James Dean sitting on a couch reading LOOK magazine with Elizabeth Taylor napping beside him


Yep, despite their glamorous lives back then, Hollywood icons James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor did things that normal people do -- like chilling on the couch and stealing a nap while on break from work.

Photo by Richard Miller via Lee's Beehive

As we can probably tell from the photo above, Hollywood stars James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor were not only co-stars but also close friends. The photo by Richard Miller is actually one of the fascinating snaps taken on the during the 1955 filming of the 1956 American drama Giant, Dean’s last movie. Among the other photographers who took some behind the scenes photos of Dean and Taylor in Marfa, Texas below include Frank Worth and Sid Avery.

Photos via Lee's Beehive

Here’s the trailer for Giant, if you’re curious about the film:

✘ Youtube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=efNVpovcZv0

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written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-09-13 in #lifestyle #giant #filming #analogue-lifestyle #elizabeth-taylor #james-dean #1955 #1950s #overly-descriptive-title #behind-the-scenes #lomography

One Comment

  1. ladymiss22
    ladymiss22 ·

    I'm always surprised that no one mentions that Elizabeth Taylor is on the cover of The Look Magazine that James Dean is reading while she's curled up asleep next to him ... Magazine issue was June 28 1955 ... Two kids really, 23 and 24 ...

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