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Friday, March 9, 2012

james dean ... my obsession ...

... i used to have the biggest crush on James Dean when I was a teenager - (and for anyone who doesn't know... his acting career in the 1950's was  short lived but hugely famous ...

i think it started in my early 'teens'  when i saw a poster of him and I thought 'WOW'... then started collecting all things James Dean.   thnking back, it must have been quite a cause for concern for my parents - idolising someone who wasn't even alive, but he was just so cool, mysterious - not to mention good looking - everything teenagers are all about...

he only made a few films and then died in a car crash  - so tragic, but  what a Legend he became...  i couldn't even imagine him as an old man and secretly, I don't want to ... i think it's the idea of his eternal youth that makes him so special.

eventually i got over him and just gave all my fabulous laminated posters away as well as the watches, pencil cases and whatever other memorabilia i had collected...

i just saw a photo of him on Pinterest the other day and thought - WOW - (again) ... James Dean ... i can't believe i had almost forgotten about him ...what a lovely memory of my youth.

Giant

Rebel without a Cause
East of Eden

Boulevard of Broken Dreams
 

... the ill fated day ...

~  Legends  ~

2 comments:

Earth Apple Jane said...

I must say he does look really cool doesn't he! I am rather embarrassed to say that my teenage heart throb was the one and only Cliff Richard!!! I had a huge poster of him wearing a string vest, on the back of my bedroom door! (Incidentally my Granny gave it to me :) )

Kris said...

Yep, I remember James Dean too. He and Natalie Wood (who later died in a boating accident while married to Richard Wagner) were famous for Rebel Without A Cause. I loved that movie especially when she waved the white flag for the race! Great movie!

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