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    Rare Original Photos from the Accident that Killed James Dean. Three vintage 4.5" x 3.5" b&w photos taken by Don Dooley shortly after the road accident that killed James Dean. Sixteen-year-old Dooley was travelling behind then-23-year-old student Donald Turnupseed when the wreck happened. These are the only three such snapshots of the wreck in existence. One shot is of Turnupseed's wrecked Ford Tudor sedan, which collided with Dean's car almost head-on; the other two show the shattered remains of Dean's 1955 Porsche Spyder 550. Contrary to rumors, Dean had not been speeding; the silver color of his car and fading light of day had made his car difficult to see, causing Turnupseed to pull out in front of him. The photos are in Very Fine condition, with light wear and some fading. From the James Dean Museum archive.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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