Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon

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A behind-the-scenes examine the lifetime of the main amazing martial artist of all time—Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee: the distinguished lifetime of the Golden Dragon is a photographic catalog of all aspects of this attention-grabbing guy, from the beginning of his profession to his premature and tragic dying in 1973. This booklet finds a quiet kin guy at the back of the charismatic public character. It exhibits the true Bruce Lee—the guy who used to be a lot more than a world movie and martial arts celebrity.

This really good picture essay—compiled and edited via Bruce Lee specialist John Little with the help of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell—reveals never-before-published family members pictures, together with infrequent photographs of Bruce's early life in Hong Kong. soft moments along with his youngsters are stuck on digital camera and motion photographs from his martial arts movies are shown.

With a preface via his daughter Shannon Lee and a foreword by means of spouse Linda, the textual content is drawn at once from Bruce Lee's personal diaries and journals. according to the award-winning Warner Bros. documentary, Bruce Lee: In His personal Words, sections include:

  • Chronology of the lifetime of Bruce Lee
  • Early Years—why he started learning gung fu (kung fu) and took up wing chun, his first starring function, and his go back to the US
  • Hollywood—why he bought the half in The eco-friendly Hornet, instructing Steve McQueen, James Coburn and Stirling Silliphant, filming Enter the Dragon, The method of the Dragon, Fist of Fury and extra, education and appearing with Chuck Norris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dean Martin and Sharon Tate, and the construction of Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
  • Family—meeting Linda, having young children, day-by-day life

This Bruce Lee booklet is a part of the Bruce Lee Library which additionally features:

  • Bruce Lee: awesome Thoughts
  • Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu
  • Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
  • Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
  • Bruce Lee: The paintings of Expressing the Human Body
  • Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do

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