Although Steinbeck was generally private about his political opinions, his relationship with Adlai Stevenson reveals a lot about his views of the world.
Hollywood writer Nunnally Johnson took on the difficult task of adapting “The Grapes of Wrath” for film. Archivist Lisa talks about how his relationship with Steinbeck helped him through the daunting task.
Photographer Robert Capa was a longtime friend of Steinbeck’s. John credited Capa with teaching him how to survive in a warzone, skills that came in use during Steinbeck’s time as a war correspondent.
Second of Steinbeck’s wives and mother of Thom and John IV. Members get to hear a story about the 1946 blizzard in New York and John and Gwyn’s time playing in the snow.
John Steinbeck grew up with two older sisters and one younger sister. Although his sisters embraced a middle class respectability that Steinbeck avoided, they maintained life-long relationships that profoundly influenced all of them.
First of Steinbeck’s wives, Carol had a profound influence on Steinbeck’s early career. Hear about Carol’s life, personality, and one of the many stories from her time working in Ed Rickett’s lab, in her own words.
John Steinbeck’s childhood was shaped by two dedicated, loving parents, John Ernst Steinbeck Sr. and Olive Steinbeck. They were the foundation of Steinbeck’s earliest experiences. These experiences live on in Steinbeck’s fiction, appearing again and again throughout his writing career. Join National Steinbeck Center Archivist, Lisa, in hearing about their lives in this exclusive video […]