The Return of Peter the Hermit

September 27, 2021 § Leave a comment

I’ve written many times about Peter the Hermit, the first of the Hollywood mascots and a vigorous self-promoter. Although he died in 1968, Peter is well remembered by people who knew him as children in Hollywood and Laurel Canyon. During his lifetime, Peter’s image appeared in paintings, prints and sculptures as well as photographs, both professional and amateur.

Today I heard from Allison Burnett, who wrote:

It gets even better! I just bought an old oil painting of this same photo! I also own a gorgeous photographic portrait of Peter, signed by Peter. That’s how I recognized him in the painting. I would love to post the photo here, but there doesn’t appear to be a way to do that.

Here it is:

For my previous posts on this unique Hollywood figure, type “Peter the Hermit” into the search bar.

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