JAMES DEAN & The 'FAB' 50s
James Dean, movie star 1954 - 55

James Dean, movie star 1954 - 55

Elia Kazan, director, James Dean, actor /star, Lois Smith, actress, and Leonard Rosenman, composer,  on the set of “East of Eden”.1954.

Elia Kazan, director, James Dean, actor /star, Lois Smith, actress, and Leonard Rosenman, composer, on the set of “East of Eden”.1954.

James Dean and Leonard Rosenman.

James Dean and Leonard Rosenman.

Leonard Rosenman & James Dean

Leonard Rosenman & James Dean

James Dean with his “room mate” (?)_ Leonard Rosenman..

In New York Dean also studied ballet, and moved in with Leonard Rosenman, one of Schoenberg’s American students. This friendship seems to have endured; Rosenmann would compose the incidental music for East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause. As well as these male friendships, Dean buddied up with taxi drivers and bar-keeps. The official wisdom was that he needed a mother but his behaviour, in New York or Hollywood, suggests that he was seeking a father, a father to love and protect him, a father to imitate and to quarrel with.
Germaine Greer - The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/may/14/film
James Dean , Leonard Rosenman,  visiting the set of ‘Sincerely Yours’ 1955 (a doomed movie starring LIBERACE)
Leonard Rosenman composed the music of Dean’s first 2 movies.

James Dean , Leonard Rosenman, visiting the set of ‘Sincerely Yours’ 1955 (a doomed movie starring LIBERACE)
Leonard Rosenman composed the music of Dean’s first 2 movies.

James Dean and friend Leonard Rosenman

James Dean and friend Leonard Rosenman

James Dean with Geraldine Page - in  New York -  on Broadway

James Dean with Geraldine Page - in New York - on Broadway

James Dean on LOOK mag , Oct 16, 1956

James Dean on LOOK mag , Oct 16, 1956