The Unknown James Dean

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Batsford, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 141 pages
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Forty years after his death, the memory of James Dean's mercurial talents remains undiminished. This new biography, lavishly illustrated with pictures, traces Dean's development as an actor through his film work and numerous, albeit lesser known roles, in the theatre and television when he worked with the leading authors, directors and actors of the day. The Unknown James Dean is full of stories, both classic and unusual, as well as portraits and explores the documentaries, films and plays which have been inspired by Dean's life and work.

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ROBERT TANITCH, playwright, author, critic, had the first professional production of one of his plays staged while he was still up at Oxford. His comedy sketches are featured on the Internet. He has written and directed the cassette series, "Shakespeare Interviews". He has been the Old Vic s education projects director and has lectured on Shakespeare and theatre in England, Australia, Indonesia and Kenya. He is the author of sixteen acclaimed books on theatre and film, including "Ralph Richardson: A Tribute, Olivier, Ashcroft, Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde, Guinness, John Mills, Brando, Clint Eastwood, The Unknown James Dean, Oscar Wilde on Stage and Screen", and "London Stage in the 20th Century".

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