1972 HK Top 10 Movie Stars

LJF
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July 10th, 2015, 1:59 am #1

On December 20th,1972, Bruce Lee was awarded the “Top 10 Movie Stars” of the year by the prestigious HK “Overseas Chinese Newspaper.” The award ceremony was sponsored by Seiko. In the same ceremony, another “Top 10 TV Stars” were also presented with the awards. Other stars receiving the awards include Lydia Shum, Ivan Ho, Patrick Tse Yin, Yueh Hua, David Chiang etc.

The Big Boss was no. 1 in the 1971 box office record and Ti Lung’s “Duel of Fists” came in second. Hence, both of them won with the awards .

Refer to the photo session below for the 10 winners. Except for Bruce and Ti Lung, the rest were female stars. In the first photo, Bruce was sitting to the extreme right in the front row while Ti Lung to the extreme left.
In the second and third photos, Bruce was wearing a dark brown suit and receiving the award happily.

http://postimg.org/image/bjjvu1f0z/

http://postimg.org/image/wytj9mazl/

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July 10th, 2015, 9:27 am #2


you are the man , keep them coming !
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July 10th, 2015, 1:06 pm #3

Yeah great stuff.

Late December 1972 - in Bruce's garden

Jhoon Rhee, Ted Wong and Herb Jackson are there.

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July 10th, 2015, 2:45 pm #4

On December 20th,1972, Bruce Lee was awarded the “Top 10 Movie Stars” of the year by the prestigious HK “Overseas Chinese Newspaper.” The award ceremony was sponsored by Seiko. In the same ceremony, another “Top 10 TV Stars” were also presented with the awards. Other stars receiving the awards include Lydia Shum, Ivan Ho, Patrick Tse Yin, Yueh Hua, David Chiang etc.

The Big Boss was no. 1 in the 1971 box office record and Ti Lung’s “Duel of Fists” came in second. Hence, both of them won with the awards .

Refer to the photo session below for the 10 winners. Except for Bruce and Ti Lung, the rest were female stars. In the first photo, Bruce was sitting to the extreme right in the front row while Ti Lung to the extreme left.
In the second and third photos, Bruce was wearing a dark brown suit and receiving the award happily.

http://postimg.org/image/bjjvu1f0z/

http://postimg.org/image/wytj9mazl/

http://postimg.org/image/4kh7640sp/
Good shots. Too bad no footage though.
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July 10th, 2015, 11:30 pm #5

Thanks.
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LJF
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July 11th, 2015, 2:34 am #6

Good shots. Too bad no footage though.
Agreed, Rockfish.

This was quite a big event then with so many movie and TV stars attending. Shame, TV station did not film and report this entertainment news.

Also, if Bruce had attended the '72 Taiwan's "Golden Horse Award Ceremony" and received his award for FOF, he should have been captured on footage. It was the practice of Taiwan TV station to report this annual award ceremony (often referred as Asia's Oscar Award).

Bruce also, was too busy to attend the '72 "South-East-Asia Martial Arts Competition" held in Singapore. He was invited as guest-of-honor. Otherwise, he would be filmed by the S'pore TV station as he was so popular over there. His action films broke the barriers of race, language and religion. All the races were really crazy about him. He was even nicknamed "Three Legs Lee."
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LJF
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July 11th, 2015, 4:02 am #7

Yeah great stuff.

Late December 1972 - in Bruce's garden

Jhoon Rhee, Ted Wong and Herb Jackson are there.

You're welcome Mikbos and thanks Nick, for posting Herb and Ted group photo. A rare gem indeed. There should be some more taken during their HK trip.

December 1972 was a month of roller coaster for Bruce.

Dec 1st, Ip Man passed away.

Dec 1st-7th, Bruce was accused of not attending his funeral.
(note: Bruce attended Ip's memorial later. He was upset that no one informed him about Ip's passing and the only contact with Wing Chun was Wong Shun Leung who claimed he was unable to contact Bruce.)

Early Dec, Winston's Cigarette sponsorship helped to reduce the promotion budget for WOTD.

Dec 20th, Bruce received his HK "Top 10 movie stars" award. Same month, He also won the Taiwan's "Golden Horse Award" for "Special Technical Skills" in FOF.

Dec 22nd, premier of WOTD. Overwhelming response from HK audience.
Bruce sent invitation to James Y. Lee but he was too sick to attend the premier.

Dec 25th, Bruce celebrated X'mas with Ted Wong, Herb Jackson etc.

Dec 30th, James Y. Lee passed away.
Again, he was accused of not helping the sick and poor James while he was alive. (note: Bruce helped the sick James in publishing the "Wing Chun Kung Fu" in 1972 and worked as technical director for free)
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July 11th, 2015, 7:37 am #8

Good shots. Too bad no footage though.
I think LJF is really Bruce Lee , never died in 73 and is teasing us ............
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July 11th, 2015, 9:36 am #9

You're welcome Mikbos and thanks Nick, for posting Herb and Ted group photo. A rare gem indeed. There should be some more taken during their HK trip.

December 1972 was a month of roller coaster for Bruce.

Dec 1st, Ip Man passed away.

Dec 1st-7th, Bruce was accused of not attending his funeral.
(note: Bruce attended Ip's memorial later. He was upset that no one informed him about Ip's passing and the only contact with Wing Chun was Wong Shun Leung who claimed he was unable to contact Bruce.)

Early Dec, Winston's Cigarette sponsorship helped to reduce the promotion budget for WOTD.

Dec 20th, Bruce received his HK "Top 10 movie stars" award. Same month, He also won the Taiwan's "Golden Horse Award" for "Special Technical Skills" in FOF.

Dec 22nd, premier of WOTD. Overwhelming response from HK audience.
Bruce sent invitation to James Y. Lee but he was too sick to attend the premier.

Dec 25th, Bruce celebrated X'mas with Ted Wong, Herb Jackson etc.

Dec 30th, James Y. Lee passed away.
Again, he was accused of not helping the sick and poor James while he was alive. (note: Bruce helped the sick James in publishing the "Wing Chun Kung Fu" in 1972 and worked as technical director for free)
bruce also send James Lee 500 dollar so he helped him a lot.
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July 13th, 2015, 4:40 pm #10

Agreed, Rockfish.

This was quite a big event then with so many movie and TV stars attending. Shame, TV station did not film and report this entertainment news.

Also, if Bruce had attended the '72 Taiwan's "Golden Horse Award Ceremony" and received his award for FOF, he should have been captured on footage. It was the practice of Taiwan TV station to report this annual award ceremony (often referred as Asia's Oscar Award).

Bruce also, was too busy to attend the '72 "South-East-Asia Martial Arts Competition" held in Singapore. He was invited as guest-of-honor. Otherwise, he would be filmed by the S'pore TV station as he was so popular over there. His action films broke the barriers of race, language and religion. All the races were really crazy about him. He was even nicknamed "Three Legs Lee."
I find it hard to believe that Bruce Lee being the most famous Star in HK at the time, they have so little footage of him on the many talk shows he went on over there; the only good footage was the so called "Lost Interview" with Perrier Burton. Other than that, nothing.
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