‘Dynasty’ Theme Party Kicks Off Pride Events in Filoli | New
In 1981, viewers were introduced to the wealthy and so dysfunctional Carrington family in the over-the-top evening soap “Dynasty”. Their weekly exploits may have been larger than life, but the house that played the role of Carrington Mansion, though supposedly in Denver, was actually much closer to home: the Filoli Estate in Woodside.
The historic house and gardens, which periodically served as the filming location for the show, mark the soap opera’s 40th anniversary with a “Dynasty” themed party on June 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Guests are encouraged to wear “Dynasty”-inspired outfits and are invited to walk the grounds and pose for photos at locations that have become iconic on the show, such as the mansion’s grand staircase. The event kicks off a weekend of LGBTQ Pride events in Filoli, June 5-6.
“Dynasty” is now probably best known for fully embracing the big hair and even bigger shoulder pads of ’80s fashion – and of course, for the hand-to-hand combat between its impeccably dressed female figures. But it was a pioneering series in its day, with the first openly gay main character and one of the first series to have a black woman among its main ladies, according to Filoli.
Although one of the most infamous scenes in the series, an all-out brawl between the heroine Krystle and the evil Alexis in a lily pond, was not filmed in Filoli, one of her groundbreaking scenes. was: The mansion library served as the backdrop when Steven Carrington goes out with his father, Blake, according to a “Dynasty” virtual video tour on the estate’s website. The tour shares many other highlights from the time of the show. filming in Filoli.