James Dean

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DK, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages
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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of James Dean's untimely death this is the first official biography written with the full authorization of Dean's family and estate. Featuring previously unseen photographs and memorabilia, this fascinating insight into one of the greatest stars of all time is a true celebration of the rebel without a cause. George Perry offers an intimate and candid portrait of the archetypal screen icon who lived fast and died young - Early years - follow Dean from the Quaker community of Fairmount, Indiana, via short-lived childhood happiness with his parents in California, to the trauma of this motherís death. Uncover his schooldays and the people and experiences that shaped his formative years and set him on the road to stardom. A star is born - explore Deanís apprenticeship into the world of acting, from drama school to his first bit-parts in stage plays, TV ads and films, to the turning point in his career; the audition for his starring role in East of Eden. The rebel - delve behind the screen to look at Dean the Hollywood rebel and new-style icon, the superstar of East of Eden, Giant, and Rebel Without a Cause. The legend - his untimely death, its aftermath and the ongoing legacy of Dean. The man who helped turn the generation gap into a chasm and transformed our idea of what movie stardom could be. A celebration of his life, career and extraordinary legacy - this is a book for all James Dean fans to treasure!

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User Review  - Nickie Brunner - Goodreads

I absolutely loved this book. James Dean is my favorite actor!! This book gives so much detail into his life. I used it for my Senior Project, I did it on James Dean, and got the highest grade in the class. Read full review

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User Review  - Susanne - Goodreads

I'm giving this 5 stars for the photos alone. :) I mean, the writing is interesting, too, but the collection of photographs plus images of Dean's handwritten notes and typed letters is fascinating ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Perry has been Film Editor of The Sunday Times for 12 years.

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