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Film legend James Dean's motorcycle to be displayed at Indiana State Museum

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Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 1:23 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — A motorcycle belonging to Indiana native James Dean will soon be on display at the Indiana State Museum.

The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/WGff2n ) the 1955 500cc Triumph is part of the museum's upcoming "Eternal James Dean" exhibit and will go on display Nov. 23.

The "Rebel Without a Cause" star Dean made three movies before he was killed in a traffic accident at the age of 24.

The museum's display won't include the Porsche he was driving when he was killed, but it will feature a 1949 Ford that Dean borrowed from his uncle to take his date to his high school prom.

Dean was born in Marion and grew up in Fairmount.