Dennis Stock (1928 – 2010)
James Dean signs autographs at his former high school's ball, Fairmount, Indiana, February 1955
From the series »Moody New Star«
The original negative number stamp shows the year »1956« as exposure date, what is wrong as Dean was killed in an accident with his new Porsche already in September 1955. This error appears on all early prints of this series, therefore it counts as an proof for authenticity.
Gelatin silver print, print date: 1960s
Image dimensions 21,7 x 29,5 cm (21,7 x 29,5 inch)
Double weight paper, semi-matte surface
Photographer's agency stamp, »Dean James« stamp and handwritten neg. no. »56-7-30/8« in pencil and ink on the reverse
LIFE magazine, March 7, 1955, p. 125f. (same series).
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