James Dean 1954

James Dean – photos and quotes

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“A neurotic person has a necessity to express himself – and my neuroticism manifested itself in the dramatic. Why do most actors act? To express the fantasies in which they have involved themselves!”James Dean

Source: Philip K. Scheuer (1954)

 

James Dean

“I think I am gong to make it because on one hand I am like Clift saying help me and of the other hand I am Brando saying, ‘Screw you!’, and somewhere in between is ‘James Dean.'”James Dean

 

 

Marlon Brando James Dean 1955

“People were telling me I behaved like Brando before I knew who Brando was! I am not disturbed by the comparison nor am I flattered; I have my own personal rebellions and don’t have to rely on Brando‘s. However, it’s true I am constantly reminding people of him. People see only the end result and compare it with the last commercial success that comes to mind. They discover resemblances – we are both from farms, dress as we please, ride motorcycles and work for Elia Kazan.”James Dean 

Source: Philip K. Scheuer (1954)

 

Marlon Brando James Dean

“As an actor I have no desire to behave like Brando – and I don’t attempt to. Nevertheless, it is very difficult not to be impressed, not to carry the image of a highly successful actor who is, so to speak, from the same school. I find, however, that the more I work the less I have the tendency to fall back on Brandoism. Within myself are expressions just as valid. And I’ll have a few years to develop my own – what shall I say? – style.” — James Dean

Source: Philip K. Scheuer (1954)

Photo: 1954

 

James Dean

“I’m a serious-minded and intense little devil. Terribly gauche…and so tense I don’t see how people stay in the same room with me. I know I wouldn’t tolerate myself.”James Dean

Source: Philip K. Scheuer (1954)

Photo: Roy Schatt (1954)

 

James Dean reading

“I hate anything that limits progress or growth. I hate institutions that do this; a way of acting that limits, a way of thinking. I hope this doesn’t make me sound like a Communist. Communism is the most limiting factor of all today; if you really want to put the screws on your yourself…!”James Dean

Source: Philip K. Scheuer (1954)

Photo: Dennis Stock

 

Receiving dance lessons from legendary dancer/choreographer Katherine Dunham in New York City, 1955.

Photo: Dennis Stock.

 

 

"The camera doesn't let you get away with anything...very truthful medium." -- James Dean (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The camera doesn’t let you get away with anything…very truthful medium.”James Dean

 

The Day James Dean Was Born | The Scott Rollins Film and TV Trivia ...

 

 

James Dean

“To me, acting is the most logical way for people’s neuroses to manifest themselves.”James Dean

Photographer: Sanford Roth

 

 

James Dean in a casket. Bizarre Los Angeles

James Dean casket 1955“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death … I mean, if he can live on after his death, then maybe he was a great man.”James Dean

Photo: Dennis Stock, 1955

 

James Dean“My days of fun are over. I want to have my own company, my own properties and someday my own theater.”James Dean

Source: 1955

 

James Dean

“There wasn’t anything very different about him – except that he had this strange ability to take you along with his feelings. When something would go wrong at school or on one of his school teams, we’d all feel blue until he came out of it. And I remember a neighbor telling me once when he was about 10 that he looked too fair for a boy, but I’ve never figured that out.” — Hortense Winslow, Dean‘s aunt.

 

James Dean must have found his girl in starlet Ursula Andress. Even lets her drive his racing Porsche.” — Erskine Johnson in 1955

Photo: Thalian Ball, Aug. 29, 1955, at Ciro’s nightclub.

 

James Dean and his mechanic Rolf Weutherich, posing inside the iconic 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, nicknamed “The Little Bastard,” shortly before the start of Dean’s last ride. The Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine Street in the upper right hand corner is where he and his entourage had coffee and donuts before filling up the car with gas at a service station on Ventura Boulevard.

James Dean and his mechanic Rolf Weutherich, posing inside the iconic 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, nicknamed “The Little Bastard,” shortly before the start of Dean’s last ride. The Hollywood Ranch Market on Vine Street in the upper right hand corner is where he and his entourage had coffee and donuts before filling up the car with gas at a service station on Ventura Boulevard.

 

James Dean painting

James Dean as Malcolm”Artist: Kenneth Kendall. Year: After 1956. Based on a photo from UCLA’s production of “Hamlet” in 1951, featuring Dean.

 

James Dean Waxwork Zombie (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Looking a little like Bob’s Big Boy. James Dean retired from the Hollywood Wax Museum.

 

 

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