Once again, I highly recommend "The Lost Television Legacy: James Dean," an excellent package compiling the icon's small screen work, and I hope my modest efforts shed a little light on an underappreciated but welcome collection.
On this Labor Day holiday, let's enjoy some more of ol' J.D. in other episodes on the DVDs:
One segment in the collection is a partial reconstruction of existing footage from a lost "Lux Video Theatre" broadcast. Very little survives, but I appreciate its inclusion:
You want ANGST? Here's an episode of "Studio One" teaming Dean with special guest star (Oh, OK, he's actually the star while James has a small but pivotal role) Abe Lincoln!
|You're tearing me apart!|
|A better look at Honest Abe|
|Unfortunately, he doesn't really go with a Southern accent|
|You don't just waltz onto "The Kate Smith Hour" without being prepared to do some ACTING|
And finally, a little something from one of the few programs on this DVD set I had already seen, "Campbell Soundstage's" "Something for an Empty Briefcase."
Look how cool he is in that shot, man. I think that's a good way to close our Summer of Angst...
Except that I have more screencaps from Disc 3! Tell you what, I'm in no hurry to say good-bye to Summer. Let's extend the Summer of Angst one more week and look at some more James Dean next Monday.