James Dean (1950s). Autographed Portrait Photo (
James Dean (1950s). Autographed Portrait Photo (8" X 10").
To understand how deep the legend of this troubled and enigmatic star endures, you can start with the recent purchase of his leather jacket for her boyfriend by a current star, Jennifer Aniston. She spent $12,000 and considered it a bargain. Here is a chance at what continues to be an elusive autograph. Coming from a newspaper morgue file, this portrait of James Dean may have been for a story they were running with a current interview in the 1950s. At the interview, the reporter may have asked casually for an autograph. Since the photo was to be used in the article, Dean obligingly signed on the back, in pencil, .."my best, James Dean." There is some faint staining in the bottom right corner, surface crinkles and creases, a small chip in the hair line, and corner bumps. Very Fine-.