James Dean

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James Dean auction offers unseen items showing new side to star
Nearly 400 items, including personal letters, provide insight into the life of the actor who died at the age of 24

David Smith in Washington

23, May, 2023 @6:00 PM

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The rumba radio station, the DJ … and 110,000 albums looking for a noisy new home
The unique Gladys Palmera archive may cross the Atlantic from Madrid to secure a permanent base

Sam Jones in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

13, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Mona Lisa: even masterpieces should be knocked off their easels | Rebecca Nicholson
We’re far too reverential to artists and novelists

Rebecca Nicholson

09, Nov, 2019 @3:30 PM

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Sorry, James Dean, you're better off dead than digitally alive
A pair of Hollywood directors think the long-dead actor is perfect to co-star in their new film. What I wouldn’t give to have been at the ideas meeting

Joel Golby

07, Nov, 2019 @4:23 PM

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Reanimating James Dean is a monstrous, legacy-destroying idea
Film-makers plan to digitally resurrect Dean to make him the star of a new film – it will pave the way for a nightmarish procession of the famous dead

Stuart Heritage

07, Nov, 2019 @12:33 PM

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James Dean to be 'resurrected' for new Vietnam war drama
Rights have been acquired to digitally reanimate the actor, who died in 1955, so he can star in his fourth movie

06, Nov, 2019 @4:39 PM

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California Trip: how Dennis Stock caught the darkness beyond the hippy dream
His iconic portraits of James Dean in a wintry New York won him fame. But it was his travels in the west coast that brought out his true genius, as he captured the cracks in the 60s counterculture

Sean O’Hagan

26, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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John Howlett obituary
Other lives: Novelist, scriptwriter and biographer

Peter Howlett

08, Apr, 2019 @4:03 PM

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Tab Hunter: how Hollywood's boy next door became a gay icon
The actor, who died on Sunday at the age of 86, kept his sexuality a secret at a time when the industry wasn’t ready for an openly gay heartthrob

Jake Nevins

10, Jul, 2018 @6:00 AM

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From Godzilla to Some Like it Hot – why the 1950s is my favourite film decade
The decade that invented teenagers and giant radioactive lizards also gave birth to the melodramas of Douglas Sirk, the wry satires of Billy Wilder and saw Hitchcock at his finest

Wendy Ide

05, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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'I never knew how much I'd write crying': Peter Bradshaw on film star deaths
Following the loss of actor Anton Yelchin, our movie critic reflects on how reporting celebrity deaths occupies a greater part of his work in the digital age, and what that tells us of society, grief and stardom

Peter Bradshaw

23, Jun, 2016 @12:26 PM

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Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are no Brando and Dean | Letters
Letters: In the 50s, manly dress, was a made-to-measure, two- or three-piece suit, complete with collar and tie. Casual dress was a sports jacket or blazer


01, Apr, 2016 @5:48 PM

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