The Resource Live fast, die young : remembering the short life of James Dean, John Gilmore, (electronic resource)

Live fast, die young : remembering the short life of James Dean, John Gilmore, (electronic resource)

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Live fast, die young : remembering the short life of James Dean
Title
Live fast, die young
Title remainder
remembering the short life of James Dean
Statement of responsibility
John Gilmore
Title variation
Remembering the short life of James Dean
Creator
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Language
eng
Summary
Live Fast, Die Young: Remembering the Short Life of James Dean is a first - revealing James Dean from the inside out by someone who knew him intimately, in more ways than one. John Gilmore hung out with Dean during the early days in New York, and again in Hollywood when Dean starred in his first movie, East of Eden. They pounded the pavements of Broadway together, raced motorcycles, had sex with the same women (and compared notes), experimented with gay sex, and tried to make love to another. "We were bad boys playing bad boys while opening up the bisexual sides of our separate personalities . . ." One sex scene between the two is played out in black leather to the music of Edith Piaf. "The sex was a game," Gilmore writes. "Jimmy was obsessed with riding the black ship to hell, and for that quick time I was on board with him." Dean found in the young Gilmore a "kind of unthreatening waste basket" into which he confided, dumping his chaotic, erotic and crazy ideas. "We enjoyed poetry and bullfighting, bongo drums, booze, and girls; knew the same crummy friends and sleepless, searching nights." Dean's insights into his brilliant Broadway success and the films that followed are revealed through Gilmore's story as are Dean's hatred of his disapproving father; his intimacy with his mother and their secret games that engendered Dean's sexual confusion in Hollywood; Dean's obsession with death; and the posthumous explosion of the legend. Through letters, diaries, tape-recorded conversations with the actor, and private remembrances by those closest to him, Gilmore constructs a never-before-seen portrait of the star
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1935-2016
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Gilmore, John
Dewey number
  • 791.43/028/092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Dean, James
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Live fast, die young : remembering the short life of James Dean, John Gilmore, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781878923196
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11449841
Publisher number
MWT11449841
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Live fast, die young : remembering the short life of James Dean, John Gilmore, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781878923196
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11449841
Publisher number
MWT11449841
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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