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    James Dean Photos by Sid Avery. Equipped with a long lens and a high-quality Hasselblad camera, renowned photographer Sid Avery turned up at the Griffith Park Observatory where Rebel Without a Cause was then being shot. Though he tried to work at a distance, it wasn't long before Sid and his camera attracted Dean's curiosity and the actor, a budding photographer himself, asked to examine the camera. The two quickly became friends, and Sid was one of the few still photographers permitted on location during the filming of Giant. Featured are two b&w 11" x 14" photos of Dean, dated 1955 and taken during that period; one features Dean making home movies on the Giant set with a Bolex camera, the shows him lighting a cigarette while lounging on the set. Both are in Excellent condition, and feature Avery's signature and credit stamp on the back. From the James Dean Museum archive.

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