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“James Dean is the multiphrenic father of us all, the Sphinx of Youth to whom every generation poses its riddles. What the "Lord of Forms,” Osiris, said of himself (heiroglyphically speaking, of course) in The Egyptian Book of the Dead could be put...

James Dean & Roy Schatt. "Once, on the roof of the museum of modern art, a group of us were discussing good-looking movie stars, particularly Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando, a girl nearby added "and Jimmy Dean." Jim was there, of course, and he stood up, twisted his head to give us his profile against the sky, turned back to us and took his teeth out and crossed his eyes. We all laughed, except the girl. Her face turned red with embarrassment as she stared at him. He put his teeth back…

James Dean & Roy Schatt. "Once, on the roof of the museum of modern art, a group of us were discussing good-looking movie stars, particularly Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando, a girl nearby added "and Jimmy Dean." Jim was there, of course, and he stood up, twisted his head to give us his profile against the sky, turned back to us and took his teeth out and crossed his eyes. We all laughed, except the girl. Her face turned red with embarrassment as she stared at him. He put his teeth back…

He was only in 3 movies. This is one of the ways he left his mark in the world. #JamesDean #people #actor

He was only in 3 movies. This is one of the ways he left his mark in the world. #JamesDean #people #actor

James Dean, Roy Schatt and friends on the roof of the Museum of Modern Art ( MoMA) in1954

James Dean, Roy Schatt and friends on the roof of the Museum of Modern Art ( MoMA) in1954

"He is not our hero because he was perfect, but because he perfectly represented the damaged but...

"He is not our hero because he was perfect, but because he perfectly represented the damaged but...

James Dean photographed by Roy Schatt on the set of “The Thief”, 1955.

James Dean photographed by Roy Schatt on the set of “The Thief”, 1955.

James Dean with Bill Gunn and Barbara Glenn, at a New Years Eve party in Roy Schatts apartment.

James Dean with Bill Gunn and Barbara Glenn, at a New Years Eve party in Roy Schatts apartment.

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