James Dean with his Uncle Marcus in 1955. Marcus and his wife, Ortense, raised Jimmy since he was 9 years old and his mother passed away.
Unlike Jimmy’s natural father, Winton Dean, Marcus Winslow was entirely supportive of Jimmy’s decision to become an actor. When Jimmy moved to Los Angeles, and later to New York, Marcus gave him a sole set of instructions. “Now Jimmy,” he said, “I don’t want you running up a board bill. Stay out of debt. If you get short, let me know.” There were periods, of course, when Jimmy was short to the point of starvation. It was Marcus Winslow who always put money in the mail. Later, when Jimmy started getting work on television, Marcus bought a television set and invited friends, neighbors, and relatives over to watch.
the chad was great
fog over (click pic) dubai (photographed by bjoern lauen and chloratine), shanghai (wei gensheng), chicago (steve raymer and bob gaudet), london (mpsinthesky), vancouver (andy clark), and new york (girish tewani)
I often romanticize about these types of train rides.
I want to look at this for forever
The first telephone pay station in Los Angeles, at 228 S. Spring Street, 1899. The service was not cheap: that 50¢ per minute call to San Francisco would cost $13.58 per minute in today’s dollars.