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  1. Marcos Ocaña

    Bruce Lee photos - 1940 - 1973

    Bruce is posing with José Brache, (left) and José Antonio “Tonny” Wittkop, (with moustache), member of the Dominican Judo Federation. Between Bruce and Wittkop is José Ramón "Cuqui" Reyes and between Bruce and Brache is José Portela. And to the right, and partly covered, the artist Príamo Morel. This is during the gran opening of the new Jhoon Rhee Institute in Santo Domingo on Feb. 6th, 1970. All of them but Priamo Morel are still alive. For much more, you can order the book (in English) Memories from Dominican Republic by emailing bld1970@yahoo.es Marcos Ocaña
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    Bruce Lee: The Hollywood Years (1965) - (1971)

    This wasn't really an interview, but the gran opening of the new Jhoon Rhee school in Santo Domingo. The official presentation for themedia was the previous day, but no TV was present, just newspapers and radio. The man with the mic, Ellis Pérez (a wonderful man), was back in the day in Dom. Rep. (And even nowadays) the equivalent to Johnny Carson, Jay Leno or the number one TV presenter in the US, but in DR. But he was also a student of Cuqui Reyes (the gentleman in black jacket, and another wonderful man), so when Bruce came it was almost natural that Ellis was the "presenter" and speaker for the group during the visit. These 2 men were there with Bruce from minute 1 to the very last moment. Ellis was also the official translator during Bruce's stay, although some others also spoke English. The only moment there were Tv cameras was when Bruce visited the studio Rahintel, and the interview wasn't recorded, because at the time the machines were really big and not really prepared for recording, just transmiting the signal, and only very, very few things were recorded. Bruce wasn't that big. Rhee recalled that during a demo Bruce broke a studio light after a kick broke a board with a kick that propelled the board against the TV light, but asolutely nobody present there recalls this other than Rhee, so most likely that's something that only happened in Rhee's mind. Ellis has a wonderful memory and so have others. nobody recalls this. And nobody remember TV cameras on the demos, and like they told me, people at the time were very poor there as to be able to afford a filming camera. Who knows! Anyway, based on what around 20 people present there told me, what Bruce did in his demo was exactly the same Bruce did in his demo filmed on HK TV barely few weeks later on TVB. For a ton of more photos, info, names, annecdotes and the like, you can purchase my book on that trip. bld1970@yahoo.es In the pic below you can see Bruce at Teatro Agua y Luz in Sto. Domingo, assisted by Amin Canaan (holding the boards), Cuqui Reyes (chair in hand) and Ramon Smith (in the audience), on 8th Feb, 1970. As you can see, there are no lights Bruce could break, since they were protecting the audience with that mattress. Marcos
  3. Thanks, Yihetuan. It's much appreciated.
  4. Marcos Ocaña

    THE SILENT FLUTE softcovers have arrived.

    Thank you very much. I appreciate your post and hope you enjoy all the contents and stuff. Best to you. Marcos
  5. Marcos Ocaña

    Rare Bruce Lee's Winston TV ad photos

    Talking of Queen's theatre... Back in 1972...
  6. Marcos Ocaña

    Rare Bruce Lee's Winston TV ad photos

    This guy can tell a good book! Not even filming "GOD" he could take "The Silent Flute" out of his head.Orders: bld1970@yahoo.es
  7. Marcos Ocaña

    "The Silent Flute" hardcovers have arrived.

    It's sold out, but it did in the first 24 hours since it was announced. It was in print this time. Now it has arrived from print and I'm dispatching the orders.
  8. Marcos Ocaña

    "The Silent Flute" hardcovers have arrived.

    It's sold out, but it did in the first 24 hours since it was announced. It was in print this time. Now it has arrived from print and I'm dispatching the orders.
  9. The hardcover of "The Silent Flute" is here. It has been a long and laborious process, but the wait is over and I can finally offer you this deluxe edition that presents several novelties: The cover is somewhat more robust than in my previous books. The body of the book is sewn instead of glued, so it can be opened completely and is more comfortable to read. And at the end I have included an image that is not in the softcover edition. It includes 2 bookmarkers. There's another one that comes only with the softcover. Now I only ask you for a little more patience as I organize all the books, shipments, orders... I do the shipping calculations and so on. It is a huge task and since they're numbered and personalized, I have to do everything with calm. Thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoy it when you receive it The first parcels have already been sent. For softcover orders: bld1970@yahoo.es
  10. Thanks, Alan Meanwhile... while Bruce was passing away to eternity in HK, in the other end of the world Stirling Silliphant... The Silent Flute. Orders: bld1970@yahoo.es
  11. "The Silent Flute", the book of the year. All Bruce. Don't miss it! Marcos Orders: bld1970@yahoo.es
  12. Marcos Ocaña

    THE SILENT FLUTE softcovers have arrived.

    Thank you, Leon, for your words. It's much appreciated and I'm happy that you liked my work Best Marcos
  13. Marcos Ocaña

    THE SILENT FLUTE softcovers have arrived.

    Thanks, Santi. Yes, it's filled with awesome stuff that sees the light for the very first time. All Bruce. No Carradine shit. Bruce's true dream comes to life in this book.
  14. Marcos Ocaña

    THE SILENT FLUTE softcovers have arrived.

    The softcovers have arrived and are simply GORGEOUS. SPECTACULAR. The book it's really BEAUTIFUL and I'm sure it will delight the Bruce Lee fans and historians, JKD practitioners and lovers of the 7th art. It has everything and in this coming week I'll start shipping orders.The hardcovers will be ready in the last week of June. As soon as it arrives, I will let you know. I ask for a little more patience to organize the shipments.The softcovers won't sold out nor there is a limited amount. If you have not placed your order yet you can do so by emailing bld1970@yahoo.esThank you. Marcos
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    Bruce Lee: The Hollywood Years (1965) - (1971)

    Thanks for the plug, DragonClaws! The fans, historians, collectors... will find a lot of amazing stuff in the book. All Bruce. No Carradine shit. At this point, only the softcover is available. Orders: bld1970@yahoo.es
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