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Bruce Lee collection to be showcased at Hong Kong Heritage Museum (with photos)

     A new instalment in a series of Bruce Lee collection displays will be showcased from tomorrow (July 18) at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. The exhibits include the first edition of "Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense" autographed by Bruce Lee, several reels of movie trailers including the popular "The Big Boss" and "Fist of Fury", original behind-the-scenes photos taken on the set of "Enter the Dragon" and stills and posters of various films.

     Themed under "A Collection of Insights, Memories and Pride", the newly added collection will be on display at the five-year thematic exhibition "Bruce Lee: Kung FuíPArtíPLife" and will feature more than 200 sets of items related to Bruce Lee from the collection of Mr Jeff Chinn, a collector from San Francisco in the United States.

     The thematic exhibition has been well received by the public since it was launched in July 2013. Occupying a total area of 850 square metres, it showcases more than 600 precious relics related to Bruce Lee on loan from a number of local and overseas collectors and institutions, including memorabilia of Lee and his costumes, books and gym equipment, as well as his articles, enabling visitors to review Bruce Lee's life story based on his profile, his movies, his martial arts and his development as a cultural phenomenon.

     The thematic exhibition also includes a section entitled "Memorable Bruce Lee: Collectors' Corner Series", where the newly added collection will be displayed, to showcase the collections of different collectors and demonstrate the cultural significance and influence of this great martial arts movie star. Through the exhibition, members of the public can not only gain a great insight into the achievements and contributions of Bruce Lee, but also learn more about Bruce Lee through collectors' eyes.

     Mr Chinn embarked on his journey of collecting Bruce Lee memorabilia when he was 11. He has a "Bruce Room" in his home in San Francisco where he puts all kinds of items related to Bruce Lee. Over more than 40 years, Mr Chinn has accumulated almost 10,000 Bruce Lee-related items, including film posters, photos, films, figures, books and magazines, toys, clothes and more, attracting fans of Bruce Lee from all over the world to visit his home to see the collection.

     For details of the exhibition, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum at

Ends/Friday, July 17, 2015
Issued at HKT 15:46


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