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James Dean and Marilyn Manson (and another interesting comparison)

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At the peak of his career at the age of 24, James Dean died on September 30, 1955 after crashing his Porsche Spyder, which he nicknamed "Little Bastard", on the highway. Within a year of the accident nearly four million people had joined his fan club and his studio was receiving up to 4,000 letters every day. Since today is the anniversary of his death, I thought I would share what I think is a relevant interview with Natalie Wood, his co-star in Rebel Without A Cause , where she analyzes the James Dean she came to know in the months before his death, as opposed to the pop culture icon the world came to love. Listen to this interview in light of the Marilyn Manson allegations, and the perception of Marilyn Manson and his art as opposed to the reality, and see if you can take from it what I took from it, which I think Natalie Wood explains eloquently and sincerely.       Since we are on the subject of Natalie Wood as well, I thought it would be fun to share something I wrote

Marilyn Manson's Relationship With Lindsay Usich While He Was Engaged to Evan Rachel Wood

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On March 27, 2020, Lindsay Usich added an Instagram Story to her official Instagram account. It shows two black and white framed photos, the first depicting Lindsay on top and the other depicting Marilyn Manson below it. Towards the bottom left is a quarantine symbol urging those who see it to stay home during the pandemic. The caption above the photo written by Lindsay reads:   "Looking through photo albums is always a journey back into the recesses of our minds, our memories, shared or alone. After a chance meeting late 2009 in New York, my home at the time - I flew from NYC to LA in early April of 2010. I remember nights filled with pink jasmine, rosemary, how it smelled outside while we climbed up to the roof & looked at constellations. There after pouring through books and films we took our very first instant photos (Fujifilm FP-100B to be exact) of each other. Do you have any images you attach great memory to? I would love to see them." I just became aware of this I

Evan Rachel Wood in 2017: Radicalization Realized

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By the time 2017 rolled around, Evan Rachel Wood had already become radicalized into a feminist ideology that compelled her to view herself as a victim of abuse who had now awakened like a phoenix rising out of the ashes, becoming empowered through her voice and her art and her entire way of life to break free of all the stereotypes, all the lies, all the masks, all the norms and codes of conduct which a white male-driven society subjected her to. But she was still #NotOk. Removing those masks left her vulnerable by exposing her pain, a pain primarily brought into her life by white powerful older men from her past. She was not ready yet to name her abusers and rapists. Right now she was ready for a transition, a new public image, to be a voice for the voiceless. America had just elected Donald Trump, and she felt hopeless and lost, until she realized America needed her now more than ever. She was up to the challenge. If 2016 was the year Evan Rachel Wood became radicalized, 2017 would

The Radicalization of Evan Rachel Wood

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On November 17, 2016 we had the opportunity to read about how Evan Rachel Wood became radicalized. This is when Rolling Stone interviewed her about being the highest-ranked star on IMDB. How did she become so highly ranked? Though she was mainly known up to that point for dating and being engaged to Marilyn Manson, now she was the star on one of the most successful shows on television, Westworl d. On Westworld she played a heroic android named Dolores, and it was the biggest role of her career. Before this role, Evan played in roles noted for their shock factor or subversiveness, and she had a talent for trauma. With Dolores, she finally was given the opportunity to also be a heroine, and by her own accounts she was ready for the first time in her life to not only play a heroine on a television show, but to channel that spirit into her everyday life. Up until 2016 there were few public signs of Evan Rachel Wood having the radical tendencies she came to show and continues to show toda

Everything Evan Rachel Wood Said About Marilyn Manson from 2010 to 2015

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Photo of ERW taken by MM   Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood were together, on and off, from January 2007 to August of 2010 when they finally called off their seven month engagement. From late 2010 till 2015 Evan had other significant moments in her life. In April 2011 she came out as a bisexual. Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell married in October 2012. In July of 2013 the couple welcomed their first baby boy. They separated in May 2014. This was followed by other significant moments. On the day after Donald Trump was elected President in November 2016, Evan announced through an interview with Rolling Stone that she had been raped. In 2018 she championed the Phoenix Act in California. She named Marilyn Manson as one of her two rapists on Instagram on February 1, 2021.

The Relationship of Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood (Part 7: December 2009 - August 2010)

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The first photo of Manson and Evan engaged, the next day holding hands as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France on December 22, 2009. "We spent a year apart, and I think that year was incredibly important; and no matter who I was with, nothing came close - nothing, and I missed him every day."   - Evan Rachel Wood  ( A&E Biography - Marilyn Manson ,  aired on October 6th, 2010)   Manson and Evan Resume Their Relationship When Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood broke up in October of 2008, Evan spoke about how their careers were leading them on different paths, with him working on a new album and going on tour for it and her needing to move to New York for work, and she mentioned there was a possibility of a reunion in the future. During this time Manson worked on his album The High End of Low and toured for it until December 21, 2009 with his final show in Paris. Evan also did what she needed to do as far as her career was concerned. During their tim