James Dean Gallery

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The James Dean Gallery was established in 1988 in the actor’s hometown and final resting place of Fairmount, Indiana. This extensive exhibit is the private collection of James Dean archivist David Loehr, who began collecting in 1974. The collection is housed in a beautifully restored 1903 Victorian home, located on tree-lined North Main Street in downtown Fairmount. The exhibit consists of literally thousands of items of James Dean memorabilia and gives visitors the opportunity to see the worldwide impact that this Indiana native and American film star has made. As you tour through the exhibit, you’ll see personal items related to James Dean along with several dozen original movie posters in several different languages from around the world which show the actor’s international impact. There are also books and magazines dedicated to Dean dating from the mid-fifties to the present which are also from many different countries. The Kenneth Kendall Room features several paintings and sculptures done by the Hollywood artist who created the bronze busts of Dean that are erected at The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and at the James Dean Memorial Park in Fairmount. There are showcases full of tribute and novelty items that have been produced since the 1950s, such as souvenir plates, mugs, ceramic busts, puzzles, gum cards, scarves, and much more. The archive and library at the gallery has been used by several authors and film-makers working on documentaries and includes over 1,000 photographs, hundreds of books and magazines, and file cabinets full of clippings and information regarding James Dean from birth to death and beyond. The James Dean Gallery gives visitors an opportunity to view many of the items which have helped to keep the memory of this famous Indiana native alive.

Comedians Jessica Collazo and Kevin Downey Jr stopped at the James Dean Gallery today. Nice folks! Thanks for visiting. ...
06/30/2019

Comedians Jessica Collazo and Kevin Downey Jr stopped at the James Dean Gallery today. Nice folks! Thanks for visiting. Kevin appeared on America's Got Talent! (Check the video in the comments below)

18 year old gymnast Wes Applegate made a return trip to Fairmount and the James Dean Gallery today! Wes is a big fan of ...
06/29/2019

18 year old gymnast Wes Applegate made a return trip to Fairmount and the James Dean Gallery today! Wes is a big fan of James Dean. In May Wes placed #39 in the Junior Olympic Nationals in Reno, NV. Great to see you again and best of luck! (Check the video of Wes in action in the comments below)

Roots rock performer Rod Melancon (second from right) and his band stopped at the James Dean Gallery today on their way ...
06/27/2019

Roots rock performer Rod Melancon (second from right) and his band stopped at the James Dean Gallery today on their way to a show in Lansing, Michigan tonight. The band is on tour. Check their FB page below for tour dates. Lots of good songs and videos on there too! Thanks for stopping guys!

We had a nice visit with Ross Taylor at the James Dean Gallery today. Ross is a member of the Young Actors Theatre in In...
06/27/2019

We had a nice visit with Ross Taylor at the James Dean Gallery today. Ross is a member of the Young Actors Theatre in Indianapolis. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Steven Day from Canada with his Special Edition Honda Civic (Made in Canada). Thanks for visiting the James Dean Gallery...
06/26/2019

Steven Day from Canada with his Special Edition Honda Civic (Made in Canada). Thanks for visiting the James Dean Gallery!

We had a nice visit with our friends Kit and Hilary Haymond and little Arlo today. Nice folks!
06/22/2019

We had a nice visit with our friends Kit and Hilary Haymond and little Arlo today. Nice folks!

Big French Market tomorrow in Fairmount at Grains & Grill! 130 vendors selling all sorts of stuff! Good day to visit Fai...
06/21/2019

Big French Market tomorrow in Fairmount at Grains & Grill! 130 vendors selling all sorts of stuff! Good day to visit Fairmount, go to The Market, and visit the James Dean Gallery and the Fairmount Historical Museum!

Tomorrow is the day. 4th Annual French Market. We have compiled 130 vendors who have a wide variety of handmade items. It’s rain or shine, WEATHER LOOKING FINE!! 8am-3:30pm, June 22nd. 407 W Washington St. Fairmount, IN. Park off Washington St., Downtown Fairmount, Behind Municipal Building. Parking is permitted on the streets in Fairmount. We have several nice shops downtown Fairmount, so make sure to check them out too!!

Actor Sam Coleman from Monroe, LA enjoyed a visit to Fairmount today with his family. Glad you enjoyed your visit!
06/07/2019

Actor Sam Coleman from Monroe, LA enjoyed a visit to Fairmount today with his family. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Nice to see our rockabilly pal Roy Raaijmakers from The Netherlands back in Fairmount with his friend Dave. Keep on Rock...
05/31/2019

Nice to see our rockabilly pal Roy Raaijmakers from The Netherlands back in Fairmount with his friend Dave. Keep on Rockin'!

Jacob Vernier and Audrey Caron from Noblesville, IN came to the James Dean Gallery today to take pictures before attendi...
05/04/2019

Jacob Vernier and Audrey Caron from Noblesville, IN came to the James Dean Gallery today to take pictures before attending their prom this evening. Nice looking couple. Have a Great Time!

We had a nice visit with actor and writer Johnny X Rook at The James Dean Gallery! Nice guy and we got along like long l...
05/04/2019

We had a nice visit with actor and writer Johnny X Rook at The James Dean Gallery! Nice guy and we got along like long lost friends! Hope to see you back in Fairmount again soon!

Wow! Three brand new 2019 Mustangs at The James Dean Gallery. The Mustang Club of France is on a 17 day road trip from D...
05/03/2019

Wow! Three brand new 2019 Mustangs at The James Dean Gallery. The Mustang Club of France is on a 17 day road trip from Detroit to Houston! One Hundred Mustangs are making the trip. This group chose to stop in Fairmount. Nice people. Thanks for stopping at The James Dean Gallery!

We had a nice visit with Eric and Lisa Hagopian today. Nice folks! They made a film about the early Detroit blues scene....
04/30/2019

We had a nice visit with Eric and Lisa Hagopian today. Nice folks! They made a film about the early Detroit blues scene. Check it out in the comments below!

Kelley Fallon from Owensboro, Kentucky (front), met up at with the Karjalainen family visiting from Finland. Thanks for ...
04/26/2019

Kelley Fallon from Owensboro, Kentucky (front), met up at with the Karjalainen family visiting from Finland. Thanks for visiting Fairmount and The James Dean Gallery! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Actress Michelle Arthur from Indianapolis visited Fairmount and The James Dean Gallery today. Glad you enjoyed your visi...
04/22/2019

Actress Michelle Arthur from Indianapolis visited Fairmount and The James Dean Gallery today. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again!

Brothers Simon and Peter Miller flew from London to Chicago, took a 3 1/2 hour bus ride to Ft Wayne, rented a car and dr...
04/19/2019

Brothers Simon and Peter Miller flew from London to Chicago, took a 3 1/2 hour bus ride to Ft Wayne, rented a car and drove to Fairmount then back to Chicago and back to London! That's dedication! Thanks for visiting!

04/13/2019
An Epic Road Trip While Living In A Chevy Silverado // 5 day test trial

Video blogger Chasin Mason filmed an segment during his recent visit to Fairmount. He does a terrific job of filming, editing, and starring in his videos. Very professional! Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again!

#RoadTrip #TruckLife What an experience! Excited to get on the road and head west this summer. Subscribe if you haven't already. Support The Journey PayPal O...

We got a delivery of James Dean books and magazines today from The Indiana Historical Society... Nice Van!
04/12/2019

We got a delivery of James Dean books and magazines today from The Indiana Historical Society... Nice Van!

Kyle Griffith and Tyler Estell from Springfield, IL enjoyed touring the exhibit at The James Dean today. Glad you guys e...
04/07/2019

Kyle Griffith and Tyler Estell from Springfield, IL enjoyed touring the exhibit at The James Dean today. Glad you guys enjoyed it!

04/07/2019
Senior: Weston Applegate

Weston Applegate from Louisville, KY visited Fairmount and The James Dean Gallery yesterday. Weston is an accomplished gymnast. Click this link to check out this video! Good stuff Weston! Best of luck with your career!

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Mason Brunner from Wisconson is a video filmmaker who travels all over the world making films for his Youtube channel "C...
03/31/2019

Mason Brunner from Wisconson is a video filmmaker who travels all over the world making films for his Youtube channel "Chasin Mason". He spent the day in Fairmount yesterday and will be posting a film of his visit on his Youtube channel. Check his page in the comments below. He has some amazing videos!

Native American singer/songwriter Jimmy Lee Young enjoyed a visit to Fairmount today after performing a concert in Fort ...
03/31/2019

Native American singer/songwriter Jimmy Lee Young enjoyed a visit to Fairmount today after performing a concert in Fort Wayne last evening. Jimmy is a huge James Dean and spent a long time touring the James Dean Gallery exhibit. Check the links below!

We had a nice group of seniors at The James Dean Gallery today from the Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Nic...
03/26/2019

We had a nice group of seniors at The James Dean Gallery today from the Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Nice bunch of people! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

03/24/2019
The James Dean Gallery and Rebel Rebel store

Nice New video of The James Dean Gallery and Rebel Rebel by Investigate Indiana!

Join us as we go behind the scenes at the James Dean Gallery and Gift Shop and the Rebel Rebel store in Fairmount, Indiana. The James Dean Gallery https://ww...

We had a nice visit with the Circle City Indian Motorcycle Riders Group from Indianapolis. Some beautiful bikes and a re...
03/23/2019

We had a nice visit with the Circle City Indian Motorcycle Riders Group from Indianapolis. Some beautiful bikes and a really nice bunch of people. Thanks for visiting!

We had our annual visit from Tim Harris (back row  center) and his Grant County Adult Leadership Group yesterday. Great ...
03/14/2019

We had our annual visit from Tim Harris (back row center) and his Grant County Adult Leadership Group yesterday. Great group as always!

Hugo De Jesus from Lausanne Switzerland enjoyed a visit to The James Dean Gallery and Fairmount today! Thanks for visiti...
03/10/2019

Hugo De Jesus from Lausanne Switzerland enjoyed a visit to The James Dean Gallery and Fairmount today! Thanks for visiting!

Actor David Baida from New York was on Broadway in the production of ON YOUR FEET! The Musical and is now on the road wi...
03/05/2019

Actor David Baida from New York was on Broadway in the production of ON YOUR FEET! The Musical and is now on the road with the production. They are in Dayton, Ohio and David drove to Fairmount today for his 2nd visit! Great to see you again, and Good Luck!

Kent Richardson from St Louis is enjoying a visit to Fairmount today! Thanks for visiting!
02/23/2019

Kent Richardson from St Louis is enjoying a visit to Fairmount today! Thanks for visiting!

Kent Richardson is Visiting Fairmount Today!

We had a nice visit with Andrea Mitchell from Muncie yesterday! Thanks for visiting Fairmount!
02/17/2019

We had a nice visit with Andrea Mitchell from Muncie yesterday! Thanks for visiting Fairmount!

Andrea Mitchell from Muncie visited The James Dean Gallery Today #JamesDeanGallery

Fantastic article about Pamela Des Barres fascination with James Dean!
02/06/2019
DANCING WITH THE GHOST OF JAMES DEAN

Fantastic article about Pamela Des Barres fascination with James Dean!

A lifetime ago, a young girl heard a radio news report about the tragic death of the Hollywood actor, setting her on a path of discovery she still walks today. Who is James Dean? Join Pamela Des Barres on her personal quest to find that out...

Ambra Iezzi from Italy made a special trip to Fairmount to see the James Dean sites. She's a big fan of James Dean and e...
01/24/2019

Ambra Iezzi from Italy made a special trip to Fairmount to see the James Dean sites. She's a big fan of James Dean and enjoyed her visit. See you in September Ambra!

Yukawa Shotaro flew from Seattle, Washington into Fort Wayne, Indiana today. He took a taxi from the airport to Fairmoun...
01/02/2019

Yukawa Shotaro flew from Seattle, Washington into Fort Wayne, Indiana today. He took a taxi from the airport to Fairmount! We drove him around town to see the James Dean sites and now he's on the shuttle bus heading back to Fort Wayne airport! Dedicated Deaner!!!

Mike Milligan (2nd from the left) and his family from Kokomo, Indiana enjoyed a visit to The James Dean yesterday! Glad ...
12/31/2018

Mike Milligan (2nd from the left) and his family from Kokomo, Indiana enjoyed a visit to The James Dean yesterday! Glad you enjoyed it!

It was nice to see Emily Schultz from Orlando, Florida at The James Dean Gallery today. Emily first  visited Fairmount s...
12/26/2018

It was nice to see Emily Schultz from Orlando, Florida at The James Dean Gallery today. Emily first
visited Fairmount six years ago!

Jacob Vernier from Noblesville, Indiana stopped in for a visit today. Jacob was in the James Dean lookalike contest this...
12/15/2018

Jacob Vernier from Noblesville, Indiana stopped in for a visit today. Jacob was in the James Dean lookalike contest this past September and placed in the top five. Try again next year, we think you have a good shot at winning!

Visit Fairmount, Indiana, the Historic hometown of James Dean!
12/13/2018
Fairmount Embraces Its History - Indiana Landmarks

Visit Fairmount, Indiana, the Historic hometown of James Dean!

Located just 10 miles south of Marion, Fairmount boasts a quaint village atmosphere and a historic downtown lined with shops and restaurants.

Popular Tattoo artist Max Kuhn returned to Fairmount for his second visit. He did this awesome James Dean back piece for...
12/12/2018

Popular Tattoo artist Max Kuhn returned to Fairmount for his second visit. He did this awesome James Dean back piece for one of his clients.

Great Holiday Gift Item available at www.JamesDeanGallery.com !
11/25/2018

Great Holiday Gift Item available at www.JamesDeanGallery.com !

RECIPES FOR REBELS: In the kitchen with James Dean makes a wonderful HOLIDAY GIFT! Stories and photos that illustrate more than 200 recipes (from nearly 100 of James Dean’s closest friends, family, and famous co-stars), providing hours of entertaining reading and a full year’s worth of fun as the recipes are brought to life on the Recipes4Rebels.com website!
SALE PRICED at The James Dean Gallery http://www.jamesdeangallery.com/store/books and Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578165139?pf_rd_p=1581d9f4-062f-453c-b69e-0f3e00ba2652&pf_rd_r=WZH5VQ90JSW35STKGJ03

We had a nice visit from the band Kill Surf City from Ft Wayne, Indiana. Nice guys... They were filming a video and were...
11/23/2018

We had a nice visit from the band Kill Surf City from Ft Wayne, Indiana. Nice guys... They were filming a video and were bringing roses to James Dean's grave

Address

425 N Main St
Fairmount, IN
46928

General information

The James Dean Gallery is a Museum Exhibit and Gift Shop dedicated to the famous Fairmount Native. Rebel Rebel Collectibles is also located in the building with a nice assortment of 1950's and 60's collectibles, books, records, lamps and more!

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(765) 948-3326

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