Thursday, July 24, 2014

On This Day In Dino-history: July 24, 1956

Hey pallies, likes 58 years ago this very day, July 24, in 1956 our most beloved Dino had likes  his hugest of hugest endin' and likes his newest of newest beginnin' when he called it quits with his partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis...exactly a decade after they had created the greatest comedy partnership in all of world history.

Likes it has becomes likes a tradition on this most historic of historic Dino-day to  revisit a stunnin' retellin' of what happened on that last night   Martin and Lewis took the stage at the Copacabana....truly some deeply heart-felt insights 'bout our Dino and Mr. Lewis' last gig together  shared at the blog "Frontier Net."
From the writings "The Copacabana, An Illustrated History" by Kristin Baggleaar  comes some deeply deeply devoted details of our Dino and  Mr. Lewis' swan song.  So, sit back and reflect on the  meanin's of likes this most bitter-sweet day in all of Dino-history.

 Likes as we often do on this day, 'gain likes gotta 'fess up pallies, likes for years we had zip, zero, nadda  appreciato for Mr. Jerry Lewis whatsoever, and felt that the split-up was exactly what Lewis deserved.  But, ever since readin' Lewis' tome "Dean and Me: A Love Story," we have grown in our understandin' and appreciato of just how much Mr. Lewis loved, and still loves our most beloved Dino!

In fact, we have become likes totally totally jealous of Mr. Lewis 'cause he got to spend 10 intimate and glorious years with the coolest person ever to walk the face of the earth...and got to know our Dino better then any other person alive ever has or ever will.  What coulda be more wonderful then that!   In fact, we remember in readin' in Tosches' outstandin' Dino-bio that Lewis was jealous of Jeanne and Jeanne was equally jealous of Lewis...and who could blame 'em...they each wanted our Dino for themselves...and don't we all likes feel likes that same Dino-way?!?!?!

Anyway, on this special Dino-day in Dino-history we remember the legacy that our Dino and Mr. Lewis had together, and see this endin' as a hugely important new beginnin' for our most beloved Dino.   Dino-rememberin', DMP

The Copacabana

An Illustrated History by Kristin Baggelaar

By summer 1956, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis officially announced that they were breaking up as a team; however, together they were committed to one last engagement at the Copacabana.  Perhaps because it was the last time they would ever work together, Martin and Lewis' final two-week stand at the Copa did a record-breaking business.

The diminished floorshow space was a tribute to their draw and mass impact.  The Doug Coudy production numbers were curtailed as the acts, including the personable dance team of Conn & Mann, were stage waits for the headliners.  Martin & Lewis worked with smoothness and no apparent personal friction despite all the press about their rift, but some dissension was evident with their Pardners bit, a cafe trailer for their soon-to-be released Paramount film of the same name.  To their professional credit they played it straight, with Lewis foiling for Martin's crooning, and likewise, Martin foiling for his partner's clowning.  While both were well received, it was felt that solo or team, the impact was not as resounding as in the past until their final night.  Every celebrity in Manhattan was in the audience to witness the pair's swan song of one of the greatest comedy acts in history.  They pulled out every schtick in their comedy bag for the star-studded crowd, from squirting seltzer down Milton Berle's shirt front to cutting off Monte Proser's necktie.  The sophisticated cafe crowd wouldn't let them quit.

The final moments of the last show of their farewell engagement at the Copa on a hot Tuesday night, July 24, 1956, are pressed indelibly in the minds of those who were present.  Martin's face was impassable, cool to the end.  They finished with the final crescendo from Pardners:  "You and me, we'll be the greatest pardners, buddies, and pals!"  They joined hands for a last bow.  Martin hugged Lewis.  The audience exploded in an emotional uproar.  Jackie Gleason jumped up and grabbed the mike, wiped away a tear, and said, "Folks, this can't be allowed to happen."  The audience roared its approval, but Martin & Lewis just shook their heads, no.  It was over.  There was no encore.  Martin took one aisle away from the floor; Lewis took the other.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

the Dean Martini

Hey pallies, likes have we gots some great Dino-homagin' news for all youse pallies today!  Likes from the on-line pad of  East Carolina University, "The East Carolinian," comes news from scriber Antonio Jackson for a bash puttin' the accent on our most beloved Dino bein' thrown likes tomorrow night as a fundraiser for the Greenville (N.C.) Museum of Art.

As you will read below, this swingin' event homagin' our great great man "will be a cross between a ‘50s costume party and an art experience, along with skinny tie attire and live music."  Likes we are likes totally totally psyched to find this public arts organization's swankest of swank event honorin' our one and only King of Cool.

Likes we wishes that we coulda attend this swingin' soiree, and sends out our bestest of best wishes that tons of funds will be raised for the art museum.  ilovedinomartin sends out our Dino-appreciato to all the folks at the Greenville Museum of Art and to Antonio Jackson for sharin' this news with the wider Dino-world.  Likes ain't it a kick in the head to finds our most most beloved Dino bein' shared in likes more and more unique and ultra cool ways?!?!?!?!  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  Dino-diggin', DMP

Arts fundraiser serves martinis

artgalleryCT-Sweet spirits will be readily available for those able to attend the Dean Martini event tomorrow at the Greenville Museum of Art at 6 p.m.
Dean Martin is an actor, performer, and singer from the ‘50s. Born is Steubenville, Ohio, he is known for his crooning-style of singing. Throughout the ‘60s and mid ‘80s, Dean Martin hosted two television shows in The Dean Martin Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast.
The fundraiser will be a cross between a ‘50s costume party and an art experience, along with skinny tie attire and live music. Cosmos, Peach and Dirty martinis will be among the available sweet spirits.
“We get very little funds from the city of Greenville,” said Megan Maxwell, operations and programs manager of The Greenville Museum of Art. “Most of our funding comes from fundraising, memberships, and the public.”
As budgets are tight for the museum, the Dean Martini event will run primarily through volunteer effort. Bailey’s Fine Jewelry will also help by donating a set of earrings to be raffled off. For the men, a silver flask will be raffled.
As a small thank you to the donating members and attending public, the museum will give back by briefly elevating them to the local celebrity status they deserve.
“There is going to be red carpet for people when they arrive, and there will be paparazzi to take photos,” said Maxwell.
Food will be provided by some local favorites in Starlight Café, China 10, and Marabella. Local musician, Joe Distefano, will provide the sounds of actor and performer Dean Martin, in addition to other tunes of the ‘50s. Local artist, Roger Kammerer, will be showcasing his drawings of Dean Martin during the event. He will also be providing live caricature drawings.
The Greenville Museum of Art has been doing “art-tini” related events for three years now and hopes to continue the tradition. Other “tini” related events revolve around popular holidays.
“There are three right now. We have the Hallowini, Valentini, and Dean Martini,” said Charlotte Fitz Daniels, Executive Director of The Greenville Museum of Art. “I kind of like the fufu martinis: I like the lemon-drop a lot.”
Unfortunately, the lemon-drop martini will not be served during the event.
“We really just want to get people to love the museum as much as we do,” said Maxwell. “We want to spread the word about our community outreach programs. We are trying to do more to get people in the museum and make it a fun community event.”
Dean Martini is a fundraising event for The Greenville Museum of Art. Sponsors of the event include Halloween Express who will set up decorations, Starlight Café, and China 10. To attend, it is $20 for members of The Greenville Museum of Art and $30 for non-members.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Dean Martin Show - 'Wide' General Release for 'The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection'

Hey pallies, likes as we wents onto our 'puter a few minutes ago, and waitin' in our email inbox was the fabulous news that "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection" is bein' released for 'Wide' General Release on September 30, 2013.  This Dino-news comes our way from the in-the-know new DVD release pad "TV shows on"

As shared below, from the pen of Mr. David Lambert, comes news that the full 54 roast package plus over 15 hours of bonus material will become readily available on the 'net from Amazon (and presume many other sources as well) at the end of September.  Likes all youse Dino-philes know that up unto this point they were only available from Star-Vista.

Now, likes we know that tons of youse Dino-holics have already gotten your sets, but for pallies who haven't, it looks like youse may be able to get a bit of a better price as Lambert notes they at least right now, they are bein' offered "at a slight discount."

ilovedinomartin thanks our great great pallies at "TV shows on" and particularly Mr. David Lambert for breakin' this great great news of our great great man!  It is always wonderful news to know that more and more Dino-treasure is becomin' more readily available makin' it more and more likely that others will come into the Dino-fold!  Dino-psyched, DMP   btw, never fear pallies, we soon will be returnin' with more Dino-inspirational posters from the recent Dino-contest!

The Dean Martin Show - 'Wide' General Release for 'The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection'

Early October street date according to Amazon's early listing

Posted by David Lambert
In October 2013, StarVista/Time-Life released The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection on DVD exclusively from their online store. Around the same time the studio has released to general retail stores various smaller configurations of the show, with different numbers of discs. But not the big 25-disc package.

Now, according to an pre-order listing, StarVista/Time-Life is releasing The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection to general retail stores for the first time ever, startingSeptember 30th. The list price is still $249.95 SRP, but Amazon is letting you advance purchase it at a slight discount. We don't know yet if packaging will change, but stay tuned and if it does we'll let you know!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Here they are...Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes we gonna takes a wee break from all those glorious Dino-creative Dino-inspirin' posters to shares with youse more glorious Dino-creativity from our pallie Geronimo over at his pad at "ONESIXTHWARRIORS.COM."  Geronimo is the coolest of cool Dino-holic that has created the coolest of cool Dino-figure along with some of our most beloved Dino's most beloved pallies.

Likes we truly truly tries to stay on top of Geronimo's Dino-activity, but likes somehow, some way we missed his most recent Dino-devotion...some fabulous poses of our Dino with Mr. Frank Sinatra.  Geronimo has simply done 'nother swankly stellar job of homagin' our great great man with his great great pallie Mr. Sinatra.

Geronimo wonders whether we prefer the more serious or "smilin'" Dino, and likes we gotta 'fess up that whiles we digs both Dino-figures, the more serious Dino does it for us a bit more then the "smilin'" even though we truly truly loves our Dino's beau-ti-ful grin!

Likes 'gain, ilovedinomartin salutes our Dino-devoted pallie Geronimo and his mostest of mostest Dino-creativity!  Today's Dino-gram is part of a larger post that Geronimo created also accentin' more Mr. Sinatra poses and also Mr. Sinatra in "Von Ryans Express."   So to checks out Geronimo's total creativity, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-diggin', DMP

Here they are...Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

Well, it doesn't get much better than this...sit back, relax, and don't forget your swizzle stick...

"That's pod-d-d!!!"

Here are some alternative pics with a "smiling Dino" sculpt. I'm trying to figure out which Dino sculpt looks better (smiling Dino, or Dino), with Frank. Any thoughts?


"That's pod-d-d!!!"

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "So Long Baby"

Welcome back, ol' pals o mine! How's thins'? Swingin'? Groovin'? Draggin'? Yes? No? Maybe? Hahaha! I too.
Summer does that to me sometimes. It's kind of a lull in life. Thins' slow down a little bit. It's a time to relax. A time to kick off the work shoes & put your feet up. Problem is pallies...I'm not much of the relaxin' kind!!! Haha!!!
I likes keepin' the whole year jammin'!!! Constant action!!! Constant Dino-vibes!!!
These days seem to drag by...yet the weeks fly! Doesen't make sense!!!
Well, I guess there are thins' that just don't add up, pals. Today's Serenade for example, "So Long Baby", fom Dino's 1964 al b um, "The Door Is Still Open To My Heart", just dosen't add up to me either, pals.
Why would ANY swingin' senorina not COM PLETE LY be head over heels for our bestest pal?! Just don't make sense!
  Let's try to get thins' back into perspective here, pals, so we can REALLY dig our Summery months!
I thinks I'll pour me a nice drink & try to chill out just a little bit, pallies. Listen to Dean & drift away. Maybe this "RELAXIN'" thin' ain't so bad after all! Ahhhh...not bad. Enjoy.


(So long baby so long)
So long baby you better go now
So long baby I guess I know now
Well you didn't care for me the way I cared for you
Yeah you took my loving heart and broke it in two
So long baby let's say goodbye now
This time baby I better cry now
All I can tell you even though I might be wrong now
So long baby so long
Well you didn't care for me the way I care for you
Yeah you took my loving heart and broke it in two
So long baby let's say goodbye now...
This time baby I better cry now
All I can tell you even though I might be wrong now
Well so long baby so long
Cause so long baby so long 
Cause so long baby Goodbye

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Commemorative Posters Inspired By The -One And Only Dean Martin - Part II

Hey pallies, likes we back for some more Dino-inspiration a la the great great "Commemorative Posters Inspired By The -One And Only Dean Martin" from the artistic pad "creativeallies."  Today we shares with all youse Dino-phile 'nother 15---count 'em---15 artsy Dino-inspirational posters.  It is just so so wondrous to find some many folks gifted from creativity and artistry homagin' our most beloved Dino in this coolest of the cool way.

Likes we ain't sure who is sponsorin' this delightful Dino-happenin'....but whoever they are we gotta say it is such a marvelous and magical way of spreadin' Dino-devotion and we shout out our deepest of deep Dino-appreciato to 'em and to all the participatin' artists.  To checks this out in it's original format and to see all the entries, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Dino-swingin', DMP
















Friday, July 18, 2014

Commemorative Posters Inspired By The -One And Only Dean Martin - Part I

Hey pallies likes today we begin sharin' some of the dozens of entries in the aforementioned  Dino-poster contest over at the blog of artistic creativity "creativeallies."  Likes we will be sharin' 15 or so of these wonderful Dino-honorin' efforts for several days here at our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave of deep deep Dino-devotion.

We are simply simply in awe of the ways that tons and tons of artists are usin' their great great talents to celebrate our great great man.  Likes if you clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram you will be able to see all the current entries and, if you like, vote for your favs.  Likes remember that this Dino-contest concludes this very Dino-day at 11:59 P.M. PDT.   Dino-inspired, DMP