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Posted By: GUEST,Ken Brock
12-Sep-09 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Sam Hinton RIP - 10 September 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Sam Hinton RIP - 10 September 2009
Would anyone here know whether or not Sam Hinton personally knew Ed "Doc" Ricketts of Monterey, on whom Steinbeck loosely based the character of "Doc" in Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday?
I understand Ricketts was a huge influence on Joseph Campbell and through him on George Lucas and Star Wars.