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posted by Radkr
Okay. The other araw I received "Boulevard of Broken Dreams, The Life, Times and Legend of James Dean" sa pamamagitan ng Paul Alexander in the mail. I really did not want to have this book as part of my collection of James Dean memorabilia, because it supposedly takes the "was James Dean gay?" thing a bit over the edge. And you know how I feel about that!

But, I figured that, at the very least, I could get some new pictures of him that maybe I didn't have. I was not counting on the one I found while flipping through the book. It appears on page 284. My jaw hit the floor as I found myself staring at a fuzzy,...
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I wrote this blog on myspace on March 2, about three or four days after I watched "Rebel Without A Cause" for the first time ever. Yeah, I know. Hard to believe that I'm this old and I never once thought to watch a James Dean movie. Gimme a break, okay?


Well, then, there, now. It seems I've turned fascination into obsession, This is nothing new to me.

When I found out that "Candle In The Wind" was written about Marilyn Monroe, I had to know everything about her. When ABC showed a movie about Ruffian last year, I downloaded every image I could find of her. This one was particularly...
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posted by ballaholic
“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

I’m so sorry, Jimmy. I know I’m letting you down. You wanted me to dream big, live big, and be great. I’ve done none of that. I’ve settled for ordinary. I’ve ibingiay up on my dreams. I’ve all but stopped living. I don’t know how it happened. Time’s just been flying by, and I don’t know how the days have managed to slip past me so many times without my notice. Before I know it, I’ll be twenty-four, the age you were at your death. Who knows if I’ll get much madami than that, or if I’ll even get that far?...
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posted by Radkr
You were something
I was not
You were cool, you were hot
You had talent, you had style
And you had a killer smile!

Mercurial, impolite, a giant, a rebel
A work in progress, an unpolished pebble
A dreamer, a charmer, a restless soul
How much we loved you, you'll never know

You were gone before you had the chance
To prove your worth, to dance the dance
Yes, you were something, everything
Still, time has not erased the sting

The years crawled by
We lived, we cried (some committed suicide)
And I was something you were not
I was 25
Was James Dean gay? He never admitted it, except to say, rather enigmatically, "I am certainly not going to go through life with one hand tied behind my back."

Based solely on this statement, and the secret hopes of many a smitten homosexual male, one would have to assume that this was the case. I say, "HOGWASH!" (Actually, I say something much stronger, but this is a family show).

James Dean was NOT gay. Sure, he may have dabbled a bit, but just because you know how to swim, it doesn't make you an Olympic ginto medalist. The only reason gay people say James Dean was gay is that they WISH he...
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posted by Radkr
So I was online the other day, searching Jimmy (again!) and I came across a page that had a fictionalized story of James Dean surviving the crash and becoming a private detective. It was stupid. Then I read about how someone thought that if James Dean HAD survived and gone into hiding, that it would eventually come out because too many people knew, and not all of them could be trusted to keep their mouths shut for very long. It got me to thinking: I'm going to write a story about James Dean surviving the accident. My theory is, only five people really needed to be in on the "cover-up" - Bill...
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posted by Radkr
Some people just don't get it. This is a note I found from my daughter on my computer mesa as I was preparing to log into yet another James Dean web search:

"Mom -
I think the cup of psycho you have been drinking lately has completely overflowed. Please stop."

I AM psycho, but that is a whole other thing. James Dean once told someone, "I am well aware that there are those who think a net should be dropped over me." I know a few people who feel the same about me, besides my daughter, of course. If I let what people think dictate every ilipat I make, I might as well just stand still and give them an easier target.
posted by deanmonroe550
we all miss you james dean,so happy birthay your legend lives on in my heart,the first time i watched rebel without a cause i fell in pag-ibig with you and i didnt know anything about you so i bought some books and i leared alot,but some books were true and some were false,at first i thought you were a bank robber untill i read and i learnd that you worked hard to become a actor and a good person and you had self respect for your self and alot of people dont like that in hollywood they want to make you than break you,but you didnt take shit from no one thats what made you strong and people now araw need to know that they dont need to sell them self and do anything to become a bituin they need to be them self,like you didnt dress like anyone else to be noticed and you didnt halik asno to be on every time magazine you earned it because you worked very hard,and you belived in your self!!!! and every body else should...
Now, my daughter thinks I REALLY need help! I have picture frames. Most of them hold mga litrato of my family: kids and grandkids. I had a few that had mga litrato of my ex-husband in them, but after he got remarried last fall, I took them down. Didn't take his pictures out of them, just took them down.

Over the last couple of days though, I have replaced the mga litrato of my ex with mga litrato of James Dean (about damn time,too -- we've been divorced for four years!!)

I now have a mini-gallery of James Dean mga litrato in my bedroom. Here they are! I would have them all over the house, but out of respect for my daughter,...
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