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Saving Fairmount: James Dean’s Hometown, An Interview with Filmmaker Michael Mathias

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James Dean & Marcus Winslow Jr. in Fairmount, 1955. Photo by Dennis Stock. James Dean & Marcus Winslow Jr. in Fairmount, 1955. Photo by Dennis Stock.

In tribute to the town where James Dean grew to be the great man he was, documentary filmmaker Michael Mathias pays homage the small town with great soul. The film Saving Fairmount: James Dean’s Hometown gives an in-depth look into wonderfully welcoming appeal of America’s most beloved small town.

The film can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuZc1Cd8a6Q

For those would like to help preserve it with donations of any amount more information. can be found at http://www.mainstreetfairmount.org/.

Are you a native of Marion, Indiana or did you move there later on?

I’ve lived here my entire life. Small town life is something that you have to learn to love. I grew up dreaming about graduating high school and heading off to a big, hip city where everyone was a self proclaimed artist. I soon realized that wasn’t…

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