Before and After #182: James Dean

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After

11 comments:

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

"What? me? worry?"

Marshall P. Smith said...

Its usually the after picture that looks bad!

Fred said...

I credit your sense of good taste for not using an auto accident aftermath picture as the "after".

Tommy O'C said...

You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye, bye...

Robert Fiore said...

Too fast to live, maybe. But more than he was too young to die, he was far too cool to have his epitaph written by the fucking Eagles.

Testify said...

Roy Schatt's after pic was one of the "Torn Sweater" series. Another pic from the series was used as a backdrop in the stage production of Grease. I recall seeing a picture of Richard Gere in Grease with a huge James Dean looking down on him...

swac said...

As musical epitaphs go, I much prefer Phil Ochs' Jim Dean of Indiana.

Tommy O'C said...

he was far too cool to have his epitaph written by the fucking Eagles.Get a grip. And maybe a life.

Tommy O'C said...

As musical epitaphs go, I much prefer Phil Ochs' Jim Dean of Indiana.Ochs' song was more about his own childhood, rather than Dean's, so it really wasn't an epitaph. Beyond the first three lines, it's fictionalized.

swac said...

I think I just prefer Ochs on principle, how about we split the difference and go with the Beach Boys' A Young Man is Gone?

Tommy O'C said...

There's always "Rock On," by David Essex.