Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Trio Of Poses Of Our Dino and Elizabeth Ann McDonald

Hey pallies, likes we thought we woulda does a wee bit of 'net surfin' to see if we coulda comes 'cross more powerful pixs of our Dino with Elizabeth Ann McDonald, his first wife.  Likes as all youse Dino-holics knows, the wonderful world wide web is lovin'ly ladens with  unendin' incredible images of our Dino and we happened upon a pinterest pad that you can view  HERE that provided us with a couple of powerful poses below.

As you will note, the last pix includes our Dino's mother, Mrs.  Angela Crocetti 'long Dean and Betty..all lookin' so so happy at the time.  Likes though this day in Dino-history was very very sad for Dino's first wife Elizabeth Ann, it was the day that our Dino gained the freedom to soon marry the women of his dreams Miss Jeanne Biegger.

Likes as time permits we will try to continue searchin' for more images of our Dino and Elizabeth, and we woulda 'specially likes to be able to share poses of the couple with their four children:  Craig Martin (born 1942); Claudia Martin (born March 16, 1944); Gail Martin (born 1945); and Deana Martin (born 1948).

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean and his first wife Betty

Elizabeth Anne Betty <i>McDonald</i> Martin

Angela Crocetti ( Dean's mom ) ,Betty ( Dean's first wife ) and Dean Martin

On This Day In Dino-history: March 23, 1949

Hey pallies, likes today is 'nother memorable day in the life and times of our most beloved Dino. It was on this date, March 23, in the year of 1949 that our Dino's divorce to his first wife Elizabeth Anne McDonald was finalized.

The marriage had produced four prodigy for our Dino...Stephen Craig (born June 29, 1942), Claudia Dean ( born March 16, 1944), Barbara Gail (born April 11, 1945) and Deana (Dina) (born August 19, 1948).

Likes waitin' in the wings was beauty queen Miss Jeanne Biegger, who tied the knot with our Dino just a few short months later.   Likes it likes  always always so so great to grow in our knowledge of all these Dino-details.

 Keeps lovin' and learnin' 'bout our most beloved  Dino!

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

March 23, 1949 Betty and Dean's divorce is final

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What REALLY happened to Dean Martin's son, Deano?

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Hey pallies, likes we thoughts that we remembered that there were some incredibly insightful news clippin's relatin' to the death by flight of our most beloved Dino's most beloved namesake boypallie Dino Jr.  So, we just went over to google image search and typed in the terms Dean Paul Martin Pilot and came 'cross some intriguin' info gathered a blog tagged "TREASURENET - THE ORIGINAL TREASURE HUNTING WEBSITE.

Likes what we came 'cross are the followin' reproductions of newpaper articles scribed at the time of Dino's Jr. demise, which are part of a thread tagged " What REALLY happened to Dean Martin's son, Deano?."  After discoverin' this remarkable resource, likes we thoughts that perhaps we had shared this before, and indeed likes we found it appeared here at ilovedinomartin the first time four years 'go on March 21, 2013 as part of our Dino  Jr. remembrance can find that  HERE.

ilovedinomartin is grateful to all the pallies at "TREASURENET" for their interest in researchin' the untimely death of our great man's great son.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.   Hopefully in future years we will share all of these special postin's on the anniversary of Dino Jr.'s passin; from the planet.

Thus ended the hard-driving, golden-boy story of “Dino” Martin, the handsome, multitalented son of entertainer Dean Martin.....

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Hey pallies, likes as we were delvin' deeper into People Magazine features on Dino Martin Jr., we discovered perfectly powerful prose scribed my Mr. Ron Arias 'bout a month after Dino Jr.'s death by flight.  In checkin' back, we have shared this touchin' 'n tender tribute here before, quite 'long time 'go, on May 1, 2009 and it can be located  HERE.

Mr. Arias' wonderfully wise words come under the tag "Actor, Athlete and Dashing Pilot, Dean Paul Martin Dies When His Jet Crashes on a Mountainside.  There are a number of amazin' aspects of Arias' work that we coulda quote, but then you wouldn't need to read his original thoughts.  We will share what we most appreciated 'bout Ron's incredible insights, and that would be a quotation from our most beloved Dino 'bout his most beloved namesake boypallie..."I'm proud of him. I'd be proud even if he didn't become a jet pilot, because he's a good boy. He just doesn't know what he wants to be."

We just couldn't pass up the op to once 'gain pass on to all youse Dino-holics this well written tribute to Dino Jr. by Mr. Ron Arias.  We knows that you will much 'ppreciate gettin' more 'n more insights into Dino Martin Jr..  Likes, we sez our terrific thanks to the pallies at People Magazine and 'specially to Mr. Ron Arias for coolly craftin' this remarkable remembrance on the passin' from our planet of Dino Jr.  As usual, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Actor, Athlete and Dashing Pilot, Dean Paul Martin Dies When His Jet Crashes on a Mountainside


It was early Saturday afternoon, March 21, and Capt. Dean Paul Martin, 35, was doing what he liked best: piloting an F-4C Phantom jet on a routine exercise for the California Air National Guard. Before takeoff he said goodbye to his son Alex, 14, then taxied out for a flight over the snow-covered, cloud-laced San Bernardino Mountains. Martin’s fully fueled craft, which also carried his weapons officer, Capt. Ramon Ortiz, 39, was the middle jet in a line of three Phantoms. Ten minutes later, at 1:55 p.m. and after unaccountably dropping down from 9,000 to 5,500 feet, his plane slammed into the top of a ravine at 400 mph, killing both men.

Thus ended the hard-driving, golden-boy story of “Dino” Martin, the handsome, multitalented son of entertainer Dean Martin and his second wife, Jeanne Bieggers. As a singer, actor, athlete and pilot, twice married Dean Paul “lived the life of 100 people and had the energy of 200 kids,” says his sometime girlfriend, TV scriptwriter Wendon Swift. Adds Morgan Mason, son of James and Pamela Mason: “His life was fuller than most people 100 years old.”

Yet for all Dean’s efforts to carve a niche for himself apart from the Rat Pack glamour of his father, he never lost his image as a restless playboy unable to focus on a single passion. “The problem with Dean is that he was too good at too many things,” says Mason. “He had a lot of money and he’d spend it freely. He went through Ferraris when he was a kid. He was terrific looking, from a famous family, and he had talent. When you have all those things on your plate—well, it’s hard to resist someone like that.”

At 11, coached by tennis ace Pancho Segura, Dean began playing junior tournaments. At 13, he abandoned tennis and formed a rock band with his friend Desi Arnaz Jr. and a neighbor, Billy Hinsche. The group was called Dino, Desi and Billy and produced several teenybopper hits (remember I’m a Fool?). Eventually Dean returned to tennis at UCLA, where he joined the NCAA championship squad, which included Jimmy Connors. At 19, after two semesters, he dropped out of college to marry 19-year-old actress Olivia (Romeo and Juliet) Hussey, who would become the mother of Dean’s only son, Alex. Within four years they were divorced.

Then in the mid-’70s, the 6′,175-lb. Martin played briefly as wide receiver for a semipro football team, the Las Vegas Casinos (“the most irrational act of my life”), before trying a stint as a race car driver and seriously trying the pro tennis circuit. An avid firearms collector, he was arrested in 1974 for possession of unregistered World War II guns. He pleaded guilty, explaining that he started his collection when he was 12 but forgot to keep up with registration laws. Fined $2,000, he was placed on probation and subsequently gave up the hobby.

After another brief try at college (this time premed studies at USC), Dean continued pro tennis, and although he never rose above 496 in world ranking, he recalled his seven years on the circuit as “the happiest time of my life.” His athletic flair served him well in his lead in a tennis picture, Players, with Ali MacGraw. Meanwhile he returned to flying, a thrill since getting his license at age 16. Encouraged by his mother, who noted that he was the only one among his six brothers and sisters to share her love of flying, he joined the Air National Guard, earning his wings and commission in 1981. The next year, in a star-filled, Beverly Hills ceremony, he proudly donned his dress uniform to marry Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill. Friends for the previous five years, the storybook lovers overcame the strain of constant separation—she was skating and he was on the tennis tour. “Growing up in the celebrity environment,” says a friend, “Dean early on learned how to play it cool, put up the walls. It was a beautiful romance, but living together did them in. He just told her he had to get on with his life.” They were divorced in 1984.

Tina Sinatra, daughter of Frank and a friend of Dean’s since childhood, recalls his supreme confidence. “There was nothing he felt he couldn’t get,” she says. “We were once in a movie theater watching Romeo and Juliet, and Dean pointed to Olivia Hussey on the screen. He said, ‘I’m going to meet her one day and marry her,’ which of course he did.”

For all his bold career forays, Dean remains a promise unfulfilled even in the eyes of many who loved him. At his engagement party to Hamill, his father remarked, “I’m proud of him. I’d be proud even if he didn’t become a jet pilot, because he’s a good boy. He just doesn’t know what he wants to be.”

Martin began acting in earnest in recent years (landing a lead, for instance, as a science whiz in the 1985 TV series Misfits of Science and as a divorce in the comedy pilot A Single Man), but flying remained a great joy. He eagerly met his Guard requirement, flying about 125 days a year. While aloft, he once said, “The high I get seeing the sun come up is so great that if I die, it would have been worth it.” The irony is that of all Dean Paul Martin’s skills, piloting a jet was his true talent. And it killed him.

This Swinger Is Dean Martin's Son

Hey pallies, likes as we considered what we mighta do as a follow up to yesterday's Dino-gram accentin' our most beloved Dino's most beloved namesake boypallie Dino Jr.'s  untimely departure from the planet thrity years ago yesterday, we remember a post that we have done 'long time 'go from an amazin' article shared at People Magazine on November 06, 1978.  Our original postin' occurred on Saturday, June 27, 2009 and can be found by clickin' HERE.

Today we share a refreshed and renews postin' on the powerfully potent proses scribed by People's scriber Miss Martha Smilgis.   Likes in this potent  piece of Dino-prose we read some incredible  insights into our Dino by Dino Jr. includin' the one shared by Nick Tosches in his stellar Dino-bio..."I don't know him very well. We have never had a tremendous heart-to-heart conversation." And there is so much more here as well such as Dino Jr.'s perspective on smokin' grass..."It thuds me out, and tennis means more to me than getting high."

So, likes once 'gain, or for the first time, enjoys learnin' more 'bout our great man's great boypallie....his life and times....from football to tennis to the big screen and much more!  Likes it is just so so sad that Dino Jr.'s life was cut so so short by the fatal plane crash on March 21, 1987.And, as usual, just clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram to go to the original site.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

November 06, 1978 Vol. 10 No. 19

This Swinger Is Dean Martin's Son, Dorothy Hamill's Man and Maybe the Next Robert Redford By Martha Smilgis

If Dean Paul Martin, 26, has a fantasy about proving himself to the old man, it would be to wind up on Dino's TV dais—but as a tennis star rather than showbiz roastee. In fact, young Dino is so gone on the game that when producer Bob (Love Story) Evans asked him to star opposite his own ex-wife Ali MacGraw in the upcoming tennis film Players, Dean hesitated. "I'm just starting to cook with my game, and I've waited years for this," he explained. "This" was a two-year contract to play in the World Team Tennis league and a global ranking of about 250th at best. Actually, he's probably won more clippings for dating skating star Dorothy Hamill than for his skill on the courts, and Evans, a onetime actor himself, persuaded Martin to test. "They liked my look with Ali," allows Dean, who then accepted the role as long as he could stay for at least half the WTT season. "Dean would rather be Bj√∂rn Borg than Robert Redford," puzzles Evans, "but I think he will be Redford."

"People assume that because of my father I would naturally fall into the entertainment world," says Dean. Raised in Beverly Hills, he is the oldest of three children from Dino Martin's second of three marriages. Dean got his blond, blue-eyed looks from his mother, Jeanne Biegger, and his footwork from Pop (who boxed at 15 as Kid Crocetti and later played baseball). "He taught me smoothness, a nonpanic, play-deliberate attitude," says Dean. "He is not as out-to-lunch as his image makes him. The truth is that he is very complex. If he drank as much as everyone says he does, he would be dead." Then Dino's son adds ruefully: "I don't know him very well. We have never had a tremendous heart-to-heart conversation."

Early on, the boy suffered the trauma of being a celebrity brat, and sports became his way to prove himself to his peers. By 11, he was being coached by tennis ace Pancho Segura, now Jimmy Connors' mentor. At 13, Dean abandoned the junior tourney trail to form a teenybop rock group—Dino, Desi and Billy—with Desi Arnaz Jr. and Billy Hinsche (later with the Beach Boys). They, incredibly, had several hits (remember I'm a Fool?), but Dean still regrets the interruption. "When I was out there rocking and rolling, Connors, Gottfried and Stockton were in the semis and quarters," he laments. Later at UCLA, Dean was on the same NCAA championship squad with Connors. Then, at 19, Dean dropped out of college to marry British actress Olivia (Death on the Nile) Hussey. They were divorced within four years. "If you have to go through such a thing, we did it the best possible way," he reflects. "There is no bitterness."

A versatile jock, Dean along the way played wide receiver ("extremely wide") on the semipro Las Vegas Casinos football team. "We weren't good, but we were real dirty," he laughs. Later he was recruited by the now defunct World Football League but instead returned to college, this time at USC, for premed and more tennis. "Pancho told me in tennis I had a chance, albeit slim," he says. "In football I could be over and done in one game."

In 1974 Dean was arrested for possession of unregistered World War II guns. He pleaded guilty, explaining that he started his $30,000 collection when he was 12 but failed to keep up with registration laws. "Patty Hearst was running around then," he recalls. "They tried to link me to subversive groups. They got me because they wanted someone with a name." The collection, most of which he got back, is now crated in his mother's cellar. "There was a lot going down in Beverly Hills when I was growing up. A lot of kids didn't make it through the drug era," observes Dean, who credits athletics with saving him. Nowadays he won't even smoke grass. "It thuds me out, and tennis means more to me than getting high."

Home is a one-bedroom apartment in Phoenix, where his WTT club, the Racquets, is based. When back in L.A. he shares a Beverly Hills cliff-hanger with Desi Arnaz Jr., who introduced Dean to his lady of the last two years. "I didn't really mean to get involved with Hamill," Dean admits, "because the less distraction the better." Nevertheless, she has visited him on his Players location once for a week, and he waxes smitten. "To be No. 1 you have to have a fanatical attitude. Dorothy will be up and at the rink at 5:30 in the morning." Not exactly his father's son, Dean doesn't drink and practices tennis six fevered hours a day.

Though Bob Evans has signed him to a five-picture deal, Dean insists, "I've got to concentrate on tennis now, films later." But there are times he mulls the not-so-harsh reality: "I'm not thrilled with movies," he says, "but I can make more in a year acting than either Connors or Borg did playing."

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Also On This Date In Dino-history: March 21, 1964

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Hey pallies, likes on a much much more happy note, it was also on this day, March 21, in the year of our Dino, 1964 that  our great great man  graciously consented to have his great great hand prints cemented at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Likes truly truly we are never ever in better beau-ti-ful  hands then when we place ourselves in our Dino's. When we finally  gets to take our Dino-pilgrimage west, we most certainly will wanna be able toplace our hands where Dino placed his and feel the  marvelous magic of bein' where our Dino has been.

ilovedinomartin likes  thanks Mr. Bob Dearborn  at his  blog, "The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac" for remindin' the universe this very Dino-day of this remarkable event in the life and times of our most beloved Dino.  To checks this out in it's original site, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We are totally totally thrilled to be able to share the incredible image at the top of this post showin  our Dino and fam Martin on this awesomely amazin' occasion.  Seein' how hugely happy or Dino is surrounded by his boy and girl pallies and wife Jeanne brings the greatest of joy to our Dino-hearts.  And to see look of pride on Dino Jr's face on his daddy-o bein' coolly celebrated in this way is certainly bittersweet knowin' the fate that awaited in exactly 23 years later.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

March 21, 1964…Dean Martin left his handprints in wet cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

On This Day In Dino-history: March 21, 1987

Hey pallies, likes  it was 30 long years 'go on this day,  21 March 1987, our Dino's  most beloved boypallie, Captain Dino Jr., while pilotin' a Guard F-4 Phantom fighter jet for the California Air National Guard, crashed the plane in California's San Bernardino Mountains during a snowstorm. Dino Jr. and his Weapons System Officer, Ramon Ortiz, were both killed in the crash.  Truly it is the saddest and most somber day in the life of our most beloved Dino.

Likes his incredible Daddy-o, Dino Jr. was a renaissance man of extraordinary talents.....singer, actor, tennis pro, pilot. Dino Jr. was destined to become heir apparent to the throne of our King of Cool, but likes that was so so tragicly cut short by the crash of the jet on that darkest of dark days in the life of our Dino.

The demise of Dino Jr. began the demise of our Dino himself. Our great man simply lost the will to live without his prodigy by his side. Truth be told, probably the only man that our Dino looked up to was his beloved namesake Dino Jr.

Below is a picture of Dino Jr.'s gravesite and a bit of information on Dino Jr. and the location of the grave. We thanks the pad Seeing Stars for this picture and information. To checks this out in it's original format, as usual, just click on the tag of these Dino-reflections. Also included below is a brief footage  of the memorial service for Dino Jr.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The Grave of Dean Martin Jr.

Dino, the son of Dean Martin, part of the 60's pop band "Dino, Desi, and Billy." An Air Force Captain, he was killed when his plane crashed into a mountain; buried at the huge military National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. His grace is against the south fence bordering Wilshire Blvd, in Section 419, grave P-28.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Set to Dean Martin’s “The Birds and the Bees,”

Hey pallies, likes stop the presses dudes!  Likes, likes as we were just doin' our almost every day perusin' of Dino-related blog entries usin' the beau-ti-ful blog search engine Twingly Advanced Blog Search, we came 'cross the newest and cool commercial 'round usin' our most beloved Dino's background croonin'.

Likes from the blog tagged "THE DRUM" comes Miss Minda Smiley, their US advertising reporter, potent postin' of how the pallies at Volkswagen "has rolled out a spot for its new seven-seat Atlas" usin' our delightful Dino's awesome artistic talents singin' "The Birds and the Bees."  Likes you can read all 'bout it below and, likes of course, we've included the vid of this grooviest of groovy commercial for your viewin' pleasure.

Pallies, likes we just couldn't wait to shares this with you knowin' that youse also woulda be powerfully pumped to know the latest and greatest way our Dino's is bein shared with the masses. We
Just knows that this little once minute commercial has the Dino-power to turn countless more pallies onto the Dino-sound.  Likes can't youse just hear tons of youthful viewers wonderin' who's the viral voice on the 'mmercial and findin' their way to our most most beloved Dino?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

We thanks the pallies at "THE DRUM" and 'specially Miss Smiley for makin' this neatest of neat news available for communicato.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply, per usual, clicks on the tag of these here Dino-thoughts.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Animals cast judging eyes on frisky young couple in funny VW ad

By Minda Smiley-20 March 2017

VW has rolled out a spot for its new seven-seat Atlas that shows a young couple who can’t seem to keep their hands off of each other.

Set to Dean Martin’s “The Birds and the Bees,” the spot opens with the couple getting busy in a VW Beetle. After upgrading to a Jetta to accommodate their newborn baby, the pair then steams up some windows in their new car while an owl disapprovingly looks on — a romp that ultimately leads to a second child and the purchase of a Tiguan SUV.

Three children and a dog later, the couple decides to purchase a VW Atlas to make room for their growing family. The purpose of the spot, which was created by Deutsch, is to show fans of Volkswagen that the brand has models available for all stages of life.

Todd Riddle, executive creative director at Deutsch, said that the ad also demonstrates “how people who grew up loving Volkswagens now have a new option when looking for a really big SUV.”

“Volkswagen has such a rich heritage, it’s easy to want to tell that story – so we actually try to borrow from their past very sparingly,” he said. “But we felt this was the perfect opportunity to use the brand’s strong history – since we’re literally demonstrating how the brand is growing – ultimately into the larger SUV category. Focusing on a young couple who loves the brand and watching them turn in one of their Volkswagen models to the next was a perfect parallel to a growing family of vehicles.”

The spot will air during the Final Four, Stanley Cup playoffs and other primetime programming.


Hey pallies, likes we have been tryin' to be on the 'lert for any and all news related to any and all centenary celebrations for our most beloved Dino whose entry onto our planet occured on June 7, 1917.  We've been searchin' Amazon every so often to see what new in the way of Dino-treasures might be comin' our way, so far only bein' able to report the recent  dvd release of "Dean Martin: A Reflection shared  HERE.

Well, likes we are thrilled to report to all youse Dino-holics that our pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog Search pointed us recently in the direction of the blog tagged "Musings of a Classic Film Addict," where a young lady, Samantha, holds forth.  Speakin' 'bout herself Miss Samantha sez, "I’m nineteen, and I’m from California, though I live in Florida at the moment. I’m an artist, a dreamer, a walking Irene (of My Man Godfrey fame), and I’ll admit first and foremost that I’m a film addict.

The deeply deeply delightful Dino-news that comes from this youthful film lover's blog is that Samantha is plannin' on hostin' "THE DEAN MARTIN CENTENARY BLOGATHON," set for June 5-7, 2017.  In speakin' of her decision, Samantha states, " When I found out that the iconic Dean Martin is celebrating the big 100 this year on June 7, I knew that he was the perfect person to honor in the grandest of fashions."

Likes, Samantha's announcement includes some info on our most beloved Dino's life work, the rules for the blogathon, and some premier promotional pieces....greatly glorious graphics to help spread the word of her energetic efforts on behalf of our King of Cool.  Of course, we will be lettin' Miss Samantha know of our interest in contributin' to her Dino-cause and we are hopin' that other ilovedinomartin supporters will consider joinin' up as well!

We thanks Miss Samantha for this wonderful way of coolly celebratin' our one and only Dino on the hundreth anniversary of his birth.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


If you’ve followed my blog long enough, you probably know how much I love birthdays. I always give birthday shoutouts when it pertains to a blogathon entry that I’m writing, and my Tumblr really shows my adoration for all of classic film’s brightest stars on their birthdays. So, after trying long and hard to think of a great idea for my follow-up of my blogathon celebrating the 117th birthday of Humphrey Bogart, I couldn’t resist celebrating another birthday! Still, this time I wanted to change things up a bit and celebrate something more important. When I found out that the iconic Dean Martin is celebrating the big 100 this year on June 7, I knew that he was the perfect person to honor in the grandest of fashions.
Few people have ever achieved the level of legendary star status that Dean Martin has over so many forms of entertainment. From his film career that spanned four decades to his discography that includes over sixty albums (including compliation and those released after his passing in 1995) and memorable hits like “That’s Amore” and “Everybody Loves Somebody”, Dean continues to be a household name all over the world. His long-running television shows, “The Dean Martin Show” and “Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roast”, allowed him to reach even higher levels of notoriety, as did his on and offscreen associations with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the rest of the infamous Rat Pack. However, few of Martin’s accomplishments measure up to his partnership with the incomparable Jerry Lewis, which resulted in sixteen films and a lot of laughs. All of these fantastic achievements and so much more is why I’ve decided to celebrate his life and career.
  1. I am allowing TWO duplicates for each subject, but Dean has an extremely significant and diverse filmography with nearly seventy films to his credit, so I would still like to see as many different topics being written about as possible.
  2. Anything relating to Dean Martin is up for grabs! You could write about his partnership with Jerry Lewis, your favorite song of his, his lesser-known westerns, his many television appearances, or even his associations with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. The possibilities are endless!
  3. Once you think of a topic, please leave a comment with your blog’s name, your blog’s link, and your subject (include the year if you’re choosing a movie).
  4. Once you’ve been approved, I’d appreciate it if you help me spread the word! Please take one of my banners from below and put it somewhere on your blog, and make sure to tell your friends. I’d love to see as many participants as possible!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'm Not The Marrying Kind"

Hey pallies...Welcome to the LAST Sunday Serenade of Winter!

Yeaaaa Hooooo!!!

Told youse we'd make it through, mi amici...with a little bit o' help from our bestest pallie, Dino...of course!

Don't matter WHAT weather hits us now pals...Spring is Spring & I says BRING IT!!!

Anyways, my friends...I wanted to REALLY jump into this new SWINGIN' season with a FUN FUN Dino-jam!

A tune that REALLY gets thins' bouncin' & is COMPLETELY Dino-fied!

Had to thinks to myself..."Danny G....what cool cool croon comes to mind when I'm contemplatin' Dean's mentality & personality?!"

 "His thinkins' & his drinkins!"

"HIS SINGIN' & HIS SWINGIN'!!!" Haha!! THATS mucho contemplatin'!!! make this already TOO long story, short... It came to me.

It may seem kinda contradictin'...for obvious reasons...BUT...what better Serenade could I have chosen than "I'm Not the Marring Kind"?


As a mater of facto, makes PERFECT SENSE!!!
Dean was not made to be tied down, pallies!
 Likes I always says..."Youse can't tame what was meant to be wild"!!! Ha!

He tried. We all know he tried. Three times actually.
 I thinks we all can agree 'bout how he felt for Jeanne.
Loved her to death.
Just couldn't flow with the whole damn marryin' part!

Oh well,'s not for everyone.

 So, that bein' said...this my humble opinion...Dino's TRUE signature tune.

And it is with TRUE TRUE EXCITEMENT, that I gets to post this "last day of Winter", little jam!!!

"I'm happy bein' free, no girl gonna put a rain on me!" Hahaha!

Now if that ain't our Dean...I don't know WHAT is!!!

OK, youse diggers of Dino...hear we go!

Spring is here!!!
Let's soak it in, my friends!

I go my way alone free and easy like a rolling stone
I am strictly on my own not the marrying kind
I'm happy being free no girl gonna put a rain on me
It's always gotta be I'm not the marrying kind
I've been known to run a mile when they try to lead me down the aisle
So if you want me to stay a while don't start changing my style
It's always been my plan to stay single any way I can
I'm just a happy man I'm not the marrying kind
I'm not the marrying kind
It's always been my plan...
Not the marrying kind I'm not the marrying kind
(Not the marrying not the marrying not the marrying kind)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

On This Day In Dino-history: March 18, 1960

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Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that we ain't been very good on reportin' many important dates in Dino-history likes the openin' dates for our most beloved Dino's big screen epics, or the dates of the releases of our Dino's al-b-ums, or the dates when our Dino recorded a particular croon,  Likes I guess if we did, we wouldn't have the time to report much else.

But likes just a few minutes 'go we learned from a pallie tagged  Ron Smith over at his blog,"Eight Days A Week -Ron Smith's Oldies Calendar" that it was on this very date, March 18, in the year of our Dino 1960 that perhaps our Dino's greatest role on the silver screen premiered....our Dino as the Dude in that classic of classic western "Rio Bravo."  Indeed, we believe that this is the fabulous flick that our Dino oughta been nominated and won the Oscar for Best Actor.

Well, likes when we learned this Dino-detail, likes we just couldn't let this date pass ilovedinomartin by and so we have prepared a little blog post to celebrate our great man with some great moments from "Rio Bravo."  Below are two youtube vid clips accentin' our Dino's awesome actin' as the Dude 'long with a couple of vid clips of our Dino croonin' the title tune "Rio Bravo" and, of course, our Dino and company singin' "My Rifle, My Pony, and Me."

Likes over the course of time, ilovedinomartin has shared many many marvelous reviews of "Rio Bravo, and if you woulda likes to checks 'em out, simply puts "Rio Bravo" in the search engine at the top of the blog page to do so.  We sez our thanks to Mr. Ron Smith for makin' us aware of this intensely important date in the life and times of our one and only Dino.  To check the info out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Rio Bravo (1959) - John Wayne - Dean Martin - You Ain't Good Enough

Rio Bravo.

 Rio Bravo, song by and movie with Dean Martin

Rio Bravo - Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson & Walter Brennan (High Quality)

The film "Rio Bravo" (with Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan and John Wayne) opens in 1960

Dean Martin Interview 1984 with Randi Oakes

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Hey pallies, likes we are always powerfully pleased when fellow Dino-devotees share delightful Dino-finds with us to share with the larger world of Dino-holics.  We absolutely appreciate all the help we can get to uncover and share the many and varied ways that the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino are bein' shared all over the world wide web.

Likes today we are greatly grateful to our pallie Miss AOW(Always On Watch) who has been
perfectly passionate 'bout our most beloved Dino since her youth, and is also a commentator on the political scene at her blog you can locate by clickin'  HERE.  A few days 'go Miss AOW emailed us a youtube link to  a live interview that model and actress Miss Randi Oakes in 1984.

 We are absolutely always totally totally thrilled to drink in each and every word of our Dino's teachin's in these quite rare glorious glimpses of the man known as our King of Cool.  And, this interview in no exception dudes.

 Dino, ever present Kent Cigarette in hand,  begins his cool comments by proudly proclaimin' that "'Vegas is the place! Love it!"....and then he launches into one of his randiest (likes, pun intended pallies!) of randy jokes. Randi then has our Dino comment on his break up with his partner Jerry Lewis, where our Dino wisely comments, "I had to.  I was tired of doin' the same thin' with Jerry."

The conversation then moves to our Dino's powerful performance in "The Young Lions" and his closer then close relationship with co-star Montgomery Clift.  Dino speaks of his love for Monty by proclaimin' "I loved his so much 'cause he was so helpless and nobody else paid attention to him...nobody.  I loved him very much."  Then Randi moves to interview to focus on our Dino's drinkin' and he says, "I couldn't have stayed in this business for fifty years if I drank as much as people say I drink."

The interview closes with our Dino and Randi playin' a game of pool together, and you'll have to watch to see who wins.  Interspersed with the interview are a few great moments of our Dino croonin' some of his most famous tunes as well as other thoughts on our great man.  The folks who produced this intriguin' interview have been able to pack a lot of great stuff into a little more then six minutes.

We gotta 'fess up that the thin' that touched us most deeply was our most beloved Dino speakin' from his huge heart 'bout his love for Montgomery Clift.  This fact has been well documented in other places on the web, but to hear our Dino speak so openly 'bout his love for Clift truly warms our Dino-heart!

We thanks Miss AOW for pointin' us in the direction of this vibrant video of Miss Randi Oakes doin' this warm, wisely wonderful interview with our wise wonderful Dino!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin Interview 1984

Randi Oakes interviews Dean Martin in 1984. She also plays a pool game with Dean...

Friday, March 17, 2017

Our Dino O'Martin Croonin' "Irish Lullaby" On This Wearin' Of The Green Day 21017

Hey pallies, likes top of the mornin' to Dino-holics every which way on this Day Of The Wearin' Of The Green.  On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, everybody is Irish for at least one day of the year, and likes  continuin' our long standin' proud Paddy pallie practice here at ilovedinomartin, we once 'gain shares with all youse sold-out-to-Dino devotees our most beloved Dino O'Martin singin' his version of "Irish Lullaby" to Mr. Jerry Lewis.

This is indeed our most fav moment from the Martin and Lewis big screen epic "At War With The Army."  While we gotta 'fess up that "AWWTA" is our least fav of the Martin and Lewis flicks, we have powerfully  pure passion for this most touchin' and tender moment of screen magic. Our  Dino's hugely heartfelt rendition of "Irish Lullaby" brings such joy to our heart as he sings it in the most wondrous winsome  way.   The music box background music is perfect for this genuinely gentle Dino-croon.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters