Dennis Stock’s images of James Dean offer a uniquely intimate insight into a life on the brink of stardom, through the eyes of a close friend. Stock was introduced to Dean in Hollywood in January 1955 and, after watching a preview of Dean in East of Eden, became fascinated with the actor’s startling talent. Stock wanted to know where Dean had come from, and proposed to do a visual biography of his humble origins in Fairmount, Indiana—at the time a radical approach to documenting a celebrity. But it was through this deeply personal journey, along with the photographs taken in Hollywood and New York City, that Stock was able to build up such a complete picture of the young actor in both his professional and private worlds.
Pictured here, Dean visits his old school, Fairmount High, in Fairmount, Indiana, in 1955.
An exclusive range of contemporary, image-led posters available both signed and unsigned as part of the Magnum Editions collection. Each limited edition poster is printed on 150gsm FSC certified Symbol Tatami paper, and once sold out will never be made available again in this format.
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