James Dean: Rebel With A Cause (Indiana Biography) (Indiana Biography Series)
Wes D. GehringISBN: 0871951819;
Book DescriptionOn September 30, 1955, a budding movie star who had just completed a rigorous schedule that included three films, set out on a trip to participate in a sports-car race in Salinas, California. James Dean never made it to his destination. Instead, Dean?s silver Porsche 550 Spyder was hit head-on by another motorist. Dean, the actor from Fairmount, Indiana, had died. Dean, the legend, was born. Even today, fans of the actor make annual pilgrimages to Dean?s Indiana grave site. In this third volume of the Indiana Historical Society Press?s Indiana Biography Series, Wes D. Gehring, a noted authority on film, takes a fresh look at Dean?s life, exploring the actor?s early days growing up on his beloved aunt and uncle?s farm in Fairmount to his struggle for success as an actor in television and on Broadway to his meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood. The biography also features a foreword written by Conrad Lane, Ball State University professor...
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