JAMES DEAN

Iconic vintage 8×10 glossy black and white head and shoulders studio portrait of the screen legend, signed and inscribed in purple fountain pen, “To Janet/with my best wishes/James Dean.”  About fine condition, with a pair of small but noticeable handling bends in the top left corner; and the writing several shades light but readable with moderate contrast under normal sunlight, although difficult to make out at all in the accompanying scan.  Extremely scarce, but priced to reflect the lightness of the writing.  A closeup scan of the writing is available upon request.

$5,000