On this day…in 1955

On this day in 1955, movie star James Dean dies at age 24 in a car crash on a California highway. Dean was driving his Porsche 550 Spyder, nicknamed “Little Bastard,” headed to a car race in Salinas, California, with his mechanic Rolf Wuetherich, when they were involved in a head-on collision with a car … [Read the full story]

Alec Guinness warned James Dean about car crash

STORIES THAT REALLY DID HAPPEN, RE-CALLED BY HARRY HARPER JAMES DEAN AND ALEC GUINNESS The Villa Capri, Hollywood, September 23, 1955 He recognises him as the English actor Alec Guinness, the star of so many of his favourite Ealing comedies, such as Kind Hearts And Coronets. Guinness has always been more than a touch superstitious. … [Read the full story]