James Dean In The Most Eerie Set Of Photos He Ever Took

In early 1955, he posed for some photos that gave a haunting premonition.

1. In April of 1955, “Life” magazine commissioned photographer Dennis Stock to do a “visual biography” on the life of up-and-coming actor James Dean. As part of the story, it included a trip to his boyhood home of Fairmount, IN.

Stock took this iconic picture of James Dean in Times Square as part of the story.

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2. Dean decided to eerily pose inside of a coffin for a series of shots, at the local department store in Fairmount.

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12. Sadly, this would be the last time Dean ever returned alive to his boyhood home. He died on September 30, 1955, in a car accident, near Paso Robles, CA. He is buried in Park Cemetery in Fairmount.

Dean and Little Bastard his Porsche 550 that he had the accident in.

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13. In 1956, George Stevens, director of Dean’s last and posthumous film “Giant”, was forced to address the photos while promoting the film.

Stevens told the AP:

“Jimmy Dean lived every day for the future. He had no more premonition of death than you or I… The picture beside the coffin was made when Dean visited a high school chum in his home town. It was a gag picture that any young man might post for on an impulse.”

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