The Bruce Lee Drug Letters | What the Fu?

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The Bruce Lee Drug Letters | What the Fu?

Postby marvin8 on Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:31 pm

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In this special episode of the Kung Fu Genius Podcast, the KFG (aka Alex Richter) discusses the recently discovered Bruce Lee/Bob Baker drug letters. Lot’s of grams, lot’s of Coke, lot’s of “Dear Bob, send more coke!”. Let’s get to it!

Excerpt from Holy stuff’ - Bruce Lee’s letters document shipments and orders of cocaine, acid, other drugs:

Anton Tabuena on Jul 6, 2021 wrote:Recently revealed letters from Bruce Lee allegedly detail international drug shipments to Hong Kong.

Bruce Lee’s marijuana use has been recently well documented, mostly thanks to Matthew Polly’s 2018 biography on the martial arts icon that had him interview at least a hundred of his friends, family, and colleagues. Lee was said to have enjoyed smoking weed and ingesting hashish because “it raises the consciousness level,” but did the actor have a more serious drug habit?

Enter Robert Baker, who started out as a volunteer for the iconic “one inch punch” demonstration in 1964, and would eventually become Lee’s close friend and confidant.

Baker would be known for his role in Lee’s 1972 film Fists of Fury, but according to Polly, he was also “long rumored to be Bruce’s dealer.” The author of Bruce Lee: A Life stated that it was “assumed by many” that Bob, as he was called, simply supplied the actor with marijuana.

Recently released private letters between the two seem to suggest that it was much more than that.

Heritage Auctions has since authenticated and put up various memorabilia from Bob Baker’s Bruce Lee collection on sale, which includes over 50 letters that Bruce and his wife, Linda sent him through the years. Most of them were handwritten, and many used Lee’s personal Jeet Kune Do letterhead stationeries.

These personal correspondence discussed various topics such as their developing friendship, plans for their film careers, and Lee’s back injuries. Perhaps more striking, it also contains numerous references to drugs, including marijuana as well as cocaine.

The handwritten letters allegedly document different instances of Lee trying Baker’s “holy stuff,” recovering from their get togethers, and having nights out with “little recollection of what had happened.” ...
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Re: The Bruce Lee Drug Letters | What the Fu?

Postby Bill on Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:50 am

Drugs do hit back. :-\
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Re: The Bruce Lee Drug Letters | What the Fu?

Postby GrahamB on Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:00 pm

He was researching his next film - Chasing the Dragon.
I could be wrong.
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Postby Doc Stier on Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:37 pm

GrahamB wrote:He was researching his next film - Chasing the Dragon.

Hahaha! Or perhaps 'Chased by a Dragon'. ;D
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