Decades of Entertainment
May 27 – September 23, 2021
Explore the House staged in different decades based on the time the Roth and Bourn families occupied the mansion and entertained guests. Rooms come alive with music, sounds, and stories of these eras, as experienced by the families and their staff. New interpretation honors one of Filoli’s most iconic entertainment roles as the Dynasty house! Numerous scenes of the #1 series were filmed at Filoli, including the pilot when Steven Carrington comes out to his father Blake Carrington in Filoli’s Library. And on your next visit to Filoli look, for an exhibit of photos in the House to relive all the Dynasty drama!
You are invited to the Bourn’s infamous post-prohibition Drunks Dinner and an extravagantly mod, over-the-top 1960s Roth debutante party. Listen to opera in the Ballroom or sit and relax in the library. Check out the poker and billiards tables in the Gentlemen’s Lounge while recounting stories of the Gold Rush. Watch a classic ‘60s television show in the Study with Bill Roth while he mixes a cocktail. Step into the Kitchen where the staff boogie woogie to wartime tunes and build delicious meals out of rationed ingredients and produce from Filoli’s Garden and Orchard.
Celebrating 40 Years of Dynasty!
Virtual Dynasty Tour
Join Interpretation Manager, Willa Brock (and a surprise guest), on a tour of Filoli’s historic House – AKA the Dynasty Mansion! 2021 marks 40 years since Dynasty entered prime time. We celebrate Filoli’s role as a backdrop to a show that helped pioneer compelling narratives around gender inequality and featured prime time’s first openly gay character and first Black female lead. Numerous scenes of the #1 series were filmed at Filoli, including the pilot when Steven Carrington comes out to his father Blake Carrington in Filoli’s Library. On your next visit to Filoli see the exhibit Decades of Entertainment, where photos and screenshots in the House bring to life all the Dynasty drama!