James Dean and Ronald Reagan: CBS' General Electric Theater

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James Dean and Ronald Reagan: CBS' General Electric Theater

Post by CarolinaHound on Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:21 pm



(CBS) In the mid-20th Century, Ronald Reagan began his transformation from B-movie actor to champion of American conservatism, riding in part a backlash against the cultural rebellion taking place throughout the nation.

With that setting in mind, recently unearthed footage of Reagan paired with his cultural polar opposite, James Dean, the rebel without a cause, is stirring.

Found by Wayne Federman, a writer for NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and published in the Atlantic Monthly, the production, titled "The Dark, Dark Hours," aired Dec. 12, 1954, during an episode of CBS' General Electric Theater.

Full article.... http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2010/04/ronald-reagan-and-james-dean-rare-video-from-1954/39238/

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Post by Old Timer on Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:39 pm

To bad about Jimmy Dean. He could of had a good career.

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Post by CarolinaHound on Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:57 pm

Old Timer wrote:To bad about Jimmy Dean. He could of had a good career.

Yea, he sure would have. But life in the fast lane is often short.

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Post by Old Timer on Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:23 pm

CarolinaHound wrote:
Old Timer wrote:To bad about Jimmy Dean. He could of had a good career.

Yea, he sure would have. But life in the fast lane is often short.

Yeah to short

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