Tag Archives: James Dean

The High Cost of Cool

For those of us who grew up in the Ozzie and Harriet fifties and came of age in the long-hair stop-the-war counterculture late sixties, there was always the matter of cool. James Dean was cool, and then Peter Gunn was … Continue reading

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Throw the Bums Out

The rebel, the outlaw, the nonconformist – that’s what we love. That James Dean movie from the fifties was about a rebel without a cause, or at least no cause he could articulate – not about a Young Republican in … Continue reading

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Just No

Just one more week until the anniversary of September 30, 1955 – the death of James Dean (Donald Turnupseed, the other driver, was fine, by the way). That was the day Hollywood’s key rebel died, and studio executives felt the … Continue reading

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