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Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life with James Dean: A Love Story A Long Time Ago, When I Was A Young Dancer InNew York City, I Fell In Love With Jimmy Deanand He Fell In Love With MeSo Begins This Beguiling Memoir Of Liz Dizzy Sheridan S Passionate Yet Ill Fated Romance With The Young, Magnetic, Soon To Be Supernova James Dean The Year Was Dean Had Recently Arrived In Manhattan In Search Of Broadway Stardom Sheridan Was A Tall, Graceful Aspiring Dancer They Met One Rainy Afternoon In The Parlor Of The Rehearsal Club, A Chaperoned Boardinghouse For Young Actresses And Before Long Dizzy And Jimmy Were Inseparable Together They Hunted For Jobs, Haunted All Night Bars And Diners, And Gloried In The Innocent Rebellion Of Early S Bohemian New York Dizzy Sheridan And James Dean Were Lovers They Lived Together As Even Ardent Dean Fans May Be Surprised To Learn, They Were Engaged To Be Married But When Dean Began To Find Success On The Broadway Stage And Then Was Lured To Hollywood, The Couple Parted Amid Tears And Broken Dreams Dreams That Would Be Dashed Forever When Dean Died In A Car Crash In , Not Long After Seeing Dizzy For The Last TimeDizzy Jimmy Marks The First Time Liz Sheridan Has Written About This Joyous Yet Ill Starred Romance She Brings Us Closer Than We Have Ever Been To The Vibrant Young Actor Before He Became A Hollywood Icon, Capturing His Unstudied Charm, His Complicated Psyche, The Spontaneous Delight He Took From The World Around Him, And The Passion He Invested In His Work And Life It Is A Journey That Takes In Many Locales, From Dean S Boyhood Home In Fairmount, Indiana, To Sheridan S Recuperative Travels Through The Caribbean After Their Breakup But At Its Heart Dizzy Jimmy Is The Story Of A Love Affair With Manhattan Of Nights Spent Stealing Kisses In Times Square, Sharing A Walkup In The Hargrave Hotel, Dancing After Hours Beneath The Stars In Grand Central Station And In Sheridan S Bittersweet, Embraceable Telling, It Becomes A Story No Reader, Dean Fan Or Otherwise, Will Soon Forget I have always thought that Liz Sheridan was a classy lady and a fantasic actress, but this book brought me evenrespect for her I ll admit that a tough cookie like me bawled like a baby at the end of the book, not so much over the death of Dean, but over the aching sense of loss that this book brought Being a huge Dean fan, I have often lamented the death of such a amazing man, but this book brings it to a personal level I would highly recommend this book to anyone, even if they are not I have always thought that Liz Sheridan was a classy lady and a fantasic actress, but this book brought me evenrespect for her I ll admit that a tough cookie like me bawled like a baby at the end of the book, not so much over the death of Dean, but over the aching sense of loss that this book brought Being a huge Dean fan, I have often lamented the death of such a amazing man, but this book brings it to a personal level I would highly recommend this book to anyone, even if they are not a fan of James Dean, because everyone can relate to this story of love lost Kudos to Liz Sheridan for sharing such a personal part of her life I ran across this book at the Library and I thought it looked very interesting I love the idea of hearing a love story about someone famous, before they were famous You always hear talk about James Dean, this Sexy Icon of the 50 s I couldn t wait to read about him from the point of view of a an old flame.This was certainly a lovey dovey story I enjoyed hearing about it all, it was a little over the top here and there, but it was the 50 s and things were certainly different back then James D I ran across this book at the Library and I thought it looked very interesting I love the idea of hearing a love story about someone famous, before they were famous You always hear talk about James Dean, this Sexy Icon of the 50 s I couldn t wait to read about him from the point of view of a an old flame.This was certainly a lovey dovey story I enjoyed hearing about it all, it was a little over the top here and there, but it was the 50 s and things were certainly different back then James Dean really didn t seem like the hearthrob I thought he d be, yes they said romatic things here and there, but he really seemed to be a haunted kind of guy, even to those close to him He really came off to me as a guy really in touch with his emotions Things really got to him.Dizzy, was a corky young dancer and she was just head over heels for him, I couldn t understand the split since they both seemed to still really love each other but I think Dizzy, just wasn t comfortable with the fact that Jimmy had a sort of affair with a man.This put me off a little too I was quiet suprised about it, I hadn t heard this ever before I googled it after I read it, and found out that a lot of people heard of his outings with men It kind of seemed to me like he was doing this stuff just for fame I guess that happens a lot, but it struck me as odd I still really enjoyed it all At the end when Dizzy learned of Jimmy s death it really hit me emotionally, she saw a his movie and in it, he said something exactly the way he d always said it to her I was in instant tears I felt like it gave her some sort of closure But putting myself in her shoes, I can just imagine how emotional it must have been for her I really enjoyed this book The story of a love affair between two aspiring artists and New York City What happens when one artist hits it and the other doesn t At one point she says something to the effect that she hopes she will have the grace to leave with class or possibly the class to leave with grace She shows us a picture of the young James Dean I know, he died young , before he was a star But he always liked to drive fast And apparently she did, too Or, maybe she picked it up fro I really enjoyed this book The story of a love affair between two aspiring artists and New York City What happens when one artist hits it and the other doesn t At one point she says something to the effect that she hopes she will have the grace to leave with class or possibly the class to leave with grace She shows us a picture of the young James Dean I know, he died young , before he was a star But he always liked to drive fast And apparently she did, too Or, maybe she picked it up from him One part I enjoyed was when the two of them and a mutual friend decided to hitchhike to Fairmount, Indiana Jimmy s home He shows her all around the farm They each get roped into giving a lecture to his old drama teacher s class about life as actual artist.It is funny and kind of sad, too, because you know the ending But it was a very nice love story And it all takes place against the backdrop of New York City and playing in Central Park During my James Dead obsessed teens I read several books about him This is one of the few to actually seem to be based in fact. I don t go around handing out 5 star ratings And in the end there is nothing special about the way this book is written, but the story is so riveting You forget that it s nonfiction I bought this book for a dollar, and it was the best dollar I ve ever spent For anyone who has ever marveled at James Dean, rented all of his movies and had a Dean Weekend, or sat up endless hours and researched his life onlinethis book gives you a whole new perspective and makes him that muchenigmatic a I don t go around handing out 5 star ratings And in the end there is nothing special about the way this book is written, but the story is so riveting You forget that it s nonfiction I bought this book for a dollar, and it was the best dollar I ve ever spent For anyone who has ever marveled at James Dean, rented all of his movies and had a Dean Weekend, or sat up endless hours and researched his life onlinethis book gives you a whole new perspective and makes him that muchenigmatic and appealing and tragic And you ll want to find Liz Sheridan and give her a giant hug If only I were born sixty years earliermy obsession with James Dean is eternal and this book is a beautiful portrait of the boy behind the brooding mumbles. Notes From The Author A long time ago, when I was a young dancer in New York City, I fell in love with Jimmy Dean and he fell in love with me So begins this beguiling memoir of Liz Dizzy Sheridan s passionate yet ill fated romance with the young, magnetic, soon to be supernova James Dean The year was 1951 Dean had recently arrived in Manhattan in search of Broadway stardom Sheridan was a tall, graceful aspiring dancer They met one rainy afternoon in the parlor of the Rehearsal Club, a Notes From The Author A long time ago, when I was a young dancer in New York City, I fell in love with Jimmy Dean and he fell in love with me So begins this beguiling memoir of Liz Dizzy Sheridan s passionate yet ill fated romance with the young, magnetic, soon to be supernova James Dean The year was 1951 Dean had recently arrived in Manhattan in search of Broadway stardom Sheridan was a tall, graceful aspiring dancer They met one rainy afternoon in the parlor of the Rehearsal Club, a chaperoned boardinghouse for young actresses and before long Dizzy and Jimmy were inseparable Together they hunted for jobs, haunted all night bars and diners, and gloried in the innocent rebellion of early 50s bohemian New York Dizzy Sheridan and James Dean were lovers they lived together as even ardent Dean fans may be surprised to learn, they were engaged to be married But when Dean began to find success on the Broadway stage and then was lured to Hollywood, the couple parted amid tears and broken dreams dreams that would be dashed forever when Dean tragically died in a car crash in 1955, not long after seeing Dizzy for the last time Dizzy Jimmy marks the first time Liz Sheridan has written about this joyous yet ill starred romance She brings us closer than we have ever been to the vibrant young actor before he became a Hollywood icon, capturing his unstudied charm, his complicated psyche, the spontaneous delight he took from the world around him, and the passion he invested in his work and life It is a journey that takes in many locales, from Dean s boyhood home in Fairmount, Indiana, to Sheridan s recuperative travels through the Caribbean after their breakup But at its heart Dizzy Jimmy is the story of a love affair with Manhattan of nights spent stealing kisses in Times Square, sharing a walkup in the Hargrave Hotel, dancing after hours beneath the stars in Grand Central Station And in Sheridan s bittersweet, embraceable telling, it becomes a story no reader, Dean fan or otherwise, will soon forget Liz Sheridan is perhaps best known today for her role as Jerry Seinfeld s mother, Helen, on the landmark television series Seinfeld, and as the eccentric neighbor Mrs Ochmonek on Alf She is a veteran stage actress with featured roles in eight Broadway shows Married to jazz musician Dale Wales, Sheridan lives in Studio City, California I really don t know what my sudden fascination with James Dean is but I really find him intriguing Therefore, I really enjoyed this book I also found it interesting that he had a love affair with the actress dancer who played Jerry Seinfeld s mom on Seinfeld They were such an impulsive, almost child like couple In reading this book and others about James Dean I have come to the conclusion that I probably wouldn t have liked him as a person, but he is a very talented actor and I find his life I really don t know what my sudden fascination with James Dean is but I really find him intriguing Therefore, I really enjoyed this book I also found it interesting that he had a love affair with the actress dancer who played Jerry Seinfeld s mom on Seinfeld They were such an impulsive, almost child like couple In reading this book and others about James Dean I have come to the conclusion that I probably wouldn t have liked him as a person, but he is a very talented actor and I find his life fascinating Not sure how much of this is factual and at times it s down right unbelievable The dialogue between her and Dean seems way over the top and a bit made up to make for a good love story Also, considering this is all from her memory and the only proof their letters were destroyed by Sheridan makes me wonder evenif this entire affair happened the way she claims Overall, it was a decent read Wouldn t recommend it though.


About the Author: Liz Sheridan

Sheridan was born in New York City, the daughter of Elizabeth Poole Jones, a concert singer, and Frank Sheridan, a classical pianist 1 Sheridan began her career as a dancer working in New York City in nightclubs and musicals There, she met the then unknown James Dean Sheridan claims that she and Dean became engaged and had a short lived romance She has written a book on this subject, Dizzy Jimmy My Life with James Dean A Love Story, in which she claimed they were each others first romantic love


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