Vintage Photograph Shows Actor James Dean on a Rainy Day in Times Square in 1955

Actor James Dean on a rainy day in Times Square, 1955
Actor James Dean on a rainy day in Times Square, 1955

This great vintage photograph of actor James Dean is a colorized version of an iconic shot captured by photographer Dennis Stock for the March 7, 1955 issue of LIFE magazine. The original photograph ran with the following caption:

Walking in rain, Dean wanders anonymously down the middle of New York's Times Square. His top floor garret on Manhattan's West Side is no more home to him, he says, than the farm in Indiana. But he feels that his continuing attempt to find out just where he belongs is the source of his strength as an actor.

James Dean died less than 7 months later, on September 30th, 1955.

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