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The Resource Bruce Lee : a life, Matthew Polly

Bruce Lee : a life, Matthew Polly

Label
Bruce Lee : a life
Title
Bruce Lee
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Polly
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A biography of the movie icon Bruce Lee"--
  • "Bruce Lee made martial arts a global phenomenon. He bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. He smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans. And yet, almost a half-century after his sudden death at age thirty-two, there has not been a definitive account of the film legend's life. Until now. Following years of research that included more than one hundred interviews--with Lee's family, friends, business associates, and even the actress in whose bed he died--Matthew Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon. Polly explores Lee's boyhood as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his troublemaking teenage years that got him sent away to America; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming instructor to movie stars like Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing roles go to white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a skyrocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking death, which even today remains the subject of controversy. This is an honest, revealing, and long overdue look at an impressive yet imperfect man whose personal story was even more entertaining and inspiring than any fictional role he played onscreen."--Dust jacket
Summary
Featuring rarely seen photos, a first authoritative biography of the martial arts film legend traces his early years in Hong Kong cinema, his work as a celebrity trainer and his stereotype-breaking achievements
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10663604
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Polly, Matthew
Dewey number
790
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Bruce
  • Martial artists
  • Actors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Martial artists
  • Actors
  • Martial artists
  • Actors
Target audience
adult
Label
Bruce Lee : a life, Matthew Polly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"June 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : tale of two funerals -- Act I. Little dragon. Sick man of Asia ; Boomtown ; Ip man ; Banished -- Act II. Gold mountain. Native son ; Husky ; Sunny side of the bay ; Face-off in Oakland ; Hollywood calling ; Citizen Kato ; Jeet Kune Do ; Sifu to the stars ; Bit player ; The silent flute ; The way of longstreet -- Act III. The returned. The last mogul ; The big boss ; Fist of fury ; Concord ; Spaghetti eastern ; Fame and its discontents ; Blood & steel ; Knockin' on heaven's door ; The last day of Bruce Lee ; The inquest -- Epilogue : the legend
Control code
000062170831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 640 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471175701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), genealogical table
Stock number
14888035
System control number
(OCoLC)1031407919
Label
Bruce Lee : a life, Matthew Polly
Publication
Copyright
Note
"June 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : tale of two funerals -- Act I. Little dragon. Sick man of Asia ; Boomtown ; Ip man ; Banished -- Act II. Gold mountain. Native son ; Husky ; Sunny side of the bay ; Face-off in Oakland ; Hollywood calling ; Citizen Kato ; Jeet Kune Do ; Sifu to the stars ; Bit player ; The silent flute ; The way of longstreet -- Act III. The returned. The last mogul ; The big boss ; Fist of fury ; Concord ; Spaghetti eastern ; Fame and its discontents ; Blood & steel ; Knockin' on heaven's door ; The last day of Bruce Lee ; The inquest -- Epilogue : the legend
Control code
000062170831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 640 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471175701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), genealogical table
Stock number
14888035
System control number
(OCoLC)1031407919

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