James Dean is the legendary hero with a legendary story; live fast and die young. For over half a century, he has captured the world with his casual style, unflinching look and rebel attitude. James Dean has defined the essence of cool and without-a-cause for generations. His star continues to shine brighter and brighter.
Never has there ever been, never will there ever be. The one, the only, James Dean.
Coming Soon in Jan. 2012: James Dean by George Perry
By George Perry
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
240 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
FORMATS: TRADE PAPER
TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $25.95)
RIGHTS: US & CA
PALAZZO EDITIONS (JAN 2012)
Officially licensed through CMG Worldwide by the Estate of James Dean.
With impeccable production details, this is a detailed,chronological biography of Dean, fully illustrated with over 200 colour and black and white images and rare memorabilia from classic movies, family archives and private collections.
Scattered throughout the book are special, self contained feature pages that explore aspects of his life and times: his passion for cars, his films, America in the 1950's, and the famous, black and white Dennis Stock photographs.
The narrative text uncovers new details and follows Dean from the poor Quaker community of Fairmount, Indiana, via short-lived happiness with his parents in California, to the trauma of his mother's death. We see Dean enter the world of acting from drama school to the turning point in his career: the audition for his starring role in East of Eden and goes behind the scenes to see Dean the Hollywood Rebel and a new style-icon. The final chapter looks at his death and the aftermath - the legend of James Dean, who transformed our idea of what movie stardom could be.
Click here for more information.