James Dean: Little Boy Lost

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Grand Central Publishing, 1994 - Fiction - 337 pages
A close personal friend of the movie idol now delivers a view of Dean that cuts through the myths and distortions. Drawing on personal memories and conversations, and on interviews with family, friends, and psychiatrists, Hyams presents a biography that captures this American icon as he really was. 16-page insert.

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Review: James Dean: Little Boy Lost - An Intimate Biography

User Review  - Alexandra Richland - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

About the author (1994)

Writer Joe Hyams was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 6, 1923. He was attending Harvard University when he enlisted in the Army in 1942. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star while serving in the South Pacific and later became a field correspondent for the Stars and Stripes newspaper. After the war, he received a B.A. and a M.A. from New York University. After graduation, he started working for the New York Herald Tribune and covered Hollywood as a syndicated columnist from 1951 to 1964. He wrote over 25 books including Bogart and Bacall: A Love Story; Murder at the Academy Awards; Flight of the Avenger: George Bush at War; Accomplices to the Crime: The Arkansas Prison Scandal; Zen in the Martial Arts; and Mislaid in Hollywood. He died of coronary artery disease on November 8, 2008 at the age of 85.

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