The Green Homet was not much successful. It lacked child appeal and for adults, it was comy. As a result, the telecast was stopped after six months (26 episodes). But the good thing was that the critics were impressed by the Bruce Lee’s Kung Fu. Bruce Lee became a celebrity of Martial arts and when the show was at peak, he would make personal appearances at Karate demonstrations, film conventions and parades as his first taste of fame.
The full stop on the show, The Green Homets, brought a severe blow to the Bruce’s financial status and ego. During work time in films, he got $400 a week and owned a red Porsche. But now, he was dwindling with income from his Kwoon. He was appealing on the TV shows like Longstreet, Blondie and Ironside. His showed his minute presence in movie Marlowe in 1969, as his first appearance in a Hollywood feature length film. When he meets Marlowe (role played by James Garner) on a roof top and coming to sudden, he fell down from the rooftop as an ending, was perhaps the most memorable scene of the film.
It is important to begin with the analytical distinction between two sorts of “products” that are typically conflated by those working with and observing celebrities. Since both usually reside within the body of the performer and in practice bleed into each other, actor and star are understandably fused in discussion. Nonetheless, the distinction between them is key. The strategies for developing and marketing each differ. The aspirant or performer is on the one hand a worker, and what is developed and sold is the capacity to playa role and the actual work of playing the role. This is the entertainer’s more “traditional” aspect: the aspirant’s qualities and abilities (not necessarily talent, also often looks alone) are the basis for decision making. On the other hand, he or she is a celebrity, and what is developed and sold is the capacity to command attention.