Anonymous: "Amazing pictures/posts my friend! I got chills reading your thoughts and looking at the pictures with you by Jimmy's grave and the place with his handprints. Beautiful!!!"

Thank you so much dear! I really appreciate that!!

I hope “Rebel Without A Cause” will do something like that. I hope it will remind them that other people have feelings. Perhaps they will say, “What do we need all that for?”If a picture is psychologically motivated, if there is truth in the relationship in it, then I think that picture will do good.I firmly believe Rebel Without A Cause is such a picture." - James Dean on the film “Rebel Without A Cause”

That surreal moment when you have been finally given the opportunity to go inside the barn at The Winslow farm. I have always wanted to see Jimmy’s young handprint in that old and aging concrete floor. I felt a chill when I placed my hand where Jimmy’s hand once was. I’ve been going to Fairmount for close to 4 years now and never had the opportunity to see the barn, I have known The Winslow’s for 3 out of the 4 years and I could never come out and ask because I am aware of people who have come to Fairmount and during their first visit this is the first thing they do. I’m glad I waited because the moment was more serene and special.

From the biography ‘James Dean’ by George Perry. I came close to getting this when I was in Fairmount but never got it. I skimmed through the whole book when my sister and I were holding the fort down at the Gallery, and I highly recommend it for the quotes and pictures.

Before he went to sleep, Jimmy would put underneath his pillow a piece of paper with a wish written on it. Mildred would slip in while he was asleep, read the wish and, if possible, she would make it come true the next day.


James Dean signing autographs at an Indiana high school prom in a 1955 photo by Dennis Stock

“Jimmy said that he felt like a caged animal because of his contract with the studio, and he said he was willing to give up everything to go to Europe and feel free. He wanted life and love and not only a career. Although he was a very aggressive, ambitious actor, he was very sensitive, with beautiful feelings.” -Ursula Andress