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The legacy of James Dean

James Dean continues to be a vintage icon with talks of reanimating him for new movies and viral images of him going across the globe. The tragic death of the 24-year-old superstar continues to stir emotions of both young and old.  Why the world still remembers James Dean is hard to pinpoint, having only starred in one movie before his death. Nevertheless, his impact remains and his passing was a precursor to the counter-culture movement of the 1960s and 1970s.  Shortly after wrapping "Giant", his last movie before his death, he returned to his other love, motorsport and racing. With reported ambition of one day competing in the Indianapolis 500 race, Dean’s financial success from East of Eden had allowed him to purchase a Triumph Tiger motorcycle...

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