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The Resource The real James Dean : intimate memories from those who knew him best, edited by Peter L. Winkler ; foreword by George Stevens

The real James Dean : intimate memories from those who knew him best, edited by Peter L. Winkler ; foreword by George Stevens

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The real James Dean : intimate memories from those who knew him best
Title
The real James Dean
Title remainder
intimate memories from those who knew him best
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter L. Winkler ; foreword by George Stevens
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the decades following his death, many of those who knew James Dean best--actors, directors, friends, lovers (both men and women), photographers, and Hollywood columnists--shared stories of their first-person experiences with him in interviews and in the articles and autobiographies they wrote. Their recollections of Dean became lost in fragile back issues of movie magazines and newspapers and in out-of-print books that are extremely hard to find. Until now. The Real James Dean is the first book of its kind: a rich collection spanning six decades of writing in which many of the people whose lives were touched by Dean recall their indelible experiences with him in their own words. Here are the memorable personal accounts of Dean from his high school and college drama teachers; the girl he almost married; costars like Rock Hudson, Natalie Wood, Jim Backus, and Raymond Massey; directors Elia Kazan, Nicholas Ray, and George Stevens; entertainer Eartha Kitt; gossip queen Hedda Hopper; the passenger who accompanied Dean on his final, fatal road trip; and a host of his other friends and colleagues. "--
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Review
James Dean is a legendary screen icon who only made three movies before his untimely death in 1955 at age 24: Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, and Giant, all on the American Film Institute's list of the 400 best movies of all time. Yet many don't realize that Dean never saw stardom in his lifetime; of those three movies, two were not released until after the actor's death. That could account for Dean's almost mythic status. At the time of his shocking death, scores of interviews were given by those who knew him, and according to film historian Winkler (Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel), those recollections would have been lost if not gathered here. There are personal accounts from many, from his grandmother to ex-lovers to fellow actors with whom he worked. The volume paints a picture of a talented but complex and tortured man. VERDICT A fascinating compendium that may be of interest to film buffs; however, one wonders how many readers care about this level of detail on Dean anymore. --Rosellen Brewer (Reviewed 06/15/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 11, p74)
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Winkler, Peter L.
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  • Dean, James
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
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intimate memories from those who knew him best
Label
The real James Dean : intimate memories from those who knew him best, edited by Peter L. Winkler ; foreword by George Stevens
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
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Content category
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.James Dean---The Boy I Loved / Emma Woolen Dean -- 2."My Jim Is a Tough Boy to Understand": James Dean's Father Talks About His Son / Richard Moore -- 3.My Case Study / James Dean -- 4.Grant County's Own / Val Holley -- 5.The Man Who Would Be 50: A Memory of James Dean / Mrs. Gene Nielson Owen -- 6.There Was a Boy ... / William Bast -- 7.There Was a Boy ... Part II / William Bast -- 8.There Was a Boy ... Part III / William Bast -- 9.The Great White Way / John Gilmore -- 10.Blindside / John Gilmore -- 11.I Almost Married Jimmy Dean / Helen Weller -- 12.James Dean at UCLA / Ronald Martinetti -- 13.James Dean, The Hungry Matador / Peter L. Winkler -- 14.Life with Rogers: James Dean's Gay Mentor Tells All / Ronald Martinetti -- 15.In Memory of Jimmy / Elizabeth Sheridan -- 16.What Jimmy Dean Believed / Jack Shafer -- 17.The Little Prince / Frank Corsaro -- 18.Bottle, Bottle, Who's Got the Bottle? / Hume Cronyn --
  • Contents note continued: 19.Drawing Blood / Shelley Winters -- 20.A Serpent in Eden / Elia Kazan -- 21.Just Lousy with Rapport / Raymond Massey -- 22.Demon Dean / Sidney Skolsky -- 23."I Was James Dean's Black Madonna!" / Robert Rees -- 24.Kindred Spirits / Eartha Kitt -- 25.When James Dean Charmed the Gossip Queen / James Brough -- 26.James Dean: Rebel with a Cause / Joe Hyams -- 27.Romeo and Juliet in Burbank / Peter L. Winkler -- 28.A Kind of Loving / Curt Gentry -- 29.Jimmy Dean: Giant Legend, Cult Rebel / Leonard Rosenman -- 30.Chickie Run on the Sunset Strip / Shelley Winters -- 31.James Dean: The Actor as a Young Man / Nicholas Ray -- 32.James Dean / Jim Backus -- 33.You Haven't Heard the Half About Jimmy! / Natalie Wood -- 34.A Tenderness Lost / George Stevens -- 35.Trapped in Marfa / Mercedes McCambridge -- 36.The James Dean I Knew / Bob Hinkle -- 37.Some Unsentimental Memories of James Dean by Rock Hudson / Ray Loynd --
  • Contents note continued: 38.This Was My Friend Jimmy Dean / Mike Connolly -- 39.Along Came a Spyder / Alec Guinness -- 40.The Rebel and the Mogul / Dore Schary -- 41.The Assignment I'll Never Forget: Jimmy Dean / Sanford H. Roth -- 42.Death Drive / Rolf Wutherich
Control code
000057051722
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781613734728
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015050679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)925498789
Label
The real James Dean : intimate memories from those who knew him best, edited by Peter L. Winkler ; foreword by George Stevens
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.James Dean---The Boy I Loved / Emma Woolen Dean -- 2."My Jim Is a Tough Boy to Understand": James Dean's Father Talks About His Son / Richard Moore -- 3.My Case Study / James Dean -- 4.Grant County's Own / Val Holley -- 5.The Man Who Would Be 50: A Memory of James Dean / Mrs. Gene Nielson Owen -- 6.There Was a Boy ... / William Bast -- 7.There Was a Boy ... Part II / William Bast -- 8.There Was a Boy ... Part III / William Bast -- 9.The Great White Way / John Gilmore -- 10.Blindside / John Gilmore -- 11.I Almost Married Jimmy Dean / Helen Weller -- 12.James Dean at UCLA / Ronald Martinetti -- 13.James Dean, The Hungry Matador / Peter L. Winkler -- 14.Life with Rogers: James Dean's Gay Mentor Tells All / Ronald Martinetti -- 15.In Memory of Jimmy / Elizabeth Sheridan -- 16.What Jimmy Dean Believed / Jack Shafer -- 17.The Little Prince / Frank Corsaro -- 18.Bottle, Bottle, Who's Got the Bottle? / Hume Cronyn --
  • Contents note continued: 19.Drawing Blood / Shelley Winters -- 20.A Serpent in Eden / Elia Kazan -- 21.Just Lousy with Rapport / Raymond Massey -- 22.Demon Dean / Sidney Skolsky -- 23."I Was James Dean's Black Madonna!" / Robert Rees -- 24.Kindred Spirits / Eartha Kitt -- 25.When James Dean Charmed the Gossip Queen / James Brough -- 26.James Dean: Rebel with a Cause / Joe Hyams -- 27.Romeo and Juliet in Burbank / Peter L. Winkler -- 28.A Kind of Loving / Curt Gentry -- 29.Jimmy Dean: Giant Legend, Cult Rebel / Leonard Rosenman -- 30.Chickie Run on the Sunset Strip / Shelley Winters -- 31.James Dean: The Actor as a Young Man / Nicholas Ray -- 32.James Dean / Jim Backus -- 33.You Haven't Heard the Half About Jimmy! / Natalie Wood -- 34.A Tenderness Lost / George Stevens -- 35.Trapped in Marfa / Mercedes McCambridge -- 36.The James Dean I Knew / Bob Hinkle -- 37.Some Unsentimental Memories of James Dean by Rock Hudson / Ray Loynd --
  • Contents note continued: 38.This Was My Friend Jimmy Dean / Mike Connolly -- 39.Along Came a Spyder / Alec Guinness -- 40.The Rebel and the Mogul / Dore Schary -- 41.The Assignment I'll Never Forget: Jimmy Dean / Sanford H. Roth -- 42.Death Drive / Rolf Wutherich
Control code
000057051722
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781613734728
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015050679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)925498789

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