Hey! I have a question about James Dean and Pier Angeli. I read somewhere that Pier didn't speak a word of english; only french and italian. If this is true, and Jimmy wasn't bilingual, how is it possible for them to have spoken to each other? I heard they were overheard by people arguing alot in their movie trailers, but how could that happen if they couldn't understand each other? I don't quite get it. :/ I love your blog by the way, keep up the great work!
Hi! Pier did speak English (she’s been in American movies, even), though she did have a thick accent. She probably had a bit of broken English going on, but she learned it when she came to the States.
There was a quote I read where James Dean said that he actually tried to learn German so that he could argue with Ursula Andress (Swiss/German) in another language…oh him.
Hi :) ! what's up ? thank you so much for you answer i hope i will find the books in French ! and i have an other question : jimmy's voice is very "strange" (but so sexy) is an accent from a states ? or just his voice ? Signe : theperfectrebel
No problem! I hope you find them, too.
He did have an accent from his home state of Indiana (which I think is very obvious in “East of Eden”…) but I think his voice sounds unique also because of the time he lived in. If you listen to people talking in the 50’s & 60’s, they all have that gentle, unique sound to them.
But hands down, James Dean’s voice is the cat’s pajamas.
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No prob! Elvis loved James Dean so he’s alright with me.
hi! just wondering, do you know if james dean and elvis presley ever met? i’m reading a book about james dean that said they once played music together (james on his drums and elvis on his guitar) in a small cafe type thing before elvis got really famous. do you know if this is true? :/
As far as I know they never met. If that IS true, it either wasn’t officially recorded or wasn’t relevant to most biographers (which would be CRAZY because this combo would have been the cat’s pajamas). Elvis has said how much he looked up to and and admired Jimmy as a person and as an actor, but I’m not sure he ever had the pleasure of meeting him :(
HI!! I 've wanted to ask if you've heard a Beyonce song that's called "I rather die youg"? she mentions Jimmy she says "You're my James Dean" I can never get tired of that part lol cause I just imagine him iin his motorcycle... anyway I've been listening to it lately and the words of the song seem that Beyonce is talking about Jimmy and Pier!! :( you should listen to it when you get a chance! :)
I haven’t heard that but I’m sure I would love it! There are two songs that play on our CD at work that mention him, too, and everyone knows they are my favorite songs :) Aww yeah!
Do you love Pier and James together just as much as I do? and do you know a documentary where they discuss their relationship?
Love them :) I dedicated Valentines Day to them for the love of Pete! They are briefly discussed in “The James Dean Story” from 1957 (on youtube) and a bit in the movie “James Dean” with James Franco. The best way to learn more of them is to read his bio’s. Pier’s sister wrote a biography on her which I would like to read…I’m sure there is good information on them there, too :) Gosh, they were lovely!