March 7, 2014

Rare James Dean Photographs Up For Sale

Rare photographs of late screen legend James Dean will be sold at auction in California later this month.

The pictures, from the personal collection of journalist/photographer Gus V. Vignolle, show Dean preparing his Porsche before a road race in Palm Springs, California in 1955, seven months before the car accident that killed him.

The photographs appeared as part of a tribute to the actor in a 1956 memorial issue of MotoRacing magazine.

All the colour negatives have been lost, but the black and white set were recently rediscovered by Vignolle's daughter after 50 years.

The auction will be held by Premiere Props later this month.

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