Anonymous: "59 years ago we lost our hero, our inspiration ... the beautiful James Dean. He may have died almost six decades ago, but it's so amazing to see how his spirit/presence is still present all around and especially in all of our hearts. I cannot thank him enough for everything he brought in my life. We love you Jimmy and we'll always do. Forever in our hearts. Long live Jimmy Dean!!! P.S So beautiful what your wrote about him. Big Thank you for keeping this blog alive and for being an amazing fan!"

Thank you for those words! Beautifully composed.

59 years ago today we lost James Dean, a Mid-Western dream, the pioneer of teenage rebellion, a talent like no other, and a hero who captured the hearts of so many people, bringing hundreds of strangers together creating bonds of friendship that will truly last a lifetime! I hate to reminisce about his death, because today we should celebrate the life he led, the things he did. I do wish that crash never happened, but I do know if things didn’t happen the way it did we wouldn’t all be gathering in his hometown every year, it makes the pain of Jimmy being gone a lot easier when you have dear friends together to focus on the good and not so much the bad.
I will always be proud to be a fan of Jimmy, there is no one like him, and never will be.

"I liken it to a kind of star, or comet that fell through the sky and everybody still talks about it, they say ‘Remember that night, when that…when you saw that shooting star?’ That was it, I mean, he had that enormous appeal, and magic.” -Julie Harris

{February 8th, 1931-September 30th, 1955}

Anonymous: "Keep us updated on your trip to Fairmount my friend !"

Will do!!

Anonymous: "Are you in Fairmount,IN right now ?"

No. Ill be in Fairmount on Friday.

Anonymous: "Do you think James Dean was/is more important than Elvis, The Beatles and Michael Jackson ???"

I think everyone is all important differently but Jimmy made such a distinct impact where even Elvis and The Beatles were adoring, respectful and fans of James Dean. I guess Jimmy stood taller when it came to celluloid importance.

Anonymous: "Are you suprised by the amount of recognition Jimmy got and still get so many decades after his death ? What do you think explains that ?"

Its not surprising because he made such a huge impact on people, teenagers especially, after Rebel came out. To this day people still watch this movie and it change their lives. Im so happy he has the capability to do this, and has for all these years.

Anonymous: "What do you think is the most amazing thing Jimmy did during his short life .. ?"

I think just that he was able to accomplish so much in the short time is good enough to me. Its really hard to choose because there’s nothing he couldn’t do.

"He wanted me to love him unconditionally, but Jimmy was not able to love someone else in return … he was the troubled boy that wanted to be loved very badly. I loved Jimmy as I have loved no one else in my life, but I could not give him the enormous amount that he needed. Loving Jimmy was something that could empty a person." -

Pier Angeli on her relationship with James Dean

James Dean photographed by Dennis Stock in his NYC apartment.


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