EXCLUSIVE Bruce Lee A Life Revealed pt1 CAUSE OF DEATH, FRIENDSHIPS & WOMEN

​OFFICIAL EXCLUSIVE Bruce Lee A Life Revealed pt1 CAUSE OF DEATH, FRIENDSHIPS & WOMEN

​OFFICIAL EXCLUSIVE Bruce Lee A Life Revealed pt1 CAUSE OF DEATH, FRIENDSHIPS, WOMEN
& his DUTCH JEWISH ENGLISH CHINESE ROOTS, INSPIRATION

​Since Bruce Lee's unfortunate death 45 years ago ​important questions have remained unanswered; ​What was the cause of death?  What friendships did he have & what rivalries within them?   As a movie star in the 70s did he have female friends or girl friends?  Often portrayed for 45 years as German/ Chinese is that wrong?  Should ​the record be altered to ​show his Dutch, Jewish, English & Chinese heritage?  

We filmed the noted author Matthew Polly discussing his book B​RUCE LEE A Life.   ​He ​found and interviewed the people who really knew Bruce Lee; the Producer Raymond Chow, his brother and sister Robert & Phoebe Lee, checked his mother's birth declaration, his Hong Kong school friends, his students Taky Kimura, Dan Inosanto, his teacher's son.  Polly's research ​overflows the book BRUCE LEE A Life, published by Simon & Schuster, ​with a library of detail that illuminates the vivid and inspiring life of BRUCE LEE.  It is a testament to the man that changed the world ​in the 1970s and has continued to inspire generations ​ever ​since.

"A few months prior to his death, Bruce Lee had the sweat glands in his armpits surgically removed, because he didn’t like how his dank pits looked on screen. The day he died, July 20, 1973, was the hottest of the month in tropical Hong Kong. According to Raymond Chow, Bruce was vigorously performing scene after kung fu scene from his next movie in Betty’s small apartment when he began to feel dizzy. He complained of a headache, went to lie down, and never got back up again." Matthew Polly

Heat stroke can be a lethal condition even in the fit and relatively young.

For reference:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heat-stroke/symptoms-causes/syc-20353581

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_stroke

Immensely knowledgeable WoMA.tv Bruce Lee expert Andrew Staton asked the questions.  Top man : )

We interviewed Matthew Polly at the Bruce Lee's Cultural Legacies Conference held at Cardiff University by Paul Bowman & Kyle Barrowman.  We were kindly invited and hosted by them.  This was an awesome 2 day gathering of noted scholars, academics and interested parties.

"Bruce Lee died in July 1973, just days before the release of Enter the Dragon, a film that would catapult him to global fame. As we arrive at the 45th anniversary of this simultaneous arrival and departure in July 2018, the fourth annual martial arts studies conference seeks to explore and assess the impacts, legacies, effects and consequences of the images, ideas, films, programmes, writings, philosophies, choreographies and principles of Bruce Lee. The focus of this conference is not solely on his films and writings in isolation but rather on their impact in such contexts as: martial arts, popular culture, physical culture, film making, fight choreography, theatre, publishing, and of course gender, class, ethnicity and other aspects of identity 'politics', performance, or work."  
Martial Arts Studies Cardiff University

​All original content filmed in 4k on Sony Professional equipment.  No borrowed footage here.


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