Summer Was Only Beginning

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by D. Mrkich. a Memoir of James Dean
This is the first Canadian book about James Dean (1931-1955), legend and movie icon, the star of such films as East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant. It explores James Dean’s background in his hometown of Fairmount, Indiana – which could be the hometown of any celebrity – how it had influenced him, reacted to his fame, used him. Extensive photos and illustrations including Dean’s army draft form and later death certificate. Canadian author D. Mrkich presents Dean primarily through Dean’s own words. But Mrkich has also talked to James Dean’s relatives and neighbours, a number of whom had not been interviewed before. This is a taut and original book, a personal and affectionate tribute to an extraordinary, complex man and his lasting influence.
book: ISBN 978-0-88970-100-7 paperbound 5-1/2 x8-1/2”


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