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Retrace James Dean's Last Day From Sherman Oaks to Salinas

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This week we cornerspotted a photo of James Dean taken on his last day, September 30, 1955 (it was taken at Vine and La Mirada, by his mechanic's shop, where he stopped before heading out to an auto race in Salinas). Now coincidentally the Dearly Departed series has traced Dean's movements on that entire last day, from his rented house in Sherman Oaks, up the Grapevine, to the dusty old road near Paso Robles where he was killed in a car crash with Cal Poly student Donald Turnupseed (the land is apparently owned by the Hearst family now). Watch below.

Dearly Departed - Episode 3: "Road to Salinas" from Dearly Departed on Vimeo.


· Cornerspotted: James Dean's Last Day on Vine Street [Curbed LA]