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James Dean By Paul Alexander

James Dean by Paul Alexander

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Summary

* Dazzling biograpy of James Dean (1931-1955), a movie actor who has become an icon.

James Dean Summary

James Dean: Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Paul Alexander

No more than a promising actor with a handful of films to his name when he died in 1955, James Dean has since been elevated to an iconic status surpassed only by Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. And his image - a blend of '50s cool and tough-guy charm - has been vigorously marketed in the race to cash in on a legend that, forty years later, shows no sign of abating. But until now, no serious biography has looked beyond the studio-manufactured cliches to the volatile polarities of this complex star. Was he bisexual or gay? A neurotic con-man or a lost boy trying to find himself? And to what extent did his sexuality fire his performances?

Drawing on many new and documented sources, and featuring previously unpublished photographs, Paul Alexander's revisionist and passionate biography will explode many people's myths about a rare acting genius.

James Dean Reviews

The most definitive account of Dean's secret life * SUNDAY TIMES *
Vivid and readable * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
Sensational * DAILY EXPRESS *
Well written... well reseached, and above all, interesting and honest. * BIRMINGHAM POST *

About Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander is also the acclaimed biographer of Sylvia Plath and author of a book on the artist Andy Warhol's legacy.

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GOR000890457
9780751512823
0751512826
James Dean: Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Paul Alexander
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1995-08-03
352
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