James Dean

The Mutant King : a Biography

Author: David Dalton

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 155652398X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 361

View: 902

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.

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

View: 779

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

The Life and Legend of James Dean

Author: Donald Spoto

Publisher: Cooper Square Pub

ISBN: 9780815410713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 7553

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

A Myth-shattering Biography of an Icon

Author: Ronald Martinetti

Publisher: Birch Lane Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 5240

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.

James Dean: Rebel Life

Author: John Howlett

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 0859658678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6104

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.

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

View: 3045

LIFE Magazine memorializes James Dean.

James Dean/The Lost Memoirs

Author: Patricia A. Leone

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467063762

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 545

There have been many books written on the Hollywood legend, James Dean, but never before have we had a chance to hear from the real Jimmy Dean. Now, for the first time, Dean speaks in his own words as he is channeled through Patricia A. Leone, a long-time admirer of the motion picture star and metaphysical practitioner. James Dean/ The Lost Memoirs is an incredibly realistic look into Dean's life, transporting the reader to another place and time. As you read each entry in his journal you become closer than ever before to the man behind the legend. Five decades ago this farm boy took the world by storm, and the fascination with Dean continues to this very day. Now, through this book, we are privy not only to this legendary actor's own words, but also his own most private and innermost thoughts. He writes with intensity about his insecurity concerning acting, his stormy relationship with Pier Angeli, his broken heart over the death of his mother, his constant flirtation with death, and encounters with Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe, Shelly Winters, Rock Hudson, Martin Landau, Elizabeth Taylor and Sal Mineo. He also divulges intimate details about others who had the opportunity to be called his friends. The author, in a remarkable series of channeled sessions with Dean that were conducted over the course of several months, was able to break through to the other side and give Dean this opportunity on the 50th anniversary of his death to share with us his own epilogue to his life. It is the real and intimate side of Jimmy Dean, one that has never been presented to the public before. This remarkable book is must reading for Dean fans. It is written in journal form just as the star, himself, might have written it, and it includes his thoughts, memories, and and opinions beginning with the death of his mother at age nine until the day just before his fatal automobile accident on September 30, 1955.

The Death of James Dean

Author: Warren N. Beath

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 080219611X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1923

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.

The Rebel

An Imagined Life of James Dean

Author: Jack Dann

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780380978397

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 771

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.

James Dean

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899102543

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 239

View: 1872


James Dean: Rebel Life

Author: John Howlett

Publisher: Plexus Pub

ISBN: 9780859655347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 7753

'If a man can live on after he's died, then maybe he was a great man.' -- James Dean 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 andGiant -- 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.

James Dean

a bio-bibliography

Author: David Hofstede

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

View: 7044

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.

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

View: 5224

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

Author: William Bast

Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5604

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.

James Hutton and the History of Geology

Author: Dennis R. Dean

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801426667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

View: 8210

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.

Live Fast, Die Young

Remembering the Short Life of James Dean

Author: John Gilmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560251699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 4999

Drawing on letters, diaries, and tape-recorded conversations, the author recounts his friendship with Dean, including their sexual relationship, and reveals Dean's feelings about his success, his parents, and death

The Unknown James Dean

Author: Robert Tanitch

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849942498

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 1985

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 Transfigured

The Many Faces of Rebel Iconography

Author: Claudia Springer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292752881

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

View: 3701

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.