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James Dean’s Jacket From “Rebel” Up For Sale

James Dean’s cherry-red jacket from the 1955 film “Rebel Without a Cause” is going up for auction this week in Florida. Auction organizers say it’s a rare opportunity for fans to pick up an item linked to the actor, who grew up in Grant County.

Officials with Palm Beach Modern Auctions say the nylon windbreaker that Dean wore in the movie is worth an estimated 400 to 600-thousand dollars.

That sounds pricey for a jacket, but auction organizers say it’s as important to pop culture as a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe or gloves worn on stage by Michael Jackson.

James Dean’s jacket will be auctioned Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida.


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