5 items from 2012
To glory the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee, a few memorabilia items will go under the hammer, Los Angeles, as part of the “Julien’s Auctions 2012 Icons and Idols: Hollywood Auction” event. Lee, who is best known for his movie “Enter the Dragon”, quickly became this iconic media figure-slash-martial artist. How he became that or how he even got there is not of importance – after all, he is Bruce Lee. He is legend, period.
In the said auction, Bruce Lee memorabilia will be hold for sale to fans who sought Lee’s personal items. It includes a couple of jewelry, a white shirt and a tape recorder, all prideful and valued items of the icon. An Onyx Diamond Ring and a Jade Pendant represents Lee’s beginning and end: the former he bought in Thailand during filming his first movie “The Big Boss”, his gift to himself to celebrate »
Shannon Lee, daughter of the martial arts master, shares memories of her inspirational father
Shannon Lee grins and apologises for the mess. We're at the Los Angeles offices of Bruce Lee Enterprises. They've just moved in and an archipelago of merchandise is strewn across the floor. The company logo depicts a silhouette of the martial arts master in mid-flight, an inverted E of kinetic majesty. A poster shows Lee crouching, nunchucks stowed beneath his armpits. Devotees would feel at home here.
As company CEO, his 43-year-old daughter is the official keeper of the legacy. She assumed the mantle several years ago from her mother, Bruce Lee's widow Linda Lee Cadwell, who had met the young martial artist while he studied philosophy at university in Washington state in the 1960s. Both Lee and her mother are contributors to I Am Bruce Lee, a new documentary by Peter McCormack.
Lee settles »
- Jeremy Kay
HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy’s roster of members.
“These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “I’m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member.”
Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.
The 2012 invitees are:
Clifton Collins, »
- Josh Abraham
Ann Rutherford‘s most notable screen roles were in films made away from both MGM and Wallace Beery. She was a young woman who falls for trumpeter George Montgomery in Archie Mayo’s 20th Century Fox musical Orchestra Wives (1942), and became enmeshed with (possibly) amnesiac Tom Conway in Anthony Mann’s Rko thriller Two O’Clock Courage (1945).
Following a couple of minor supporting roles — in the Danny Kaye comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) at Goldwyn and the Errol Flynn costumer The Adventures of Don Juan (1948) at Warner Bros. — and the female lead in the independently made cattle drama Operation Haylift (1950), opposite Bill Williams, Ann Rutherford retired from the screen. (Rutherford would later say that her Operation Haylift experience was anything but pleasant.)
- Andre Soares
For many fans the role of Kato in The Green Hornet will always be associated with the young Bruce Lee but the reality is that Kato was around long before Lee in various forms with his first on screen incarnation in the 1940s serial series coming with Chinese-American actor Keye Luke under the goggles. Luke was also a regular in the Charlie Chan films while later in life he would sell a furry little creature for a Christmas present in Gremlins.Luke passed away in 1991 but is being remembered in a short film bio-pic titled simply Keye Luke. Check the trailer below. »
5 items from 2012
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