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19 December 2007 @ 06:13 pm
Picture post, picture post, yaaaaay!  
Following up my last post, here is evidence of how blatantly great James Dean and Martin Landau are. God, I'm such a dork. This is obviously a picture-heavy post, interspersed with some interesting quotes.

We'll start with Jimmy. By the way, I've got way more in this gallery if you want them.

There has never been a more blatant "check out my ass" picture. That I can think of.


Sup guys, I'm pretty.

Thoughtful. Hot.

OH GOD SO HOT. Haha, furry legs.

"Occasionally Jimmy's behavior bordered on the strange. One time Jimmy showed up at Roy's front door completely nude. When Roy pulled him inside so none of his neighbors would see him, especially the two old ladies who lived upstairs, Jimmy, as Roy later wrote, 'stretch[ed] out like one of those Western paintings that hung over saloon bars, one hand over his crotch, the other across his breast,. . . giggling like a virgin with pursed lips and fluttering eyes.'" - Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times and Legend of James Dean, 146.


As the gay Arab boy, Bachir, in The Immoralist.

This may be the greatest picture ever.

With his young cousin.


Oh god, irony. ;__;

Okay, moving on to Martin Landau:

Who took this picture? Why, James Dean did!

Again, photo by James Dean.

“The two friends began spending considerable time together, sitting in Central Park discussing Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, listening to classical music, or riding in tandem on Dean’s motorcycle. “I don’t like bikes, and I don’t like motorcycles,” Landau commented, “but I’d ride with Jimmy.” Once while riding behind Dean, Landau said, he was carrying a stack of his books and Dean’s record albums and had to hold onto the collar of Dean’s coat with his teeth.” James Dean: the Biography, 96.

And again.

And again!

“Jimmy called me from the theater where he was watching Eartha Kitt,” recalled Martin Landau. “He hadn’t slept in a couple of days, so he took a bennie. It was the first time he ever had one, and he called me at intermission. I heard this voice yell, ‘HELLO!’ I said, ‘Who the hell is this?’ He said, ‘It’s Jimmy! I feel just like you.’ I never heard him talk so fast and so loud in my life. He said, ‘I FEEL TERRIFIC! Jesus, is this the way you feel all the time?’ I said, ‘Holy Christ, you’re not going to miss the last half of this show, are you?’ He said, ‘I’LL SEE YA,’ and I said, ‘Okay man,’ and he hung up and I heard him laughing like hell.” – James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography, 210.

Here he is in '58/'59 as Leonard in North by Northwest.

Leonard is in love with his boss, who is James Mason.

Here he's giving him the bedroom eyes because he just proved that the Hitchcock blonde is a traitor and so James Mason should totally kiss him now.

And I found another picture of the two of them together.

At the diner together.

I linked to this one before, but yes. It's just that awesome.

Finally, I'm subjecting you to this scene from the James Dean movie that aired on TNT in which James Franco starred. Not only does Franco look uncannily like James Dean (he's just slightly too thin and, I'm sure, a few inches taller--James Dean was only about 5'8"), but this is definitely one of the more, uh, "flirty" first meeting scenes I've ever had the pleasure to see.

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DrWorm: protectdrworm on December 20th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
:D Yeah, I probably should have mentioned that I've been scouring the web for a lot of these and picking out the ones that I was fairly sure most people hadn't seen a hundred times.

And Landau and Mason are such a cute couple... uh, for a pair of Hitchcock villains, anyway. Poor Leonard. You kind of just want them to run off to the USSR together.
❝ LORD SNOW ❞: A-Okaycarnality on December 20th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
Oh god I love you for this. It makes me want to get my James Dean cutout back out of the garage and find somewhere in my tiny room to put it.
DrWorm: fuck me up!drworm on December 20th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Haha, oh, you have one of those? Neat. I know what you mean about the tiny room, though, in my case it's more along the lines of "cluttered."

But oh man, if I had one of those, I would constantly be mistaking it for a real person in the middle of the night.
diamonds or sherbert or a squirrel with a gun: me!fistshaker on December 20th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
I think, collectively, they have the sexiest damn hair in the world.
DrWorm: fuck me up!drworm on December 20th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
Oh man, that is so true.
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DrWorm: fuck me up!drworm on December 20th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
:D YES, OMG. And he lights a cigarette for him. And Jimmy all tries to show off with his cigarette trick and fails, but Martin likes him anyway!

God, it's cute.
Donna B.pyroslut on December 20th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
Those pics are great! I had a James Dean thing that I forgot about, but now I'm lovin' him again, thanks to this post. I wish I could find the full version of that movie somewhere
DrWorm: jarringdrworm on December 20th, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
I'm amazed that I didn't get into James Dean any earlier, actually. Glad you liked the post! And yeah, the James Dean movie that clip is from? I've looked all over for it online and haven't found anything yet... I mean, I guess I'll probably buy it and everything. It's just that I want to watch it right now. :/
I'm Ellen "Scrunch" Lyle.: Peniseshortonhearsawho on December 21st, 2007 07:13 am (UTC)

Also, it is break. Let's play games. Probably not until after all of that Christmas business, but then yes, right? Right.
DrWorm: fuck me up!drworm on December 21st, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)

Yes, we should play games, sometime after Christmas but before I skip out for a week or so to go to Michigan around/after New Year's. Oh, and I'd been meaning to ask whether you still want one of these shirts, and if so what size/color? I was thinking about getting myself a Doctor Who shirt, so I figure I could get you a holiday present at the same time or whatever... yeah.
I'm Ellen "Scrunch" Lyle.: Satchelhortonhearsawho on December 28th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
[headdesk] I suck at the Internets so much, but I've also been up to my eyes in being forced to do crap since Christmas, so there hasn't been much time. But when are you free before you leave?

And thank you so much! I do want one, but I'm trying to not be drowning in teeshirts as much as I am at the moment. haha I'll just oogle my show with no amazing shirt.
DrWorm: i'm a doctordrworm on December 29th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
It's cool. I'm sorry you have been forced to do things. :( But uh, yeah, I'm totally free and at the moment I think I'm not going anywhere until something like the 4th of January. So yeah, anytime pretty much.

And I know what you mean about drowning in t-shirts. :/ I am too... I just thought it might be an okay holiday present thing that I could actually do, so I figured I would ask.

I think now I'm just going to bust out the origami paper and make little animals for people.