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Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times, and Legend of James Dean

By: Dean/Alexander, Paul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PLUME: 3/3/2014

Seller ID: 9780452278400

ISBN: 0452278406

Condition: USED


This is the first biography of James Dean to look beyond the Hollywood-manufactured cliche to the volatile polarities, conflicted sexuality, and childhood trauma of the person himself. James Dean's legendary status as a Hollywood icon is reconsidered in Boulevard of Broken Dreams, which explores the process by which he became the electric and exciting actor who came to stand for a whole generation's feelings of rebellion. What no one knew at the highlight of his career was that Dean had suffered agonies of torment over his own sexual ambivalence and the concealment that Hollywood studio mores ... View more info