Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy 80th Birthday James Dean

Today would have been the 80th Birthday of the beloved great young actor who graced us on screen for such a short period of time, but forever remained in are hearts and memories, practically created a subculture, defined a generation as well as influenced the world and changed pop culture. 
James Dean.
James Byron Dean
February 8, 1931 - September 30, 1955

James in 1938

With Actress Natalie Wood in "Rebel Without a Cause"

On the set of the film "Giant"

James with his Siamese Kitten Curtis
Curtis was given to him by friend, Actress Elizabeth Taylor. The day before he died he gave Curtis away, to go to a car rally. He once said before something like, "I'm afraid one day I won't come home and he'll be here waiting for me". How tragic.

Favorite Photos of James
Cigarettes, Cameras, Glasses

Morrissey is an absolutely aficionado of James Dean. His debut solo single "Suedehead", was written about James Dean, with a lovely music video tribute in James' hometown. In the video he actually gets to straddle James' motorcycle and "play" his bongos.

 Rest in peace James, we will always love you

James Dean Inspired Outfit
My outfit for today inspired by his iconic look as "Jim Stark" in "Rebel Without a Cause".
Cuffed Jeans, Men's White Cuffed Undershirt, Penny Loafers, Pompadour & Men's Red Dior Cardigan

 I wore my recently purchased Vintage Siamese cat brooch, to commemorate his Siamese kitten, Marcus.

A Favorite James Dean Quote
"Only the gentle are ever really strong." - James Dean


1 comment:

  1. Hey! The James Dean with glasses is gorgeous and Suedehead is an amazing song. :)


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