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Papers Presented on John Steinbeck, Golf and Local History

  • The Westering of America: The Spirit of John Steinbeck. Steinbeck Festival XIV, Salinas, CA 1993
  • John Steinbeck’s Pacific Grove, Cannery Row Foundation, February 27, 1994
  • John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Steinbeck Festival XVI, Salinas, CA, August 1995
  • John Steinbeck’s Quest for the Holy Grail. Asilomar XXX, Mensa Annual Gathering, Pacific Grove, CA, September 3, 1994
  • History of Golf in Del Monte Forest, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, October 6, 1996
  • John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, 4th International Steinbeck Congress, Monterey, CA March 1997
  • Historic 17-Mile Drive, Monterey History and Art Association, Monterey, CA November 16, 1997
  • The Sporting Life at Hotel Del Monte. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, Memorial Day Celebration, May 2000
  • Preservation and Literary Heritage, California Preservation Association, Annual Conference, 2000
  • Was Pacific Grove a Planned Community Development by Pebble Beach Company? Pacific Grove Heritage Society, August 24, 2001
  • John Steinbeck’s Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, February 24, 2002
  • The History of Pebble Beach, Gentrain of the Monterey Peninsula, July 17, 2002
  • Bing Crosby & Pebble Beach:The Dynamic Duo, Hofstra University, NY, Conference: Bing! Crosby and American Culture, November 16, 2002
  • John Steinbeck on the Monterey Peninsula: A Discussion with Neal Hotelling and Thom Steinbeck, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA / DMFPO, November 23, 2003
  • Neal Hotelling: Accidental Historian, MH&AA, Mayo-Hayes O’Donnell Library, July 21, 2004
  • Marion Hollins and the Pebble Beach Championship for Women, Gathering of Cypress Point and Pasatiempo ladies at Cypress Point Club, November 16, 2005
  • The Value of History, Monterey S.I.R.S., Monterey Elks Lodge, April 14, 2006
  • How a Hometown Boy Found a Home at Pebble Beach, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, President’s Dinner, May 30, 2006
  • Early Preservation Efforts in Monterey, MH&AA, Maritime Museum, July 9, 2006
  • The Heritage of Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach Resorts, October 26, 2006
  • Golf Pioneers of Monterey County, Monterey County Business Council, The Inn at Spanish Bay,
    February 2, 2008
  • The Westering Spirit of a Noble Knight (Steinbeck), The Indoor Forest Theater, Carmel, California,
    February 3, 2008
  • Women and Golf at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach Resorts, February 25, 2008

Television / Video

  • Molly Morgan (1991), Mac & Ava Productions
    (cast member)
  • Entertainment Report (1993), CNN, interviewed on Steinbeck and Pebble Beach history
  • Links in Time: The History of Golf, (1997) The History Channel, interviewed on Pebble Beach history
  • S.F.B. Morse, A Tribute (1999) Pebble Be ach Company, wrote, edited and narrated
  • KSBW, Looking Back: Pebble Beach (2 parts - 1999), interviewed on Pebble Beach history 
  • Sky Sports: (2000) History Segment during U.S. Open, interviewed on Pebble Beach history
  • Bay Area Back Roads: Monterey County with Doug McConnell, (2000) provided tour of Pebble Beach and 17-Mile Drive
  • History of the NCGA (2001), interviewed on California golf history
  • Behind the Scenes at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Feb-2002), The Golf Channel, interviewed on Pebble Beach golf history
  • California Gold with Huell Howser, Syndication, interviewed on The Lone Cypress
  • Callaway Golf Highlight Show (Dec-2003), The Golf Channel, interviewed on event history
  • By Light of Lanterns (2004) CSUMB, interviewed on Chinese fishing village at Pebble Beach
  • Bruce Ariss Remembered (2005) AMP, interviewed on Bruce Ariss and his impact on the peninsula
  • Peter Jacobsen – Plugged In (2005) The Golf Channel, featured on aspect of history of Pebble Beach
  • Gary Koch on Golf (Jun-2006), WFLA, Tampa, FL (syndicated), featured on program about history of Pebble Beach
  • Golf Getaways: Pebble Beach, (May-2008), The Travel Channel, featured on program about history of Pebble Beach

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 neal interview

See Neal interviewed on the LiveNetworks Author Series with host Michael Hemp