𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍'𝚜 𝚎𝚡𝚌𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝟻 𝚞𝚙𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚡𝚝 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚑𝚜:
𝙰𝚞𝚐𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝟷𝟶: 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍: 𝙾𝚗 𝙸𝚌𝚎! - 𝙰 𝚂𝚕𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚠
𝙰𝚞𝚐𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝟸𝟺: 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙾𝙲 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝
𝚂𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟾: 𝙻𝚘𝚗𝚐 𝙱𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝
𝙾𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟷𝟸: 𝙿𝚘𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚊 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝
𝙾𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟸𝟼: 𝙼𝚢𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝙴𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝... 𝚍𝚎𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚕𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚘𝚠!
𝙷𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚎𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚊𝚝 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜! (𝙼𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚍𝚍𝚎𝚍!)
“Rebel Without a Cause” defined both popular and youth culture upon its release in 1955, giving voice to the American teenager of the 1950’s. Even though Wood has starred in 20 films before turning 16, she is desperate to transition to adult roles. She sees the part of Judy as her ticket into adulthood. Complicating matters is that every actress from Debbie Reynolds to Jayne Mansfield is being considered for the role. Wood's mother pushes her into "dating" the 44-year-old "Rebel" director, Nicholas Ray - her mother waits in the car during Wood and Ray's romps at the Chateau Marmont. Sleeping with the director doesn't even work! It's not until a drunken car crash on Laurel Canyon with Dennis Hopper that Ray to cast considers Wood for the role. Ray visits Wood at the hospital, where the doctor calls Wood a "goddamn juvenile delinquent." Wood yells: "Did you hear what he called me, Nick? He called me a goddamn juvenile delinquent! Now do I get the part?" Wood deserves the credit for transforming Ray’s vision of Wood’s character Judy from a trashy teen to a confused, hurt kid like Wood herself.
“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.” -James Dean
"Jupiter is so big and its gravitational pull so strong that man would find it difficult to move about on the surface.” -Fritz Zwicky, astronomer
...has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor.
Dead in Hollywood will be tabling at this year's L.A. Zine fest on May 27th at the Pasadena Convention Center!