Friday, July 20

Do you fancy James Dean’s red jacket?

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If you have about $5 million to spare and want to own the iconic nylon jacket screen legend James Dean wore in the 1955 movie, Rebel Without a Cause, you still have a chance. This comes after bids at a recent auction in Palm Beach in Florida in the United States failed to reach the reserve price.

The owner, Michael Scott of Hobe Sound, sought a price of at least $400000 (about R5.5m) but Palm Beach Modern Auctions just could not raise it.

Private offers are now being invited for the red jacket Dean wore while driving a 1949 Mercury coupé in the Nicholas Ray film.

Dean died in a crash in September 1955, about a month before the film’s premiere, while driving his Porsche Spyder.

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