i feel like my drawing of him is not honourary enough :c
Oh no, you don’t! You better submit it, anon! Art is never good or bad, it’s how you see and feel it, my friend. Just creating it is incredibly honorary and shows that people out there still love the man. Show it off, we’ll love it!
Thanks for the follow! As you've probably noticed I really love your blog! Keep up the good work, you're my one stop shop for everything James Dean! I particularly enjoy what you have mentioned on books written about James. I find your answers very thorough and informative :)
Why thank you and no problem! You’ve got a pretty great mixture of music and hollywood that I can’t resist, myself! As for the books, bio’s can be pretty sketchy sometimes so I feel it’s my duty to share what represents James Dean best haha
I’ve been getting into James Dean lately. He was such a fascinating and curious individual. I have seen the biopic James Dean where James Franco portrays dean. But what I ‘am wondering is what is the best biography book about James Dean. I ‘am looking for the most accurate and thorough basically well written. Maybe with some cool stuff like never before seen photos. The one I keep hearing about is James Dean Little Boy Lost. Would you agree? Or do you know of a better one.
He’s great, isn’t he??
"Little Boy Lost" is not bad, but there are several not-so-credible and "rumor" based pieces of information in that one. The guy who wrote it was a journalist in the 50’s and knew James Dean, but his information can be slightly skewed.
If you want strict detail (I’m talking interviews, documentation, and thorough research) I would absolutely suggest “James Dean: The Biography” by Val Holley. I’m reading it for the 3rd time and I’m crazy impressed by the detail he gives. My personal favorite, though, is “The Mutant King” by David Dalton. He also has great, reliable information (though very few bits are shot down or slightly changed by Holley) but I prefer his writing style. Both have great photos, though I think “The Mutant King” has a few more, as well as great quotes at the beginning of each chapter.
Enjoy reading about him! You will be fascinated and hopefully inspired :)
I just received this message, and I started to tear up. Thank you for such kind words and for sharing this with me. I sure do swoon a lot on this blog (of course!) but the true purpose of it is to keep this man and his grace alive. He certainly means a lot to me, and I know he does to so many others and, gosh, I just can’t help but share his life with all of you. Thank you so much for this…it means more than you could know. :
I’ve been obsessed with Jimmy since I was in single digits. I’m 42 now. Over 25 years ago, my aunt in CA gave me a photocopy of the speeding ticket he was given the day he was killed - she knew the trooper’s grandson. It was a holy relic to me. And I collected every photo available via books and adverts and calendars. Your blog is BRILLIANT because I am seeing photos of him that I have never seen before. And I would have sworn I’d seen them all. Thanks for what you do. Keep doing it.
So idk if you know who Michael Bastian is, but he’s an All-American fashion designer. His Spring Summer collection just released in stores, it’s very Dean-inspired. I think you would appreciate it. Check this one out:
Many of you leave so many awesome comments on these posts about what you love about James Dean. The point of this blog is to keep the beautiful man alive, so I can’t help but share some of the comments you all leave! Feel free to message me any thoughts or comments you have on him so we can all share.
You guys rock my socks.
arsenictoreador said: Reading about James Dean has literally opened up my eyes, and I realized that there is so much more in life. He taught me that you can learn from everyone, and that life is too short to take everything seriously.
I love what u wrote in the description of the blog
It’s great, isn’t it? It’s from a book called “The Little Prince” which was a book James Dean’s mother read to him as a child. He kept it and either read it to close friends, or had them read it as sort of a rite of friendship passage, it seems. Reading that story, you can see how important it was to the way he lived his own life. Lovely.
is this your only tumblr? and what type of blogs do you follow? do you have a blogroll
Yes, this is my one and only. I try and follow a lot of my own followers, but I follow blogs about old Hollywood, movies I like (especially “Drive”…I follow a lot of those), bands I like (The Killers, The Beatles, Peter Gabriel mainly), Lucille Ball blogs (LOVE HER)…I really don’t have a “type”, I just follow random stuff. I don’t have a blogroll but I’m sure I can make one up soon.