Shannon, twenty-something. I like men who are twice my age or dead. I'm not very active here anymore.

Marlon Brando photographed by Carl Van Vechten. 1948.

Shooting stars all over Britain? Owls flying by daylight? Mysterious people in cloaks all over the place? And a whisper, a whisper about the Potters…

Marlon Brando in rehearsals for Guys and Dolls, 1955. 

Marlon Brando in rehearsals for Guys and Dolls, 1955. 

Happy Birthday River Jude Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993)

It’s fascinating to catch a glimpse into the personal life of someone as iconic as James Dean. This series by photographer Dennis Stock features a 1950s Dean in both New York City, lounging around his fifth-floor walk-up at 19 West 68th Street, and Fairmount, Indiana, visiting his hometown. At the time, the renowned actor was young and just discovering his success. Stock began this photojournalistic project because he was interested in documenting “the environments that affected and shaped the unique character of James Byron Dean” as the young man grew into his fame.