The same props later resurfaced on "Gilmore Girls" in the foyer of Emily and Richard Gilmore's mansion throughout the whole series. The "Gilmore Girls" screen grab is just an example taken from "Eight o'Clock at the Oasis" (# 048 <3.05>; original U.S. airdate: 10/22/2002, The WB).