Lot #8232
James Dean Oversized Signed Photograph

Fabulous oversized East of Eden portrait
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Estimate: $15000+

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Fabulous oversized East of Eden portrait

Incredible vintage semi-glossy 9.5 x 12.5 photo of Dean on the set of East of Eden, signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen, “To Cindy, With my best wishes, James Dean.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered creasing and cracks to emulsion, and a heavier bend to upper right corner. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the James Dean Memorial Gallery.

In early 1954 Dean received first major role, cast to play the loner Cal Trask in Elia Kazan’s screen adaptation of Steinbeck’s East of Eden. Leaving New York for the bright lights of Hollywood, Dean embraced the part and turned in one of cinema’s great emotional performances to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Portraying him during the production of this iconic film, this is a remarkable photograph in both size and content—signed photos of Dean are rare in general, with oversized examples exceedingly so. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Tom Gregory Collection
  • Dates: December 08 - December 15

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