Bruce Lee Gallery Planned
Sep. 15, 1999
HONG KONG (AP) _ In an attempt to boost tourism, Hong Kong plans to build a memorial gallery for the late Kung Fu star Bruce Lee and a Hollywood-style ``Walk of Fame.''
City councilors have approved plans to set up a Bruce Lee Memorial Gallery as part of the Hong Kong Film Archive, a publicly funded library and museum for the city's world-renowned film industry.
The San Francisco-born Lee helped popularize Chinese martial arts in the West through a series of Kung Fu films before his sudden death in 1973 at the age of 33.
Separately, the Hong Kong Tourist Association announced it would build a Walk of Fame to honor its stars, many of whom have gained international recognition in recent years.
Lee, director John Woo, and Hollywood stars Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat and Sammo Hung are expected to be among those honored.