Of the more than 200 books written on the subject of James Dean, few actually had the honor of being close to the man behind the myth. In his latest work Jimmy & Me: A Personal Memoir of James Dean Lew Bracker offers up his memories of one of the most dedicated actors of all time.
What were you like as a child? What are some of your most fond memories of that time? How have you changed most since then?
I have never really thought about how I was as a child. I grew up among a very large extended family in a small town, so I felt very secure with so many aunts and uncles and cousins around me. I do think it had a lasting effect on me in many ways. For one thing, family meant so much to me.
Did Jimmy ever talk much about…
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