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    Bruce Lee Handwritten Letter Signed "Bruce" Written to Bob Baker Regarding Lee's Slowly Healing Back. 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., 15 Oct. 1969, written in Lee's hand, Mr. Bob Baker / 28625 Rochelle Ave. / Hayward, Cal. 94544. Expected folds with minor stains and handling.

    In this letter, Bruce Lee expresses mounting problems in Los Angeles. Taken as a whole, this was a period of growth that exceeded Lee's financial solvency and he found himself becoming more well known but still strapped for money. Here Lee also discusses his back injury and healing. While many accounts refer to his back problems later in his life, through these letters, it's clear that Lee dealt with back pain early in his career. History attributes his injury to the obvious strenuous and dangerous physical nature of his art and also over training.

    A frustrated Lee writes, in part: "I think my back is healing slow but steady."

    Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


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