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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Gale Hikade, president of the Fairmount Historical Museum, poses inside the gift shop of the 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.
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On The Trail of James Dean
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Inside 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.
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Inside 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.
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Inside 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.
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Phil Zeigler, a volunteer and fan of late movie actor James Dean, stands by one of Dean's motorcycles displayed inside 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.
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Inside 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.
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Inside 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.
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Estelle Ricker, a guide at the Fairmount Historical Museum, poses inside the museum in Fairmont, Indiana, on April 10, 2005. Ricker knew late movie actor James Dean when he was a teenager. 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.
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The Rebel rebel store in Fairmount, IN,  that sells of lot of James Dean memorabilia and collectibles.   September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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Lenny Prussak inside his store, Rebel Rebel, in Fairmount, IN, that sells a lot of James Dean memorabilia and collectibles.   September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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An original oil painting by late actor James Dean on exhibit inside the James Dean Gallery in Gas City, near Fairmount, Indiana. The exhibit opened in 2004 and is the private collection of James Dean archivist, David Loehr. He began collecting in 1974, and has since amassed the world's largest collection of James Dean Memorabilia  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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A billboard on the road to Fairmount on May 31, 2005,  announcing one the several James Dean Festivals that are held this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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Lance Tell, a famous James Dean look-alike, during the James Dean Film Festival in Herber Springs on April 8, 2005. Tell is also the actor and director of the short film: "James Dean: Reel to Reelî, a piece that speculates on the last few years of James Dean's life.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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Fans of James Dean gather with their classic cars at  the James Dean Film Festival in Herber Springs on April 8, 2005.   September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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Spectators during the James Dean Film Festival in Herber Springs on April 8, 2005,  watch a film where James Dean acted before he became famous.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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Lenny Prussak selling James Dean merchandise and memorabilia inside the "Gem" theater during the James Dean Film Festival in Herber Springs on April 8, 2005. Prussak owns the Rebel Rebel store in Fairmount.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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Inside the "Jitterbug" Coffee Shop  in Herber Springs on April 8, 2005, where some memorabilia related to late actor James Dean is displayed for sale  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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Artist Ellen Hobgood paints a portrait of late actor James Dean in front of her store , Commonground Art Studios,  during the James Dean Film Festival in Herber Springs on April 8, 2005.  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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David Dalton in Heber Srpings on April, 4, 2005. Dalton,  a founding editor of Rolling Stone Magazine, is the author of a biography of late actor James Dean, "The Mutant King". The book is based on research and interviews with people who worked with the late actor, his family, friends and many lovers as well as a detailed description of his work.   September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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Pam Crawford, president of the James Dean Remembered International Fan Club, in Herber Springs on April 9, 2005. The James Dean fan club has about 400 members  from 20 countries.   September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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David Loehr, owner of the James Dean Gallery in Gas City, near Fairmount, Indiana, on April 11, 2005. The exhibit opened in 2004 and is the private collection of James Dean archivist, David Loehr. He began collecting in 1974, and has since amassed the world's largest collection of James Dean Memorabilia  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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Inside the James Dean Gallery in Gas City, near Fairmount, Indiana. The exhibit opened in 2004 and is the private collection of James Dean archivist, David Loehr. He began collecting in 1974, and has since amassed the world's largest collection of James Dean Memorabilia  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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Inside the James Dean Gallery in Gas City, near Fairmount, Indiana. The exhibit opened in 2004 and is the private collection of James Dean archivist, David Loehr. He began collecting in 1974, and has since amassed the world's largest collection of James Dean Memorabilia  September 30, 2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of James Dean's tragic death in 1955.
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An original oil painting of jazz musician Miles Davis by late actor James Dean on exhibit inside the James Dean Gallery in Gas City, near Fairmount, Indiana. The exhibit opened in 2004 and is the private collection of James Dean archivist, David Loehr. He began collecting in 1974, and has since amassed the world's largest collection of James Dean Memorabilia  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
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