James Dean’s appeared in only three films during his tragically short career, elevating him to the status of Hollywood legend. Despite being a brand new face in the industry, Dean received critical acclaim for his roles in East of Eden, Giant, and perhaps most memorably, Rebel Without a Cause. His two posthumous academy award nominations are a testament to his talent, and his turn as rebellious teen Jim Stark has remained culturally significant for decades. Our buyers are eager to get their hands on James Dean autographs, photographs, and other items like screen-used clothing.
This red sweater personally owned by Dean received lots of attention at auction selling for $8,084. Dean owned this sweater while he starred in his final stage role as Bachir in The Immortalist. While he was only in show for two short weeks, his performance caught the attention of one Elia Kazan, director of East of Eden. Dean would later land the role of Cal Trask in the John Steinbeck adaptation that would launch his prolific yet tragically short career.
Signed photographs of Dean are also in high demand, and RR Auction has offered multiple portraits of Dean in the past with immaculate results. This stunning portrait of Dean casting a sideways gaze in Rebel Without a Cause achieved a price of $21,156. Another picture of Dean strolling down West 68th smoking a cigarette had buyers clamoring to put in a winning bid. This natural, black and white still taken by experienced photographer Roy Schatt realized $13,081.
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