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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.

Actor Delil Baran .from New York enjoyed a visit to Fairmount and The James Dean Gallery today. Nice Guy! Thanks for vis...
02/01/2020

Actor Delil Baran .from New York enjoyed a visit to Fairmount and The James Dean Gallery today. Nice Guy! Thanks for visiting!

We had a nice visit this morning with old friend, James Dean author & playwright Patricia Leone. Nice to see you again!
12/30/2019

We had a nice visit this morning with old friend, James Dean author & playwright Patricia Leone. Nice to see you again!

Willis and Rachael Woolston from Mitchell. Indiana enjoyed a visit to Fairmount. Check out their online retail businesse...
12/27/2019

Willis and Rachael Woolston from Mitchell. Indiana enjoyed a visit to Fairmount. Check out their online retail businesses in the comments below.

The Roth family from Belleville, MI enjoyed a visit to Fairmount today! Nice folks!
12/20/2019

The Roth family from Belleville, MI enjoyed a visit to Fairmount today! Nice folks!

Know a James Dean fan? Want to treat yourself to something cool? Visit our website and online store and support The Jame...
12/15/2019
James Dean Gallery - Fairmount, Indiana

Know a James Dean fan? Want to treat yourself to something cool? Visit our website and online store and support The James Dean Gallery!

Come celebrate the legacy of a legend. Visit the James Dean Gallery at 425 N. Main Street in Fairmount, Indiana. Admission is free to the public!

Ryan Stacy from Ohio enjoyed a visit to the James Dean Gallery today. Ryan is the co-founder of Concept Media Films. Nic...
11/26/2019

Ryan Stacy from Ohio enjoyed a visit to the James Dean Gallery today. Ryan is the co-founder of Concept Media Films. Nice fellow!

Randall Slavin from Hollywood is an actor and photographer. He enjoyed his visit to Fairmount and the Gallery. Nice fell...
11/21/2019

Randall Slavin from Hollywood is an actor and photographer. He enjoyed his visit to Fairmount and the Gallery. Nice fellow!
Check his Instagram page in the comments below.

Austin Kunc from Lorain, Ohio visited the Gallery today. Stones fan and James Dean fan! Very Cool!
11/19/2019

Austin Kunc from Lorain, Ohio visited the Gallery today. Stones fan and James Dean fan! Very Cool!

Linda Dwyer and Joseph Andorfer from Fort Wayne enjoyed a visit to the James Dean Gallery today. Linda and Joseph run a ...
11/09/2019

Linda Dwyer and Joseph Andorfer from Fort Wayne enjoyed a visit to the James Dean Gallery today. Linda and Joseph run a flower farm. Nice folks! Check their FB page in the comments below.

We had a nice group of 22 visitors today at the James Dean Gallery from Daybreak Church in Lapel, Indiana. Nice bunch of...
11/02/2019

We had a nice group of 22 visitors today at the James Dean Gallery from Daybreak Church in Lapel, Indiana. Nice bunch of folks!

Nice to see our old friend Ken Meyer in Fairmount today! I like the new Tat!
10/25/2019

Nice to see our old friend Ken Meyer in Fairmount today! I like the new Tat!

We had a visit from our old friend Garrett Delaney yesterday. Nice to see you back in Fairmount!
10/17/2019

We had a visit from our old friend Garrett Delaney yesterday. Nice to see you back in Fairmount!

Nigel Rawles and Genie Morrow from Spunik The Band enjoyed a visit to the James Dean Gallery today. Nice folks! Watch fo...
10/15/2019

Nigel Rawles and Genie Morrow from Spunik The Band enjoyed a visit to the James Dean Gallery today. Nice folks! Watch for them at a nightclub near you!

90 year old Willard Rust visited the James Dean Gallery today. His brother Harold "Whitey" Rust was in James Dean's grad...
10/08/2019

90 year old Willard Rust visited the James Dean Gallery today. His brother Harold "Whitey" Rust was in James Dean's graduating class of '49 at FHS. Harold spent a month with James Dean in California while filming Rebel Without a Cause and he was also a pall bearer at Jimmy's funeral. It was nice to meet Willard.

This nice group of 14 from The Britton Falls Community in Fishers Indiana enjoyed a visit to Fairmount today. Beautiful ...
10/07/2019

This nice group of 14 from The Britton Falls Community in Fishers Indiana enjoyed a visit to Fairmount today. Beautiful day for a visit!

Jason Sanderson from New Hampshire enjoyed a visit to The James Dean Gallery. Jason is a Writer, a former CX Wrestler an...
10/07/2019

Jason Sanderson from New Hampshire enjoyed a visit to The James Dean Gallery. Jason is a Writer, a former CX Wrestler and a Professional Santa Claus. Nice Guy!

"Bastard" the film
09/24/2019

"Bastard" the film

See you there kids! #jamesdeanfestival #funfunfun #fairmount #indiana #hometownson #jamesdean #legendary
Awesome poster design by Greg Swenson

Isabell Boersing from the city of Dubai enjoyed her visit to Fairmount today. Very nice and I believe it's the first tim...
09/19/2019

Isabell Boersing from the city of Dubai enjoyed her visit to Fairmount today. Very nice and I believe it's the first time we've had a visitor from Dubai.

M. M. C. I.  Club of Indianapolis stopped for a visit today! Some nice looking motorcycles. Glad that you enjoyed it!
09/14/2019

M. M. C. I. Club of Indianapolis stopped for a visit today! Some nice looking motorcycles. Glad that you enjoyed it!

We had a nice visit this morning with 30 people from the Madison County, IN Historic Society. Nice bunch of folks!
09/14/2019

We had a nice visit this morning with 30 people from the Madison County, IN Historic Society. Nice bunch of folks!

The New 2019 James Dean Festival shirts are now available at The James Dean Gallery! Design by Greg Swenson
09/13/2019

The New 2019 James Dean Festival shirts are now available at The James Dean Gallery! Design by Greg Swenson

Nice to see actor Greg Sestero back in Fairmount for a visit. Check his films "The Room", and "The Disaster Artist".
09/09/2019

Nice to see actor Greg Sestero back in Fairmount for a visit. Check his films "The Room", and "The Disaster Artist".

We had a nice surprise visit from the band Fea​ today. They are currently on a US & Canada tour. Last night they perform...
09/04/2019

We had a nice surprise visit from the band Fea​ today. They are currently on a US & Canada tour. Last night they performed in Indianapolis and tonight in Detroit. Our old pals Jenn Alva​ and Phanie Diaz​ (center) were previously in the popular band Girl In A Coma. Great to see you all and Good Luck on the tour! Check their page in the comments for tour dates near you!

Singer/songwriter Rocco Frattasio from Boston enjoyed a visit to Fairmount this morning. Check his Spotify page in the c...
09/03/2019

Singer/songwriter Rocco Frattasio from Boston enjoyed a visit to Fairmount this morning. Check his Spotify page in the comments below. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

We had a wonderful week long visit with Bernie Earley and Sue Bretherton from Manchester, England who stayed at The Cott...
08/31/2019

We had a wonderful week long visit with Bernie Earley and Sue Bretherton from Manchester, England who stayed at The Cottage On Vine. So nice to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again!

James Dean Gallery
08/10/2019

James Dean Gallery

We had a nice surprise visit from our dear friend Christina E. Mitchell today! Thanks for visiting Tina! It brightened u...
07/15/2019

We had a nice surprise visit from our dear friend Christina E. Mitchell today! Thanks for visiting Tina! It brightened up our day!

Lyana Skye (left) from Texas and her sister enjoyed their visit to Fairmount and the James Dean Gallery today! Lyana is ...
07/10/2019

Lyana Skye (left) from Texas and her sister enjoyed their visit to Fairmount and the James Dean Gallery today! Lyana is a talented singer/songwriter. When she was 13 years old she wrote a song about James Dean! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

We had a nice visit with Gabby Dahlman and her son Mason James Dean Dahlman today, visiting from New Richmond, WI. Nice ...
07/06/2019

We had a nice visit with Gabby Dahlman and her son Mason James Dean Dahlman today, visiting from New Richmond, WI. Nice folks! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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!

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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James Dean aurait 89 ans aujourd'hui !
I AM SELLING AN OFFICIAL BRAND NEW, NEVER USED POSTCARD FEATURING GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER AND TWO-TIME OSCAR NOMINEE JAMES DEAN. THIS POSTCARD FEATURES MR. DEAN IN HIS TRADEMARK LEATHER JACKET AND CIGARETTE IN HIS HAND. THIS POSTCARD IS BRAND NEW, NEVER BEEN USED AND IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, WITH NO DEFECTS AND HAS BEEN KEPT IN A PET AND SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT. FOREIGN BUYERS MUST PAY FOR OVERSEAS SHIPPING.
Hi Guys! I'll be up later this morning along with Jeff Byrd and his video guy. We're going to scout out some scenes for the video which we will shoot this Saturday the 30th. See you in a bit :)
This was an amazing day. Thank you for giving us so much "new" information!
Planning a visit on November 7th! So excited. In November do we need to call to schedule an appointment or do you keep the same hours?
James Dean dessin d'une adolescente datant de 1984 par une française passionnée.
Bonjour ! My name is Laurence, I came to Faimount on May 3rd with my friends from Mustang club de France. We were the first to visit and we wanted to thank you for your kindness. I promised to send you a picture of the drawing I made on James Dean when I was 15, so here it is. We had a great day there and we have a wonderful memory of your city. Could you thank the cousin for his welcome and his visit of the vintage vehicles that we greatly appreciated. Sincerely. Mustang club de Franc
THANKING YOU, S MUCH FO DDING TO MY INFINITE PASSION: MU🙂😍SIC/ POSTER COLLECTING !!
Dean showed up racing his 356 Porsche Speedster. He was good. No. He was great. He'd show the naysayers he wasn't some playboy actor. He was going to one day race on the biggest stage in America -- the Indy 500.
Sunday's NY Daily News features a story on Nicholas Ray & the cast and crew of RWOAC at the Chateau Marmont:
Discovery... A worn leather purse of the brand Rolfs. Nine gold stamped letters, tell who owns them: James Dean pays the purse in 1955. This year, he makes "Giants". Even before the last drop, he dies in a car accident - and suddenly it's all about the money. To rise to the oil baron, blessing for the production company Warner Brother.