Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon

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The first compilation of Bruce Lee photographs published in association with the Bruce Lee estate. This book reveals the full range of Lee's talents. It includes rare photos spanning from his early stage career in Hong Kong to his worldwide success as an actor and martial arts phenomenon. Selected with the assistance of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, Bruce Lee expert John Little presents a photographic record, accompanied by descriptive commentary, of all facets of this fascinating man, from the start of his ...

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Overview

The first compilation of Bruce Lee photographs published in association with the Bruce Lee estate. This book reveals the full range of Lee's talents. It includes rare photos spanning from his early stage career in Hong Kong to his worldwide success as an actor and martial arts phenomenon. Selected with the assistance of Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, Bruce Lee expert John Little presents a photographic record, accompanied by descriptive commentary, of all facets of this fascinating man, from the start of his career to his untimely death a quarter century ago. Included are photos from Bruce's personal family photos, from his childhood years, through the early years in Hollywood, to the peak of his career as an international star.

On the 60th anniversary of his birth, Lee remains a legendary figure of our time, and this comprehensive collection of photographs will be a must-have for all of Lee's millions of devoted followers.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Packed with tales about his youth in Hong Kong, his acting career in America, and his philosophies on fighting."—Maxim

"[An] expansive collection of photos, from his Hong Kong childhood to fatherhood with son Brandon."—Men's Fitness

"Childhood snapshots, behind-the-scenes Hollywood images, and rare candid photos combine to form a scrapbook of Bruce's whole life."—Inside Kung Fu

"One look at this book and you won't be able to put it down...brilliantly assembled photographic essay."—Martial Arts & Combat Sports

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804844079
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Series: Bruce Lee Library Series
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 623,455
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John Little is the world's preeminent authority on Bruce Lee and his work. The editor of Striking Thoughts, he is also the publisher of Bruce Lee magazine and managing editor of Knowing Is Not Enough, the official newsletter of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus, as well as director of the Bruce Lee Educational Foundation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2002

    Could be improved

    I am pleased that someone put together a blockbuster type book on bruce. The best photo is on the cover, though. I do like a lot of the shots, but there aren't enough good pictures in the book. There are only a few well selected pictures here. There are some outstanding shots from the opening scenes in ETD that they could have used, but for some reason they blew up some just ok ones, and they did a double page on some terrible looking ones. I wonder if it has something to do with not having access to all the photos. You have to be careful with assuming that they did the best job with what they have available to them. I mean, they released Game of Death, and the they edited out about 30 minutes of footage with Bruce! The photos from Return of the Dragon are good. It's too bad the rest of the book doesn't meet the same standards. Some of the commentary in the book is good, though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2001

    A Dramitic Life Story

    Outstanding, to say anything else would be inaproprate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2000

    An amazing look behind the scenes

    I love the fact that the majority of the photos in this book seem to be from the Lee family photo album, not just the same old action shots of Bruce from his movies. Those are in the book, too, but they're either truly 'behind the scenes' shots from the sets or unique scenes to his greatest films. As a Lee buff, I think it's an essential.

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