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

Winkler, Peter L., editor. (Added Author). Stevens, George, Jr., 1932- writer of foreword. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria B DEA (Text) 37521530775784 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Checked out 10/27/2016
Spencer County Public Library - Rockport 791.43 REA (Text) 70741000140541 Adult Non Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781613734728 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1613734727 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, an A Cappella Book, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-339) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: James Dean--the boy I loved / Emma Woolen Dean -- "My Jim is a tough boy to understand" : James Dean's father talks about his son / Richard Moore -- My case study / James Dean -- Grant County's own / Adeline Nall as told to Val Holley -- The man who would be 50 : a memory of James Dean / Mrs. Gene Nielson Owen -- There was a boy / William Bast -- There was a boy...part II / William Bast -- There was a boy...part III / William Bast -- The great white way / John Gilmore -- Blindside / John Gilmore -- I almost married Jimmy Dean / Beverly Wills as told to Helen Weller -- James Dean at UCLA / James Bellah interviewed by Ronald Martinetti -- James Dean, the hungry matador / Peter L. Winkler -- Life with Rogers : James Dean's gay mentor tells all / Ronald Martinetti -- In memory of Jimmy / Elizabeth Sheridan -- What Jimmy Dean believed / Jack Shafer -- The little prince / Frank Corsaro -- Bottle, bottle, who's got the bottle? / Hume Cronyn -- Drawing blood / Shelley Winters -- A serpent in Eden / Elia Kazan -- Just lousy with rapport / Raymond Massey -- Demon Dean / Sidney Skolsky -- "I was James Dean's Black Madonna!" / Vampira as told to Robert Rees -- Kindred spirits / Eartha Kitt -- When James Dean charmed the Gossip Queen / Hedda Hopper and James Brough -- James Dean : rebel with a cause / Joe Hyams -- Romeo and Juliet in Burbank / Peter L. Winkler -- A kind of loving / Toni Lee Scott ; edited by Curt Gentry -- Jimmy Dean : giant legend, cult rebel / Leonard Rosenman -- Chickie run on the Sunset Strip / Shelley Winters -- James Dean : the actor as a young man / Nicholas Ray -- James Dean / Jim Backus -- You haven't heard the half about Jimmy! / Natalie Wood -- A tenderness lost / George Stevens -- Trapped in Marfa / Mercedes McCambridge -- The James Dean I knew / Bob Hinkle -- Some unsentimental memories of James Dean by Rock Hudson / Ray Loynd -- This was my friend Jimmy Dean / Mike Connolly -- Along came a spyder / Alex Guinness -- The rebel and the mogul / Dore Schary -- The assignment I'll never forget : Jimmy Dean / Sanford H. Roth -- Death drive / Rolf W├╝therich.
Summary, etc.: "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Dean, James, 1931-1955
Motion picture actors and actresses > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism.

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