dear, dear natalie……they are almost at the point of finding out what happened to you on that fateful night on the boat…..RIP

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rebel without a cause natalie wood7

James Dean is Rebel Without A Cause. His untimely death, the result of a crash in his Porsche Spyder, just a week before the film was due to open sealed his status as Hollywood legend. But Rebel wasn’t just Dean’s film; it also belonged to director Nicholas Ray and co-stars Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper and, of course, Natalie Wood. Wood knew that the role of Judy would help her break into adult roles and, despite her relative youth (Wood was aged just 16 as rehearsals began) Ray was convinced that “there is only one girl who has shown the capacity to play Judy, and she is Natalie Wood,” he wrote in a Warner Bros. memo.

For Ray, creating an authentic ‘teenage’ experience was key. He appointed Frank Mazzola, part-time actor and full time gang-member, as a ‘technical adviser’. Mazzola provided information on everything from cars to clothes and even…

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