Bruce Lee collectibles
Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist) martial arts movement.
He is considered one of the most influential martial artists of the 20th century, and a cultural icon. Bruce Lee was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films: The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Enter the Dragon (1973); and The Game of Death (1978).
Bruce Lee has one of the rarest autographs in the world.
A cheque signed by Bruce Lee sold for £1,560 at a Bonhams auction in June 2008.
A fur-lined coat worn by Lee sold for £47,000 at a Phila China Auctions sale in Hong Kong on Saturday, August 6 2011. Lee wore the coat in the filming of his last movie, The Game of Death, in 1973.
A Lee-worn jumpsuit from The Game of Death appeared in an auction at Heritage Auction Galleries in July 2010. It was still for sale after the auction, priced at $71,700. It was later sold for $40,000.
An extensive Bruce Lee exhibition opened this year's 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival, featuring vintage poster art and memorabilia items including a boxing head guard and a pair of sunglasses.