"Bob Greene says legend has it that James Dean's iconic white T-shirt was from J. C. Penney. The retailer should take advantage of the link to boost its brand."
Racing into the night
It was your destiny
To go away before you could see
The legacy you left behind
Racing into immortality
It was your fatality that symbolised
It made people recognise
What you could have been
Had you lived long enough
What you would have seen
Had you not been taken away
Racing into your dreams
An idol for so many
That's what it seems
Such an impact
Only three films
But, years down the line
They speak to a generation,
Both yours and mine
They still recognise you as your legend continues to grow
Little did you ever know
You wanted to bridge the gap
Between life and death
Live on after you've gone
People can never close the door
They don't make stars
Like you anymore!
Had you have lived
What would you have been
You would still be a legend good old James Dean
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The 37th Annual "James Dean Festival" kicks off in Fairmount, Indiana September 27th - 30th.
The festival, that honors the life and legacy of Dean, includes live entertainment, a parade, a James Dean Lookalike Contest, a dance contest and screenings of James Dean's movies.
The event is free and open to the public.
Click here for information.
In 1955 a young actor by the name of James Dean sat at his Aunt's kitchen table in Fairmount, Indiana reading a book of poetry by the Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley. In fact, James Dean liked poetry, and his favorite poet was none other than James Whitcomb Riley. Other pictures of Dean in this same series, taken by famed Magnum Photographer, Dennis Stock, appeared in Life magazine. And it was the image of Dean "Reading Riley" that will launch a photography contest for the Hoosier Poet.
"Who is Reading Riley Today?" Is a photography contest sponsored by the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home in Greenfield, Indiana. The idea is to get a book of Riley poetry and have other "famous" or "well-noted" individuals pose with the book. Who can you get to "Read Riley?" For details of the competition, go to the Riley Boyhood Home website at www.jwrileyhome.org. A photo gallery for submission is up and running, and these photos will also be shared on the Riley Boyhood Home's Facebook page - be sure to like it to get an update on whose picture has been submitted.
There are actually three phases to this contest: submit your photo, vote for your favorite photo (you and your friends), and then find out who are the top ten people "Reading Riley" today - based on popular vote. Photo submissions will be accepted from now until September 15, 2012. Voting for the top ten coolest people "Reading Riley" will begin on September 17, 2012 with the winners to be announced during the Riley Festival in Greenfield on October 4-7, 2012. The person who submits the photo with the most votes will get four adult passes to the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home, and an edition of Riley's complete works.
One of your questions might be who is considered "famous" or "well-noted?" This could be anyone who is known by many people - a principal of a school, a person in a political office, the head of a university, a significant business person, a TV or radio personality, a college or professional athlete, a musician, a singer, an actor, a comedian - anyone who could be recognized by several people.
Another question you might have - - Do I have to use a certain book of Riley poetry? And where do I get one? The only requirement that we ask is that Riley's name appear clearly on the cover, and it should be a book of his poetry - not a book about him. Some people have a book of Riley's poetry at home. You can borrow a book from the library. You can buy his books online, or visit the Riley home in Greenfield - - we have several editions for sale.
Hurry and make your submissions now - - Who can you get to "Read Riley?"
Bench & Loom is offering a limited edition reproduction of the coat James Dean wore in the movie Giant during his role as Jett Brink.
The coat was reproduced after a majority of fans voted in favor of it being made on the clothing brand's website. Only 30 coats, priced at $648, will be made.
Bench & Loom worked with the estate of James Dean and CMG Worldwide to obtain a license to recreate this iconic piece of history.
The Los Angeles Times reported more details about this coat here.
"He is growing into an adult, so we decided that his style should reflect that," the star's hair pro Vanessa Price, tells Us Weekly. "So we looked to the legendary James Dean for our inspiration."
Read the step-by-step instructions on how to style hair like James Dean's hair: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-beauty/news/how-to-steal-justin-biebers-james-dean-inspired-hairdo-2012203#ixzz1pxZ2ph2Z
English soccer star Ashley Cole sported Dolce & Gabbana's James Dean t-shirt while out with friends in London. Reports say he was out with his teammates celebrating their 4-1 win against Napoli.
Actor Taylor Kitsch channeled James Dean in the March issue of GQ.
Taylor shared his thoughts about the late legend: "Dean is just an icon. Timeless. That's the kind of work you want to do as an actor. If 15, 20, 30 years after I'm gone you could turn on a movie that I've been a part of? At the end of the day, that's all you're going to have."
Check it out here.