Bruce Lee’s 70th Birthday Celebration
The response to Bruce Lee’s 70th Birthday Celebration has been incredible! The lunch with the Lee’s is entirely SOLD OUT and the remaining spaces for the birthday dinner and walking tours are filling up fast. The price for the birthday dinner increases from $150 to $175 on October 15, 2010, so to take advantage of the early bird pricing. To reserve your spot now or for more information email Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sydnie at 310.451.9990.
Auction Items Revealed!
The 70th Birthday Celebration will include a silent auction and a live auction, both providing a great opportunity to bid on some incredible items, including rare and one-of-a-kind Bruce Lee related memorabilia.
The silent auction will include the opportunity to contribute to the Bruce Lee daytimer archival project, rare Bruce Lee business card (the “black” design), very limited print of NGAUGE’s Bruce Lee painting signed by Shannon Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell, 3 rare one-of-a-kind 24” x 36” images of Bruce Lee mounted on frames and signed by Shannon Lee and numbered “1 of 1,” Limited Edition ¼ scale Bruce Lee bust by EnterBay, San Francisco 49ers mini-helmet signed by current 49ers coach, Mike Singletary, passes to Universal theme park, signed UFC memorabilia, and much, much more.
The live auction will include:
1. Ultra-rare Game of Death Cinemaquette. Cinemaquette manufactures and sells incredibly detailed and realistic fixed pose statues of some of cinema’s greatest and most iconic characters (www.cinemaquette.com). In 2010, the Bruce Lee Cinemaquette was released to the public and was limited to 500 pieces worldwide. Separate from and in addition to the standard version that was released to the public, a very limited edition Game of Death Cinemaqutte was produced for private distribution only. The production run for the Game of Death Cinemaquette is limited to 25 and is not and will never be available to the public. The fixed pose statue is 22 inches in height and is constructed of polyurethane composite. The statue has realistic silicon skin and the head is individually punched with real human hair. The statue is affixed to a simulated hardwood-floor display base and each comes with a certificate bearing the endorsement of Bruce Lee Enterprises and is signed by Shannon Lee. This is a rare opportunity to bid on one of only 25 Game of Death Cinemaquettes which are not available to the public. The reserve for the Game of Death Cinemaquette is set at $3,500.00.
2. A pair of Nike’s Limited Edition Kobe Zoom V (Bruce Lee) Signed By Kobe Bryant. On February 6, 2010, Nike released the newest edition of Kobe Bryant’s shoe, the Kobe Zoom V. Kobe Bryant has on several occasions publicly professed his respect and appreciation for Bruce Lee and his martial arts philosophy of Jeet Kune Do. To acknowledge Bruce’s influence on Kobe, Nike designed a very limited edition Bruce Lee colorway of the Kobe Zoom V. With a yellow synthetic base and black bonded overlays, this rendition also features hints of red via four iconic scratch marks along the lateral side of the shoe. Reserve for this item is TBA.
3. Bruce Lee Inspired Jewelry by David Tadman. Bruce Lee historian, collector and expert, David Tadman, has designed a set of three spectacular pieces of Bruce Lee themed jewelry. The pieces making up the set include:
- Bruce Lee Legend "WALK ON" Yin/Yang Ring in solid sterling silver with ruby and onyx stones. The reserve for this ring is set at $500.00.
- Bruce Lee Legend "WALK ON" Nunchaku link bracelet in solid sterling silver with ruby and onyx stones. The reserve for this ring is set at $700.00.
- Bruce Lee Legend "WALK ON" Nunchaku link necklace in solid sterling silver with ruby and onyx stones. The reserve for this ring is set at $1,000.00.
4. Private Tour of Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC. Curious about the inner workings of a licensing business? Ever wish you could see some of the materials stored in the Bruce Lee Enterprises archive up close and in person? Now is your chance to take a peek behind the curtain and have a rare opportunity to take a personal tour of the Bruce Lee Enterprises offices. Shannon Lee will guide you on a tour of the offices, introduce you to all of the staff and share with you detailed information about some amazingly rare and priceless materials pulled from the BLE archive that you will get to see up close. After the tour, enjoy a private lunch with Shannon and the BLE staff. The reserve for this fun and interactive opportunity is set at $1,000.00 (travel and accommodations not included).
5. Custom Painting by Ray Simon. A professional artist from Youngstown, Ohio, Ray Simon masterfully integrates his talent for painting with his love and reverence for American culture. One only needs to look at the custom paintings Ray has created for the Bruce Lee Foundation to understand that his skill in this unique medium sets him apart from the many other commercial artists working in the field. Ray Simon will create a custom painting for you based on images provided by you. The reserve for this custom painting is set at $1,000.00.