Maybe, One Day, Who Knows When, Bruce Will Get His Museum

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Who knows when it will actually happen, but at least they're still talking about it - even if it seems like it might never get off the ground:

Bruce Lee, the legendary kung-fu icon would surely have found a more direct and forceful route to sorting out his problems of heritage. The house in which he lived in Hong Kong's Kowloon Tong district has become the focus of a tussle between the territory's famously hands-off government, martial arts fans around the world and a billionaire businessman Yu Panglin. After an outcry, Yu withdrew his plans to sell the HK$100 million ($12.8 million) two-story house that Lee lived in for several years until his death in 1973 and affectionately called "the crow's nest." Fans protested, fearing that the place would be torn down to release its valuable land. Instead, Yu advanced plans to turn the place, currently being used as a 'love hotel,' into a Lee museum, but last week the government said that it will not provide any money for the venture.
A statue is great. But a museum would be even better.

Read the full article here.