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    You could own Bruce's yellow suit!

    Bruce Lee's last costume from Game of Death strikes back at auction

    The iconic martial artist's incomplete last film was intended to present Jeet Kune Do to the public

    In 1973, martial artist Bruce Lee launched himself into the American psyche with the force of one of his flying kicks as Enter the Dragon was released. Three days later Lee was dead, due to swelling on the brain.

    Enter the Dragon was the last film that Lee finished, but it was not the last one he began. In fact, work began on Game of Death - a film in which the star intended to demonstrate his own martial art Jeet Kune Do ('the way of the intercepting fist') - before Enter the Dragon was offered.
    Bruce Lee in action in the yellow jumpsuit

    The latter movie, which was the first kung fu film produced by a Hollywood studio, and with a much bigger budget than Lee was used to, could not be turned down. Nevertheless, 100 minutes of Game of Death were filmed before Enter the Dragon was released.

    As for Game of Death, it was only released in 1978 with a plotline altered to allow it to be completed using footage from other kung fu stars and stunt doubles with the main character's change in appearance explained away.

    Despite its changes from the original project it remains a cult classic and the yellow jumpsuit which Lee wears is referenced in the costume of Uma Thurman's character The Bride/Black Mamba in Kill Bill.

    Now the original jumpsuit worn by Lee is heading Heritage Auctions sale of Entertainment Memorabilia on July 17 with a relatively modest estimate of $60,000. The live sale takes place in California and internet absentee bidding is accepted until the day before.

    Collectors interested in Bruce Lee memorabilia will be interested to know that there is another very rare and high quality piece on the market at the moment: an autographed notebook for an intended book entitled 'The Tao of Chinese Gung Fu' including original martial art drawings.


    It didn't sell at the July 17 auction - see this follow-up article:
    Meanwhile, the iconic yellow-with-black-striped jumpsuit worn by martial arts legend Bruce Lee in his final screen appearance, Game of Death, is still for sale priced $71,700.
    If you don't have $71,700, you could always get our "got game?" shirt.
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    Statue of Lee-birty

    "China's Statue of Liberty" under way
    English.news.cn 2010-08-18 10:14:15

    BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Artists in Foshan, a city in Guangdong province that bills itself as the home of Chinese kungfu, are creating a 30-meter-tall sculpture of Bruce Lee which they hope will one day become a landmark on the scale of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

    The red-painted ceramic statue depicts an eight-legged Bruce Lee, known as Li Xiaolong in Chinese, balancing world famous monuments on each foot. These include The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower, and the Bird's Nest, or National Olympic Stadium, in Beijing.

    Over 100 smaller sculptures of China's most iconic martial arts fighter will form the centerpiece of Foshan Week, which opens to the public at the Expo on Tuesday afternoon.

    Identical, except for the monuments they balance on their feet, the sculptures took 100 people six months to complete, due to the complexity and size of the ceramics.

    The Enter the Dragon star was born in San Francisco of Hong Kong heritage but has ancestral links to Foshan. Recently, the series of Yip Man movies have celebrated his teacher Ye Wan, who was born to affluent parents in Foshan.

    In reality, the city competes with several Chinese towns and provinces for kungfu bragging rights, notably the Shaolin Monastery in Henan province. But Foshan locals claim more responsibility for promoting the art internationally over the last century.

    The towering sculpture, which looks like a stop-motion capture of Lee doing one of his explosive high kicks, will not be ready for another year, according to artist Shu Yong.

    "We hope it can compete with the Statue of Liberty. But our sculpture, The Kungfu God of 1,000 Legs, is meant to symbolize Chinese wisdom, creativity and health," he said.

    "We are taking it to the Guggenheim Museum (in Manhattan) next year as part of a grand world tour," he said.

    While the neoclassical Statue of Liberty was an international gift of friendship from France, Shu and cohorts hope an epic 10-year world tour will suffice.

    One of the criticisms of Expo 2010 Shanghai is that it has not celebrated the debut of any breakthrough monuments like the Statue of Liberty, parts of which appeared at two World Expos in the late 20th century. In their place, the Shanghai-hosted event offers dazzling pavilions, many designed by world-famous architects such as the UK's Thomas Heatherwick.

    Qiu Dailun, director of the exhibition commemorating Foshan Week, said the Bruce Lee sculpture was designed to "help China communicate with the world on an artistic level".

    "During China's recent development, much has been made of our shortcomings and problems, but our strengths and skills have been largely forgotten by the rest of the world," he said. "We hope, through cultural exchanges like these, to restore a sense of balance."

    The sculpture also shows how it is "possible to use the least amount of resources during the act of construction for the benefit of all", he said. Foshan produces 25 percent of the world's construction ceramics, 60 percent of which is used in China, officials said.

    The exhibition, located inside the Urban Best Practices Area in Puxi, also features a replica of one of the world's oldest ceramics kilns. It was built in Foshan in 1506.

    As such, organizers said they plan to give away 100 prizes of 1,506 yuan ($220) to visitors who can best emulate Lee's martial arts prowess by assuming difficult poses over the course of the week.

    The little dragon in bright CCCP red (and a clown shoe?)

    China creating eight-legged Bruce Lee sculpture to compete with Statue of Liberty

    Beijing, Aug 18 (ANI): Chinese artists in Foshan, a city in Guangdong province, are creating a red painted 30-meter-tall and eight-legged sculpture of legend Bruce Lee, which they hope would eventually be recognised as a landmark very much like the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour.

    According to China Daily, the ceramic statue depicts an eight-legged Bruce Lee, known as Li Xiaolong in Chinese, balancing world famous monuments on each foot. These include The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower, and the Bird's Nest, or National Olympic Stadium, in Beijing.


    "We hope it can compete with the Statue of Liberty. But our sculpture, The Kungfu God of 1,000 Legs, is meant to symbolize Chinese wisdom, creativity and health," an artist Shu Yong, said.

    It took 100 people six months to complete the sculpture, because of its complexity and size of the ceramics.

    Lee, the Enter the Dragon star, was born in San Francisco but has ancestral links to Foshan.

    The towering sculpture, which looks like a stop-motion capture of Lee doing one of his explosive high kicks, is expected to be ready by next year.

    "We are taking it to the Guggenheim Museum (in Manhattan) next year as part of a grand world tour," Yong added. (ANI)
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    The Yellow Jumpsuit is on the block again

    Yellow jumpsuit from Bruce Lee's final role to be auctioned
    16:19, August 19, 2010

    Bruce Lee's famous yellow outfit from his final film "Game of Death" is going to be auctioned in next month.

    Ponte 16 Resort Hotel in Macau will auction 100 items that belonged to celebrities, including Bruce Lee's famous yellow outfit from his final film "Game of Death," in conjunction with Julien's Auctions next month, according to Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao.

    "Game of Death" was shot in autumn of 1972. As the leading actor, Lee suddenly died and left the movie two-thirds unfinished. The sight of Lee dressed in the yellow motorcyclists' racing suit has already become a very famous and classic image.

    The exhibition and auction will be held from Sept. 24 to Oct. 8 in Macau and it will be the first that Julien's Auctions has held in Asia.

    The items also include Michael Jackson's jacket and the black gloves he wore when singing "Beat It" in his global "Bad Tour" in 1987 to 1989, Princess Diana's evening dress, a shirt that Elvis Presley wore, a poster of The Beatles with their signatures and the Batman costume that Michael Keaton wore in the movie of "Batman Returns" in 1992.

    After that exhibition ends, more than 400 precious things will be auctioned the next day.

    By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online
    Lot 118 of 434:
    BRUCE LEE STUNT DOUBLE COSTUME FROM "GAME OF DEATH"

    Estimate:
    $15,000.00 - $20,000.00

    Starting:
    $7,500.00

    Description:

    A yellow synthetic jumpsuit with black stripes worn by Buddy Joe Hooker, a stunt double for Bruce Lee in the motion picture Game of Death (Columbia Pictures, 1978). Only 30 minutes of the filming of Game of Death was completed before Lee took time off to work on the film Enter the Dragon (Warner Bros, 1973). Six years later director Robert Clouse returned to the film to flesh out the material and added scenes to create a finished film. Unsized. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from The World of Bruce Lee stating that the item was donated by The Golden Harvest.

    PROVENANCE Lot 370, "Entertainment Memorabilia," Butterfield and Butterfield, Los Angeles, Sale number 6083B, July 18, 1994


    Note that there's more on the Bruce Lee statue discussed above on the Shanghai 2010 World Expo & Shaolin Haibao thread

    Note also that you need a got game t-shirt in honor of this auction. Seriously.
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    Right here in Oakland!

    Last updated 08/31/2010 at 12:54 p.m. PDT
    Oakland May Honor Bruce Lee's Local History
    City lacks a clear process for recognizing cultural heritage sites
    By Alex Gronke, Oakbook on August 31, 2010 - 12:54 p.m. PDT

    It’s a Toyota dealership now. But 45 years ago, 4175 Broadway was the site of a kung fu showdown that changed martial arts forever. Bruce Lee, a 24-year-old dropout from the University of Washington, had recently landed in North Oakland, where he opened a martial arts studio not far from Oakland Technical High School. The school quickly attracted students. It also made enemies. The Bay Area’s martial arts establishment vilified Lee for accepting non-Chinese pupils.

    The beef came to blows when Wong Jack Man crossed the bay from San Francisco to fight in a pre-arranged match with Lee’s livelihood at stake. If Lee lost the bout, he’d have to close the studio. Depending on whose account you believe, Lee either won the fight, or it ended in a draw. But it was because of his experiences during this duel that Lee later developed the fighting style that would make him a worldwide legend, the style of no style.

    Bruce Lee’s years in Oakland have been well-documented. A few years ago, Oaklandish produced this mini-doc featuring an interview with Lee’s widow talking about the famous showdown. But now Mayor Ron Dellums wants to give Lee’s Oakland interlude some official recognition from City Hall. The mayor (himself an avid martial artist) wanted a plaque placed on the site of the old studio in time for a martial arts tournament he hoped Oakland would host later this year. The tournament is off, but the Landmark Advisory Commission is still considering making 4175 Broadway one of the city’s cultural heritage sites.

    The discussion is more significant than a piece of brass on the wall of a car dealership. Finding the best way for the city to acknowledge Bruce Lee’s time in Oakland would provide a sorely needed precedent for recognizing other cultural contributions made in Oakland, said Dan Schulman, a member of the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board. From events as significant as the drafting of the Black Panthers’ 10-Point Program in North Oakland in 1966 to less-weighty moments like the invention of the Mai Tai at Trader Vic’s at 65th Street and San Pablo Avenue three decades earlier, Oakland needs a method to officially recognize its past. “Right now, it’s not really clear what the process is,” Schulman said.

    The process for granting landmark status is clear when its comes to a particular building. Did someone famous live or work in the building? Did a well-known architect design it? Is the structure a representative example of a particular style? These are relatively straightforward questions. The line of inquiry is murkier when talking about something as nebulous as a style of martial art or a ****tail, especially in a process as politically fraught as official city recognition. Bruce Lee, the Black Panthers, even the Mai Tai aren’t likely to be controversial discussions. But one person’s landmark could elicit a shrug, or worse, from someone else. What would happen, for example, if Tom Cruise wanted to put a plaque on the spot in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital where L. Ron Hubbard first began to dream of Scientology?

    The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will discuss 4175 Broadway at its meeting on Sept. 14.
    Shoot, that meeting is tomorrow. I don't think I can make it.


    Bruce Lee's Adventures in Oakland
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    I meant S.F.

    I discussed the Oakland project with one of the reps. It's on hold. Meanwhile, there's a high-end event planned in S.F. in honor of Bruce Lee's 70th. There's a $1000 a plate banquet with the family and some other assorted events.

    Family of martial arts legend Bruce Lee pick Scot to demonstrate skills at memorial
    Oct 11 2010 Exclusive by Donna Watson

    BRUCE Lee's family have chosen a Scotsman to demonstrate martial arts at a memorial celebration.

    Tommy Carruthers will fly to California next month to perform Jeet Kune Do - the martial art which Lee spent his life developing.

    The 51-year-old said: "It is a great honour to be the only person giving a demonstration of Bruce's art at this event.

    "It is more special because I have been chosen by his family."

    The San Francisco exhibition is being held to celebrate what would have been kung fu legend Lee's 70th birthday.

    It will be attended by family, friends and students of the Enter The Dragon star, who died in 1973, aged 32.

    Tommy added: "For a guy from Glasgow to be doing Bruce's martial art in front of his wife Linda, his daughter Shannon and his students is wonderful.

    "Bruce has been my inspiration, so it is a dream come true for me."

    Tommy, of Baillieston, runs a martial arts school in Glasgow.

    He also gives seminars in countries including Italy, Ukraine, Greece and China.

    He said: "A lot of people find it funny that a guy from Scotland flies to China to teach them Bruce Lee's martial art."
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    Bruce Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world and remains very popular among Asian audience and in particular among the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese nationalism through his films.

    While Lee initially trained in Wing Chun, he later rejected well-defined martial art styles, favoring instead to utilize useful techniques from various sources in the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist).

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    BIG Little Dragon

    I'd love to visit this someday....
    Giant Bruce Lee statue welcomes kungfu fans
    English.news.cn 2010-10-27 10:17:28


    The statue in Bruce Lee Paradise is a new landmark of Jun'an, hometown of the kungfu master.(Source: China Daily)

    BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhuanet) -- At 18.8 meters tall, the world's biggest Bruce Lee statue is ready to greet global kungfu lovers in the master's hometown in Jun'an town, Foshan in Guangdong province.

    Created at a cost of nearly 2 million yuan and requiring about two years of effort, the bronze is the latest masterpiece of Cao Chongen, one of the nation's top sculptors.

    It is likely to become a superstar itself at Bruce Lee Paradise after it is inaugurated on Nov 28, the day after the 70th anniversary of Lee's birth.

    The title King of Kungfu is carved in the towering statue's foundation along with a summary of Lee's life and the list of donors and sponsors.

    While Lee is renowned around the world as a martial arts star in action movies and the one who brought the word kungfu into English dictionaries, his legacy remained low key back in his hometown in China until the local government recently invested millions to build his namesake park.

    The government hopes it will become a major tourist draw and further promote kungfu culture.

    The area now home to Bruce Lee Paradise, which began operation in 2005, was first developed as an ecological park in 1998.

    It has about 2 square kilometers of scenic beauty with lakes, mountains and rare birds.

    The park is also home to a museum filled with Lee's weapons and books, posters and other memorabilia related to him.

    Bruce Lee Ancestor's House less than a 1 km from the park is another stopover for Lee's fans despite its humbleness and sparse furnishings.

    Built by his grandfather, Lee lived in the house for only a short time.

    The residence is typical of the local style with gray bricks and black roofing tiles. A bedroom, hall, kitchen and yard together cover only 51 square meters.

    More hotels and a convention center are also planned. "We are ready to welcome more friends from around the world to pay a visit here," said a tour guide at the Bruce Lee Paradise.
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    I ran into GM Al Novak during my lunch break just now

    He reminded me about the event below. GM Al Novak was on our 2010 January/February cover - see Great American Great Grandmaster. Al is a guest of honor at the banquet and will be receiving some special recognition plaque (as if he doesn't have enough of those already).
    Bruce Lee's 70th Birthday Celebration - Nov. 27, 2010
    Date : 27-Nov-2010 Saturday
    Time : All day
    Type : Fundraisers


    The Bruce Lee Foundation Presents:
    Bruce Lee’s 70th Birthday Celebration!

    November 27, 2010
    San Francisco, California

    Come raise a glass to Bruce Lee on his 70th birthday in the city of his birth and join his family and friends in celebrating and supporting the legacy of Bruce Lee! There are a number of exciting activities planned for this extraordinary fundraising event (see below) which makes this birthday party a can’t-miss event for all Bruce Lee fans.
    All proceeds will go towards the Bruce Lee Foundation and Bruce Lee Action Museum. Come out and support the our biggest fundraising event of the year!

    A Private Celebration with the Lees!!

    Come spend an afternoon with the Lees. Shannon and Linda will accompany you on a private tour of San Francisco’s Chinese Hospital where Bruce was born, a private guided Bruce Lee themed walking tour of San Francisco Chinatown, an intimate dim sum lunch, memorable photo opportunities, early access to the Bruce Lee Exhibit and Birthday Dinner, and more! Guests will also receive an exclusive, original, limited edition Bruce Lee art print, an original Bruce Lee business card and many more rare and collectible gifts.

    This special Bruce Lee Foundation fundraiser is limited to 16 participants. Reservations are on a first come first served basis. It is anticipated that these spots will fill up fast, so reserve your space now!

    This remarkable opportunity will take place during the late morning of Saturday, November 27, 2010. Specific details to follow.

    Price:
    $1,000.00 per person.
    (Limited to 16 participants)

    Bruce Lee’s 70th Birthday Dinner!

    This special night will bring together martial artists, fans, friends, and family of Bruce Lee in an entertaining fundraising event. The evening will include an authentic, family style Chinese dinner, a Bruce Lee Exhibit featuring rare memorabilia, special guest speakers, a night of performances and entertainment including a lion dance, traditional Chinese fortune telling, and a special musical performance by Shannon Lee, silent and live auctions, Bruce Lee Foundation merchandise, exclusive book signings and much, much more! The Birthday Dinner will take place Saturday, November 27, 2010 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at:
    Empress of China Restaurant
    838 Grant Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    ****tail attire only.

    Prices:
    $125.00 per person (if purchased before September 15, 2010)
    $150.00 per person (if purchased before October 15, 2010)
    $175.00 per person (thereafter and at the door)
    Special pricing for parties of 10 or more.

    Hospital and Chinatown Walking Tours

    Want more Bruce Lee? Attend a private tour of San Francisco’s Chinese Hospital where Bruce was born and a guided walking tour which will stop at several significant Bruce Lee related locations within San Francisco Chinatown. The tours are a great way to learn some new and fascinating information about Bruce Lee’s time and experiences in San Francisco. Participants will also gain early access to the Bruce Lee Exhibit and Birthday Dinner!

    This charitable event will take place during the afternoon of Saturday, November 27, 2010. Specific details to follow.

    Price:
    $50.00 per person.
    (Space is limited.)


    TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

    Tammy at info@bruceleefoundation.com or Sydnie at 310-451-9990.

    Please make all checks payable to Bruce Lee Foundation and mail to:
    11693 San Vicente Blvd, Ste 918
    Los Angeles, CA 90049

    To pay by credit card call Sydnie at 310-451-9990.

    With respect to the Birthday Dinner, all payments must be postmarked by the dates specified above for accurate pricing.

    Please note that this event takes place over Thanksgiving Weekend, so please make your travel plans now.
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    New official Bruce Lee clothing

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    alas...web news...

    Sharon? Sharon?!? It's the freaking Associated Press! It's Shannon.
    Chinese firms use Bruce Lee name without family OK
    (AFP) – 10 hours ago

    BEIJING — Chinese firms and individuals are using martial arts legend Bruce Lee's name and image without his family's authorisation to sell everything from noodles to toothbrushes, state media said.

    A team put together by the star's daughter Sharon has done a nationwide search and discovered his Chinese name -- Li Xiaolong -- has been registered as a trademark for several products, the official China Daily reported.

    She was quoted as saying that Chinese companies and individuals had also used the image of the "Enter the Dragon" star, who died of brain swelling at the peak of his film career in 1973 aged just 32.

    A report in the Southern Daily newspaper said she had held talks with officials in Shunde in the southern province of Guangdong, the martial arts star's ancestral home.

    The city has already built "Li Xiaolong Paradise," a giant memorial hall devoted to Lee's life, martial arts and acting career.

    The report said Lee's daughter was looking for the local government to hand the trademark back to the family and the Bruce Lee Foundation, which seeks to preserve the actor's legacy.

    Calls to Shunde's government and market safety authority went unanswered on Wednesday.

    According to the China Daily, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce -- which is in charge of protecting trademarks -- recently made it clear that Lee's Chinese and English names belonged to his heirs.

    The agency ruled that other applications to use the name currently being processed would be rejected, the report said.

    Intellectual property rights (IPR) are widely flouted in China, which is home to the biggest counterfeit and piracy market in the world.

    The nation's State Council, or cabinet, announced last month that it would launch a six-month crackdown on IPR infringement, which it said "upset the market's normal order... and hurt China's image abroad."
    IP Special
    IP Scene
    (China Daily)
    Updated: 2010-11-03 07:49
    ....

    3. Guangdong

    Bruce Lee's daughter defends rights and use of his name

    Bruce Lee's daughter Sharon Lee flew back to her father's ancestral home in the southern province last week to protect the commercial name of the martial arts legend.

    Without authorization, Chinese companies and individuals have registered Bruce Lee's name and images as trademarks for commercial purposes, she said.

    She said she does not mind using the kungfu master's image at the Shanghai World Expo that closed on Oct 31, but it is inappropriate to use it for fast food chains, she said.

    After a nationwide research, Lee said her team found the unauthorized registration of Bruce Lee's Chinese name - Li Xiaolong - in Changsha, Shanghai, Qiangdao and Shunde.

    The superstar's name has been registered for coffee, dumplings, candy, instant noodles, ice cream, tooth brushes and paste, and home appliances.

    The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) recently addressed the issue, making it clear that the right to use Lee's Chinese and English names belongs to his heirs.

    Unauthorized use of Lee's name or image as trademarks misguides consumers and has an adverse influence on society, the commerce administration said.

    Other applications to use the name now being processed will be rejected, the SAIC said.

    The administration added that Lee's heirs should initiate legal proceedings to revoke trademarks that already passed initial examination or have been registered.
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    Talking nunchuck ping pong ??

    Guess when you train long and hard enough you really can use your training in related sports
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onxtp...eature=related

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    Another statue

    Bruce Lee statue may be erected in L.A.'s Chinatown
    November 22, 2010 | 4:00 pm

    ENTER THE DRAGON: A Chinatown committee is looking to raise a statue commemorating martial arts icon Bruce Lee, who historians say once lived in a studio in the neighborhood. “Once we get a final decision from the committee regarding the location, the Community Redevelopment Agency will help them go through the city process to make it happen,” Bibiana Yung, assistant project manager at the CRA, told the Downtown Los Angeles News.
    I'm changing the title of this thread from "Bruce Lee Museums" to "Bruce Lee Memorials"
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    18-meter little dragon

    That's nearly 60 ft in American.
    Tallest bronze sculpture of Bruce Lee marks hometown
    15:54, November 24, 2010


    The 18-meter-bronze sculpture of Bruce Lee at Shunde, Guangdong Province.

    The 2010 Bruce Lee Culture Festival was officially opened at Bruce Lee Park at Shunde City to south of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province on Nov. 23 to mark the 70 anniversary of Lee's birth date. On the day, an 18-meter-tall bronze sculpture of Lee, which is also the tallest sculpture of him in the world, was unveiled, according to Guangzhou Daily.

    Shannon Emery Lee, Bruce Lee's daughter, and Wren, Bruce Lee's granddaughter, also showed up at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Bruce Lee Culture Festival, and they started a series of programs to memorialize Bruce Lee yesterday.

    This is the first time that Wren has come back to her grandfather's hometown. Apart from joining the activities of the Bruce Lee Culture Festival, the most important goal of coming China for the 7-year-old Wren is paying her tribute to her grandfather and ancestors with her mother.


    Shannon Emery Lee, Bruce Lee's daughter, and Wren, Bruce Lee's granddaughter.

    Maybe it is hard for a 7-year-old little girl to understand the whole deep meaning of paying tribute and those ceremonies, but one short trip to her grandfather and mother's birthplace and the friendship from local people are enough for her to fall in love with this place, and she actually does like it.

    After the opening ceremony of the Culture Festival, Shannon Emery Lee told reporters that Bruce Lee Park here was very beautiful and a good place to memorialize her father. She was touched by the respect and warm feelings toward her father from local people.

    She also said that she and the Bruce Lee Fund would love to cooperate with Shunde's government on better protection and development of Bruce Lee's brand and to make sure more people in the next generation will know about him. She said she will bring back more things belonging to her father for exhibition in appropriate ways.

    Bruce Lee's 18-meter-high bronze sculpture was finished by Cao Chong'en, a famous sculptor, and it is the tallest sculpture of Bruce Lee in the world. The sculpture is in the shape of Bruce Lee's famous fighting stance.


    A foreigner is playing nunchakus by the sculpture of Bruce Lee.

    By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online
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    I did the bruce Lee seminar last year and I wasn't impressed!

    All the insrtuctors taught us was basics. 2 flipping days of basics!
    Tommy Carruthers just had us kick the bags and punch for an hour! I felt very RIPPED OFF!

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    I totally missed this

    I didn't use google over the holidays.
    November 26, 2010
    Google's Bruce Lee Logo


    Tomorrow, November 27th, Google will show a special logo for Bruce Lee's birthday. Bruce Lee is a well known martial arts actor, was in many movies and may have been known to popularize martial arts in America.

    November 27th is Bruce Lee's 70th birthday.

    For his special birthday, Google has a Google Doodle on some of the Google properties. Some are already live, since it is November 27th in places like Hong Kong. Here is the logo:

    Google Bruce Lee Logo

    Bruce Lee died on July 20, 1973. For more on Bruce Lee, see Wikipedia.

    Forum discussion at Google Blogoscoped Forums.
    Gene Ching
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    Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine & www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips

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    Betty Ting Pei talks smack

    With all the 70th birthday celebrations going on, Betty has to come out with this.
    Updated Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:08 pm TWN, BEIJING, The Straits Times
    Bruce Lee's marriage was 'shotgun union': actress

    Asia News Network--Actress Betty Ting Pei, 63, in whose home Bruce Lee died in 1973, has spilled the beans on the kung fu legend's marriage to his wife Linda, saying it was a shotgun union.

    Claiming she was not to be blamed for Lee's death, she said of the couple: “They had no more feelings for each other and didn't eat at the same table.”

    She admitted to having been a third party in their marriage, but said: “The world says I killed Bruce. How laughable. I didn't catch him! He had legs and arms and came over to me by himself,” according to reports attributed to an interview she gave to website Netease.

    She said movie producer Raymond Chow introduced her to the actor in 1972, and she later met Lee to discuss acting in a film.

    At the meeting, she said, “he grasped my right hand under the table and wouldn't let go. His eyes bore into me — it was to say he liked me.”

    She said she did not reject his courtship as they were happy together but she had not intended to break up his marriage.

    “The whole world cursed me,” she said of the public reaction after Lee, then aged 32, was found dead on her bed. “But I am alive while he passed away too soon.”
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    Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine & www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips

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