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    James Dean "Monty Brandean" Autograph. As an aspiring young thespian, James Dean idolized the two most influential actors of the era -- Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift -- to the point that he patterned much of his behavior after them (especially Brando). Occasionally, as if to announce his aspirations, he would sometimes sign letters as "James (Brando Clift) Dean." This 2.5" x 5" slip of paper bears one such signature, specifically "Monty Brandean," written in blue ink below his New York City address and telephone number (19 W. 68th St., TRafalgar 36086). On the reverse side is an intriguing to-do list in Dean's hand that includes a reminder to call celebrity photographer Pfil Stern, who photographed Brando, Bette Davis, and eventually Dean; a reminder to meet Rebel Without a Cause director Nicholas Ray; to pick up a change of address card and tax form; and other sundry tidbits. An extremely rare version of Dean's signature and handwriting, in Very Fine to Excellent condition with very light wear to the edges, a few very small creases, mild tanning, and tape along one side. A truly unique item. With COA from David Loehr.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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