Updated August 16, 2004
URL is www.tentativetimes.net/04fanwk/index.html
David Loehr's 2004 James Dean Fan Appreciation
Ed Schulte, Detroit Michigan
1941 to 7 July 2004
(link to memorial below)
Every year since 1998, David Loehr has hosted a wonderful fan appreciation weekend for Dean fans, especially including those who can't be here in September or who can't handle the crowds of September. We always start with a dinner gathering on Friday night, a James Dean themed Jeopardy contest on Saturday afternoon and a fancy banquet Saturday evening followed by Mark Kinnaman's night walk of Fairmount.. This year we had the bonus of exploring the brand new James Dean Memorial Gallery which David opened in May 2004, at exit 59 of Interstate 69, Gas City exit. That's four miles north of exit 55, the exit for Fairmount. (Link below)
Lenny has taken over the former Gallery building at 425 North Main Street in Fairmount, for his Rebel Rebel nostalgia store.
Here are the photos from the pizza party at the new Gallery. The next pages will show the Jeopardy crowd and the banquet crowd.
First time visitors from Central Indiana. A first time visitor from Southern California!
Mark Kinnaman from Fairmount.
From Indianapolis, formerly from New York City. A lifesaver from Marion. Check out the cafe on the courthouse square.
Here we are in the
new Gallery's theatre, watching a DVD of Rebel Without a Cause
on the giant screen.
I think I have a disk missing, because there were a lot more people at the Friday night party than I have pictures of. If I find a missing disk, I will add to this page.
James Dean's Headstone July 2004
This side faces west. Go to the middle entrance to Park Cemetery, drive ahead to your second right, turn, go to the top of the hill and visit with James Dean's spirit. Fans leave mementos.
This side faces east. detail from west-facing side of stone
And now, let's go to the Jeopardy-style contest!
Memorial for Ed Schulte
The new James Dean Museum and Gallery at Gas City
Join James Dean Remembered fan club
The 2003 Fan Appreciation Weekend
1998 Night Walking Tour of Fairmount, Indiana and the 1997 Night Walking Tour
Lenny's Rebel Rebel nostalgia store
The 2003 James Dean Festival index
All the Deaners pages. Probably no one on earth has read every single one of them except for me....
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