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Bruce Lee's appeal still kicks

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 - 01:34

Dec. 02 - The actor's movie memorabilia is expected to snag big bucks at auction. Alicia Powell reports.

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Late kung-fu star Bruce Lee's iconic yellow jumpsuit and nunchucks are two of 14 personal items that will go under the hammer at an auction in Hong Kong. Lee designed the one-piece tracksuit himself and wore it while filming his last movie, the "Game of Death" before his untimely passing at the age of 32 in 1973. Anna Lee, vice chairperson of collectables at auction house Spink China, says the costume is expected to fetch between $32,000 -$39,000 USD (HK$250,000 to HK$300,000) due to its rarity. SOUNDBITE: Anna Lee, vice chairperson of collectables auction house Spink China, saying (English): "We've been told that two (yellow jumpsuits) were made for Bruce (Lee) and two others were made for stuntmen. And this being one of the two that were worn physically by him. And I do believe this is the least worn because of the condition, it's still pretty good. The last fight he had with the Hapkido expert from Korea, it was documented that the zipper was broken, I believe that was the last time that was ever worn by him. On the collar it is stated Golden Harvest Film City, property of Golden Harvest." A few other items featured in the auction show the late kungfu master's artistic flair. One of them is a pendant Lee designed just months before his death and a drawing of a Chinese master monk that is believed to be a conceptual character for "The Green Bamboo Warrior", a movie that was never made because of his premature death. The December 4th auction is expected to bring in between $129,000 to $193,000 (HK$1 million to HK$1.5 million).

Bruce Lee's appeal still kicks

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 - 01:34

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