Bruce Lee and Elvis Presley in a Dojo?

A photograph purportedly showing the martial artist and singer together is actually a composite of at least two different images.

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Hoax image of Elvis Presley standing in a dojo with Bruce Lee


A photograph shows Elvis Presley posing with Bruce Lee.



An image purportedly showing Elvis and Bruce Lee together in a dojo is frequently spread on social media by Twitter accounts such as @OldPicsArchive:


This image is not a photograph, but a composite of at least two different pictures.

The first image originally showed Elvis with Wayne Carman, a fellow karate student who trained with the famous musician under Master Kang Rhee in Memphis between 1970 and 1974. The other image showed Bruce Lee with Joe Hayes.

Here is a look at the real photograph of Elvis and Wayne Carman (left), the doctored image of Elvis and Bruce Lee (center), and the real picture of Lee with Hayes (right):

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