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James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor

Signed by the Giant cast on-set in 1955, featuring the rare combination of Dean and Taylor

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Signed by the Giant cast on-set in 1955, featuring the rare combination of Dean and Taylor

Extremely rare 5.5 x 3.5 postcard photo of the Hotel Paisano in Marfa, Texas, signed on the reverse in fountain pen, “James Dean,” and on the front, “Elizabeth Taylor.” Also signed on the front by Rock Hudson, Jane Withers, Maurice Jara, Gerald Frank, and dialogue coach Robert Hinkle; and on the reverse by George Stevens Jr, Chill Wills, Victor Millan (ins), Mercedes McCambridge, Ana Maria Majalca, Valley Keene, Earl Holliman, Tina Menard, Pilar Del Rey, David [Jiminez], and in pencil by Monte Hale. In very good condition, with moderate to heavy overall creases, a small tear to the bottom edge, chip to one corner tip, and a few light stains to reverse.

Filmed in 1955, Giant was James Dean’s third and final role as a leading man, as his fatal car accident came just eight days after shooting his final scenes for the film. A lively and energetic production, the team spent two months on-set in Marfa, Texas; director George Stevens actively encouraged the townspeople to visit the set, where they could watch the shooting, visit with the cast and crew, or take part as extras, dialect coaches, bit players, and stagehands—and collect autographs. The highly acclaimed film went on to garner ten Academy Award nominations, with Stevens winning for best director. Due to his tragic death before the movie’s release, cast-signed pieces featuring both Dean and Taylor are extremely scarce and among the most desirable of Hollywood autographs. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #432 - Ended July 16, 2014

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