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Oprah resurrects book club with Steinbeck's 'East of Eden'

...summer, reading John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" and loving it, when she realized...was literally halfway through 'East of Eden' and thought, 'Gee, I wish I...touch is apparently undiminished. "East of Eden" jumped to No. 14 on Amazon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/19/art_378834.shtml
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Oprah resurrects book club with Steinbeck classic "East of Eden"

...viewers read John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" - a move that could put the novel...focus on the classics. She said "East of Eden" might be the best novel she had...better. Steinbeck died in 1968. "East of Eden" tells the story of three generations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/19/art_378833.shtml
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East of Eden

Opens Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Synopsis: This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean, who plays Cal Trask, the "bad" son of taciturn Salinas valley lettuce farmer Adam Trask (Raymond Massey). Although he means well, Cal can't stay out of trouble, nor is he able to match the esteem in which his father holds his "good" brother Aron (Richard Davalos). Only Aron's girlfriend Abra (Julie Harris) and kindly old sheriff Sam Burl Ives) can see the essential goodness in the troublesome Cal. When Adam invests in a chancy and wholly unsuccessful method of shipping his crops east, his wealth plummets. In an effort to save the business, Cal obtains money from his estranged mother (the proprietor of a whorehouse) and invests it in a risky new bean crop. The gamble pays off (thanks in no small part to the war), but Adam refuses to take the money from Cal, and the resultant quarrel causes Adam to have a stroke. Released the same year as Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden provided Dean with his first Oscar nomination, for Best Actor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Dick Davalos, Jo Van Fleet Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Gifts for movie lovers: Collectible DVD box sets

...limited-edition set that includes three documentaries about the actor, plus the three films he made during his short career: "East of Eden," ''Rebel Without a Cause" and "Giant." (Warner Home Video, $99.98.)- The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-12-07/gifts-movie-lovers-collectible-dvd-
Steinbeck wrote visual stories

...reconstituted Book Club, which will feature classic titles, would be Steinbeck's Sodom and California Oedipus epic, East of Eden. If Ms. Winfrey's track record remains consistent (and with East high on the Amazon.com best-seller list...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/27/uhl_379705.shtml
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Despite big sales for Harry and Hillary, publishers cut back

...History," has sold more than 1 million copies. Other recent successes include Oprah Winfrey's book club pick, "East of Eden," and Walter Isaacson's "Benjamin Franklin." But instead of celebrating, publishers have been cutting. Scholastic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/29/art_382415.shtml
Arts
James Dean's star still bright 50 years after his death

...featuring outdoor screenings of "East of Eden," "Rebel Without a Cause" and...first starring film role, in "East of Eden." "Rebel" followed and filming...the Marion Municipal Airport: "East of Eden" on Friday; "Rebel Without a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/03/mov_454973.shtml
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Seminar will address gratitud

...their lives. A look at history's plagues, wars and other devastating events is a sobering reminder that "we are East of Eden. We are no longer in the Garden," Mrs. Howington said. Gratitude - a Perspective and an Attitude is the theme for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/15/rel_440024.shtml
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Sonic Spotlight: Kurt Garin

...get through the first one, so I look back on it now with pretty fond memories." LAST BOOK READ: John Steinbeck's East of Eden BEST EAT LIGHTNING GIG: Opening for The Cubists, Sky City, Dec. 26, 2008. "Just because Christmas is probably...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/17/mus_559801.shtml
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James Dean museum to close at end of the month

...in Marion in 1931, was killed in a car crash in Cholame, Calif., in 1955 at age 24. His movies also included "East of Eden" and "Giant." Loehr opened the museum and gift shop in 1988 in a house near downtown Fairmount. After an electrical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/14/ent_32324.shtml
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