Crown City Hardware
Growing up in California, Richard Perris was crazy about movies, and even got himself a degree in cinema. But instead of becoming a producer, he took over Crown City Hardware, the store his grandfather bought in 1936. As a youngster, Perris worked in the store on weekends and became interested in period hardware. "'Bungalow Heaven' is near here, and somebody was always searching for the right knob or hinge," he explains. "So now we specialize in Victorian, Craftsman and Deco hardware and restoration items." Crown City offers a 400-page catalog of the stores’s complete stock as well as a 60-page version that highlights popular items. As for the movies, Perris maintains a connection by providing hardware for sets requiring period authenticity.