Grace Metalious Bobblehead
Grace Metalious, née Marie Grace de Repentigny
(1924–1964), a Manchester, N.H., native, was
best known for her racy novel "Peyton Place"
(1956), one of the most widely read novels ever
published. Metalious portrayed the dark secrets
of a small New England town, apparently basing
her story on her experiences in Gilmanton,
Laconia, and Alton, N.H. The Society’s
bobblehead is fashioned after a photograph taken
by Larry Smith of Metalious at her typewriter
dressed in her characteristic blue jeans,
flannel shirt, sneakers, and pony tail. The
photograph became known as “Pandora in Blue
Jeans” and was the public’s first image of the
controversial new author.
Gift idea! Pair
the Metalious Bobblehead with a copy of the
book "Peyton Place" and get 10% off!