Have always liked James Dean. When my hubby was a little boy, he lived in Paso Robles and the auto accident that killed James Dean happened on the highway right behind the house he lived in. He remembers it.
Before Bieber & Efron there was a man with style class and a bad boy al rolled into one. Women wanted him, Men wanted to be him. he was the epitome of cool/hip. Young Wild and Free. James Dean, the rebel without a cause.
East of Eden directed by Elia Kazan, starring James Dean, Julie Harris and Raymond Massey. Novel written by John Steinbeck. Scene - talking to his mum . The Madame running the local brothel. Probably his best acting performance.
1955 ~ James Dean walking in New York City in the rain. Shot for LIFE magazine in the moody photo of James Dean walking through Times Square accurately portrayed the intensity and mystique of the short-lived, brilliant actor.