Category: james dean

James Dean in Marfa, Texas, for the filming of…

James Dean in Marfa, Texas, for the filming of Giant, 1955

James Dean and Natalie Wood in a production st…

James Dean and Natalie Wood in a production still from Rebel Without A Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) by Dennis Stock

James Dean and Ursula Andress, Los Angeles, 19…

James Dean and Ursula Andress, Los Angeles, 1955

Andress had just signed a contract with Paramount Pictures and the date was a way to get publicity. Her career wouldn’t really take off until her appearance in a white bikini in Dr. No in 1962.

James Dean, 1955

James Dean, 1955

James Dean, 1955, photographed during the film…

James Dean, 1955, photographed during the filming of Giant.

James Dean, New York, 1954

James Dean, New York, 1954

“You try to be yourself, do only what you’ve always done and like to do, and right away, you’re tagged as an oddball.”

James Dean, 1954

James Dean, 1954

James Dean (with Raymond Massey) in East of Ed…

James Dean (with Raymond Massey) in East of Eden  (Elia Kazan, 1955), which I think is Dean’s best performance. Kazan was a good director for the new breed of “sensitive” actors like Brando, Dean and Montgomery Clift. He understood and respected their process.

James Dean studying his script during the film…

James Dean studying his script during the filming of Rebel Without A Cause, Los Angeles, 1955

James Dean and Julie Harris, 1955, publicity p…

James Dean and Julie Harris, 1955, publicity photo for East of Eden