James Dean TV shows on DVd
James Dean on DVD Everything
you're looking
for is right here:

TimeLife.com
Save big money!
Shop from home!
James Dean movies on dvd
James Dean shows DVD James Dean DVD Collection
TV Shows on DVD
Commercials on DVD
TV Show ReviewsTV on DVD Reviews
Christmas DVDs
TV DVDs & TV Books

James Dean on TV
by Billy Ingram

Part Two: Dean's posthumous TV broadcast
Read part one here


As a tribute to the actor a year after his untimely death in a car crash, General Electric Theater (the third most popular show in the nation, hosted by Ronald Reagan) presented the kinescope of a December, 1954 live broadcast featuring James Dean with his 'Rebel Without A Cause' co-star Natalie Wood in a play entitled 'I'm A Fool.'

Roy GlennThe production (written by Sherwood Anderson) was a stylish one, with imaginative, high-tech scene changes and an effective dramatic performance by Eddie Albert as the narrator. Also featured prominently, actor Roy Glenn (seen right); it was unusual at this time for an African-American to have a major part in a TV production.

From You Tube - the opening to I'm A Fool with James Dean:

The script for 'I'm A Fool' was a pearl necklace of cold-war clichés, but with a cast like this it hardly mattered. In the half-hour drama, Dean played an awkward small-town rube who ventures out into the world alone, landing a menial job at a racetrack.

James Dean + Natalie WoodHe falls in love trying to impress a tourist gal (Natalie Wood) by pretending he's someone important. Heartache sets in when she leaves and he knows that, because of his deceptions, they will never see each other again.

Although playing against type, this was a role clearly meant to capitalize on Dean's reputation as a heart throb for teen girls. He displayed a firm command of the medium without exerting a great deal of obvious effort.

'East of Eden' was released shortly before Dean's death in 1955; by then he had filmed two follow-ups, 'Rebel Without A Cause' and 'Giant' that were released posthumously. Both are revered classics of the cinema.

James Dean TV showsIronically, the last thing James Dean filmed for television before his deadly car crash was a public service message on auto safety - reminding his fans that, "speed kills."

 UPDATE: On March 17, 2010, General Electric presented Reagan's widow Nancy Reagan with video copies of all 208 episodes of General Electric Theater, to be donated to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

James Dean on TV - part 1
James Dean - part 2

TVparty is Classic TV

PR4 & PR5 Pages for ads - CHEAP!

TELEVISION FOREVER -
TV Shows on DVD Reviews
,
DVD releases you might have missed!

Classic TV Shows on DVD

News Regurgitator - Political News Links

Rat Pack Golddiggers Book
New book by TVparty's Billy Ingram!
Punk
LA Punk Rock  

Dark Shadows

Please consider a donation so we can continue this work!

Carol Burnett Show on DVD

Television's Greatest - local & national TV kid shows

N.C. Actor Billy Ingram / Southern Actors

Classic Commercials on DVD

 

1970's TV shows on DVD
1960's TV Shows on DVD

James Dean on DVD

James Dean TV shows on DVd

 

ShoutFactoryStoread

Cool new web series The Hive  

Punk Book

 


Local & National TV Kid Shows / Movie Stars on TV / Saturday Morning Shows / Video Vault / TV Goodbyes / Fabulous Fifties / Unseen Scenes / Game Shows / Requested Forgotten TV Shows / The Super Sixties / The New * * Shows / 1980's Wrestling / TV Blog

TVparty is Classic TV on the internet!
Classic TV on the Internet!

TV's Embarrassing Moments / Action Shows of the Sixties / TVparty Mysteries and Scandals / Variety Shows of the 1970s / The Eighties / The Laugh Track / 1970's Hit Shows / Response to TVparty / Search the Site / Add Your Comments
Classic TV Commercials / 1950's TV / 1960's TV / Punk Book / / 1970's TV / TV Games / Honey Boo Boo / Lucy Shows / Classic Cars / John Wayne / Gene Roddenberry / Rockford Files / Sea Hunt / Superman on DVD / Toy Gun Ads / Flip Wilson Show / Big Blue Marble / Monty Hall / Carrascolendas / Mr. Dressup / Major Mudd / Chief Halftown / Baby Daphne / Sheriff John / Winchell & Mahoney / Fireball X-L5 / Mr. Wizard / Captain Noah / Thanksgiving Day Specials / Disney's First Christmas Special / Saturday Morning Cartoons / The Magic Garden / Amahl & the Night Visitors / Holiday Toy Commercials / Lucy & Desi's Last Christmas Show / Joey Heatherton / Fat Albert / The Virginian / Bewitched / Death of John Wayne / 1974 Saturday Mornings / Chuck McCann / Rudolph Collectables / Shrimpenstein / Local Popeye Shows / New Treasure Hunt / 1966 ABC TV Shows / 1967 TV Shows / 1968 TV Shows / Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes & Baby Doll / Fridays / TV Moms / Red Skelton / Star Wars / KISS / Lancelot Link / Saturday Morning Cartoons / The Magic Garden / Wonder Woman / Classic Comic Books / Andy Griffith / Cher / TV Shows on DVD / Outtakes & Bloopers / 1967 TV Shows / Romper Room / ABC Movie of the Week / The Goldbergs / Daws Butler Commercials / Saturday Morning Commercials / Captain Kangaroo / Chicago Local Kiddie Shows / Boston Local TV / Philly Local TV / NYC Local Kid Shows / Amos 'n' Andy / Electric Company / Bette Davis / Judy Garland / Christmas Specials / Redd Foxx / Good Times / Sitcom Houses / What's Happening! / Winky Dink & You / big brotherSonny & Cher / Smothers Brothers / Commercial Icons of the 1960s / Soupy Sales / The Carpenters / Route 66 / Bozo / The Carpenters Christmas Specials / Local Kid Shows / Death of TV's Superman / Wonderama / Sesame Street / Bob Hope Specials / Little Rascals / 1980's Retro Gay T-Shirts / 1980's TV Wrestling / Fess Parker / Howdy Doody / TV Blog / Lost In Space / Pinky Lee / 1980's LA Punk Rock / Alex Toth Book / TV Terrorists / Irwin Allen / The Untouchables / Carol Burnett Show / Batman TV Show / Green Hornet / Today Show History / Our Gang / Doris Day Show / 1970's Commercials For Women / Bill Cosby in the 1970s / The Golddiggers / Lola Falana / 1970s TV Shows / David Bowie on TV / Hudson Brothers / Jackie Gleason / Hollywood Squares / Match Game / Bob Keeshan / Gumby / The Flip Wilson Show / Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour / The Bobby Darin Show / The Richard Pryor Show / George Burns / Lucy's Lost Christmas Special / Classic Christmas Toy Commercials / Cricket On The Hearth / 1950's Holiday Shows / Amahl and the Night Visitors / A Christmas Carol on TV / The Yule Log / Celebrity Commercials / Rudolph / Movie Posters & More! 
Carol Burnett special  DVDs Honey West on DVD Match Game on DVD Route 66 season 2 on DVD Soupy Sales DVD Lancelot Link Secret Chimp on DVD Superman on DVD

Looking for classic TV on DVD?/See below: