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James Dean in Death: A Popular Encyclopedia of a Celebrity Phenomenon Warren Newton Beath

James Dean in Death: A Popular Encyclopedia of a Celebrity Phenomenon

Warren Newton Beath

Published October 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780786420001
Paperback
266 pages
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 About the Book 

James Deans short life and three-film career inspired countless actors and rebellious teenagers, but his untimely death in a 1955 car crash has been an inspiration of a different kind. The ensuing decades have seen a continuing fascination withMoreJames Deans short life and three-film career inspired countless actors and rebellious teenagers, but his untimely death in a 1955 car crash has been an inspiration of a different kind. The ensuing decades have seen a continuing fascination with Deans life, and have also fostered legions of devotees fascinated by his death. W Deans ghost hitchhiking along that fated highway), there are the odd, the unbelievable and the downright wacky: lingering love affairs with Deans ghost, visions of his disembodied head and, of course, reports that hes alive and well, raising chickens and drinking rum with buddies in South America. The ongoing, growing fascination, folklore and legend surrounding the life and death of James Dean is testament that the cult of celebrity death is alive and well. topics as associates, locales, books, and ephemera associated with his life. It focuses intensely on the events and people linked to his fatal crash, and on the body of myth, mystery and folklore surrounding Deans tragic death.