Authentic old portrait photo postcard from the 1950s, James Dean.
Printed in Germany by Filmbilder-Vertrieb Ernst Freihoff-Essen 44.
Size: 3,9 x 5,5 inches, fine condition.
James Byron Dean (1931 –1955) was a two-time Oscar-nominated American film actor. Dean's status as a cultural icon is best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled stereotypical high school rebel Jim Stark.
The other two roles that defined his star power were as the awkward loner Cal Trask in East of Eden, and as the surly farmer Jett Rink in Giant. His enduring fame and popularity rests on only three films, his entire starring output. His death at a young age helped guarantee a legendary status.
He was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
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