[David Bowie‘s tribute to his hero, James Dean. Rebel, Rebel from David’s 1995 album Diamond Dogs]
This is a list of friends who have been helpful in this project, who have super cool sites, or just places I find interesting:
James Dean Gallery, the place to find everything James Dean! Indiana’s most popular tourist destination with a wonderful online gift shop. Shop for t-shirts, books, posters, coffee mugs, and much more…
Rebel Rebel, the home of LennyShirts, the coolest, most distinctive, hand-made retro clothing (many creations from actual vintage fabric). Lenny often features one-of-a-kind shirts that stand out from the crowd. Entirely hand-made in James Dean’s hometown of Fairmount, Indiana. His list of celebrity clients is a Who’s Who of rock and roll history.
James Dean Remembered International fan club, the place where the cool people meet. If you’re a fan, why aren’t you a member? Great high-class newsletter, great bunch of people!
Silver Screen Suppers, an amazing, comprehensive, and entertaining food blog featuring vintage celebrity recipes from all your favorite stars of yesteryear. She recently released Cooking with Joan, a Joan Crawford cookbook and is a member of The Shellac Sisters (a group of 4 retro DJ’s who spin records on wind-up Victrolas).
Kenneth Kendall website, featuring galleries of his amazing work. Kenneth met James Dean only once, but it changed his life forever. Kenneth is the artist who created the bronze bust located at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, and a duplicate at the memorial park in Jim’s hometown of Fairmount, IN. Kenneth went on to create hundreds of images of Jimmy, in pencil, oil, miniature enamels, bronze and more. This site was created by Cindy Cronk, archivist of the Kendall estate and owner of Cindy Cronk Fine Art Services.
Patsy’s Pizza, was one of James Dean’s favorite places to eat (and the last). Home of the first pizza in California. Filomena carries on her father’s tradition and class.
Simply Eartha, carries on the legacy of the legendary Eartha Kitt. Here you will find a line of lifestyle products the remind us daily of the strong, beautiful, class-act that was Eartha. Run by her daughter Kitt Shapiro.
Daddy-O’s, for everything ’50s. A very fun on-line nostalgia shop that carries a comprehensive line of clothing, accessories, and more…