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James Dean: A Biography

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Five decades after the death of James Dean, he is still revered as a distant myth and remains an enigma to a generation that hardly knows him. Yet it is this generation that has made him the most idolized actor of all time. While his film career lasted only sixteen months, it produced three cinematic greats: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. John Howlett has c ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Plexus Publishing (first published January 1st 1975)
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Apr 21, 2008 Beth rated it really liked it
Another interesting biography about James Dean. This one really went into depth about his movies and how he really related to he characters he was playing. I had read the biography by Dizzy Sheridan and she made is sound like they were quite the item--even considered marriage at one point. She doesn't play much of a factor in this book and is only mentioned on a page or two. Interesting to read different perspectives. I think it's fairly clear that no one really knew James Dean. He was really an ...more
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Jun 02, 2012 James Clark rated it it was amazing
the image alone of James Dean is evocative of rebellion, this biography lacks alot of the personal revelations I have seen and read in other novels, it still captivates with its unflinching tell all of a true star.

James Deans legacy echoes even now, this showcases the man behind the myth.
Feb 03, 2012 Lauren rated it really liked it
I received this book for my 16th birthday (I think) and recently found it again stuffed into a box of books. It is a very interesting read for fans. :)
Feb 13, 2014 Taryn rated it it was ok
Recently obsessed with him since visiting indiana and discovering this year marks the 50th anniversary of his death.
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