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    Brown Trousers Worn by James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause." These brown wool Forstmarr trousers were worn by Dean in his second lead performance, Rebel Without a Cause. The project had circulated around Hollywood for nearly a decade before the film was finally released. Dean's idol, Marlon Brando, had filmed a five-minute screen test for the Jim Stark role in 1947; by the time it went into production several years later he was too old and had already played a similar role in The Wild One. Dean was free to star in Rebel when Elizabeth Taylor's pregnancy delayed the start of production on Giant. The result is arguably Dean's best known role. The Warner Bros. production tag sewn into the waistband is dated March 19, 1955 and bears the notation "Jas. Dean," which is also written twice more on the inside lining. They are in Excellent condition with virtually no wear. Also included is an 8" x 10" color photo of Dean wearing the trousers and conversing with director Nicholas Ray on the set of the film. From the James Dean Museum archive.

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