James Dean posing in a casket, photographed by Dennis Stock, 1955.
James Dean and Ursula Andress attend the Thalian Ball on August 29 1955 at Ciro’s nightclub in Los Angeles, California.
He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray but to use your passion and your pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and the magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again.