Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica IIIf & Porsche 356a & James Dean
From: (Ted Grant)
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 07:33:27 +0100

MArvin wrote:

> I was working  in the Warner Bros. Studio Still Dept.and had acquired
> my first Leica from Bill Orme about the time that the studio was finishing
> "Giant" with James Dean.  I had taken photos of Dean in his Porsche &
> he was as impressed with my Leica IIIf as I was with his 356 Speedster.
> He loved to race bikes but promise the studio that he wouldn't race his
> Spyder or Speedster til the "Giant" was finished.  The film was finished
> and Dean was killed the following week-end driving up North to race the
> Porsche; He never did get his Leica but I got my 356a a few years later
> for the price of a todays M6 & lens.
> A few months ago, I started a web site based on the Premier of "Giant".
> I didn't get very far with only 3 pics but I certainly will dedicate the page
> to James Dean & his Porsches as he never did get to go to the Premier.

Hi Marvin,

This is the stuff that makes the LUG the most interesting community to be
part of!  Thanks for a wonderful story. Who knows, if James Dean had not
crashed he could have been a member of the LUG today.