Peter the Hermit, Memorialized in Bookends

August 20, 2010 § 1 Comment

 

All Photos Courtesy Jean Hawkins

 

From Jean Hawkins come pictures of these wonderful bronze bookends of Peter the Hermit with his greyhound. Found in a thrift store, the bookends were produced by Novel-Arts of Hollywood and copyrighted 1927. Inscribed “Peter the Picturesque, Beloved Hermit of Hollywood,” they are touching proof of Peter’s fame in Hollywood during the 1920’s and 30’s. 

 

What a great piece of local history! Thank you for sharing them, Jean.

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§ One Response to Peter the Hermit, Memorialized in Bookends

  • Kate Johnson says:

    It’s great these were found! The Hermit of Hollywood was bronzed! They are a wonderful memory of Hollywood Blvd’s early history.

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