Dennis Stock met a young James Dean during a house party in Los Angeles in 1955. At the time, Dean was awaiting the release of his first significant film, Elia Kazan’s East of Eden. Intrigued by his new friend, Stock began to photograph him, following him on a visit from his birthplace in Fairmont, Indiana to New York, and back to Hollywood, recording unforgettable image of the young actor in both his professional and private worlds. Pictured here is a haunting image of the young actor walking through Times Square, smoking a cigarette in the rain.

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