East of Eden

James Dean (starring)
Elia Kazan (director)
John Steinbeck (novel)
Paul Osborn (screenwriter)
Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Jo Van Fleet (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1955. Vintage studio still photograph showing actor James Dean posing his then-lover, Italian actress Pier Angeli, in preparation for a photograph. Warner stamps on the verso.

Angeli and Dean enjoyed a passionate romantic relationship after having met on the Warner Brothers film lots in 1954, while Dean was filming "East of Eden" and Angeli was filming "The Silver Chalice." Although Angeli's mother would force her to break up with Dean on the grounds that he was not Catholic, Angeli would later say that Dean was "the only man I ever loved deeply as a woman should love a man," and rumors persisted that the couple were secretly in a relationship until Dean's death in September, 1955.

8 x 10 inches. Corners slightly creased, else about Near Fine.

[Book #158480]