James Dean

The Biography

Author: Val Holley

Publisher: Robson Books Limited

ISBN: 9781861050083

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 324

View: 9476

James Dean

The Mutant King : a Biography

Author: David Dalton

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 155652398X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 361

View: 7744

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.


The Life and Legend of James Dean

Author: Donald Spoto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461741661

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 3922

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.

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: 6401

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.

The Death of James Dean

Author: Warren N. Beath

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 080219611X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1531

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 Drawing on the inquest manuscript and other previously unpublished material, Warren Beath cuts through the welter of conflicting reports and rumors to provide a taut reconstruciton of Dean's final hours.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.

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: 8523

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

James Dean

Rebel with a Cause

Author: Wes D. Gehring

Publisher: Indiana Historical Society

ISBN: 9780871951816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

View: 9829

Aided by the cooperation of Dean's family members and friends, chronicles the life of the actor who died in a car accident at the age of twenty-four and is known for his roles in "East of Eden" and "Rebel without a Cause."

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

View: 812

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 James Dean Story

A Myth-shattering Biography of an Icon

Author: Ronald Martinetti

Publisher: Birch Lane Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 2933

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: 7778

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.

Surviving James Dean

Author: William Bast

Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9213

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 Dean

At Speed

Author: Lee Raskin,Tom Morgan

Publisher: David Bull Pub

ISBN: 9781893618497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 8998

James Dean is famous for his acting perfomances. Less well known is that James Dean had a lifelong passion for speed and high-performance machines. Dozens of photos combine with interviews with people who really knew Dean and his motorsports dreams to reveal an unseen side of this American icon.

James Dean

Fifty Years Ago

Author: Dennis Stock

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810959033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 3367

The author-photographer of California Trip presents a series of photographs featuring the late actor whose career and persona became symbolic of twentieth-century tormented adolescence, in a volume that documents his professional and private worlds in the year before his violent death. 25,000 first printing.

James Dean

The Quest for an Oscar

Author: James Turiello

Publisher: Sandy Beach

ISBN: 9780692081822


Page: 360

View: 7210

There have been countless books written about James Dean, but the one you hold in your hand will be the one you cherish. The book is not a biography or retelling of what you already know. It is a complete evaluation of the three characters Jimmy was able to bring to life on the big screen. Which one is your favorite? Cal Trask, Jim Stark or Jett Rink? A complete listing of every television drama that Jimmy starred in. Several in-depth analysis and synopsis of his early appearances are in the book. There are hundreds of photographs, many published for the very first time. All fifty photographs on the award winning card set created by the author are included. The reverse narrative of each card is also included and the story it tells is one with unique and revealing insights that will surprise you. The book will introduce you to The James Dean Gallery in Fairmount, Indiana. You will learn about the two annual events, the James Dean Festival and the James Dean Run held in Fairmount. There is a chapter dedicated to many great actors that through time have been forgotten. The tributes include John Cazale, Robert Shaw, Richard Conte, Sterling Hayden, Veronica Lake, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Richard Boone, complete with candid photos of each star. There is a chapter of hundreds of quotes from the famous and not so famous individuals who have touched our lives. These quotes will move and inspire you. Many more interesting and entertaining surprises are contained within the pages. This book about Jimmy is unlike any other book.

James Dean

American Icon

Author: David Dalton,Ron Cayen

Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312439620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

View: 9664

A photographic tribute to the legendary young actor features a selection of childhood photographs, love letters, backstage and on-screen stills, and other memorabilia.

Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life

Author: James Dean,Kimberly Dean

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062351362

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 6669

Pete the Cat’s guide to living a groovy life! Everyone's favorite cat shares his favorite inspirational and feel-good quotes in Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life. Pete's glass-half-full outlook on life shines through as he adds his fun take on well-known classics attributed to luminaries from Albert Einstein to Confucius to Abraham Lincoln to Shakespeare and more! Fans of Pete the Cat will delight in this amusing look at quotes that are accompanied by Pete's witty responses and Pete illustrations by New York Times bestselling artist James Dean.

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Author: Eric Litwin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062065602

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6491

Don't miss the first and bestselling book in the beloved Pete the Cat series! Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objects—kids love to interact with the story. The fun never stops—download the free groovin’ song.

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: 4155

LIFE Magazine memorializes James Dean.

James Dean

Tomorrow Never Comes

Author: Danforth Prince,Darwin Porter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936003495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 8815

Beginning with his climb from the dusty backroads of Indiana to the most formidable boudoirs of Hollywood, the tortured saga of cult icon James Dean is electrifying. This new biography presents a penetrating and unapologetic look at show biz's most enduring icon of male rage the most insightful and unvarnished to have emerged from the wreckage of the car crash that killed him."