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Natalie Wood and James Dean on the set of Rebel Without a Cause.

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"In the beginning, I was naturally very interested in Jimmy as an actor and as a person. I’d never ever met him and he stayed very much to himself - and was very, very distant. So, I thought, okay, I will respect that and his privacy. So, I stayed very distant, but he was the only one I did [stay away from] because everybody else were like teddy bears. You know and I love teddy bears. So, it took a while for us to finally kind of share thoughts. But he didn’t allow that, if I would just say even ‘Good Morning,’ he’d say, ‘Hi,’ and sort of the roll of the eyes and so on. But no real, nothing in the way of communication. So finally I was taking pictures as I usually do of everybody and having a wonderful time. And so he finally came up to me one day and he said, ‘You don’t take any pictures of me.’ And I said, ‘Well, I wouldn’t think of it. You obviously enjoy being by yourself because you never come around and mingle with us, especially me. I tried very hard to respect people’s wishes as best I can. I wouldn’t dream of bothering you in any way, shape, or form.’ He said, ‘Well, that’s all right. If you want to take some pictures of me, I don’t mind.’ I said, ‘That would be super. I’d love that.’ So, that was the beginning, that was the first step, and the steps came more regularly - and more often." -Jane Withers

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James Dean rehearsing a scene for Rebel Without a Cause.

James Dean rehearsing a scene for Rebel Without a Cause.

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James Dean & Ursula Andress at Frank Sinatra’s party at the Villa Capri.

James Dean & Ursula Andress at Frank Sinatra’s party at the Villa Capri.


 ”Marlon may have felt that way about Jimmy, but it wouldn’t have kept him away. Marlon doesn’t stay away from people who need help—because Marlon knows what it’s like to need help. He’s one of the most emotionally naked people I’ve ever met, and the most willing to reach out to help other people.” 

Stewart Stern responds to Marlon Brando’s early thoughts on James Dean.

 ”Marlon may have felt that way about Jimmy, but it wouldn’t have kept him away. Marlon doesn’t stay away from people who need help—because Marlon knows what it’s like to need help. He’s one of the most emotionally naked people I’ve ever met, and the most willing to reach out to help other people.” 

Stewart Stern responds to Marlon Brando’s early thoughts on James Dean.

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"What can you do when you have to be a man?"

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First off, I wanted to tell you I really love your blog. ^_^ I have just recently joined the ranks of Jimmy fans and went to my local library in search of biographies, but the George Perry one was checked out so I got the only other one, 'Little Boy Lost.' I know this isn't really one of the best, so I was wondering if there are any disclaimers I should keep in mind while reading it since it's the first one I've read. You know how these books can be... Thank you in advance for any advice! <3
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I’m so excited for you, you have no idea. haha!

Anyways, “Little Boy Lost” by Joe Hyams is a pretty good read, though I do remember some discrepancies throughout the book. It’s good in that Joe Hyams actually knew and hung around James Dean as he was a columnist back in the 50’s. That being said…remember they were not extremely close and that Joe Hyams wrote for magazines and newspapers. He has a lot of great memories and stories of their time together, but it’s certain biographical parts of this book that don’t coincide with other well written and researched biographies. I read it about a year ago but I do remember saying “whaaaaaat??….that’s not right.” on some topics like his father and his sexuality. It’s still a good book to read if you are a Dean fan because there are a lot of good personal stories, but if you want a good biography, I definitely suggest  ”James Dean: The Mutant King” by David Dalton and “James Dean: The Biography” by Val Holley!

Let me know what you think!!

Enjoy not having a life because that’s what happens when you get to know this guy!

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Eartha Kitt and James Dean photographed taking dancing lessons by Dennis Stock, c. 1955

“He sensed moments in Eartha’s performances when it seemed to him that everything she knew was fused directly into the moment, even things having nothing to do with her performing, he thought translated directly into one energy force-a magic connection.” He says: “Jimmy was convinced that Eartha had ‘special powers’ and knowledge she could deliver to him by some kind of osmosis…”
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James Dean photographed by Dennis Stock, in Fairmount, Indiana, 1955.

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Have you seen the James Dean movie with James Franco ? If so what did you think ? :)
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Yes I have! I thought it was good…but I think it’s just difficult to get an entire James Dean bio in one movie. There were a lot of great important parts of his life included but there were also many left out, as well as important relationships with people he knew. Again, you would really need a mini series (who would NOT watch that??) or do what Anton Corbijn is doing and make a film based on one part or relationship in his life.

But you should watch it if you haven’t already!