Paul Newman & James Dean on 1950s Broke Straight Guys

JD: “Kiss me”

PN: “Not here!”

Touching how shy and excited Paul Newman appears in this screen test for East of Eden – and how he tries to cover it up with boyish bravado. He also easily outshines Dean in looks – and totally eclipses him in stature. But perhaps not in charisma.

The ever-cool Dean looks almost… French.