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Judith Deim | Judith Deim

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John was born Feb. 27, 1902, Salinas, California. All blue collar and agricultural workers owe him a debt. Harvest Gypsies, In Dubious Battle, The Grapes of Wrath. Call from New York and Eliane Steinbeck years ago. "Could you please pick up the telephone book, Mr. Hauk, and tell me how many times...
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It was found under several layers of wall behind the bar at the La Ida Cafe on Monterey, California's Cannery Row, a mural from the old days – a man with large ears and startled eyes enjoying a drink it seems, someone nearby hoisting a martini glass. Is it John Steinbeck? He is without moustache,...
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John Steinbeck was born 110 years ago today. I know it doesn't necessarily follow, but that fact made me wonder again about his missing portrait by the artist Ellwood Graham.   Not that there is a shortage of portraits of the author of The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck was reticent about making...
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It was a time – from the turn of the 20th Century through the 1960s – on California's Monterey Peninsula when writers, poets, artists, actors and photographers, even marine biologists, hung out together, crossing paths frequently. Do creative people still mix that way in this country? Maybe. Maybe...