Style Icons: Female »Phyllis Patterson

phyllis patterson renaissance faireCreator of the First Renaissance Faire

All hail Phyllis Patterson, school teacher and theater lover and the reason for this week’s blog. In 1963 she and her husband put on the first ever Renaissance Faire in North Hollywood where 8000 people attended. The photo is for the happy, singing Pattersons with their friend Judith Kory getting busy with a tankard of mead.

Of course that initial brainchild has turned into tradition with over a hundred independently run Faires?country wide. The Patterson family carries on he tradition by continuing to put on The Heart of the Renaissance Faires in?Santa Barbara.

Be sure to look through the stunning gallery at their site of the original faire that we have the lovely Phyllis Patterson to thank for.

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Posted on September 1, 2008

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