Kung fu mania in 1970s UK kept Bruce Lee’s memory alive after his death, thanks to dedicated fans and a society’s newsletters

The dreary Britain of the 1970s seems a long way from energetic Hong Kong, but Bruce Lee still managed to amass thousands of dedicated fans there – even if most of them didn’t hear about the star until after his death in 1973.British fandom is the subject of Carl Fox’s book The KFM Bruce Lee Society, which collects all the newsletters of the UK-based Lee fan club together. The result is an intriguing snapshot of Lee’s international appeal.Unlike their counterparts in the United States, it was…

Kung fu mania in 1970s UK kept Bruce Lee’s memory alive after his death, thanks to dedicated fans and a society’s newsletters
The dreary Britain of the 1970s seems a long way from energetic Hong Kong, but Bruce Lee still managed to amass thousands of dedicated fans there – even if most of them didn’t hear about the star until after his death in 1973.British fandom is the subject of Carl Fox’s book The KFM Bruce Lee Society, which collects all the newsletters of the UK-based Lee fan club together. The result is an intriguing snapshot of Lee’s international appeal.Unlike their counterparts in the United States, it was…