Deaners Visits the New James Dean Memorial Gallery

Deaners Visits the New James Dean Memorial Gallery

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Gas City James Dean Memorial Gallery Is Closed

Farewell, beautiful Gallery.  You are now a beautiful Convention center for Grant County, Indiana.
You’ll see proms and family reunions, weddings and meetings, and things that haven’t even been invented yet.  The spirit of James Dean will watch over everyone.

David Loehr, Tinka Bach of the Fairmount State Bank, Dr. B.D. Patel of Marion, Indiana, and Lenny from Rebel, Rebel.
The collection belongs to David Loehr. Lenny’s store /lenny/index.html now occupies the former Fairmount Gallery building.

Life-long dreams do come true.


David, Dr. Patel, and Lenny with Pam Crawford of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Pam is President of James Dean Remembered, the fan club, as well as
editor of the Dean Zine, the finest fan club zine in the world. (Link at bottom of page.)

Brenda and Jessie handled the gift shop as Teresita shopped.

image Brian Hatton’s  replica of James Dean’s Porsche Spyder is on loan from Brian himself. There are many photos of the crash site, the car, and the road where Jimmy died. We thank the Hattons for this kindness.  This big display is at the back wall of the museum.   Brian’s family graces this photo.


Brian Hatton and family, up from Nashville TN. 

More links to related pages

Go to David Loehr’s newest Gallery.  It’s in Auburn, Indiana.

Page 1:  The former index for David Loehr’s Gas City James Dean Gallery (You are here)
Page 2:    more Friday night guests at the  old Gas City Gallery open house
Page 3     more photos of the old Gas City museum exhibits
Page 4:    (more) fans on Saturday
Page 5:    some more  fans on Saturday
Page 6:    still more Saturday guests
Page 7:    more displays in David Loehr’s former Gallery
Page 8:    Road Rockets car show at former Gallery location
Page 9:    Bands at Saturday’s gala

See also David Loehr’s own website,

David Loehr’s Rockabilly Rebel Weekend has its own website:

The former James Dean Memorial Gallery in Fairmount, Indiana, at 425 North Main Street, now houses Lenny’s memorabilia store on the entire first floor.  See /lenny/index.html

You can join the James Dean Remembered fan club while you are at the Gallery, or go to the website at /jdr/index.html

The Deaners Net website lives at
There are quite a few pages for Adeline Nall and Kenneth Kendall in

The Fairmount Historical Museum is still at 203 East Washington Street in Fairmount, Indiana.  It has an excellent collection of James Dean artifacts owned by the Winslow family.  Their web site is

Don’t forget the Loft Inn Bed and Breakfast in Fairmount.  Patryce Lofton’s website is

There is even a third motel at exit 59 now, a Holiday Inn Express.  The manager, Jeremiah Louden bids fair to have you contact it directly at rather than having to search for them on-line. 

imageSee the 2005 Fan Appreciation weekend pages!