The Bruce, 1970s.
Man this guy was cool. Just look at his style. Bruce Lee was the king of Golden Harvest cinema with such classic martial arts films as Enter the Dragon, First of Fury, and The Game of Death – where he fought a 7’2 Kareem Abdul Jabbar (who was Lee’s martial arts student in real life). Lee was born in San Francisco’s Chinatown to immigrant parents from Hong Kong. His mom was a Cantonese opera star.
Lee is credited for changing the face of cinema – for being the first major Asian actor to appear in starring movie roles that made it big in America. Lee is also credited for founding the martial art Jeet Kune Do. Plus, as you can see in the photo, he was one hell of a cool cat.
Times have changed. Back in the 60s, in the days where Mad Men would almost seem like a documentary, the role of women was largely seen by society as being a housewife, taking care of the home, and making sure you looked pretty for your husband when he comes home from work. The 60s was also a time for change – and ushered in the Women’s Liberation Movement. (more…)