Vol. I - Autographs and Documents



Brandon Lee Kung Fu Memorandum agreement for test with movie/pilot option

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Shown above, Brandon's signature on his Warner Brothers Television/Movie contract. This memorandum agreement was for a screen test with a movie/pilot option for the program "Kung Fu", and specified an initial payment to Brandon of $20,000 for 5 weeks of work.

Consisting of two 8-1/2" x 14" pages, it was signed on the second page and completed in Brandon's handwriting. This Movie of the Week was an attempt to revive this popular show of the 1970s. Brandon played the role of David Carradine's young son, Chung Wang. His father, Bruce, played a large part in the developing the original plot. The original Kung Fu series was a source of great aggrevation for Bruce - he lost the lead role which he developed for himself to David Carradine in the end. (The network executives thought no one would watch a Chinese man.)

This exceedingly rare document has tremendous provenance coupling him with the art that made his father's career. Given the tragically short life of Brandon Lee, this contract represents one of a very few documents that was ever offered on the market from this rising star's career. This is the earliest known TV or film document signed by Brandon. It was sold at auction directly from Brandon's estate to a private collector in 1995.

Below, the front page of the 2-page contract.


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Vol. I - Autographs and Documents