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Cool Dean-Linked People

This is driving me nuts! Too many friends, too little space!  Please don't mind if you aren't listed first.  This is the hardest page to make, because I want to say so much. I'll run a short table, then fill in details further down the page. 

Pamela DesBarres   David Loehr and Lenny of New York
R R Rees   Kip Brown
Fairmount Historical Museum   Mary Ann Michna
Silvia Bongiovanni co-founded our Fan Club   Arnold's Drive-In
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kustom_Kulture   Bob Timmers
http://ericksonskustoms.com/ drool over this site but don't get your keyboard wet   http://www.rockabilly.net/links/links3.shtml Rockabilly Central links
DaddyO's fifties clothes   CMG's James Dean licensing site
from Dave Mann
  http://lswazzo.topcities.com/wax/2.html Another Gary Larkin page
http://www.pinupcafe.com/Kustoms/kustoms.htm  fun site but only for  ages 18 and older, says the site maker.   Johnnie Lacy is now at

Good Lawdy Miss Clawdy, I must pay tribute to the Fairmount Historical  Museum which originated the James Dean Festival.  There you will find the up-to-the-minute details for event timing, contact information, etc.  They even arranged a tour of the Friends Meeting from which Jimmy was buried,  as Back Creek Meeting was too small a building. This was a rare treat, because the Meeting is not generally open for tours.  You can visit the Fairmount Historical Museum at 203 East  Washington Street, a block east of the stoplight downtown on Main Street.  (Fairmount's only red-yellow-green stoplight.) 

Stop at The Giant for a huge breaded pork tenderloin sandwich (an Indiana phenomenon) and a brew when you get hungry.  There are other good places to eat too, The Quaker Inn, downtown, where Morrissey sat on a counter stool, a couple of pizza places and the convenience store out on State Road 5 at Main Street, with the best fried chicken in the world.  The Palace Bar, which was once the movie theatre where Jimmy saw films, is kinda closed for a bit since the building inspector fell through the floor. That was after the toilet fell through the floor.  We hope it reopens because it is so nostalgic and it had good bands, including the riotous Surrender Dorothy.  Inspect your commode's wax ring seals today, fans!

The James Dean Gallery owned by Dean archivist David Loehr is
now moved back with  Lenny's Rebel, Rebel nostalgia store in Fairmount.  The Fairmount Gallery site and Rebel Rebel, both 425 North Main Street, are headquarters for all fans who come to town.  We are a tribe, and you are welcome any time.

Bob Rees in Katy, Texas, is my best proofreader. I thank him, and I wish everyone would tell me if a link doesn't work. He wrote:

"Did you hear that a new James Dean TV show has surfaced--The Trouble With Father 1952. Interesting!" and in a subsequent letter he added "It truly is the biggest Dean news so far this year! Imagine a new Dean appearance that everyone can see! Since he only did the 3 main movies--to discover new material by him is a big deal. Quality is very good too! I have it if people are interested. The Trouble With Father 1952. "

"Rare Videos of James Dean. From 13 of his 50's TV shows, to foreign documentaries, unaired, un- released, newsclips, tributes, specials, film he shot, and more.

Visit R R Rees or email him at mysterease@lconn.com or, as he says on his site, "Please send self-addressed stamped envelope (with 2 stamps on it) (or foreign send 3 Intl. Reply Coupons) to R. R. Rees, 20806 Park Canyon, Katy, Texas 77450. Please specify interest and I'll include memorabilia list too, if you are interested."
Three James Dean videos are available from
Mary Ann Michna
, email ichna@yahoo.com

James Dean Memorial Weekend 1991, Fairmount Indiana, (29 minutes running time, produced by Mary Ann Michna, camera by Randy Starks); and
Welcome James Dean Fans, (6 minutes running time, directed by Mary Ann Michna) and
Remembering James Dean (15 minutes running time, produced and directed by Mary Ann Michna.)
These are just great! You will definitely want to add these to your collection if you have been in Fairmount.

Remembering James Dean won a First Prize in the "1989 Great Video Review Shootoff, "a contest sponsored by Video Review magazine.

Welcome James Dean Fans includes video footage of the 1990 gravesite memorial service and interviews with fans. It won a third place in the 1991 Great Video Review Shootoff.

James Dean Memorial Weekend 1991 includes the memorial service at Back Creek Church, the James Dean lookalike contest and interviews with fans at the gravesite.

Mary Ann is a talented and gracious woman whom you undoubtedly have met at various James Dean gatherings. Contact her about these videos or about a show for her art work, paintings of vanishing buildings in small towns.  She does a great many shows! 

 <a name="KipKip Brown out in California is said to be the most knowledgeable person on the planet when it comes to James Dean. Everyone refers me to him when I have a question. He owns a record shop called Ear Candy and has been writing a book for  years.

James Dean
Day After Day
by Kip Brown

It's time to reserve your copy of James Dean, Day After Day. The initial print run will be just 3,000 copies worldwide. Fan Club  members and others will want to sign up now. Send your name, address and zip code to:
Ear Candy
P.O. Box 55881
Sherman Oaks, California 91403
or fax (818) 787-1526

I'm not exaggerating here. This is the ultimate James Dean book, exhaustively researched with over 75% never-before published. 450+ pages. Incredible collection of never-before-seen photographs.
Guess who has a  business on the Internet? See Christie Pulley Berry's  business, DaddyO's, for swinging 1950's clothing.  A Super Site!! Outstanding web design; I wish I had made it! Christie, a Fairmount native, is Bob Pulley's daughter. Bob was a friend of Jimmy, and a pallbearer, I think.
Arnold's Drive-In in Decatur, Indiana is the greatest! (I make the site)

Lenny just phoned to tell me about http://www.jamesdeanarchives.com/   a Dean site by April.
http://www.deanfan4ever.com/writers.htm for books about James Dean  is part of this site: 
http://www.deanfan4ever.com/ which is "better" than my site, but I try to use original material and art... The fans rate her site higher than mine though!!  Her site is about Dead Jimmy while mine is about live fans, so we really aren't competing!  (I think I am turning green here....)