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James Dean: Little Boy Lost - An Intimate Biography

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James Dean: Little Boy Lost, by Hyams, Joe with Jay Hyams
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published February 18th 1993 by Century (first published 1992)
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Aaron
Jan 27, 2016 Aaron rated it it was amazing
This book was very well written. I was very pleased with it because I have read other books about Jimmy but they always felt very one sided. For instance, one book I read leaned very heavily on his gay relationships almost pushing the point that Dean was more gay then bisexual. However, Mr. Hyams does a good job of explaining Jimmy's relationships and he says that "Yes Jimmy did have relationships with men but their were relationships with women too. A couple and one in particular that might cou ...more
Michaëla N
Jul 12, 2015 Michaëla N rated it it was amazing
Amazing biography about one of the most remarkable actors of the 20th century.
Pippa Herden
LOVEEE JAMES DEAN !!!!!!!
Alexandra Richland
Jul 19, 2012 Alexandra Richland rated it it was amazing
Put it this way: I am a huge Dean fan, and I obviously know what happened to him on September 30, 1955. Even so, I cried at the end of this book. Yes,I actually cried. Joe Hyams gave such an excellent, intimate portrayal of Jimmy throughout the book, bad traits and all, that I felt like I lost a friend. Excellent book. This one and The Mutant King are my favorite Dean biographies.
Sarah
Apr 16, 2007 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the way things really were in the 50's
James Dean was a very complex individual. I have never met anyone the way he was described in this book. This is a great read for anyone interested in the many facets of his personality and the "inside scoop" about Hollywood in the 50's. People were not as innocent as you would think!
Topher Taylor
Feb 28, 2013 Topher Taylor rated it it was amazing
I waited 6 weeks for this book to arrive from a bookshop in a small town in the USA and I couldn't put this book down. Buy it if you can find it - I wish I could in-read it so I could read it all again!
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Jan 10, 2013 Melissa marked it as to-read
One of my dear friends starting reading this and he's quite into it. I think that I may just take a whirl at it as well.
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Feb 19, 2009 Mike rated it really liked it
I like getting to know the other side of James Dean not just his screen persona
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