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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy's One View Post
    3 page list of possesions james Dean Had at the time of his death..
    What happened to the list?








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    Can anybody post the images again of the possessions Jimmy had? They're not showing up :-(

    I first became a Jimmy fan when I was 7/8, my mum had taped the 1976 doc 'James Dean: The First American Teenager' when it was screened here in the UK and for some reason I managed to see some of it. I was so entranced, even at that young age. He just had something... and he never seems in his 20s, he seems to have the skills and presence of somebody much older. I love East of Eden, I think it's his best role. I can happily leave Rebel, it doesn't do much for me. Crazily I've not gotten around to seeing Giant yet. I hope to make it to Fairmount one day and see his grave. I did make it to NY in 2006 but didn't know his apartment address at the time (now I'm gutted as I was right near Central Park West as I visited the Dakota...).

    If death photos ever did show up, the death hag would be torn, because I know it would upset me to see him in that state...

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    Talking happy birthday

    Happy 82nd Birthday You'd still be as hot
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    Scott posted this on FB, and I thought it was pretty cool.

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    Hi, just thought I'd share my latest drawing. The scan don't do the drawing justice! I am selling this one, so if anybody is interested make me an offer by email.
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    James Dean

    I did a search, I didn't see the name so I started one.

    It's been long rumored he liked kinky sex and was called The Human Ashtray. Has anyone seen the full autopsy report on him? Does it make anymention of the scars?

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    Check out Scott's "James Dean Crash" road trip episode!!!

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    It's awesome! Share it if you like it. Spread the love.
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    I like the story about his cursed car personally. Here's a quick copy paste from snopes:

    At 5:45 p.m. on 30 September 1955, film icon James Dean was killed in a car accident when his new Porsche Spyder crashed head on into another car. Rolf Wutherich, Dean's friend and mechanic (who had been riding with the movie star) was thrown from the Spyder and survived the wreck, but Dean was pinned inside, his neck broken. Donald Turnupseed, the driver of the other car, suffered only relatively minor injuries.

    After the accident, many fans refused to believe Dean was dead. A story circulated that he was still alive although terribly disfigured, and in true urban legend fashion this tale took on a life of its own.

    Eerily, only a short while before his death, Dean had appeared in a car safety television spot, admonishing young people not to speed because "The life you might save might be mine."

    I won't go into all the James Dean as a cult idol stuff except to say his mystique has staying power. For example, his tombstone was stolen twice in 1983, and in 1985 had to be replaced because of damage done to it by fans. Seems he was still the popular fella despite having been dead for three decades.

    Back to the "haunted" Porsche. The following "information" comes from a newspaper article. Make of it what you will:

    After the accident the Porsche was sold to a second-hand car dealer who put it on public view (supposedly in support of a campaign for road safety). He charged viewers twenty-five cents each to look at it.

    Car designer George Barris next bought the car and planned to sell it for parts. When the car was delivered to his yard, it rolled back off the truck
    and broke a mechanic's legs.

    Troy McHenry, a Beverly Hills doctor, bought the Dean engine and used it to replace the engine in his Porsche. The doctor was killed in a crash the first time he took the car out.

    (Troy McHenry died on 22 October 1956 during a automobile race at the Pomona Fairground near Los Angeles. He was driving a Porsche Spyder, but I've yet to determine if Dean's engine was in that car.)

    Another unnamed doctor bought the Dean transmission. He too was later seriously injured in a car crash.

    An unnamed New Yorker bought two of the Dean tires. His car crashed when both tires mysteriously blew out at the same time.

    The shell of the Dean car was being transported to a road safety exhibition in Salinas when the truck skidded and crashed. The driver was killed.

    Stolen from the scene of that fatal accident was the shell of James Dean's car. It's never been recovered.

    Another version of the disappearance of the shell was reported in a Los Angeles Times article on 30 October 1989. George Barris (the guy who sold the car for parts) was quoted as saying the last time he saw the shell was when he exhibited it in Florida in 1958. The car was loaded on a truck afterwards, but eight days later when the truck arrived at its destination, the car wasn't there. No mention of an accident.

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    Someone obviously stole the car ...no real mystery other than what they really did with it.....

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ID:	46802 Midnight. Looking for James Dean. Then the cop shows up. Mintgiver and her husband had to do some talking. The spooky-ish picture is worth it, though! Can you see something in the mist of the photo? It was really odd/cool in the cemetery.

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    That damn car is somewhere. My Dad told my Mom he saw the damn car in a garage. Thought nothing of it. Never cared for JD but the car is a mystery.
    It's a good day when you open your eyes, and the celling is not stainless steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddletramp View Post
    That damn car is somewhere. My Dad told my Mom he saw the damn car in a garage. Thought nothing of it. Never cared for JD but the car is a mystery.
    Did your dad see it in California or some other state?
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    The Human Ashtray rumours weren't true. From memory he made a sculpture of a person whose legs encircle an ashtray, but that's the extent of it.

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    heres a picture angle I hadnt seen before of the survivor of the crash:

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    Cool find

    Isn't it crazy how Jimmy and Rolf were so sitting right next to each other in that tiny little car, but Rolf was in good enough shape that he could chill out there on the ground like that, and JD was killed instantly?
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    Wow, nice find.

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    but Rolf was in good enough shape that he could chill out there on the ground like that, and JD was killed instantly?
    Well, I believe that Rolf's back was broken, so he is likely waiting for EMS. James Dean was in an open, low car that hit the side of a larger car on his side.. His head made direct impact with the front of the other car. It is no wonder that he died. I believe he sustained such an impact that his body pushed Rolf out of the car, and Dean was found in the passenger seat. If I remember correctly (50/50 today, you know?) there were a few questions at first about who was driving. The cop that I talked with told me that there was nothing left to view, but I am not sure how much of that was "touristy."

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    There were a lot of cars that toured the country billed as James Dean's death car. Back in 1957, a newspaper reporter in Richmond, Virginia noticed that exhibitors were showing off one car as Dean's death car in Richmond while another was being shown at the same time in Lima, Ohio. He started tracking the story down and found that there were at least four cars traveling around billed as the death car and 3 of them weren't even Porsche 550 Spyders!

    The real Dean car wound up in the hands of Dean Jeffries, a stunt coordinator and custom car builder who knew James Dean and painted "Little Bastard" on the car for the actor. Dean Jeffries said the Death Car was destroyed in a garage fire in 1966.

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    Yeah I also remember that there was a whole debate on whether or not James Dean was driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rydell View Post
    There were a lot of cars that toured the country billed as James Dean's death car. Back in 1957, a newspaper reporter in Richmond, Virginia noticed that exhibitors were showing off one car as Dean's death car in Richmond while another was being shown at the same time in Lima, Ohio. He started tracking the story down and found that there were at least four cars traveling around billed as the death car and 3 of them weren't even Porsche 550 Spyders!

    The real Dean car wound up in the hands of Dean Jeffries, a stunt coordinator and custom car builder who knew James Dean and painted "Little Bastard" on the car for the actor. Dean Jeffries said the Death Car was destroyed in a garage fire in 1966.
    I'm not surprised that there was more than on "Death Car."

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    Just had to give a little love to James Dean on his deathaversary. I think I'll re-watch DDTV's special tonight.


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    58 years...Still a legend. Rest in peace Jimmy.
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    RIP James

    What I wouldn't give for a time machine
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/m...rnia/25686705/
    new pics of Jimmy and the rest of he cast and crew on the set of East of Eden
    Missing my Pa every day. RIP Daddy ❤️♥️
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    Great photos Sassy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMonkey719 View Post
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/m...rnia/25686705/
    new pics of Jimmy and the rest of he cast and crew on the set of East of Eden
    Thanks for the link. That first photo of him sprawled on the chair...that is the definition of hot.
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    Colorized Black and White Photos

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    Dean was a hottie, but he probably reeked of cigarette smoke, even considering it was the 50's

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    His girlfriend, Pier Angelli, always regretted she let her mother talk her out of marrying Dean. Supposedly she never got over it and that it was a factor in her suicide.

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    60 years ago today the world lost James Dean. RIP #RememberingJamesDean
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    Happy death day, baby.

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    Wow this is my first time logging in for three years! I've been so neglectful! Hehe. Anyway I was on Scott's James Dean page again earlier today and was looking up the locations mentioned on StreetView. I'm gutted to see that the gas station where he last filled up and where the last photo of him taken in LA was looks like it's going to be demolished... it might even be already, as the StreetView image is from June this year. Am so sad... It was another spot I'd hoped to visit... that's history right there. Why can't places be left be?

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    I want to see the road where it was at when I'm on my next vacation in Long Beach/L.A
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    Get some photos if you can Tiffany :-)

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    James Dean Shopping For Groceries In Marfa, Texas, 1955


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    Quote Originally Posted by limey View Post
    I remember hearing that the Jerry's mother from Seinfeld was a girlfriend of his.
    She did. I collect autographs and when I wrote her to get hers we ended up having a nice e-mail conversation where she told me that she and JD were classmates in the acting school. Sh is a very nice lady.
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    Had he lived, James Dean would have been a guest star in a Love Boat episode, a supporting star in Dynasty, would have given an inspiring (did the word exist back then?) speech at the 1980 democrat convention and in 2021 would tell the young that saving the planet is important (or racism is bad) and the kids would be so moved by this guy with the chiclet teeth.

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    J from Paris, are you talking to yourself again ?
    Yep, seems like it, pal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J from Paris View Post
    J from Paris, are you talking to yourself again ?
    Yep, seems like it, pal.

    J.
    No, you aren't. I've read every one of your posts. I'm just not a Dean fan. It takes time for the ice to break. A good start would be for you to reply to other members posts. That's what I did when I joined almost 14 years ago. And even today, people ignore me. Big deal. Just jump in, be friendly, and don't give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J from Paris View Post
    Had he lived, James Dean would have been a guest star in a Love Boat episode, a supporting star in Dynasty, would have given an inspiring (did the word exist back then?) speech at the 1980 democrat convention and in 2021 would tell the young that saving the planet is important (or racism is bad) and the kids would be so moved by this guy with the chiclet teeth.

    J.

    That is pretty much it. I never thought much of him. Flash in the pan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KissingJosh View Post
    That is pretty much it. I never thought much of him. Flash in the pan.
    His tragic death was likely what made him famous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    A good start would be for you to reply to other members posts. That's what I did when I joined almost 14 years ago. And even today, people ignore me. Big deal. Just jump in, be friendly, and don't give up.
    Actually, I wasn't complaining about myself, but a warm welcome in return is always good for the taking. I was rather noticing that the forum(s) seem kind of dormant, in addition to the lack of real novelties on findadeath.com , which is a shame because both the forum and the site are real fun, althouth not the same kind of fun.

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    I did welcome you J, awhile back and more people will open up once you reply to others posts, let's get back to talking about James, as for me I don't and didn't ever see the appeal in him, didn't really like him or his movies.
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    Hi J! Go back and read every single entry on every single dead person on the main site; they are all good. But beware that you could lose a weekend or a week that way. Start with Steve Allen! Or Divine. Or Bea Arthur.
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