JAMES DEAN MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT
JAMES DEAN MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT
James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement.
"YOU'RE TEARING ME APART!": A famous line of his character Jim Stark in Rebel Without A Cause. American teenagers of the mid-1950s, when Dean's major films were made, identified with Dean and the roles he played, especially that of Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause. The film depicts the dilemma of a typical teenager of the time, who feels that no one, not even his peers, can understand him. Over the years, the film has achieved landmark status for the acting of cultural icon James Dean, fresh from his Oscar nominated role in East of Eden and who died before the film's release, in his most celebrated role. This was the only film during Dean's lifetime in which he received top billing.
GOOGIE'S: was a famous coffee shop on Sunset Blvd. James Dean and his friends rode their motorcycles at night, often at speeds in excess of the posted limits and then hang out at Googie’s. Him and his group of friends were nicknamed “ The Night Watch” in a few articles. When reports started to circulate about Dean’s fatal auto accident, Googies became the spontaneous meeting spot for many of his shocked friends and admirers. For several years later it also became a regular haunt for the large number of red jacket-clad look-alikes, who hung out there hoping to get noticed.
LITTLE BASTARD: The "curse" of James Dean's car, the "Little Bastard", has become part of America's cultural mythology. Purportedly, Dean had been given the nickname "Little Bastard" by Bill Hickman, a Warner Bros. stunt driver who Dean befriended. Hickman was part of Dean's group driving to the Salinas Road Races on September 30, 1955. Hickman says he called Dean "little bastard", and Dean called Hickman "big bastard." Another version of the "Little Bastard" origin – corroborated by two of Dean's close friends, Phil Stern and Lew Bracker – is that Warner Bros. president Jack L. Warner had once referred to Dean as a little bastard after he refused to vacate his temporary East of Eden trailer on the studio's lot. James Dean died driving the car in 1955.
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