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28/03/14 @ 08:50am
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"What I remember most about him was the little boy quality shining forth at you from behind those thick glasses of his, tearing at your heart. He had that extreme and touching idealism of youth which made you wish that he would never have to be disillusioned. Now he won’t be." -Louella Parsons

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26/03/14 @ 08:57am
One of the best blogs i've seen about JD. He will live forever :)
deliawaimer

Thanks so much, that’s very sweet :) Viva JD!

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@ 08:56am
Aren't those last pictures of Jimmy driving just before he crashed and died so strange, scary and incredilbly sad to look at ? My god, these are his last moments/minutes before his heart stop beating ... I don't know about you, but I get teary-eyed each and every time I look at them :-( !!!
Anonymous

You know, I usually don’t even post those photos (and I definitely have not posted the photos of the crash site itself) because they are so sad. It’s kind if a bitter-sweet thing that we are able to see photos of him right before his death —we get to see him happy and excited but we also know that’s all there was. OKAY time to stop now.

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25/03/14 @ 03:17pm
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James Dean ( 02/08/1931 – 09/30/1955 )

photographed by Sanford Roth the day of September 30, 1955

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@ 03:13pm
Thank you so much for the follow! I love you're blog it's one of my favorites it's an honor to get a follow from you :) have am awesome jamestastic day :D
jamesdeanandjenlawrencelover

Well, I mean your blog name says it all! Those two, amiright?? :) No problem and you too!


James Dean and Barbara Baxley on the set of East of Eden.

James Dean and Barbara Baxley on the set of East of Eden.

I can’t think of another actor who acquired stardom so quickly, who held it for such a short time, and then kept it for such a long time. James Dean became a star in one calendar year, and then he left us. But he’s still being talked about, he’s still being revered, he’s still being iconized forty years later. I don’t think there’s another example like it in the entire history of movies.” -Leonard Maltin, movie critic

Have you seen the James Dean inspired picture of Justin Bieber on his instagram ? What do you think ? Do you think he's like a modern day Jimmy ?
Anonymous

Ughhh…
The night before that photo became such a big deal, a friend of mine sent me that photo knowing I would be pissed.

Here’s the thing…
I was asked a few years ago the same question when people were comparing Justin to Dean then. I said that though I didn’t think Justin was ANYTHING like Dean, it was always good to see people INSPIRED by him.

NOW however, with all of the crap Justin is going through and the embarrassing way he presents himself, it’s clear he’s not inspired by Dean at all and instead wants to attempt to make some kind of “cool” portrayal of himself. 

The thing is…JAMES DEAN DID THAT WITHOUT TRYING. Photo’s of Dean looking that way are often candid or so obviously coming from something within inside of himself. James Dean’s “rebellion” is very often confused with idea that rebellion means driving fast cars, smoking who-knows-what and getting in trouble with the law. Unfortunately, that’s how so many people see James Dean, and therefor will compare themselves, or be compared to him.

People would be so much better off if they had ANY idea of who James Dean really was and continues to be. Dammit, JUSTIN, GET OUT.

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@ 11:35am
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Hi, my name is David, I live about hour away from Fairmount where james dean is buried, I've meet marcus few times, and I go every year to festival they have.I've never asked his cousin marcus question, why didn't anyone or did anyone try or ask for interview with Jimmys dad who lived pretty long, just recently passed away few years ago,, my question to you is, do you know if anyone did or tried? I know marcus mention to me that his dads last few years he did loss his memory, thks David
Anonymous

Hi David! I’ve been to Fairmount just once and hope to go there again this summer! Good to know another fan…especially one who lives so close!

Your question about Winton is a very good one. There really are not many interviews with him at all. The main quote out there was before his death when he said:

"I didn’t know what to do. How do you tell an eight-year-old boy his mother’s going to die? I tried. In my own stumbling way I tried to prepare Jim for it. Nowadays, he lives in a world we don’t understand too well, the actor’s world. We don’t see too much of him. But he’s a good boy, my Jim. A good boy, and I"m very proud of him. Not easy to understand, no sir. He’s not easy to understand. But he’s all man, and he’ll make his mark. Mind you,my boy will make his mark.”

I would suppose that not only did the media not really think to interview his father as much as the family he had lived his childhood with, but that Winton was a private man. He supported his son as much as he could in his mind, but he was never really supportive of his sons decision to get into acting (even in the above quote he expresses the “actor’s world” as separate from reality.) Because of that my guess would be that he really didn’t want to be involved in the media. He didn’t have the strongest relationship with his son while he was alive so to suddenly become involved and start talking about Jimmy’s life might have made him seem attention hungry, if that makes sense. 

The Dean’s and Winston’s are a small town, ordinary Midwest family who raised an extraordinary boy. They are quiet talkers and hard workers, and so perhaps Winton just continued his life as he had always lived it. Marcus was young, in public photo’s with Jimmy and now takes care of his estate so of course we see and hear of him more.

This was a long response…haha

I know that didn’t give a direct answer to your question, but those are my thoughts based on what I know about their relationship. Hope to see ya in Fairmount! 

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24/03/14 @ 09:31am
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What's your all time favorite James dean picture, James dean quote and James dean scene ???
Anonymous

Well this is just impossible.

But for TODAY:
Scene: Living room scene w/parents in “Rebel Without A Cause”

Quote: “But I think, if you’re not afraid, if you take everything you are, everything worthwhile in you, and direct it at one goal, one ultimate mark, you’ve got to get there. If you start accepting the world, letting things happen to you, around you, things will happen like you never dreamed they’d happen.”

Photo (changes on an hourly basis, pretty sure):
(Any from this set from Sanford Roth, really. I just love that it’s candid and real…he looks happy and I just love them.)

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James Dean in Marfa, Tex.

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23/03/14 @ 12:57pm
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18/03/14 @ 02:42pm
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What's your favorite tv appearance par James Dean ?
Anonymous

Ooo that’s a tough one…but I think I will have to go with “The Unlighted Road”. They are all good but I think you can really see how well his acting had developed at that point in his career. Love it!

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