Photograph album mockups of Roy Dean's books
A Time in Eden (1969) and
Before the Hand in Man (1972) as well as black-and-white photographic prints used or considered in these or his other books. In addition to his
photography, Dean was an actor in theater, television, and film, as well as a writer, director, and stage designer.
Roy Dean was born August 2, 1925, in Kent, England. His acting career started with parts in local children's plays and continued
in England through his teenage and young adult years, including an acting stint with the Shakespeare Company and broadcasting
for the BBC. In the early 1950s, he moved to New York to work in theater before moving to Hollywood in 1955 to appear in film
and television. Besides acting, Dean has worked as a stage designer, director, writer, and photographer. As a photographer,
his work has been shown in several exhibitions and numerous magazines. His first book of photography
A Time in Eden published in 1986 was one of the first to bring male nude imagery to the masses. His books include
Before the Hand of Man, Adam Today, In Search of Adam, The Ecstasy of Eden, The Naked Image, and
A World of Nudes. He died June 24, 2002, in Palm Springs, California.
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