James Dean: The Biography

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St. Martin's Press, Dec 15, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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For the first time in trade paperback, this is the most comprehensive biography of James Dean ever written, based upon over one hundred interviews with people who have never before spoken on record. Author Val Holley delves into Dean's early life and training on stage and in television using research that is astounding in its detail and frequently lets his sources speak in their own voices.

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James Dean: the biography

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Published on the 40th anniversary of James Dean's death, Holley's biography admirably avoids buying into the mythos that has grown around Dean over the years, instead presenting a fascinating ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Val Holley has written numerous articles on James Dean and H.L. Mencken. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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