The Bruce Lee Society: A Retrospective Look at Bruce Lee Mania and the Kung Fu Craze of the 1970s (Paperback)
Long before the internet communities we know today, The Bruce Lee Society was the source of information in the United Kingdom for all things Bruce Lee.
Established to address the demand for information and a sense of community from Bruce Lee fans, The Bruce Lee Society operated for seven years from 1976 to 1983, producing 30 newsletters for keen and eager Bruce Lee fans in the UK, and later, throughout the rest of the world. Managed by Pam Hadden and Carmella Rapa (the latter resigning within the first year), thousands of membership kits were sent out over those seven years plus tens of thousands of letters. The success of the society led to the first UK Bruce Lee convention held in 1979, as well as an equally-successful convention in 1980.
Now the history of the Bruce Lee Society is finally told in The Bruce Lee Society: A Retrospective Look at Bruce Lee Mania and the Kung Fu Craze of the 1970s. For the first time ever, all 30 issues of The Bruce Lee Society newsletters have been painstakingly re-edited and re-printed in this book, along with updated notes and retrospective stories by the people most responsible for keeping Bruce Lee's memory alive - the fans. The Bruce Lee Society also contains over 150 QR code links to related videos, DVDs, blu-rays, books, and magazine articles.
"Beautifully captures the heart, soul, and spirit of the United Kingdom's fledgling Bruce Lee fanbase. Undeniably collectible." - Bruce Lee Review
"This amazing book is more than a compilation of nostalgic newsletters, but a British history guide to a period time when western people discovered the unique talents of the undisputed King of Kung Fu - Bruce Lee." - Andrew J. Staton, British Jun Fan Journal
"Thank you very much for your time and effort to honour Pam for her great work and dedication. I, together with the Bruce Lee fans who knew Pam, salute you " - Robert Lee