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living in: east of eden

by amym

The 1955 adaption of John Steinbeck’s classic novel East of Eden is worth a watch for reasons other than a young James Dean. Those reasons may be minor and insignificant when you get right down to it, but you could try and peel your eyes off him and refocus your gaze on the coastal California landscape and the pitch-perfect Americana that Steinbeck conjures so easily. — Amy M.

1. Jennifer Ouellette Headband, $19; 2. Vintage Day Dress, $143; 3. Dewit Garden Tools, $25; 4. J.R. Liggett Shampoo Bar, $4; 5. Vintage Crate, $65; 6. Check Towel, $9; 7. Carnival Sculpture, $2750; 8. Padded Hanger, $9;  9. Roll of Tickets, $9

The second set of stills and another product roundup continue after the jump . . .

East of Eden is an early 20th-century Cain and Abel, rife with gorgeous agricultural trappings and similarly gorgeous brooding brothers. Dusty carnivals, farms, picnics and bushels of vegetables — it’s pretty much a summer dream. That Dean’s face is firmly planted center stage, well, that doesn’t hurt things, either.

1. Nickel Vanity Mirror, $20; 2. Milk Glass Pendant, $698; 3. Beeswax Taper, $7; 4. Seed Poster, $8; 5. Bread Board, $55; 6. Antique Bergere, $3150; 7. Vintage Factory Cart, $795; 8. Nutscene Garden Twine, $14; 9. Swiss Army Picnic Basket, $350

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