BRUCE LEE: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon


BRUCE LEE: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon

EDITED BY JOHN LITTLE    Book Number: 89388    Product format: Paperback

Lee Jun Fan was born 27 November 1940 in San Francisco in "the hour of the dragon" in the Year of the Dragon. The name of Bruce was bestowed upon him by one of the nurses at the hospital, "because it was Western and easy to remember", and it stuck. This unusual find is the softback edition of a book based on the award-winning Warner Brothers short documentary "Bruce Lee ? In His Own Words" directed by John Little and first aired in summer 1998, the 25th anniversary of arguably Lee's greatest film, "Enter the Dragon". Lee moved to Hong Kong when he was five and began filming the first of what would be 18 Chinese language films by the time he was 18. During this time he began his study of Kung Fu under the venerated grandmaster Yip Man at the age of 13. When he was 19 he returned to America where he studied philosophy at the University of Washington in Seattle, graduating in1964, then moved to California, establishing a Kung Fu institute in Oakland and also getting married to Linda Emery, their son Brandon being born in February 1965. There followed the most amazing life of martial arts tournaments and film-making in Hong Kong and the US before his tragic and untimely death in 1973 due to an allergic reaction to a new painkiller. As the documentary says, the words here are those Lee himself describing his life, career and philosophy and there are also a foreword and preface by his wife Linda and daughter Shannon respectively. But the photos here really steal the show! Around 200 in all, around half in colour, here are many never before published family shots from his childhood and with his wife and children, a great many rare off-screen images and lots of film stills, including some of the most iconic images ever. A magnificent tribute. 8½"×11" softback, 180pp.
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ISBN 9780804832304
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