Bruce Lee, A Life by Mathew Polly

Bruce Lee, A Life by Mathew Polly

Joined: January 17th, 2014, 1:19 am

May 10th, 2018, 12:23 am #1

'Those abs - his muscles were so defined, it was as if they were chiseled. Bruce was the most incredible lover I've ever been with. He was just so knowledgeable about a woman's body'. 'Bruce took me to the moon and back. He just turned me inside out.' - Sharon Farrell

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Joined: July 24th, 2015, 3:19 am

May 10th, 2018, 1:26 am #2

Thanks. I had heard about Polly's book, but didn't know when it was coming out.

Hmm...where to start?  Sharon Ferrell wasn't in the movie The Wrecking Crew, and The Wrecking Crew was made in 1968, not 1969. Ferrell did have a part in the movie Marlowe, with James Garner. Marlowe was made in 1969, so maybe that's what she meant.

So now we have a new theory of death: heat stroke. I suppose it's possible. At least heat stroke, unlike cortisone abuse, can actually cause cerebral edema. Bruce did have his sweat glands removed in November 1972 after all. And the air conditioning was off during the dubbing sessions for ETD when Bruce first collapsed on May 10, 1973. So the theory does have some things going for it.

Speaking of May 10th, it will be 45 years to the day, tomorrow.

When it gets closer to the book's release date in June, I will try to get a hold of Matthew Polly and see if I can interview him.
"All type of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge"
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May 10th, 2018, 6:12 pm #3

Would Linda have a case of wrongful death against the surgeon who performed the sweat gland procedure or has that ship sailed a long time ago?
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May 10th, 2018, 6:47 pm #4

[quote="JKD54"]
Thanks. I had heard about Polly's book, but didn't know when it was coming out.

Hmm...where to start?  Sharon Ferrell wasn't in the movie The Wrecking Crew, and The Wrecking Crew was made in 1968, not 1969. Ferrell did have a part in the movie Marlowe, with James Garner. Marlowe was made in 1969, so maybe that's what she meant.

[b]So now we have a new theory of death: heat stroke.[/b] I suppose it's possible. At least heat stroke, unlike cortisone abuse, can actually cause cerebral edema. Bruce did have his sweat glands removed in November 1972 after all. And the air conditioning was off during the dubbing sessions for ETD when Bruce first collapsed on May 10, 1973. So the theory does have some things going for it.

Speaking of May 10th, it will be 45 years to the day, tomorrow.

When it gets closer to the book's release date in June, I will try to get a hold of Matthew Polly and see if I can interview him.
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Or, [i]Love Stroke[/i].  Lol. With these revelations it appears Lee was quite The Conqueror! 😁
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May 11th, 2018, 3:23 am #5

[quote="PhantomDreamer"]
Would Linda have a case of wrongful death against the surgeon who performed the sweat gland procedure or has that ship sailed a long time ago?
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It would be only a proximate remote cause and impossible to prove. Removal of sweat glands in and of itself doesn't cause death.
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Joined: November 12th, 2015, 12:52 am

May 11th, 2018, 7:12 am #6

[quote="JKD54"]
Thanks. I had heard about Polly's book, but didn't know when it was coming out.

Hmm...where to start?  Sharon Ferrell wasn't in the movie The Wrecking Crew, and The Wrecking Crew was made in 1968, not 1969. Ferrell did have a part in the movie Marlowe, with James Garner. Marlowe was made in 1969, so maybe that's what she meant.

So now we have a new theory of death: heat stroke. I suppose it's possible. At least heat stroke, unlike cortisone abuse, can actually cause cerebral edema. Bruce did have his sweat glands removed in November 1972 after all. And the air conditioning was off during the dubbing sessions for ETD when Bruce first collapsed on May 10, 1973. So the theory does have some things going for it.

Speaking of May 10th, it will be 45 years to the day, tomorrow.

When it gets closer to the book's release date in June, I will try to get a hold of Matthew Polly and see if I can interview him.
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It would seem that promotion for the book has been deliberately low-key; it is meant strictly for BL aficionados like us.

With that said, I'm looking forward to the book. It would seem that quite a few fans feel rather "outraged" because the picture of Lee painted in the book is hardly a rosy one.

Just curious, do you already have a set of questions for Matthew Polly ready?
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May 11th, 2018, 7:50 am #7

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May 11th, 2018, 1:05 pm #8

You name them Bruce had them - Capri, Miao, Yi etc. You've all heard the Silliphant story when he wouldn't cheat on his wife so Bruce went off with both and told him the next day - you missed out on a great time lol.
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May 11th, 2018, 3:14 pm #9

Actress Sharon Farrell Bares Her Soul in Her Gut Wrenching Memoir - Sharon Farrell "Hollywood Princess" From Sioux City, Iowa: The "Bad Girl's" Story-

By Nicole Karaica

(LMS)- Los Angeles/ New York – Actress Sharon Farrell profiles her loves affairs with some of the greatest known men of our time including Che Guevara, Bruce Lee and Steve McQueen. Farrell reveals her documented after death experience - going down the tunnel after her heart stopped for 5 min. She explains her lust and desire and having over  200 lovers after being raped twice in Fiji. She survived the worst nightmare of being stranded in deep water left to die, and  she expounds upon her trips to the “nut house” after getting back to US and suffering post traumatic syndrome. She describes herself as a tramp looking for God….A little girl from a dirt poor family from Sioux City,Iowa, fighting against all odds and actually achieving success in Hollywood.
 


Our reviewers feel this book would make a great movie!  It’s A true story of ambition and the American Dream and surviving it all.. This memoir from veteran motion picture and television actress, Sharon Farrell covers her fifty plus years' career as well as her personal life with husbands and lovers both famous and infamous. It is a story replete with scenes of humor and drama, pathos and tragedy. A must read for actors new and veteran.
 
About the Author ( Amazon.com)
 
Sharon Farrell (born December 24, 1940) is an American television and film actress. Born as Sharon Forsmoe in Sioux City, Iowa, she made her acting debut in the 1959 film Kiss Her Goodbye. Throughout the 1960s, 1970s,1980s and 90’s Farrell appeared in over 35 films including such films as The Reivers, Marlowe, It's Alive, Night of the Comet, The Stunt Man, Out of the Blue, and Can't Buy Me Love. In addition to film work, Farrell also appeared in many guest roles on various television shows including Death Valley Days, The Man from U.N.C.L.E and Hawaii Five-O. In 1991, she joined the cast of the long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless. She remained with the show until 1999. In personal life Farrell's first marriage was actor Andrew Prine. The couple married in 1962. They later divorced after only living together for ten days. Farrell has one son, Chance Boyer.  After Chance's birth, Farrell suffered an embolism which caused her to lose her memory. On the advice of her lover Steve McQueen, Farrell kept her illness a secret and worked to regain her memory, eventually resuming her acting career.
 
Sharon Farrell "Hollywood Princess" From Sioux City, Iowa: The "Bad Girl's" Story!
Paperback: 438 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1477511113
ISBN-13: 978-1477511114
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I didnt sell the antique Chinese Chest Bruce Lee gave me to use as a coffee table and I'm glad. 

http://www.sharonfarrell.com/sharons-photo-album.html
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May 11th, 2018, 6:44 pm #10

[quote="pathfinder73"]
You name them Bruce had them - Capri, Miao, Yi etc. You've all heard the Silliphant story when he wouldn't cheat on his wife so Bruce went off with both and told him the next day - you missed out on a great time lol.
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There is also the fact Bruce traveled abroad very often, so one can only wonder (and maybe it will be discussed on Polly's book) all the additional "adventures" he had in the Dominican Republic, Thailand etc.
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