Friday, November 27, 2015

Rare and Amazing Photos of James Dean as a Kid in the 1930s and 1940s

American actor James Dean had a short-lived but intense acting career that began in 1952 and ended tragically with his death in September 1955. After his death he became a cult figure (a legendary person), and fans have marveled for decades at his ability to duplicate their adolescent (teenage) agony on screen. Here, below are some of rare and interesting photos of James Dean when he was a kid...

1931 (Image: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

c. 1933 (Image: Corbis)

c.1933 (Image: John Springer Collection/CORBIS)

c.1936 (Image: John Springer Collection/CORBIS)

c.1938 (Image: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Dean plays on his aunt and uncle's farm in Fairmount, Indiana, c.1943. (Image: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Dean poses for the camera with his younger cousin on his aunt and uncle's farm in Fairmount, Indiana, c.1944. (Image: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Dean sits in a wagon pulled by his younger cousin on his aunt and uncle's farm in Fairmount, Indiana, c.1944. (Image: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Dean poses in his Fairmount High Quakers basketball uniform, c. 1948. (Image: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

c. 1948 (Image: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

(via Mashable/ Retronaut)

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