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Collection of Film Material Relating to John Steinbeck

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1191

Scope and Contents

Collection of photographs and printed materials relating chiefly to film and television productions of work by John Steinbeck.

Steinbeck wrote the scripts for the film versions of his stories The Pearl (1948) and The Red Pony (1949), and he wrote the script directly for Viva Zapata! (1952).

Photographs include studio publicity and reference prints for productions of East of Eden, A medal for Benny, Of mice and men, The pearl, The red pony, Tortilla flat, Viva Zapata!, and The wayward bus, as well as Rogers and Hammerstein's stage production of Pipe dream (adapted from Sweet Thursday). Photographs include Marlon Brando, Lon Chaney, Jr., Joan Collins, James Dean, Dorothy Lamour, Myrna Loy, Jayne Mansfield, Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, and Spencer Tracy.

Printed materials include film posters, lobby cards, and pressbooks. Titles include: Burning bright, Cannery row, East of Eden, A medal for Benny, The moon is down, Of mice and men, The pearl, The red pony, Tortilla flat, Viva Zapata!, and The wayward bus. With shooting script for Tortilla flat.

Dates

  • 1933 - 1993

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Collection of Film Material Relating to John Steinbeck is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Royal Book on various funds, 2015-2016.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Photographs, 1939-1982. II. Printed and Other Material, 1938-1993.

Extent

2.29 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 9 broadsides)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.steinbeckcol

Overview

Collection of photographs and printed materials relating chiefly to film and television productions of work by John Steinbeck.

John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

John Steinbeck, born 27 February 1902 in Salinas, California, was an American author and novelist, best known for his novel, The Grapes of Wrath (1939), which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1940. Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature for 1962. He died 20 December 1968 in New York.
Title
Guide to the Collection of Film Material Relating to John Steinbeck
Status
Completed
Author
Michael L. Forstrom
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.