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Published on Jan 20, 2014
Insider stories about John Steinbeck's stellar circle of creative friends from the Great Depression on, including William Saroyan, are dramatized by California and American history writer Steve Hauk during a walking tour of Monterey County art. Steinbeck's impact on the poetry and painting of the Beat Generation and the influence of his once-controversial version of American history on contemporary Monterey County artists Belle Yang and Warren Chang also receive attention on video for the first time. With segments illustrated by Dorothea Lange's timeless photographs of the Great Depression as reflected in John Steinbeck's depiction of American history in the 1930s, this SteinbeckNow.com documentary features Great Depression and Beat Generation art work by Gene Mannheim, Bruce Ariss, Judith Deim, Joan Savo, and the Beat Generation's last literary genius, Ken Kesey. Meanwhile Monterey County art conservator Shelley Cost demonstrates the process of preserving Great Depression-era art as she removes decades of cracked varnish from a forgotten Monterey County masterpiece by the painter Armin Hansen, John Steinbeck's larger-than-life creative comrade, as they lived and made American history.