James Dean International, a Fan Club

     Updated  25 March 2005. URL is http://our.tentativetimes.net/jdr/

      Read about the benefits of being a club member on the application form page

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The James Dean International

 fan club website

Here is the information for David Loehr’s James Dean Birthday Party 2005

Tragic news tonight (1/12/2005) from Holland.  Mari reports that Louise Donk has died, killed by someone who threw a large rock off an overpass.  Louise was driving out from under the overpass and the rock smashed the windshield and hit her in the face. David Loehr learned this by email tonight.  He told Mark Kinnaman who called me and Pamela Crawford. 

Louise and Mari hosted Jamie DeWeese when he went to Europe in the summer of 2004.

Louise Donk and Mari at the new Gallery on September 5, 2004.  We are publishing pictures and comments and letters and poems here on a memorial page for Louise.  The page address is www.tentativetimes.net/louise/index.html  Mail to editor@tentativetimes.net

Our President, Pamela Crawford:

 JDR member Brian Stites is involved in an exciting James Dean project celebrating  50 years of Rebel Without A Cause.  Working through the non-profit organization Barely Balancing Artists, the project celebrating the 50th anniversary of REBEL includes an off-Broadway production of the landmark film.  The group hopes their attention to this important film will not only honor it but also demonstrate the film’s continuing relevancy in cinema and society today.  If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation to help this cause or just want to know more about the project, Brian encourages you to visit their web site at www.RebelWithoutACause.net

********** PBS DOCUMENTARY ON DEAN **********

JDR was recently contacted by representatives of PBS (in NYC) about a new documentary they are filming on James Dean for their American Masters series. The documentary is set to air in the year 2005.  This documentary is the Public Broadcasting System’s nod to the 50th anniversary of James Dean’s movie career and tragic death on 9/30/55.    PBS is interviewing friends and family of Jimmie to add authenticity to their film so they contacted us for a list of some of those acquaintances.  PBS reps recently spent time in Marfa, Texas interviewing people who had the opportunity to get to know Jimmie during the making of GIANT.  One of their representatives, Jim Brennan of NYC, assured me that their documentary will be as accurate as humanly possible and will avoid sensationalism.  We’ll let you know as soon as we find out the exact dates the documentary will air.  PBS is also working with Johnny Calderon, JDR member and Director of the Marfa Chamber of Commerce, about possibly airing the documentary during Marfa’s July 2005 GIANT celebration.

********** ROSE COLORED FIFTIES **********

Calling All Fifties Buffs:  I recently discovered a cool little book called ROSE COLORED FIFTIES: A Perfect View of the Past in Barnes & Noble.  As one would expect, there’s a two-page spread on Jimmie in this nifty little book.  The book also comes complete with a 30-minute DVD documentary on the Fifties that includes scenes from Rebel Without a Cause.  This cool little package sells for $14.95 in the US and $22.95 in Canada.  If you love James Dean and the Fifties, you’ll love this little book!

 ********** ATTITUDE **********

Check out John McEnroe’s new book, You Can’t Be Serious.  Does that pose remind you of anyone?  Although McEnroe definitely comes with his own prerequisite ATTITUDE, someone needs to tell him that no one can ever fill Jimmie Dean’s shoes — or his overcoat!    However, Jimmie just might feel a kindred — rebellious — spirit with tennis’ favorite bad boy.  

********** AVON CALLING JAMES DEAN **********

 JDR member Teresita Gonzalez sent the following notice to alert JDR members to contact the nearest Avon representative ASAP:  To commemorate the 50th anniversary of James DeanÂ’s stellar rise to fame and untimely death,  Avon is selling a cool James Dean watch.   The 50th James Dean Anniversary Watch can be found in the newest Avon catalog– Campaign 24.  The watch can be found on page 86.  It is selling for $19.99 for a limited time and comes in a tin box with the 50th anniversary theme on it.

James Dean interpreted by Ken Carpenter of Massachusetts

See JDR members and new fans at the grand opening of David Loehr’s

spectacular new James Dean Memorial Gallery in Gas City, Indiana.

Take exit 59 off Interstate 69. Many pages of faces and cases.

SOUTH BEND INDIANA: Linda Levine is again hosting a James Dean information table at the World’s Largest Garage Sale this June in the parking lot for the Civic building in South Bend.    Mark  Kinnaman and Teresita Gonzales and Sue Mohammed plan to work the table too.  Watch for more information.


Dear Dean fans,

Patryce Loftin, owner of the Loft Inn bed and breakfast in Fairmount, IN, has informed me that there is an online group dedicated to preserving Fairmount High School. You can join the group and receive updates about the fate of Fairmount High. I’ve already joined and I hope you will, too. Here is the e-mail address for the group Friends_of_Fairmount_High_School-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

The registration process isn’t lengthy and this is a wonderful way to keep everyone informed. Hopefully with all of us pulling together, the preservation of the old high school will become a reality.



You’re Cordially Invited

To join the only official James Dean fan club, James Dean Remembered. When you want the details on joining, please go to the forms page at https://www.tentativetimes.net/jdr/fanform.html which you can print out, fill out, and mail with your check. It’s that easy!

Our club’s email address is jamesdeanlives@hotmail.com

The mailing address is on the application form page.

Latest News

2. Pam Crawford is  our new President. Sue Mohamed is Vice-President.

3. Read the new biography of James Dean written by Kris Frailey. Soon to be on this website.

5. Remember to read about the benefits of being a club member, on the application form page

7. Linda LeVine’s poem — coming soon.

8. This website is currently made by Sandra Weinhardt, creator of www.deaners.net

But be sure to contact Pamela Crawford by email at jamesdeanlives@hotmail.com with your questions. She is in charge of the content for this club site.

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Ken Carpenter’s Poem

This poem first appeared in the Dean Zine of Autumn, 2000.

Sample of a Dean Zine Cover, Fall 2000

Stay Tuned

Content, content, content. That’s what drives any website.  This baby will grow and grow. Thanks for your patience. See you in Fairmount!!!


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Logo of James Dean by U.S. Army veteran Mark Kinnaman, artist to the fans. Mark can make you a hand-painted, not air-brushed James Dean denim jacket you can treasure forever. I know I treasure mine, and it’s a great way to meet other Dean fans wherever you go. Enjoy Mark’s website at http://www.parlorcity.com/mark/index.html

Besides Mark Kinnaman’s site, you will want to keep up to date on David Loehr‘s James Dean Memorial Gallery at www.jamesdeangallery.com off I-69 at exit 59 Gas City,  Indiana.

For up-to-date schedules for the September festival, your best source is the Fairmount Historical Museum at www.jamesdeanartifacts.com  

Buy a red Rebel Without a Cause jacket at Daddy-O’s on Main Street by the Napa store.  Their website is http://www.daddyos.com/  and all business is via the internet.

Another helpful, wonderful fan has a lot of James Dean videos.  Visit Bob Rees at www.lconn.com/myserease/dean.htm

Two of the people who have publicized us for a long time are Jon and Tony Tucker who run the Fairmount Antique Mall. Their website is www.tentativetimes.net/fam/

Webmistress for the club is Sandra Weinhardt, www.deaners.net


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