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November 29, 2006
RE THE death toll in the black community, mainly the young on young: It seems that until those young people lose the James Dean theory of "live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse," they will continue on the road to continued heartache and sorrow for the loved ones of those who are killed. And they will either end up dead as a result of retaliation or in prison for the productive years of their life. This is an epidemic that has been theorized about for 30-plus years, but I believe the solution lies with the parents, who have to take a more active role in teaching the value of life and the opportunities out there if they only apply themselves and take advantage of the programs that are available to them.
NEWS
December 28, 2005 | By Carl Golden
It was only a small item, buried three paragraphs into a news roundup in the arts section of the New York Times: "James Dean museum will close soon," it read. It gave me pause, as I'm sure it did other readers of my generation. For us, the closing of the museum doors is metaphorically closing the doors on our memories of an actor who, credited in only three films, tapped into the innermost thoughts and unexpressed feelings of millions of teenagers teetering on the cusp of responsible adulthood while clinging desperately to the carefree existence of adolescence.
NEWS
May 10, 1989 | By Hans Knight, Special to The Inquirer
James Dean has been in the earth a decade longer than he was given to be on top of it. He was killed the night of Sept. 30, 1955, when, pushing his brand-new gray Porsche to maybe 150 miles an hour, he collided with another car on a highway near sunbaked Paso Robles in California. These days, his ghost is slouching, sprawling and scowling in Oaklyn, Camden County, where the Puttin' On The Ritz company is putting on a play called Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.
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July 4, 1995 | By Kyle York Spencer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
They may seem like unusual cafe companions, sipping coffee and talking politics as they bask in the afternoon sun: the raucous rock star Mick Jagger, the significantly more straitlaced George Bush and the sizzling Marilyn Monroe. But there's nothing odd about it for Carl and Luci Ferris, who picked these famous figures and a handful of others to star in a large, hand-painted mural going up outside Carlucci's Gill & Grille, their restaurant in King of Prussia. "We're running the gamut here," Luci Ferris said as she talked to the two young artists who were creating what the co-owners call "a conversation piece" for Route 202 motorists.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2010
8 tonight TCM The legend of James Dean began with this 1955 classic about a misunderstood youth who vents his frustration destructively. The recently departed Dennis Hopper (right) also stars, along with Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo.
NEWS
September 6, 1988 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
The Second Annual Rock-A-Rama festival at Penn's Landing yesterday ended with a double whammy. A reunion of American Bandstand dancers, postponed by rain on Sunday, moved into the schedule along with '50s vintage musical performers - including Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker - to make everything copacetic. Also on tap were Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Howdy Doody look- alikes, a bubblegum-blowing contest, and the search for the world's biggest beehive hairdo.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2002 | By DAVID BLEILER & DAVID GORGOS For the Daily News
Judy Garland and James Dean remain two of the most enduring film legends from 20th-century pop culture. Both were enormously talented, both died tragically, and both spoke to a generation of fans with a distinct voice that is still felt today. They are also the subjects of two made-for-TV biographies with Golden Globe-winning lead performances. Based on daughter Lorna Luft's memoirs, "Life with Judy Garland: Me & My Shadows" (VHS: $14.99; DVD: $22.99) is a superlative look at the professional and private lives of one of the most beloved performers of stage and screen.
NEWS
May 13, 2013
Dean Jeffries, 80, a legendary auto customizer who was one of the first hot rodders to chop, channel, and soup-up automobiles during the car-crazy 1950s in Southern California, died May 4. He had been in declining health, and his death was confirmed by his son, Kevin. Mr. Jeffries was an automotive jack-of-all-trades, working as a stuntman, car builder, and race-car painter and pinstriper. Mr. Jeffries' distinctive paint jobs and sculpted bodywork attracted many admirers to his auto shop, including the likes of James Dean, Steve McQueen, and A.J. Foyt.
NEWS
July 1, 2010
Corey Allen, 75, who played the high school gang leader who gets in a knife fight with James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause , has died. A family spokesman said Mr. Allen died at his Hollywood home Sunday. Mr. Allen played the character Buzz Gunderson in the 1955 movie. He had a number of other TV and film roles before turning to TV directing in 1969. In 1984, he won an Emmy for directing an episode of Hill Street Blues. He also directed the two-hour pilot for Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as episodes of that series and the follow-up, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1986 | By David Bianculli, Inquirer TV Critic
For a change, it's worth switching channels three times tonight. Start with Twilight Zone on CBS, switch to ABC for its new sitcoms, then finish with NBC's Miami Vice. EVENING HIGHLIGHTS THE TWILIGHT ZONE (8 p.m., Ch. 10) - Julia Migenes-Johnson, who earned rave notices for her title performance in the 1984 film version of Carmen, stars in "Grace Note" as a gifted young singer who gets to peek into the future. Preceding that playlet is "Shadow Play," starring Peter Coyote in a remake of a 1961 Twilight Zone story.
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April 28, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
T YKA NELSON soon may be a very rich woman. Prince's 55-year-old sister, his only surviving full blood relative, believes that the Great Purple One didn't leave a will. That places her at No. 1 on the inheritance chart. To protect Prince's estate from the always-circling vultures, however, Tyka wisely asked a Minnesota court Tuesday to appoint Bremer Trust as special administrator to oversee his Paisley Park empire. Court documents say Bremer Bank provided financial services to Prince for many years.
NEWS
May 13, 2013
Dean Jeffries, 80, a legendary auto customizer who was one of the first hot rodders to chop, channel, and soup-up automobiles during the car-crazy 1950s in Southern California, died May 4. He had been in declining health, and his death was confirmed by his son, Kevin. Mr. Jeffries was an automotive jack-of-all-trades, working as a stuntman, car builder, and race-car painter and pinstriper. Mr. Jeffries' distinctive paint jobs and sculpted bodywork attracted many admirers to his auto shop, including the likes of James Dean, Steve McQueen, and A.J. Foyt.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Y'know this book, Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Life of the Stars ? Right up there on the New York Times best-sellers lists? By Scotty Bowers , 88, it's all about Scotty's adventures in the Hollywood sex trade of the 1940s and '50s. Says he either personally served or set up clients such as Spencer Tracy , Cary Grant , Katharine Hepburn (150 women!), James Dean , and the Duke of Windsor . J. Edgar Hoove r comes for a date in drag. So is this Bowers guy lying?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2012 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sunday Medium is the message In the show Clay Possibilities , two dozen local artists investigate the different ways the material can be used. The show opens with a reception at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts , 439 Ashbourne Rd., Cheltenham, and continues Mondays through Fridays to Dec. 10. Admission is free. Call 215-379-4660. Strike up the band If you don't know Meredith Willson's classic 1957 musical The Music Man - well, you got trouble.
NEWS
July 1, 2010
Corey Allen, 75, who played the high school gang leader who gets in a knife fight with James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause , has died. A family spokesman said Mr. Allen died at his Hollywood home Sunday. Mr. Allen played the character Buzz Gunderson in the 1955 movie. He had a number of other TV and film roles before turning to TV directing in 1969. In 1984, he won an Emmy for directing an episode of Hill Street Blues. He also directed the two-hour pilot for Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as episodes of that series and the follow-up, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2010
8 tonight TCM The legend of James Dean began with this 1955 classic about a misunderstood youth who vents his frustration destructively. The recently departed Dennis Hopper (right) also stars, along with Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo.
NEWS
November 29, 2006
RE THE death toll in the black community, mainly the young on young: It seems that until those young people lose the James Dean theory of "live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse," they will continue on the road to continued heartache and sorrow for the loved ones of those who are killed. And they will either end up dead as a result of retaliation or in prison for the productive years of their life. This is an epidemic that has been theorized about for 30-plus years, but I believe the solution lies with the parents, who have to take a more active role in teaching the value of life and the opportunities out there if they only apply themselves and take advantage of the programs that are available to them.
NEWS
October 10, 2006 | By Howard Shapiro INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Winter is still a couple of months away, but the heat is up at the Media Theatre, where a sweet-as-honey Carole Denise Jones and her handsome costar, Michael Deleget, are playing the lovers in Elton John and Tim Rice's modern musical take on Aida. Onstage, the two sing with voices from heaven even as their characters play out a love made in hell - and when they're alone together on stage, look out. The entire cast, a handsome collection, has the pipes for the compelling musical, and you could close your eyes at this Aida, directed by Media's artistic director, Jesse Cline, and imagine the play just by enjoying the sound of the sizable ensemble.
NEWS
December 28, 2005 | By Carl Golden
It was only a small item, buried three paragraphs into a news roundup in the arts section of the New York Times: "James Dean museum will close soon," it read. It gave me pause, as I'm sure it did other readers of my generation. For us, the closing of the museum doors is metaphorically closing the doors on our memories of an actor who, credited in only three films, tapped into the innermost thoughts and unexpressed feelings of millions of teenagers teetering on the cusp of responsible adulthood while clinging desperately to the carefree existence of adolescence.
NEWS
September 28, 2003 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Seabiscuit star Tobey Maguire has shelled out $197,500 laundered by his former financial adviser, Dana Giacchetto, to settle an ongoing lawsuit, the Smoking Gun Web site reports. Maguire is one of a number of celebs who were unknowingly given money by Giacchetto, who acquired it by defrauding lesser-known clients. Cameron Diaz has paid back $100,000, Tim Roth wrote a check for $60,000, and Alanis Morissette returned $1,800. Giacchetto, who pleaded guilty to fraud in August 2000, spent 28 months at the federal prison in Allenwood in Union County, Pa. Monument to Dean The stage of the Fairmount, Ind., high school where angst-ridden Method actor James Dean cut his acting teeth could become a community theater.
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