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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.

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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.

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.

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

Via acertaincinema.com

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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