“She doesn’t have to be all gussied up,” he raved about her. “She’s wonderful just as she is.”

But Pier’s strict Italian mother didn’t approve of her daughter dating a non-Catholic, and James said, “I wouldn’t marry her unless I could take care of her properly. And I don’t think I’m emotionally stable enough to do so right now.”

She soon wed singer Vic Damone, and a heartbroken James was seen outside the church on his motorcycle on their wedding day. “He couldn’t believe it was going to happen,” Lew Bracker, James Dean’s close friend says. “He needed to see it with his own eyes.”

On September 10, 1971, at age 39, Pier Angeli died in her home of a barbiturate overdose. In a letter to a friend just before her death, Pier said “…My love died at the wheel of a Porsche. It’s now been 17 years that I’ve been lonely, desperately lonely. I want to find peace and be free and finally be with my father and Jimmy again.”

I believe that James Dean truly loved Pier Angeli, and she in return. Their affair was short, but incredibly emotional and involved. She had issues of her own, as did he, but he clearly felt she understood and loved him unconditionally. I think their love was slightly toxic, but there is no doubt that it was strong and very real! ~~jimmylives

September 30th

So today is my birthday.(and also the day James Dean died). And she surprised me with 2 collectible James Dean things….(AND YALL KNOW HOW BIG OF A FAN I AM)
She gave me…… A big original movie card thing from Warner brothers’ 1957 ‘The James Dean Story’ and AN ORIGINAL GIANT FREAKING POSTER OF THE MOVIE GIANT WITH JETT RINK OMG I CAN’T EVEN. IT LOOKS SO OLD AND VINTAGE AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH. IT’S FREAKIN HUGE AND JUST BEAUTIFUL JETT RINK OMG GUYS(I can’t take pics yet cause we have to send the Giant poster to these people in California that press it and get the fold creases out and frame it). But guys… an original MOVIE POSTER of Giant… How lucky am I!!!
But I just wanted to share my excitement with my favorite JD fans and my followers that appreciate my excitement :) more than my siblings that are just like “Cool!…”
Happy birthday to me!
And to remembering the incredible legend that passed away today in 1955♥