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James Dean

James Dean

The Mutant King : a Biography

  • Author: David Dalton
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 155652398X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 361
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This is the book that restarted the James Dean cult by celebrating him as the cool, defiant visionary of pop culture who made adolescence seem heroic instead of awkward and who defined the style of rock 'n' roll's politics of delinquency. The only book to fully show how deliberately and carefully Dean crafted his own image and performances, and the product of still unequalled research, vivid writing, intimate photographs, and profound meditation, James Dean: The Mutant King has become almost as legendary as its subject.

James Dean

James Dean

The Biography

  • Author: Val Holley
  • Publisher: Robson Books Limited
  • ISBN: 9781861050083
  • Category: Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Page: 324
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Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

The Life, Times, and Legend of James Dean

  • Author: Paul Alexander
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • ISBN: 9780452278400
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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Explores the personal struggles of the powerful actor and explains how Dean's sexual ambivalence and hidden homosexuality affected his life and made him such a believable on-film rebel. Reprint.

Rebel

Rebel

The Life and Legend of James Dean

  • Author: Donald Spoto
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Pub
  • ISBN: 9780815410713
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 306
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This authoritative biography of film icon James Dean offers a clear-eyed look at the actor who crossed America's cinematic landscape with the brilliance and brevity of a meteor.

The James Dean Story

The James Dean Story

A Myth-shattering Biography of an Icon

  • Author: Ronald Martinetti
  • Publisher: Birch Lane Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 190
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Incorporates the intimate correspondence, revealed for the first time, of one of Dean's significant male lovers, along with never-before-published interviews with friends and associates, exposing the film idol's real affections, ambitions, and fears.

The Death of James Dean

The Death of James Dean

  • Author: Warren N. Beath
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 080219611X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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Just before sunset on September 20, 1955, James Byron Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder collided with Donald Gene Turnupseed's Ford Tudor on California Highway 46. At age twenty-four, America's newest screen idol was dead. What really happened? Drawing on the inquest manuscript and other previously unpublished material, Warren Beath cuts through the welter of conflicting reports and rumors to provide a taut reconstruciton of Dean's final hours. In addition, Beath has explored every nook and cranny of the Dean legend, and his book is studded with fascinating asides: Elvis Presley's worship of Dean, Dean's strange friendship with Maila Nurmi; TV's Vampyra and star of the gloriously execrable Plan 9 From Outer Space; Hitchcock's use of Highway 46 in the famous crop-dusting scene in North by Northwest; death threats against Giant director George Stevens if he dared excise so much as a single frame of Deans' performance. Beath's definitive account of James Dean's death concludes with a memorable portrait of the James Dean cult, a strangely moving record of his posthumous life in the hearts of his adoring fans.

LIFE James Dean

LIFE James Dean

A Rebel's Life in Pictures

  • Author: The Editors of LIFE
  • Publisher: Time Inc. Books
  • ISBN: 1683305507
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 112
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LIFE Magazine memorializes James Dean.

James Dean: Rebel Life

James Dean: Rebel Life

  • Author: John Howlett
  • Publisher: Plexus Publishing
  • ISBN: 0859658678
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
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James Dean died in 1955. The star of three movies, he was aged just 24. Six decades later, the charismatic screen idol has lost none of his power to captivate. Revered by fresh generations of fans born years after his untimely death, the glamor of his limited but incandescent legacy of cinematic classics - East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant - will never fade. Drawn from extensive research and original interviews, James Dean: Rebel Life strips back the hype to reveal the man behind the myth. Filled with the testimonies of the actors, directors and ex-lovers who knew Dean best, and lavishly illustrated with candid photos (from boyhood up to Dean's untimely death) and sumptuous film stills, the book provides a uniquely personal insight into the life and times of Hollywood's tragic leading man - essential reading for fans of every generation.

The Rebel

The Rebel

An Imagined Life of James Dean

  • Author: Jack Dann
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780380978397
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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A fictional tale that considers what might have happened if James Dean had survived his fatal 1955 car crash finds the cultural icon pursuing friendships with such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Jack Kerouac, and Robert Kennedy before entering into politics. By the author of The Silent and The Memory Cathedral.

Real James Dean

Real James Dean

Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best

  • Author: Peter Winkler,George Stevens
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1613734743
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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In the decades following his death, many of those who knew James Dean best––actors, directors, friends, lovers (both men and women), photographers, and Hollywood columnists––shared stories of their first-person experiences with him in interviews and in the articles and autobiographies they wrote. Their recollections of Dean became lost in fragile back issues of movie magazines and newspapers and in out-of-print books that are extremely hard to find. Until now. The Real James Dean is the first book of its kind: a rich collection spanning six decades of writing in which many of the people whose lives were touched by Dean recall their indelible experiences with him in their own words. Here are the memorable personal accounts of Dean from his high school and college drama teachers; the girl he almost married; costars like Rock Hudson, Natalie Wood, Jim Backus, and Raymond Massey; directors Elia Kazan, Nicholas Ray, and George Stevens; entertainer Eartha Kitt; gossip queen Hedda Hopper; the passenger who accompanied Dean on his final, fatal road trip; and a host of his other friends and colleagues.

The unabridged James Dean

The unabridged James Dean

his life and legacy from A to Z

  • Author: Randall Riese
  • Publisher: Contemporary Books
  • ISBN: 9780809240616
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 590
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Chronicles the life of the late actor in alphabetical format, with entries on people, places, and events in his life, and more

Surviving James Dean

Surviving James Dean

  • Author: William Bast
  • Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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A candid memoir about the television producer author's five-year relationship with the iconic Hollywood actor addresses speculations about Dean's sexuality as well as the lesser-known aspects of his personality.

The Making of Rebel Without a Cause

The Making of Rebel Without a Cause

  • Author: Douglas L. Rathgeb
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786419760
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 236
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This work is a complete history of this classic American film, from idea to script to film. In 1954, troubled director Nicholas Ray chatted at a dinner party about his controversial plan for a film about middle-class juvenile delinquents. He was told of a book, written by a prison psychologist and owned by Warner Bros., called Rebel Without a Cause. Unimpressed after reading it, Ray began writing his own story. Warner Bros. quickly bought it and hired Ray to direct the film. From the backgrounds of the many players to the pre-production, production, and post-production of the film, the work covers every aspect of Rebel Without a Cause from its rudiments to the 1955 Oscars: the selection of cast and crew, legal fights, preparatory research, changing screenwriters and the many variations of the story, location scouting, auditions, the writing of the score, script readings, difficulties with the censors, romances and fights, shot-by-shot analyses of the directing, editing, screenings, and, of course, its star's death. Dozens of intimate anecdotes fill the work with every detail from wardrobe decisions to James Dean's pranks to the Air Pollution Control Board's opposition to the final car crashes. An epilogue discusses the possible sequels, rights conflicts, documentaries, musicals, and spin-off attempts, and offers concluding words on the cast and crew. Sources include production records, publicity releases, scripts, newspapers, and discussions with Stewart Stern. An appendix offers two unpublished letters from Stewart Stern to Nicholas Ray and to Marcus and Ortense Winslow.

The Unknown James Dean

The Unknown James Dean

  • Author: Robert Tanitch
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1849942498
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 300
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This biography, lavishly illustrated, traces Dean's development as an actor through his film work and numerous lesser-known roles in the theatre and television.

James Dean

James Dean

  • Author: George Perry
  • Publisher: Palazzo Editions Limited
  • ISBN: 9780956494276
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 239
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Beginning with his upbringing in the Quaker community of Fairmount, Indiana to his tragic death on September 30, 1955 and the effects his departure had on the world, this is the only official book of the James Dean 50th anniversary celebration, written with assistance from the James Dean estate. Included are rare images and James Dean memorabilia, plus over 30 never-before-seen portraits from Dean family's private collection.

James Dean

James Dean

A Biography

  • Author: John Howlett
  • Publisher: Plexus Pub
  • ISBN: 9780859653633
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 176
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James Dean died in 1955 at the age of 24, blazing out his position as the 'first American teenager' and destined forever to exemplify the spirit of rebellion and defiance. Five decades after his death, Dean is still revered as a cinematic icon. His film career lasted only sixteen months, but it produced three cinematic greats: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. The titles alone evoke epic visions and even now all three films retain their timeless appeal, constituting a three-part heroic poem on atomic age youth, its beauties and its frustrations.

James Dean

James Dean

a bio-bibliography

  • Author: David Hofstede
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 146
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Though he appeared in only six films, James Dean is still frequently discussed some 30 years after his death in an accident at the age of 24. This book provides full production information, plot synopses, review excerpts, and critical commentary for Dean's roles in Fixed Bayonets (1951), Sailor Beware (1951), Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952), East of Eden (1955), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and Giant (1956). It also details his stage, radio, and television work, and includes an extensive annotated bibliography.

James Hutton and the History of Geology

James Hutton and the History of Geology

  • Author: Dennis R. Dean
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801426667
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 303
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In James Hutton and the History of Geology, Dennis R. Dean provides a more accurate and complete account of Hutton?s major geological writings than any that has hitherto appeared. He examines the growth and development of Hutton?s thought in the light of his training and experience in medicine, agriculture, and philosophy, locating him within the intellectual milieux of Edinburgh at the height of the Scottish Enlightenment.

James Dean Transfigured

James Dean Transfigured

The Many Faces of Rebel Iconography

  • Author: Claudia Springer
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292714440
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 248
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After the death of James Dean in 1955, the figure of the teen rebel permeated the globe, and its presence is still felt in the twenty-first century. Rebel iconography—which does not have to resemble James Dean himself, but merely incorporates his disaffected attitude—has become an advertising mainstay used to sell an array of merchandise and messages. Despite being overused in advertisements, it still has the power to surprise when used by authors and filmmakers in innovative and provocative ways. The rebel figure has mass appeal precisely because of its ambiguities; it can mean anything to anyone. The global appropriation of rebel iconography has invested it with fresh meanings. Author Claudia Springer succeeds here in analyzing both ends of the spectrum—the rebel icon as a tool in upholding capitalism's cycle of consumption, and as a challenge to that cycle and its accompanying beliefs. In this groundbreaking study of rebel iconography in international popular culture, Springer studies a variety of texts from the United States and abroad that use this imagery in contrasting and thought-provoking ways. Using a cultural studies approach, she analyzes films, fiction, poems, Web sites, and advertisements to determine the extent to which the icon's adaptations have been effective as a response to the actual social problems affecting contemporary adolescents around the world.