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    James Dean's 16mm Film Projector. A Revere brand 16mm film projector owned and used by Dean, from the estate of Jack Simmons, a friend of Dean's and fellow actor. They appeared together with Ronald Reagan in the General Electric Theater production "The Dark Dark Hour," and Simmons also appeared as a gang member in Rebel Without a Cause. (The character of Plato is said to have been based on Simmons, who, ironically, later auditioned for the role but was rejected in favor of Sal Mineo.) Simmons was infatuated with Dean and would gather up anything that belonged to him, both before and after his death. The projector is in Excellent overall physical condition with just a few minor dings and scrapes, and believed to be in working order. From the James Dean Museum archive.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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