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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Polly, Matthew
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Bruce
  • Lee, Bruce
  • Actors
  • Martial artists
  • Actors
  • Martial artists
  • United States
Label
Bruce Lee : a life, Matthew Polly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-616) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 640 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates ;
Isbn
9781501187629
Lccn
2018013592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031407919
  • 1660110
  • (OCoLC)on1031407919
  • 1660110
Label
Bruce Lee : a life, Matthew Polly
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-616) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 640 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates ;
Isbn
9781501187629
Lccn
2018013592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031407919
  • 1660110
  • (OCoLC)on1031407919
  • 1660110

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