Fishing mural painted on the side of Hunter Banks Co., A fly fishing retailer located in downtown Asheville, NC..
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(In 2006, the original Lee 101z Rider jeans worn by James Dean (pictured above) were auctioned off for $35,850)
James Dean was a fast-rising star in Hollywood at the time of his death, having appeared in numerous roles on television, and as the star of the feature film “East of Eden,” which had been released the previous spring.
During the intervening months, Dean found himself back in front of the camera in starring roles as the brooding Jim Stark in “Rebel Without A Cause” and alongside Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor in the oil epic “Giant.” Both of these films would be released after his death and would prove to be hugely popular with both critics and the public.
As you travel on Highway 46 from California’s Central Valley toward the coast, you’ll pass by a spot called Cholame. There isn’t much to distinguish the place besides a cafe and a shady tree, but it marks the the site where 24 years young James Dean lost his life behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder on September 30, 1955.
The Jack Ranch Cafe sits about a mile from the original site of the crash and now serves as a quick rest point for those traveling between the Central Coast and the Valley.
The James Dean Memorial is the work of Seita Ohnishi, also a James Dean from Japan. The memorial was designed & built in Japan before being transported to Cholame, it’s final resting place.
The infamous photo of James Dean at a gas station preparing for that fateful ride. Taken only minutes after the car was unloaded off of the trailer at Bakersfield, as Dean could not wait to drive it any longer. This is the last photo ever taken of James Dean.