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    Wire Recorder and Microphone Used by James Dean. This Minifon P55 wire recorder and microphone was used by entertainment reporter and Dean biographer Joe Hyams to secretly interview such celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, and James Dean. When Dean came home to Fairmount in February of 1955, he borrowed the recorder from Hyams and recorded his grandparents as they told stories around the dining room table. Parts of that recording were used in the 1957 documentary The James Dean Story. In Excellent condition with only minor wear and tear from years of regular use. From the James Dean Museum archive.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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