“Last Rides”: Photographer Takes Pictures Of The Roads Where Stars Died In Car Crashes

James Dean, Grace Kelly, Marc Bolan, Albert Camus… Christophe Rihet photographs the roads where famous people died, shooting at dawn or dusk to bring a sense of calm. Captions by Camille Riquier.

James Dean, Route 46 in California, 30 September 1955

Christoph Rihet

When James Dean, at the wheel of his Porsche, notices a car in the distance, he reassures his passenger: ‘He has seen us, he will stop.’ But the driver of the Ford Tudor hasn’t seen anything, because his vehicle is very high. Dean cannot avoid the collision. His passenger survives, but Dean’s feet are stuck under the pedals and his neck is broken upon impact.

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Grace Kelly, Route de la Turbie in Monaco, 13 September 1982

Christoph Rihet

Grace Kelly is on her way to Paris with her daughter Stéphanie in a Rover P6 3500. Suddenly, the car leaves the road at a bend and crashes into the parking space of a house 40 metres below. While Stéphanie escapes almost unscathed, Kelly dies the next day of a cerebral haemorrhage.

Marc Bolan, Queen Ride, London, 16 September 1977

Christoph Rihet

The lead singer of T-Rex climbs into a purple Mini 1275 GT with his friend Gloria Jones at the wheel. She loses control of the car and it hits the fence on the opposite side of the street before striking a sycamore tree. Bolan is killed on impact, two weeks before his 30th birthday. Jones, suffering from fractures to her arm and jaw, is taken to hospital. She does not learn of Bolan’s death until four days later, on the day of his burial.

Helmut Newton, Marmont Lane, Los Angeles, 23 January 2004

Christoph Rihet

The famous photographer’s silver Cadillac SRX leaves the Chateau Marmont hotel at 11.40pm. His car first knocks over an Associated Press photographer, who is walking past, then crashes into a wall in front of the hotel. Newton dies a few hours later.

Paul Walker, Hercules Street, Valencia, California, 30 November 2013

Christoph Rihet

The Fast and Furious actor is in the passenger seat of his friend Roger Rodas’s Porsche. The car hits a lamp-post at 100mph and ends up between two trees and catches fire. Rodas is killed on impact, Walker dies from trauma and burns.

Mary Jo Kopechne, Dike Bridge, Massachusetts, 18 July 1969

Christoph Rihet

Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy is driving across Dike Bridge with Mary Jo Kopechne. The car ends up in the water. Kennedy manages to get out but Kopechne does not. Kennedy, does not alert the authorities, then goes home. The next day, he calls the police, but by that time fishermen have found the car and a diver has retrieved the body of Kopechne.

Albert Camus, Route Nationale 5, Villeblevin, France, 4 January 1960

Christoph Rihet

On a whim, the French writer and his friend Michel Gallimard go for a drive in a Facel Vega HK500. Their car strikes one of the plane trees lining the road, then a second. Camus dies on the spot, Gallimard six days later. The cause of the accident is never ascertained.

Eddie Cochran, Chippenham, Wiltshire, 16 April 1960

Christoph Rihet

The American singer leaves a concert in a taxi with his fiancee, Sharon Sheeley, and Gene Vincent. A tyre bursts and the vehicle strikes one lamppost then another. Cochran tries to protect Sheeley but is thrown out of the car. He dies in a Bath hospital the following day. Vincent wears a black glove for a long time in memory of his friend.

Jayne Mansfield, Highway 90, Slidell, Louisiana, 29 June 1967

Christoph Rihet

After performing in a cabaret in Biloxi, Mansfield is driven by Ronnie Harrison, with his friend Sam Brody, to New Orleans. In the back, three children sleep soundly. At around 2am, insecticide sprayed from a tractor severely hampers visibility and Harrison drives the Buick at speed into the back of a lorry. The three adults die on the spot. The children are virtually unharmed. After her death, it is recommended that trucks in the US are fitted with a bumper. It is called a Mansfield Bar.

Jackson Pollock, Springs, New York, 11 August 1956

Christoph Rihet

The alcoholic painter’s car begin drifting, as if he has stopped steering. His drunkenness is probably the cause of the accident, which also kills one of his passengers, Edith Metzger. Pollock’s mistress, Ruth Kligman, survives.

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I adopted the cuddliest old man in existence… (Source:…

I adopted the cuddliest old man in existence… (Source: https://ift.tt/2puXTHE)

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「半グレ」リーダー格の格闘家が逮捕された裏事情 警察のある「狙い」に驚き

大阪・ミナミの半グレ集団のリーダーが、「共謀して尻のできものの治療に健康保険証を不正使用」という容疑で逮捕されたのには、警察のある「狙い」があったようだ・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9912517.html

タモリ倶楽部「クリーニング業界に「舎」が多い理由」が話題にw 本職も知らなかったww

この日の放送は、ゲストの鴻上尚史、竹山隆範と共に、「舎」が付く店名が多いクリーニング店の謎に迫った・・ 続きを読む

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「千の風になって」秋川雅史の意外な特技ww そのクオリティに驚きの声

まさかの特技。 続きを読む

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This pup maintains good boy status even when getting his nails…

This pup maintains good boy status even when getting his nails clipped. (Source: https://ift.tt/eA8V8J)

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【動画】 イモトアヤコ、安室奈美恵さん引退当日にプライベートで沖縄へ行くもまさかの悲劇・・ 「イッテQ」に批判の声

安室さんのラストライブのチケットの抽選に外れてしまったというイモト。「音漏れ」にあやかろうと、ラストライブ開催の告知を受けてから、すぐに飛行機やホテルを手配したものの、すでに飛行機もホテルも予約でいっぱい・・ 続きを読む

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THIS FACE! My friend’s cat after being spayed. (Source:…

THIS FACE! My friend’s cat after being spayed. (Source: https://ift.tt/2ON7bK2)

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問題となっているのは、京都市右京区の京都学園中学・高校のグラウンドに面する一角。去年5月に突如、柵で封鎖され、陸上競技用のトラックが作られました・・ 続きを読む

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Golden puppy meeting his human for the first time. (Source:…

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タレントのダンカンが24日、ブログを更新。酒気帯びでひき逃げ事故を起こしたとして逮捕された元モーニング娘。の吉澤ひとみ容疑者について触れた・・ 続きを読む

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