June 23rd, 2021

// Archive Owned by Kung Fu and Hollywood Legend Bruce Lee, including Apparel, Workout Equipment and Correspondence to be Auctioned

Archive Owned by Kung Fu and Hollywood Legend Bruce Lee, including Apparel, Workout Equipment and Correspondence to be Auctioned

LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2021 – A special collection of martial arts immortal Bruce Lee’s apparel and equipment will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders on June 24. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online. 

The highlight of the 43-item collection being auctioned is Lee’s brown suede suit worn onscreen for the famous ''Lost Interview'', Lee's Only English TV interview on The Pierre Breton Show on  December 9, 1971. The interview was thought to be lost to history until it reemerged in 1994, and in it, Lee gives many of his famous statements including ''I have no fear'', and ''Be water, my friend.'' He continues, ''Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. Now, you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash! Be water, my friend''.

From the collection of Herb Jackson, well-documented as Lee's first generation Jeet Kune Do protege, builder of custom martial arts training equipment for Lee and ultimately his good friend. Lee gifted the suit to Jackson at the time of filming ''Return of the Dragon'', when the latter went to visit him on location in Hong Kong.

Footage of the ''Lost Interview'' can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLXYFEa0q58

Bidding on the suit begins at $40,000.

Additional information on the suit can be found at: https://natedsanders.com/Bruce_Lee_s_Brown_Suede_Suit_Worn_Onscreen_for_the-LOT59896.aspx

Additionally going under the hammer, are Bruce Lee’s personal letter signed, personally owned shoes, boxing gloves, medicine ball, heavy bag, roman chair, bench press, pajamas, kicking shield, cassette recorder, headgear, sparring mask, punching shield, leather blocking shield, speed bag, groin protector, training baton, focus mit, custom-built striking pad, palm bag, exercise bar, abdominal belt, striking ball and wrist roller.  These items are also part of the Herb Jackson collection.  

Additional information on the collection of Bruce Lee’s martial arts apparel can be found at 

About Nate D. Sanders Auctions

An industry leader in documents and autographs, Nate D. Sanders Auctions has conducted auctions in Los Angeles since 1990 and now holds major auctions on a monthly basis. Owner Nate Sanders is recognized for his knowledge of sports, historical and Hollywood memorabilia. To learn more visit natedsanders.com


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