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James Dean By Paul Alexander

James Dean by Paul Alexander

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A biography of James Dean. Based on new and documented sources, this book argues that Dean's angst-ridden compliance - in public - with rigid sexual mores helped fuel the fury and electricity of his acting. It also includes rare archive photographs.

James Dean Summary

James Dean: Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Paul Alexander

James Dean died on 30th September 1955, aged 24. At the time of his fatal accident he had just completed "Giant", his third film after "East of Eden" and "Rebel Without a Cause". Yet from this meagre career a legend was born that shows no sign of abating. He is a classic American icon, surpassed only by Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, projecting an image of Fifties cool and tough-guy charm that has been vigorously mass-marketed via T-shirts, posters, calendars and countless fan clubs. This biography looks beyond the Hollywood manufactured cliche to the volatile polarities, conflicted sexuality and childhood trauma of the person himself. This portrait, based on many new and documented sources and featuring rare archive photographs, argues that Dean's angst-ridden compliance - in public - with rigid sexual mores helped fuel the fury and electricity of his acting.

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GOR001446223
9780316907965
0316907960
James Dean: Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Paul Alexander
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
1994-07-21
270
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