This TentativeTimes.net index page disappeared. I am trying to find it.
Meanwhile, here are the main links from the missing page, www.tentativetimes.net updated September 29., 2011
http://www.deaners.net/ http://www.genestrattonporter.net/ http://www.tell-mama.com/
This is the besgt I can do at finding my Deaners index too:
Myriad Sections of Sandra Weinhardt's Deaner's website here:
Frequently Asked Questions about James Dean events
September Festivals in Fairmount, Indiana (Dean's home town)
Fan Appreciationweekends through the years
Bob Geimer, President
Rock Lasso andLookalikes are included with September Festivals.
People greatly influenced by James Dean
Cholame, cars, monuments, etc.
Away from Fairmount, Indiana
Marfa, Texas where Dean filmed the movie Giant
Visit Cholame with Maurice Rubio, 2/2008
We note the passing of Dennis Hopper, friend and co-star of James Dean. Here is a letter from fan and entertainment writer Bob Rees, to me.
" I was very fortunate nearly 25 years back to interview Dennis Hopper when he was here in Houston. He visited Rice University campus in order to run his new film--Out of the Blue. He had just finished Blue Velvet recently as well. He also put on a bizarre multi media spontaneous presentation, and he spoke. He was not in good shape--as he was pretty messed up on drugs, but he has nice things to say about Jimmy. I spoke with him after his lecture and he was very worshipful towards Jimmy. That was his idol.
Jimmy taught him how to act, he said. "How to smoke a cigarette short". He said Jimmy told him that he thought the two of them should--"take hold of this town (Hwood) by its tail, and give it a good spin". After Jimmy died, Hopper tried to take up Dean's mantle of being the Rebel. Living that role on and off screen. But what Hopper lacked was discipline and grounding. Anyway--after the media presentation and lecture ended--we all got in school buses and drove out of town to a race track! There Dennis Hopper proceeded to tie himself into a chair that was rigged with sticks of dynamite and he ignited it! All that happened was that the chair went up in the air several feet and came right back down to sit on the ground!
He was lucky-as this was a serious and dangerous stunt he pulled. After--he was -of course-more dazed and confused than he already had been. A few weeks later he was picked up in Mexico out of control running naked through the streets. He went to a sanitarium of sorts.
Glad to say that the last 20 years of Hopper's life--he cleaned up his act and life. Publicly and privately-he pulled himself together and had many "normal" years. He was a special, distinctive and unique kind of talent. There is no one quite like him around nowdays. It was seldom an easy ride for the Easy Rider--but he will be missed and remembered as an important Hollywood character. Need I add--my interview with him was the strangest one of my career as an Entertainment Writer. Interesting memories--again Dennis was one of a kind, and I am glad I got to spend an evening in his world so many years ago. R.I.P. Dennis.
best--Robert Rees--here in the Lonestar Giant state."
January 20, 2010: My newspaper today noted the passing of Kate McGarrigle, mother of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, friends of all the Deaners. Rufus once performed a whole concert at Ball State University to raise funds for saving Jimmy's High School. The article I read did not mention Louden Wainwright, her husband, but did mention her sister Anna and Jane. She died at her home in Montreal after an extended battle against intestinal cancer which had spread to her liver. She was only 63 years old.
James Dean's Fairmount!! See chart below for what happened on
May 2009 Fan Gathering while she was here.
The get-together for May 2009 started with dinner at Stephen Payne's on Friday night.
Also upcoming: News of Harvey Cocks's latest revision of his play, James Dean, The Boy From Fairmount, plus my venture into the James Dean Festival, September 2008 and the Memorial Service, 2008. (As soon as I sell my house and move.) Also the Fan Appreciation Weekend in July, 2008, so far still not on-line.
to find Jimmy's
mother's grave in
Marion, Indiana, updated
Poem by Linda Levine on the fan club site: www.tentativetimes.net/jdr/lindpoem.html
photo courtesy of Jesse's mother, Judi Dillinger,
We are sad to report that James Dean Jeopardy champion and long-time friend Jesse Dillinger has passed. Details are on the new Jesse page.
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