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Dean letters sell for $36,000

The Rebel Without a Cause star’s three notes to ex-lover Barbara Glenn, who he dated for two years, smashed the predicted selling price of $25,700 (£16,060) when they went under the hammer at Christie’s on Thursday (24Nov11).

In the letters, Dean writes about feeling homesick while filming a movie and he also criticises a Broadway staging of The Immoralist.

The messages were sold by Glenn’s son, filmmaker Keith Gordon.

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The Hollywood icon died in a car accident in 1955.

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