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James Dean's iconic 'Rebel Without a Cause' jacket up for auction

By Tamar Lapin February 27, 2018 

Calling all wannabe rebels: James Dean's iconic cherry-red jacket from the 1955 film "Rebel Without a Cause" could be yours - for a smooth $600,000.

The nylon bomber-style jacket goes under the hammer at Palm Beach Modern Auctions in Florida on Saturday and is estimated to be worth between $400,000 and $600,000, auction house co-owner Rico Baca told the Associated Press.

Collectible items tied to the heartthrob and icon of teen disillusionment and defiance are scarce since he only starred in three movies. Dean died in a car crash in 1955, when he was just 24.

Michael Scott of Hobe Sound, Fla., has owned the garment since the 1980s. A friend, whose uncle got it from men's wardrobe supervisor Leon Roberts at the end of filming, left it to him in his will.

Scott, who was in high school when the film premiered, said he and his friends were huge fans of the actor.

"We were called greasers," he said. "We were going through some of the same kind of torment he was living in the script."

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