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Bruce Lee In Los Angeles

Posted: Jun. 27th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Bruce Lee has come to Los Angeles to stay in the form of a striking new statueunveiledin Los Angeles. The bronze statue, erected in the heart of Chinatown, features the legendary martial artist with his signature pair of nun-chucks and serves as a great photo opportunity for tourists. After all, who can say they have a picture with the legend?

A seven-foot tall Bruce Lee statue was recently unveiled in Los Angelesí Chinatown over the weekend.

Hundreds of people gathered to see the debut of the bronze statue on Saturday afternoon. The piece was donated by the Bruce Lee Foundation and is considered to be the first of its kind to honor the martial arts expert in the United States.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Bruce Lee statue was created by an artist in Guangzhou, China. Not only does the statue commemorate the 40th anniversary of Leeís death, it also serves as part of the 75th anniversary of Chinatown in Los Angeles.

Although the statue currently resides in the historic Central Plaza, it hasnít been permanently installed. Local business leaders are looking to raise around $15,000 in order to create a cement base for the piece.

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