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    Bruce Lee Handwritten Letter Signed "Bruce" Written to Bob Baker About Collaborating on The Silent Flute with Actor James Coburn and Academy Award-winning Writer Stirling Silliphant. Written by Lee to friend, confidante, and fellow Fist of Fury actor Robert "Bob" Baker, one-page (8.25" x 11"; 210 mm x 279 mm) on printed "Jeet Kune Do" personal letterhead stationery featuring gold and red yin and yang symbol and black Chinese characters indicating "Using no way as way" and "Having no limitation as limitation" representing Lee's personal hybrid philosophy on martial arts. Accompanied by original (9" x 4"; 229 mm x 102 mm) transmittal envelope, postmarked from Los Angeles, CA., 11 March 1970, written in Lee's hand, Mr. Bob Baker / 28625 Rochelle Ave. / Hayward, Cal. 94544. Expected folds with minor stains and handling.

    Bruce Lee writes of his upcoming trip to Hong Kong and his schedule and progress with James Coburn and Oscar-winning writer Stirling Silliphant working on developing The Silent Flute. "Am working on the story Mon., Wed., and Fri., 4 to 6 with Coburn and Silliphant, making good progress." After Lee's death in 1973, Silliphant and Stanley Mann completed the screenplay which became the 1978 film Circle of Iron, and Lee's part was played by David Carradine, who famously played "Caine" in the television action-adventure series Kung Fu.

    Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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