James Dean

James Dean

The Biography

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive biography of James Dean draws on more than one hundred interviews and covers such areas as Dean's early life and training on stage and television, as well as the self-destructive streak that culminated in his early death.

Book News
Author Holley delves into Dean's early life and training to depict the life and work of a self-destructive actor who achieved cult status based on the three films he made during the last 18 months of his life. Extensive use is made of first-hand accounts by friends and coworkers of Dean's. Sixteen b&w photographs. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
What new is there to say about James Dean? Plenty. Most of what we know about Dean grows out of the cultlike status he achieved for the three films he made during the last eighteen months of his life. Author Val Holley delves much further into Dean's early life and training on stage and in television. Using research that is astounding in its detail and frequently letting his sources speak in their own voices, he paints a portrait of an immensely talented actor, devoted to his craft, whose natural self-destructive streak Hollywood exacerbated - with fatal results.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312132491
Branch Call Number: B DEAN JAMES
Characteristics: x, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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