Saturday, November 20, 2010

Featured in East of Eden

In 1981, John Steinbeck's East of Eden was turned into a TV mini-series. It starred Jane Seymour, Timothy Bottoms, Sam Bottoms, and Karen Allen. Some of the scenes were filmed in and around Hollister, including Dr. Currie's house on the corner of Monterey and South Streets. Does anyone know if the movie guys filmed inside the house, too?

The mini-series followed the full story line of the novel, while the 1955 movie with James Dean focused on only part of the story. Both films are worth seeing. Here's a trailer for the mini-series.


  1. Morning from a misty grey UK!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and following. I'm delighted you did because it means I have now found you. I really enjoyed reading this. Surprisingly for a Brit, I'm a bit of a Steinbeck fan having cut my teeth on 'Of Mice and Men' when I was very young.
    Great photos too.
    So guess who now has yet another follower?...just signing up!

  2. OMG!!! I'm a big Steinbeck fan!! I'll have to watch this. Thanks for sharing this!!

    Have a nice day!

  3. Facing50, welcome to my blog and town! Thanks for following. Steinbeck's family used to live in Hollister. Their house is still standing. One of these days, I'll take a photo of it and post it. :-)

    Veronica Lee, you're quite welcome. :-)


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