Bruce Lee memorabilia goes to auction
August 6th, 2011
02:01 PM ET

Bruce Lee's jacket sells for $77,000

An American couple submitted the winning auction bid for a flamboyant fur-lined blue jacket worn by Bruce Lee in his final film appearance, entertainment website NME.com reported Saturday.

The martial arts movie icon wore the long blue jacket in the unfinished film "Game of Death" as well as at the premiere of his best-known film, "Enter the Dragon."

The auction winners bid $77,000 for the jacket, BBC reported.

Phila China auction house of Hong Kong sold a dozen other Lee items, including a neatly written 1966 letter detailing plans and hopes for his budding career, for a total of more than $217,000, according to BBC.

Lee grew up in Hong Kong before moving to the United States in his late teens, according to imdb.com. His acting career was kick-started by his role in the one-season series "The Green Hornet," in which he played valet/bodyguard Kato. His films include "Fists of Fury" and "The Way of the Dragon."

Lee died in 1973 at age 32 of cerebral edema caused by a bad reaction to medication, according to imdb.

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  1. HIKER

    Awww, shucks...your pretty special too... HUG HUG gotta go see you soon I hope.

    August 6, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ivan

    I heard Bruce Lee passed away before the premiere of Enter the Dragon.

    August 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reason & Logic

      ... and so did Brandon Lee before the premier of The Crow.

      August 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mo Hamhead

      ...and so did General Lee before the premier of "Dukes of Hazard"...

      August 7, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. yada

    @Hiker...that would be the correct gender. And you? I just realized I refered to you as, "he" in a former post. Guess I should ask first. 🙂

    August 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. leeintulsa

    86 rain-cooled degrees. Was 108 when it rolled in..

    AAAaaahhh

    August 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. HIKER

    @ Yada...Yes baby I am ALL MAN! Sweet dreams doll. 🙂

    August 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. forgetthis

    I hear he was killed by the Dim Mak. Of course there is no way to prove that either way.

    August 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fearfighter1

    The Original FearFighter!!! God Bless Bruce and his beloved soul. One of the greatest martial artist to breath air.

    August 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      Also a soulless Atheist. 🙂

      August 7, 2011 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
    • grasshopper

      Eric, you're an idiot! lol. Religion is responsible for more deaths than the black plauge. Don't be so self righteous, just because people don't believe in your god doesn't make them bad, dude, there may not be a god at all, he's kinda like Santa Claus. (you noticed I capitalized Santa Claus and did not capitalize god? lol). on snap!

      August 7, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • toddrf

      @grasshopper – religion is not responsible for any deaths, people are. If people weren't killing other people in the name of religion, it would be in the name of race or nationality or clan affiliation.

      August 7, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @banasy: I know karate. (Hands and knees in defense black belt stand). HA YA!!!

    August 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Selfish Meme

    Wow. Bruce had excellent penmanship. I've seen his printing, very clean and balanced.

    August 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don No

      Ditto. I didn't know how bad ass his penmanship was!

      August 7, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ronald Raygun

    if you have not seen the movie "Ip Man" you need to. its about the guy who taught bruce his style. very good movie!!!

    August 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2nd DAn

      I have Ip Man 1 and 2, great movies. I studied the arts for years but, never was lucky enough to come across anyone with that man's skills.

      August 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Marie

    77K? I would have expected more– after all Princess Beatrice's hat was auctioned at $131K– and she's alive.

    August 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    @Marie: I know karate. HA YA!

    August 7, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. VegasRage

    I'm sure the proceeds will go to starving children in Somalia. Right?

    August 7, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. yada

    @ Mo LOL I just "got" your post! It truly made me LOL! General Lee.....now that's hilarious!

    August 7, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
    • pointless1

      You're pretty special aren't ya?

      August 7, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. dsfgdsf

    I will you my time machine to go back in time and steal all the clothes of famous people and kings and then sell it in 2011 for milions HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    August 7, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
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