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Insane Salvador Dalí haircut & other follicle follies


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San Antonio-based artist and hair stylist Roberto Perez AKA Rob The Original creates these pretty nutty haircuts with the scalp as a blank canvas and a photo of the subject to work off of for reference.

A lot of Rob’s subjects crafted on heads are of pop stars, sports stars and reality TV dum-dums (none of which I care about). I did, however, find of few of his works I really dig like Salvador Dalí, Bruce Lee, Cesar Chavez and a few others. I’d imagine the two dudes who got the Cheech & Chong hairdos would always have to stand together though, because it would be rather confusing to onlookers if they were separated with just a Tommy Chong on the one head. Where’s Cheech, dammit?!

I would also like to see these haircuts after two weeks of hair regrowth. Do they all turn into the Wolfman? I mean Tupac as the Wolfman would be kinda of hilarious and inexplicable to sport on yer head, no? You’d still have a lot of explaining to do. 


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Bruce Lee talks martial arts during his 1964 audition for ‘The Green Hornet’
04.14.2014
07:36 am

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In this 1964 tape, a confident Bruce Lee gives a kung fu primer while auditioning for the role of Kato in The Green Hornet. Lee, of course, got the part, and though the show only ran for a year, Kato, the ass-kicking man-servant was a ground-breaking, if complicated, moment in television history. By this time Lee had already built a successful film career in Hong Kong—though he was born Chinatown, San Francisco, his parents moved to Hong Kong when he was three. Lee’s Cantonese birth name was actually Lee Jun-fan, meaning “return again,” named for his (half-white) mother’s prediction that he would one day come back to the US.

The martial arts demos are cool, but for me, one of the more interesting moments is when Lee show some of the gaits of Chinese Opera—his own father was a Chinese opera and film star. In addition to the fighting skills that earned him the (unofficial) title of America’s first male Asian sex symbol, Lee was a man of many graceful talents—he was even the 1958 Honk Kong Cha Cha Champion!
 

 
Via Open Culture, H/T Brain Pickings

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Bruce Lee’s kick-ass co-star in ‘Enter The Dragon’ Jim Kelly R.I.P.
07.01.2013
01:49 am

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Karate champ and film star Jim “The Dragon” Kelly has died of cancer at the age of 67.

Six foot two with an explosive Afro, Kelly made an indelible impression in 1973’s Enter The Dragon by holding his own against the film’s massively charismatic star Bruce Lee. Kelly’s character, Williams, was somewhat of a symbol of the Black Power movement in America at the time and Kelly’s look, defiant demeanor and no bullshit attitude fit the role perfectly.

Kelly went on to make a string of films in the 70s, the most popular of which were Black Belt Jones and Three The Hard Way. He also appeared briefly in the wildly twisted The Amazing Mr. No Legs.

Kelly exuded a cool intensity and had a screen presence that should have made him a bigger star than he was. But the scripts he was offered he turned down because they were generally exploitation flicks that he felt didn’t give him an opportunity to project a positive image. His martial arts training had made him very aware of directing his energies toward a higher goal. Playing Black stereotypes in low-rent B-movies wasn’t the kind of karma he wanted to accrue.

In this video shot during the 2012 Albuquerque Comic Expo, Kelly is interviewed by martial arts film historian Ric Meyers. The result is a wonderfully insightful take on one of cinema’s shooting stars and one of martial arts true legends. Kelly’s feelings for Bruce Lee are profound.
 

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‘Bruce Lee vs Gay Power’
03.01.2013
11:59 am

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The world of exploitation cinema is seemingly inexhaustible. Just when you think you’ve seen—or at least heard of—every grindhouse flick that the 60s, the 70s and the 80s had to offer, something so far out of leftfield, like Brazil’s Bruce Lee vs Gay Power comes onto your radar. Here’s a description of this near mythic gem from Super Strange Video:

Bruce (Adriano Stuart) discovers his parents have been murdered by a roving gang of homosexuals. Then, with his Karate kicking girlfriend along to assist him, he vows revenge on these hooligans and sets out to systematically murder them all, until street justice has been served.

It’s actually a Kung Fu comedy more than a straight-faced attempt at “Bruceploitation.” The “gays” here tend to look more like, um, vain pirates to me (and they only seem interested in girls, so maybe there was something lost in translation?)
 

 

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Bruce Lee dress
05.17.2012
11:05 am

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Ground Zero


 
Bruce Lee’s teeny-tiny body featuring your head. Very interesting.

The silk dress by Ground Zero comes equipped with leather sleeves and gold-tone studs. It can be yours for a mere $620.00.

Very “Teletubbies” isn’t it?

Via Dressed Like Machines

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Video: Cat fight nearly turns into a Bruce Lee movie
11.08.2011
09:00 am

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Here’s 15 seconds of a cat displaying his badass self.
 

 
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Bruce Lee’s ‘Green Hornet’ screen test, 1965
11.01.2011
03:00 pm

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B&W footage of Bruce Lee’s complete screen test for the role of “Kato” in The Green Hornet TV series from 1965. Lee was a new father by just three days when this was shot and then only 24-years-old. You get a good sense of what he was like then. He was such a charismatic young guy.

In the demonstration part, it’s unreal how fast he moves! How many other guys auditioned after him, I wonder? None?
 

 

 
Below, a great kung fu action sequence from The Green Hornet. I love how the Green Hornet goads this guy into fighting the great Bruce Lee. Hilarious.
 

 
Thank you @SKYENICOLAS

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Lost Bruce Lee interview from 1971

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Filmed on December 9, 1971 in Hong Kong after the release of his first movie, The Big Boss, Bruce Lee’s interview with Canadian journalist Pierre Berton was long thought to be lost. It was discovered in 1994 and aired as a TV special in Canada as Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview.

Berton is unimpressive as a talking head but Lee is both charming and wise beyond his years.

 
Part 2, Part 3
 
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Bruce Lee Panchuck
02.11.2011
01:00 pm

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Martial Arts legend Bruce Lee takes Kung Fu to a new level of culinary skill.
 

 
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Let’s dance for the great guy Bruce Lee

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My wonderful old friend that I miss terribly, the late, great Jac Zinder was a true visionary pioneer in his pursuit of the artifacts of non-western cultures existing within our diverse city long before the notion of “world music” ever became commonplace. Much like his close friend Jonathan Gold‘s endless uncovering of the huge spectrum of the foods of these cultures hiding in plain sight all around us, Jac was constantly finding amazing musical gems to stun his friends with, buying endless cassettes of Bollywood soundtracks at the many local Indian movie theaters long before it was even remotely hip to do so and then playing them in DJ sets all over town. This one tune in particular, by Indian film score master Bappi Lahiri, will always remind me of him, perhaps more than any other. Like Jac himself, this song is sublimely ridiculous. It’s such a strange approximation of disco that it could almost pass for a track by Flying Lizards. It features some of the most brutal Synare playing ever recorded !

 
Bonus: A brief clip of the actual number and another lovely tune from the film Morchha

 

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