Bruce Lee jumpsuit fetches $100,000 at Hong Kong auction

Bruce Lee jumpsuit fetches $100,000 at Hong Kong auction

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Spink auction house vice chairman Anna Lee briefs the press on a jumpsuit worn by Bruce Lee during the filming of 'Game of Death' in 1972 during a preview of the Bruce Lee 40th anniversary collection auction in Hong Kong on December 2, 2013. A collection of personal articles from the life and career of Lee, who died from swelling of the brain aged just 32, is to go on sale in the former British colony on December 5, 2013 in coincidence with the 40th anniversary of his death.

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 10:48 PM

HONG KONG -- The yellow jumpsuit worn onscreen by martial arts legend Bruce Lee in the movie "Game of Death" has sold at a Hong Kong auction for $100,000.

The yellow suit with black stripes down the sides went to an unidentified telephone bidder at Spink auction house's Thursday night sale.

It was part of a collection of 14 items of Bruce Lee memorabilia that raised more than 2 million Hong Kong dollars ($258,000).

The suit was one of two Lee commissioned from his Hong Kong tailor for "Game of Death." The selling price of 780,000 Hong Kong dollars ($100,000) was about triple the auction house's initial estimate.

Lee died in 1973 at the age of 32 before he could complete the film, which was released posthumously in 1978.

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