EL SEGUNDO, CA.- Premiere Props announced they will be auctioning off a collection of 34 uncovered photos of James Dean, accompanied with their negatives and all reproduction rights granted, at their headquarters in El Segundo, CA.
The photographs were taken by Gus Vignolle, journalist and photographer for Sports Illustrated. Vignolle covered Dean while he raced in a new Porsche Speedster for the first time in Palm Springs in 1955.
The negatives have been missing for over 50 years and Vignolle’s daughter recently uncovered them after sorting through her father’s articles and photographs.
After the Vignolle photos were made, Dean raced only two more times before his fatal accident in his new 550 Porsche Spyder on his way to a race in Salinas, California.
“James Dean is a true American icon,” said Dan Levin, Vice President of Premiere Props. “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans the chance to own these rare photographs, as they truly are a find.”