A giant bilboard picturing late actor James Dean stands in the parking lot of the gas station/ grocery store "Blackwell's Corner". For years Blackwell's Corner has been known as "James Dean's Last Stop" since it was the last stop made by Dean at around 5:00 pm on the day he was killed in a car crash a few miles away on September 30, 1955.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.

On The Trail of James Dean

September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
A lot of places and people in Indiana and California are still linked to this famous actor who died in a car accident at the age of 24.
Dean is a cultural icon who reached fame with movies such as Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden and Giant.

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A giant bilboard picturing late actor James Dean stands in the parking lot of the gas station/ grocery store "Blackwell's Corner". For years Blackwell's Corner has been known as "James Dean's Last Stop" since it was the last stop made by Dean at around 5:00 pm on the day he was killed in a car crash a few miles away on September 30, 1955.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
May 17, 2005
Filename:
01-2261-1675
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The intersection of road 46 and 41 on July 17, 2005 where late actor James Dean was killed in a head-on collision on September 30, 1955.  Dean was driving his new 550 Porsche Spyder to Salinas, California, where he planned to enter it in a race. At 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Routes 466 (now 46) and 41 near Cholame, a 1950 Ford turned in front of the sports car and Dean was unable to avoid a collision with it.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
July 15, 2005
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02-2261-2017
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A view of road 46 towards Cholame where late actor James Dean was killed in a head-on collision at the intersection of Routes 41 and 46 in Cholame  on September 30, 1955.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
July 15, 2005
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03-2261-2000
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Pictures of late actor James Dean hang on a fence near the place where he died in a car accident near Cholame on September 30, 1955.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
May 17, 2005
Filename:
04-2261-1524
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The James Dean Monument in Cholame, an aluminum sculpture donated by a Japanese fan, that is located nearby the  place where the actor died in a car accident  on September 30, 1955. In the background is the Jack Ranch Cafe.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
May 17, 2005
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05-2261-1617
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Inside the Jack Ranch Cafe in Cholame on April 17, 2005. The cafe sells a lot of souvenirs of late actor James Dean as it is located nearby the place where the actor died in a car accident  on September 30, 1955.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
May 17, 2005
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06-2261-1640
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Professional sign painter Laurae Rumple finishes a restoration job on a billboard posted at the entrance to Fairmount, IN. Late actor James Dean lived most of his childhood in Fairmount.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
May 31, 2005
Filename:
07-2261-1726
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A lot  in downtown Fairmount, IN, is a constant reminder of late actor James Dean since he spent most of his childhood in this farm town.    September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
May 31, 2005
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08-2261-1842
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A lot  in downtown Fairmount, IN, is a constant reminder of late actor James Dean since he spent most of his childhood in this farm town.    September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
May 31, 2005
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09-2261-1779
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A lot  in downtown Fairmount, IN, is a constant reminder of late actor James Dean since he spent most of his childhood in this farm town.    September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
May 31, 2005
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10-2261-1806
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The Fairmount High School in Fairmount, Indiana, that is now under restoration. Late actor James Dean went to this school where he attended acting classes.  The building was abandoned for use as a school in 1986.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
Filename:
11-2261-0722
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Carter's Motorcycle Shop in Fairmount, Indiana, where late actor James Dean bought his first motorcycle.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
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12-2261-0828
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The basketball hoop late actor James Dean used to play with in the barn next to the house where he lived in Fairmount, Indiana.    September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
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13-2261-0857
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Late actor James Dean's little-boy signature and handprints in a slab of cement in the garage next to the house where he lived in Fairmount, Indiana.    September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
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14-2261-0981
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Coy Winslow, son of Marcus Winslow Jr., cousin of late actor James Dean, among his cows in Fairmount, Indiana, on April 10, 2004. Coy's father grew up with Dean in the same house.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
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15-2261-0899
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Marcus Winslow Jr, cousin and closest living relative of late actor James Dean, sits on April 10. 2005, in front of the house where the two grew up in Fairmount, Indiana. Winslow was 12 years younger than Dean. The house now belongs to Marcus Jr. and is not open to the public.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
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16-2261-0991
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Marcus Winslow Jr, cousin and closest living relative of late actor James Dean, sits on April 10, 2005, with a painting of him and Dean in front of the house where the two grew up in Fairmount, Indiana. According to Winslow, Dean was 24 and himself 12 years old in the picture from which the painting was made. The house now belongs to Marcus Jr. and is not open to the public.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
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17-2261-1053
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Marcus Winslow, cousin and closest living relative of late actor James Dean, with his collection of classic cars in a private garage in Fairmount on May 31, 2005.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
May 31, 2005
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18-2261-1867
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Phil Zeigler, a long time fan of late movie actor James Dean and volunteer at the Fairmount Historical Museum, stands by his own Ford Mustang car in Fairmont, Indiana, on April 10, 2005.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
Filename:
19-2261-0823
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Phil Zeigler, a longtime fan of late actor james Dean, wipes out lipstick marks left by female fans show on Dean's tombstone Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana, on April 10, 2005. The tombstone was stolen twice in 1983 and replaced in 1985 because of damage done to it by fans. Thousands of people visit James Dean's gravesite each year to pay their respects.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
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20-2261-0754
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Lipstick marks from female fans show on the tombstone of late actor James Dean at the Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana. The tombstone was stolen twice in 1983 and replaced in 1985 because of damage done to it by fans. Thousands of people visit James Dean's gravesite each year to pay their respects.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
Filename:
21-2261-0739
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The grave at the Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana, of late actor James Dean. The tombstone was stolen twice in 1983 and replaced in 1985 because of damage done to it by fans. Thousands of people visit James Dean's gravesite each year to pay their respects.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
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22-2261-0798
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Jim Grindle, a close friend of late actor James Dean, stands in front  of the Fairmount Historical Museum in Fairmont, Indiana, on April 10, 2005. The museum was founded in 1975 and its exhibits showcase authentic artifacts of hometown film star James Dean. From his childhood in Fairmount to his death, Dean's  life can be traced through hundreds of rare photographs, his motorcycles,  movie costumes, and countless keepsakes donated to the museum by his own family and close friends.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
Filename:
23-2261-0692
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The Fairmount Historical Museum in Fairmont, Indiana. The museum was founded in 1975 and its exhibits showcase authentic artifacts of hometown film star James Dean. From his childhood in Fairmount to his death, Dean's  life can be traced through hundreds of rare photographs, his motorcycles,  movie costumes, and countless keepsakes donated to the museum by his own family and close friends.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
Title:
On The Trail of James Dean
Date:
April 10, 2005
Filename:
24-2261-0705
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