Jeans Worn by James Dean in "Giant." This well-worn pair of Lee jeans was worn by Dean in Giant, the movie that earned him his second and last Academy Award nomination, of only three starring roles. Tragically, Dean died near the end of production; his death devastated co-stars Rock Hudson, who for years afterward felt guilty about having often clashed with Dean on the set, and Elizabeth Taylor, who was so distraught she had to take time off from the production. Actor Nick Adams, a skilled voice impersonator and friend of Dean, was asked to overdub a few lines for the late actor. A Warner Bros. production tag sewn into the waistband bears the date April 26, 1955 and the notation "Jas. Dean," and the initials "JD" are written just below. In Excellent condition; the only apparent wear was added by the costume department. Also included is a b&w 8" x 10" photo of Dean wearing the jeans for a wardrobe test. From the James Dean Museum archive.

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