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Monthly Archives: May 2006

“The Hermit of Manana” film

Filmmaker Elisabeth has just finished “The Hermit of Manana,” a documentary film described as the true story of Ray Phillips, a New York City dropout who lived alone on a tiny isolated island [Manana Island, Maine] for fifty years. The film traces his journey, pieces together the stories of those who knew him, and sifts […]

Hermt house preservation

A brief newspaper item in Sydney, Australia, indicates that a grant from a national historical commission will be used to preserve and restore a famous hermit’s house. Part of the item says: One of few known hermit dwellings in NSW, the historic cave, near Griffith, was home to Valerio Ricetti, who arrived in Australia from […]

Henry Stuart, “Hermit of Montrose”

“A Hermit’s Refuge Is Now a Writer’s Muse” is a New York Times article about an eccentric in Mobile Bay, Alabama, named Henry Stuart. Stuart was called the “Hermit of Montrose,” and built a concrete hut in the 1920’s where he wove rugs for a living. Local resident Sonny Brewer has published a novel about […]