I heard some people thought jimmy was bisexual, what do you think?
I think Jimmy was a very curious and people-hungry person and that’s all there is to that whole debate. The men that are assumed to have had any sort of sexual relationship with him were either mentors or people that would guide him into a higher status in his career. I also think that if he did have other relationships with men that he was just a curious guy. To label him as homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual would disregard his belief in life. He clearly had many relationships with women, and I believe that any true love he felt for another person was for the women in his life (especially Barbara Glenn and Pier Angeli). My opinion.
I just had to say that the anon before was extremely ignorant. They were anything but a james dean fan, i mean how could they say he was fame-hungry and a snob or an elitist. if anything dean didn't want fame.
your blog is cool. Hate the tags tho. are you 12? #beyondlove #ugh . i mean grow up. guys dead, was gay (bi, seriously?), a snob, elitist, fame hungry. Yes, I'm a fan of his acting but it came from a dark place that doesnt really make him a great person.
What do you think this statement means "“What people like, I don’t like.” ?
I think he just meant he hated the idea of conformity and conventionality and embraced freedom, uniqueness and individuality. He dressed as he pleased because he didn’t feel the need to impress anyone and he did what he wanted because he believed you should live for yourself. ”Dare to be different” —that sort of thing.
Ugh…this is one I’m not sure I know how to answer. The thing about Dean’s relationship with Brackett is that Dean RARELY EVER mentioned or talked about Rogers to anyone, and there is little recorded from Brackett about Dean. Bios rely heavily on outside sources, friends, and acquaintances to tell this story so no one really knows the strength of their relationship.
I have mixed feelings.
Rogers absolutely helped James Dean get his start by giving him connections, setting up auditions and leading the way to New York (which is where it really started happening for him). He would offer Dean housing, food, money, clothes, etc. whenever he needed it.
HOWEVER… I just always had this feeling while reading about this that James Dean was clearly not always comfortable with this. James Dean was free and to have to rely on Brackett for connections and money had to have bothered the shit out of him. In a few bios and in Liz Sheridans book, Dean clearly had a sort of resentment toward Brackett. Many of Bracketts friends say how great and wonderful he was, which maybe he was, but Dean never having mentioned him as a key to his success, I think, says a lot about how he felt toward him. Maybe he didn’t want to risk the label of “homosexual” by being associated with Brackett, but I think it was more than that.
When Dean finally started making it and had finished “East of Eden”, Brackett was in a bit of a slump. He met up with Dean again and asked to borrow some money (after all he had given him in the past years he thought it was a no-brainer) but Dean got pissed off and refused. Apparently he said something like “I didn’t think it was the whore who had to pay…”. Liz Sheridan wrote of times when Dean was intimidated or just sick of Brackett and wanted her help to get him out of his life.
But then…I wasn’t there. This is all based on other people’s memories and expeirences, and we just don’t know. Sometimes I want to like Brackett because he DID help Dean out a lot. But I just have this feeling when I read about it that behind closed doors, Dean wanted out.
In high school he played pretty much EVERYTHING. He even once said something about how lame it was that there is so much to do but so little time to do it all. Anyways, he was exceptionally good at basketball (Indiana born, go figure), and was involved in other athletics such as track. Of course, he was in drama and even the debate team, for crying out loud. Just to name a few…
Why was he never enlisted in the military? Or was he?
He did have to report and have appointments regarding the military, but he was most likely not accepted due to his ridiculously poor eyesight. The man was practically blind! Some think that he also threw in the “homosexual” card, but there is no evidence of that.
Even though she never hooked up with Jett Rink like we all knew she probably did or should have or whatever okay , she’s one of my favorite lady characters ever. Strong, independent family woman who isn’t afraid to say what she feels and feel how she thinks.
Abra is like the rest of us. And what is up with JUDY?! Come ON, Judy! I mean, 3 hours after your boyfriend drives over a cliff and your shackin up with JimJim. WHAT.
That is all. Leslie rulez or whatever the kids say these days