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    James Dean Fan Correspondence. An intriguing and slightly off-kilter series of letters dated February 6-24, 1958, between writer-musician Charles "Chaw" Mank and a British fan of James Dean named Douglas Goodall, a fan so dedicated he had his name legally changed to James Byron Dean, or as hs he puts it: "I did publicly declare my life dedication...to defend against all infamy & tormentors, liars, and those who would attempt in England and the U.S.A. to debase or defame by printed slush and slander the ever treasured name of, both his by birth and mine by legal adoption, James Byron Dean." Also included is a signed letter from '50s rockabilly artist Vernon Taylor and b&w photos of Mank, Dean the actor, and Dean the fan. All items are in overall Very Fine condition with mild wear. From the James Dean Museum archive. With COA from David Loehr.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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