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    Rebel Without a Cause (Warner Bros., 1955). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. Six Sheet (78.75" X 80.25").
    With the release of East of Eden, young James Dean captured the attention of teens all across America, making him the perfect choice for director Nicholas Ray's seminal film Rebel without a Cause. In this picture, Dean embodied the disenfranchised youth that every other teenager in the country could identify. And then tragedy struck. Just a month before the film hit theatres, James Dean died in an auto accident. The man who gave a new meaning to "live fast, die young" became a silver screen immortal and the legend just continues to grow to this day. This poster captures his rebellious spirit, his back turned on society, in a larger than life pose. Professional restoration has corrected some fold wear and separation, small wear in the folds, as well as some stains. There are still scattered stains which are faintly visible and there are a few minor unaddressed paper lifts in the lower right image and lower border. The borders and much of the white background have been airbrushed and parts of the image have had light touchup applied. Heritage sold a copy of this poster for over $22,000 several years ago. If there's one poster to own of Dean, this is surely it.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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