A Tale Of Two Legends James Dean. And such a man -- Elvis Presley.
Both have been a symbol for today's youth. Jimmy was the personification of youth struggling to be heard, of young people who were longing to find a place in this world.
And Elvis, too, is a symbol, the idol of youth who are struggling to be known in a world of adults, to have their very own and very private world. Let the adults laugh all they want. It just proves that this is one thing they can't have, and one world to which they can't belong. For once the teenagers are the insiders, and Elvis is the key to that world.
Each in his own way represents the spirit of rebellion, the yearning for adventure of the young people of the restless generation.
But the similarities between the two go further and deeper than that.