James Dean on the set of Rebel Without a Cause
James Dean and Jim Backus on the set of Rebel Without a Cause.
James Dean photographed by Roy Schatt
James Dean and Phil Stern photographed by each other on Dean’s Triumph motorcycle, May 1955.
”I barely remember that it was shot. It’s the one of my sitting on Jimmy’s cycle. I’d been photographing Jimmy and suddenly during the take, Jimmy grabbed the camera off my neck and commanded: ‘Hey, Phil! I want a picture of you on my bike.’ So he shot it.”
Phil’s grandchildren all know the amazing lore that surrounds James Dean. “Boy, are they impressed,” Phil says. “Seeing Granddad sitting on that bike!”