James Dean on the set of Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Floral Book cover. Library Company Conservation Dept.
"How about coming out and playing basketball?" he said to Leonard Rosenman one afternoon. That was impossible Rosenman replied: he had to finish scoring two scenes that day. But Jimmy was insistent, and finally Rosenman asked, "Why do I have to play basketball with you? Why is it so important?" Jimmy lowered his eyes and spoke almost in a whisper. "Well—it’s like—-sort of—I—you—want your father to play basketball with you". This was a role Rosenman did not relish. "Look, Jimmy, your father lives here in Los Angeles. Why don’t you call him to play basketball with you"? Years later, Rosenman concluded his recollection of this awkward conversation with the comment. "Well, then I met his father and I understood. His father was a monster, a person without any kind of sensitivity. Jimmy was doing everything in his career to get his father to like and approve of him, and his father never took the slightest interest. It was sad but I could not fill that gap". The basketball game thus sabotaged, Jimmy turned away in tears—in fact, he cried a good deal, Rosenman remembered.
James Dean pictured with composer and friend Leonard Rosenman on the Warner Brothers lot for East of Eden.
Coloured pencils Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village CA, Prisbey had a large collection of 17,000 pencils which she wanted to house within her bottle village.
Top 100 favourite non-animated films (in no particular order) (05/100)
↳ A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Is there something wrong with me?
Paul Simon, and Art Garfunkel, London, October 1966, Don Hunstein