Sunday, August 31, 2014

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Fools Rush In"



Welcome back mi amici! Well, I guess this is the "unofficial end of Summer" pallies! Man o man...where do the days go?! Even months fly by like weeks!

Summer is hot & fun & I really dig the beach goin'...but... I gots to be honest pals...I'm kinda anticipatin' the Fall season. Love that "spooky" vibe in the air! Haha!

Hey pallies...whether your swingin' & singin' at some jammin' cook outs or just grillin' & chillin' at home, this long Labor Day weekend...thins' mite get a wee bit hectic.
 I'm bettin' we could ALL use a little serenity.

For today's Serenade, thinks I'm gonna ask our BESTEST pal, Dean, to wind this Summery season down with some COOL COOL & VERY laid back croonin'. "Fools Rush In' should set the Dino-mood so so PER FEC TO!

Now, this tune has been sung many many times by many many singers, pallies. But...NO ONE & I means NO ONE can't turn it into PURE PURE tranquility likes our pal!

So...when the grills have burned out...& everythin' is cleaned up & put away...find yourselves some "alone" time. Just youse & Dean. Pour up a little vino & remember what Dino says... When we met, I felt my life begin. So open up your heart, & let this fool rush in.
 Ahhhh serenity. Enjoy pals.

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Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
And so I come to you my love my heart above my head
Though I see the danger there
If there's a chance for me then I don't care

Fools rush in where wise men never go
But wise men never fall in love so how are they to know
When we met I felt my life begin
So open up your heart and let this fool rush in

When we met I felt my life begin
So open up your heart and let this fool rush in 


Saturday, August 30, 2014

..... when Dean Martin first walked back onto Jerry Lewis's stage.

Hey pallies, likes knows that we here at ilovedinomartin have shared the followin' words of Dino-remembrance before 'bout that great great moment in Dino-history when our most beloved Dino and his former partner in comedy, Mr. Jerry Lewis reunited on the MDA telethon on September 5, 1976, we somethin' so sweet is certainly worth sharin' 'gain.

So, likes on this 38th anniversary of the reunion of Martin and Lewis, we shared with you the wonderful words of Mr. Andrew Cohen from the on line presence of "The Alantic" from December 29, 2011.  Mr. Cohen does a simply stunnin' job of puttin' words to page in capturin' the immense importance of this most historic day in all of Dino-time.  It is pure pleasure to read 'bout this remarkable reunion from Andrew's awesome perspective.

We here at ilovedinomartin 'gain thanks Mr. Andrew Cohen and all the pallies at "The Alantic" for honorin' our Dino and Mr. Lewis in this wonderful way.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  In Dino-awe always, DMP


Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis: 35 Years Ago, the Reunion

ANDREW COHEN DEC 29 2011, 11:50 AM ET

Remembering an event that meant an awful lot then—and no doubt means something still—to tens of millions of Americans

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So I'm watching "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis," the documentary of a sort now premiering on Encore about the life and art of the polarizing entertainer, and it dawns on me that America largely missed the 35th anniversary of one of the most famous moments in television history: the live reunion between Jerry Lewis, who was doing his 11th Muscular Dystrophy Telethon that year, and Dean Martin, who had left Lewis's side 20 years earlier.

When these guys were on the television screen it was more than just a show—it was an event
those of you under 50, stay with me for just a few more moments. The Martin-Lewis reunion may mean nothing to you—especially if aren't a fan of either man or a student of Hollywood or Vegas history. But I'll bet you a bag of donuts that the reunion, orchestrated by Frank Sinatra himself on September 5, 1976, was a big deal to your parents, or to your grandparents, or to your great-grandparents. Go ahead and ask them, you'll see.

It's understandable why America wasn't in the mood to celebrate this anniversary a few months ago. On September 5, 2011, after all, we are all gearing up for a much more grim remembrance. But I think it would be a shame if the entire year passed without so much as a brief tribute to the grand moment at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, on a Sunday, when Dean Martin first walked back onto Jerry Lewis's stage.

And I say all this as a kid too young either to remember Lewis and Martin as a team (they broke up in 1956 after a glorious run) or to link them to the Rat Pack. But in 1976 they were still both a big draw in our house. My father was just a few years younger than Lewis, and was said to look a bit like him, and I remember the feeling back then that when these guys were on the television screen it was more than just a show—it was an event.

I acknowledge that Lewis is a divisive figure, although, like this recent reviewer at The New York Times, I'm not quite sure exactly why. And I know what the other reviewers say about "Method to the Madness." I hope one day that a stronger documentary of Lewis is made, one which answers the many questions this one has left behind. But now is not the time for a debate over Jerry Lewis, his foibles, and his legacy. Now is about September 5, 1976.

Here is the video. Trust me when I tell you that it meant an awful lot then —and no doubt means something still—to tens of millions of Americans who loved laughing to Martin and Lewis and who then were saddened by their long split. Whether you love Lewis, or loathe him, and I sadly concede that there are reasonable people on both side of that divide, you have to concede that this was great television.



Even in this brief clip you can see and feel examples of why Lewis got into so much trouble later and why the dialogue of the Rat Pack did not age well (to put it kindly). But this clip isn't only about Lewis. It's about Martin coming back to him after all those years. It's about all the stunned people in the audience. It's about the Chairman of the Board interceding—everyone acknowledging later, of course, that only Sinatra himself could have pulled it off.

This is what tens of millions of Americans—most now senior citizens—were paying attention to in the late summer of 1976, the year the country turned 200. This is why it is still important to remember these cultural moments as they fade from personal memory. Do yourself a favor this holiday weekend. Put aside your apathy (or worse) toward Lewis. Ask your folks, or your grandparents, about Lewis and Martin and the reunion. And then just sit back and listen.

 

Dean Martin monologue about reunion with Jerry Lewis on the 1976 MDA Telephon

Hey pallies, likes we were just doin' a bit of researchin' for more information 'bout the remarkable reunion between our most beloved Dino and Mr. Jerry Lewis, we were so so Dino-led to the followin' youtube clip of an audio recordin' of our Dino patterin' in Chicago in 1977 at the Sabre Room with Mr. Frank Sinatra.

Our Dino is as cool, hip, and randy as ever, simply beau-ti-ful pallies, beau-ti-ful, and Dino lets his appreciate audience in on the details of how Mr. Sinatra got him and  Mr. Lewis back together after 20 years durin' the 1976 Labor Day MDA Telethon from 'Vegas baby 'Vegas.

ilovedinomartin thanks a youtube pallie tagged "andnowitspython" for sharin' this for the larger Dino-world for our Dino-edification.  Dino-rememberin', DMP



Dean Martin monologue about reunion with Jerry Lewis on the 1976 MDA Telephon 



From 'A Swingin' Night at the Sabre Room' with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, 1977.

On This Weekend In Dino-history 1976




Hey pallies, likes 'nother Labor Day  Weekend has roled 'round and for those of us that are deeply deeply devoted to our most most beloved Dino, that means passionately  pausin' and reverently  rememberin' one of the greatest moments of supreme surprise and deep delight in the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino.  For it was on this weekend in the year of our Dino 1976 that Mr. Frank Sinatra did what we consider to be his greatest deed and was the catalyst to reunite our Dino with his former partner in comedy Mr. Jerry Lewis durin' the MDA's annual telethon from 'Vegas baby 'Vegas.

Today in deep, pure, and true homage of our Dino and this hugely  historic moment, we share with all youse Dino-philes some precious poses of our Dino and Mr. Lewis together after 20 years of separation.  The looks of love and affection between these two men is powerfully palpable.  And, likes of course we share with you the youtube vid clip that captures that monumental moment for eternity.  Likes every time we view it, it brings such happiness to our hearts to see our King of Cool reunite with the person who always has and always will know him better then anyone else.

We gets perfectly pure pleasure in seein' our Dino saunter out on the stage, ever present Kent cigarette in hand with that hugest of huge Dino-buddha-grin on his face and see Mr. Jerry Lewis emotionally  embrace him as he approaches.  Seein' these two men show such awesome affection for each other brings a rapturous response from our hearts each and every time we views it!  And to hear the powerful patter between 'em, of course, totally unrehearsed, takes us back to the days when they ruled the world of comedy together.

So on this 38th anniversary of the reunitin' of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis, we invite you to take some time to view these  precious poses and the deeply movin' moments captured on video that record this hour of history when our Dino and Mr. Jerry Lewis appeared together again.  In deepest devotion to our Dino, DMP





Friday, August 29, 2014

A Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Moment


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Hey pallies, likes here it is my Dino-addicted pallies, likes part two of our newest down under pallie Graham's devotion a la Dino.  Likes yester-Dino-day we shared his homage, " A Dean Martin Moment," and today we follow up with " A Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Moment."  Graham calls  South Australia, Australia home and his bright blog is tagged, "Soar with The Mountain Eagle - to find the beauties, memories and wonder of life!"

Likes today we gets to goes back in time "to find the beauties, memories and wonder of life!" when our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis ruled comedy for a decade of delight.  Graham has assembled 'nother quintet of poses, this time Dino and Jerry together that brings back some many many marvelous moments of their powerful partnership and fantastic friendship.

Likes, 'gain we salute our pallie Graham for sharin' some perfect pixs of Martin and Lewis, "A Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Moment," to our utter Dino-delight.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.  Dino-rememberin', DMP




A Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Moment

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Dean Martin Moment


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Hey pallies, likes it's the good ol' summertime and just as baseball games are sometimes double headers, we have a double Dino-header for all youse Dino-philes today and tomorrow.  From the blog "Soar with The Mountain Eagle - to find the beauties, memories and wonder of life!" comes a 'couple of soarin' Dino-focused posts from a down under blogger tagged Graham.  Graham is from  South Australia, Australia and he shared back-to-back photo essays of first our Dino and then our Dino and his sidekick Mr. Jerry Lewis.

"A Dean Martin Moment," posted in June at Graham's  blog a day after our most beloved Dino's day of remembrance for comin' to our planet indeed highlights the "beauties, memories and wonder of life!" Dino-style that is.  Likes we digs the quintet of Dino-poses that are both serious and funny, featurin' a variety of ages and stages in the life and times of our King of Cool.

Likes it is always always so so great to find more internationale Dino-devotion provin' that amore of our most most beloved Dino knows no bounds!  We thanks Graham for sharin' this moment of Dino-pleasure with his readership and with us!  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Dino-inspired, DMP  btw, stay tuned for part 2  on the morrrow.



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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DVD REVIEW: AT WAR WITH THE ARMY (1950)



Hey pallies, likes don't knows 'bout youse, be we here at ilovedinomartin are glad for today's Dino-devotion 'cause it reminds us that we needs to goes to our local bookstore to order a copy of the recently released "restored in high definition" disc of "At War With The Army."  Before it was released we shared the great news that this early Martin and Lewis flick was bein' released by the folks at Film Chest who are the first pallies to  "upgraded the quality of the print to HD with the restored version."

Likes today we share the first review we have come 'cross from the  pad, "SHU-IZMZ," where flick aficionado Mr. Bryan Schuessler a.k.a. SHU holds forth.  Mr. Schuessler has done a fine job of reviewin' the first film featurin' our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis in starrin' roles, and as we had hoped, Bryan reports that Film Chest's release "is much better than any of the other grainy prints around."

So, we sezs our thank you very much to Mr. Bryan Schuessler for review of "At War With The Army" and we will soon be visitin' our local shop to put an order in to add it to our collection of all thin's Dino.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP


DVD REVIEW: AT WAR WITH THE ARMY (1950)


The comedy duo of Martin & Lewis, comprising of actor/singer Dean Martin and comedic slapstick artist Jerry Lewis, team up for a comedic romp that takes place in the army entitled AT WAR WITH THE ARMY. The story, based off a play by James B. Allardice, encompasses Pfc. Alvin Korwin (Jerry Lewis) who is a low ranking soldier and always at the end of everyone’s yelling, orders, and the pulling of rank throughout the film. I guess it does not help that Korwin is a major spazz, a smaller stature than all the other soldiers, and usually screws up every assignment or order given to him. Of higher rank is Korwin’s best friend (hard to tell at times throughout the movie) 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli (Dean Martin), whom is part of a singing group with Korwin (outside of the military and now inside the army), but seems to take great pleasure in pulling rank on Korwin and busting his balls at every given moment. I guess everyone seems to enjoy busting Korwin’s chops on a regular basis. The plot of the film revolves around the antics of Korwin (Lewis) mucking up every duty and complaining about everyone ranking above him and the sexual escapades of Sgt. Puccinelli who has developed a ruse for getting the pretty ladies to give him a kiss, and quite possibly more. Being that this film came out in 1950, I doubt that the “something more”, in regards to this wholesome studio film from Paramount Pictures, is anything other than some heavy petting and maybe a groping of the breast. One can only hope Martin at least gets some head from these attractive dames for the work he is putting in.

As for the attractive dames cast in the film, there are quite a few lookers. One of the more enjoyable performances and quite a beauty is actress Jean Ruth, playing Millie, who is the dame to fall for the 1st Sgt.’s love games and is adamant on speaking with him about their relationship. The 1st Sgt. Pucinelli (Martin) of course is trying like hell to avoid her and gives orders to everyone in the office on base to tell her he is not around and there is no telling when he may be back, if ever, for quite some time. The soldiers on hand, all the way up to the highest ranking officers sure don’t mind the eye-candy milling around the offices, though. I sure enjoyed the beauty of Jean Ruth, as well. I got tired of watching the antics, as well as the musical interludes with singing from Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and even a duet with Polly Bergen (portraying Helen Palmer) inside a recording booth at the bar/club whom Martin is trying to romance.

As I said before, since the story was written for a play on stage, most of the action (or lack of) occurs in the dumpy office setting at the army base and at the bar/club where the guys go to get drunk, hook up with the ladies, and enjoy some singing, dancing, and theatrical numbers from guess who: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. In one scene, Jerry Lewis dresses up as a woman so he can sneak off into the bar and let his buddies know that they forgot the sheet music that Sgt. Puccinelli was going to use for his number, and there is some goofy scenes involving him and another higher-ranking officer, Sgt. McVey (portrayed by Mike Kellin (SLEEPAWAY CAMP)in his debut role). This scene was almost amusing, yet really overused in Hollywood films, but one that directors and producers always go to for laughs. I guess the movie did have some humorous moments, but I found myself only squeezing out a slight grin from time to time, but delivering more of a look of grimace when enduring the musical duets. I am not a big fan of musicals and certainly found out that Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are not who I would choose to listen to sing if given a choice.

There is some more beauty mixed into the film with a few more scenes with not only Polly Bergen in her film debut, but also Angela Greene (FUTURE WORLD) who plays Deborah, the wife of Capt. Ernest Caldwell (William Mendrek). At times it was a bit confusing with characters jumping into scenes left and right, many of them off the screen as quickly as they were on the screen, and only to come back later into the film briefly. I definitely had a hard time keeping track of everyone and that probably had something to do with the movie being based upon a play and not written for the big screen. Director Hal Walker (ROAD TO BALI), having a little bit more experience as a Second Unit Director than THE director, helmed a decent comedy that did lag in the excitement department and seemed cramped at times because of its office setting throughout most of the movie.



I found it of interest that this film is in public domain, and that there are quite a few releases of this movie available on dvd, but that Film Chest (the version of the movie I am reviewing) has upgraded the quality of the print to HD with the restored version and from what I have read is much better than any of the other grainy prints around. It is dvd, so it is not perfect, nor pristine, but I watched it on my 21″ screen LCD  and it looked great. I have no complaints with the quality of the picture and was happy that Film Chest kept the original aspect ratio of 4×3 and did not stretch the film to a larger ratio. As for extra features on the disc, one only gets the 93 min. film with a chapter menu for skipping to certain parts. Bare bones, but with so subpar prints of varying levels of terrible quality, I guess one should be grateful and happy that Film Chest took the time to restore AT WAR WITH THE ARMY. This is the first film of the classic duo and Martin & Lewis went on to make movies together for six more years.

One of the reasons some feel that this film is still in public domain and the movie’s copyright was not renewed by the studio is because of the fact that when Martin & Lewis signed on with Paramount Pictures, they did so under the condition attached to the agreement that they (Martin & Lewis) could make one film outside of the studio every year for their own company, York Productions. This, AT WAR WITH THE ARMY, being the first film from that negotiation had the stars Martin & Lewis exchange their usual salaries for a 90% cut of the profits. Upon the film’s release, both actors were in the middle of a legal battle over the contract and profits. It got ugly, I imagine, and resulted in them relinquishing all financial interest in the film in exchange for dropping their stipulation that they make films outside of Paramount. Some think all the legal battles are probably why the copyright was not renewed in 1977 and the film going into public domain. Although Martin & Lewis had appeared in films twice before (MY FRIEND IRMA and MY FRIEND IRMA GOES WEST), but they were only in supporting roles and AT WAR WITH THE ARMY is notable because it is their first film in which they starred in it as the lead comedy duo.

I also read some other consumers comments on various websites of commerce where they left mini-reviews of the film and some of the comments were from veterans of the military and quite a few commented on how realistic and humorous the interactions between the various officers of rank were. Of course, I can’t confirm whether these interactions were accurate or not since I have not even been in the military around the time of the movie, or even any other time period. I believe if this film had a bit more interesting locations for it, some being out of doors instead of all the shots filmed at the office, it may have a bit more appeal for me. GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (1992) it was not.



I feel that for the historical elements that this film possesses for a film buff and one interested in Hollywood, this is a must-own film. It is the first film that the comedic duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star in with lead roles and an important part of Hollywood’s history for that reason. I saw this film about four times before writing this review, and probably another several times during the course of researching and writing it and I will say that the film did grow on me and aside from the singing bits within, the film does have its moments more often than not. I recommend picking up the Film Chest version of the film and get rid of the other copies of it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I picked DEAN (yay!)

Hey pallies, likes there simply are unendin' ways to the many and varied ways that our Dino is showin' up and layin' his happiness on us his pallies.  Likes today's Dino-happiness comes from a pallie who made it big playin' the Dean Martin Wild Party slot machine.  From the blog, "Epicfail.se" comes a youtube vid of a dude who got twenty free spins and a big hit with this Dino-slot.  We totally totally digs these thrillin' words of Dino-appreciato, "I picked DEAN (yay!)"

Likes we deeply deeply digs seein' our Dino makin' a big splash with the slots seein' as how our most beloved Dino loved to be a high roller himself.  Likes our only problemo would be we are so addicted to our Dino that once we started playin' Wild Party we wouldn't knows how to stop....winnin' or losin' 'cause we never ever can gets 'nough of our great great man.

Congrats to the pallie who struck it big with Dino, and thanks for sharin' this vid with us.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  Dino-playin', DMP

Dean Martin’s Wild Party: 20 Free Spins & Big Win



So I FINALLY got the "Holy Grail" of all the Money Burst machines - the 4 matching/locking symbols on the left, and the 3 "bonuses" on the main reels, for a big time total of 20 spins. I had originally matched the (low paying) music notes, but when you also get the bonus, it lets you pick, and take the higher symbol. I picked DEAN (yay!), and was betting 5 credits per line ($1.50). In the end, could have been more, but a very cool 166x bet!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dean Martin Band net worth: $30,000,000

Hey pallies, likes here's some fun little Dino-details....'though we gotta 'fess up that we ain't gots a clue how accurate this info on our most beloved Dino is.  From the blog pad, "Celebrities Money - Because Money Talks," a dude tagged Wasil has shared facts and figures 'bout our great great man's 'mount of "net worth."

As the tag of this Dino-gram states, our King of Cool's net worth in 2014 is stated as 30 cool million....nearly double what was listed in 2010!  The reason that we ain't so sure 'bout the accuracy of all these Dino-figures is 'cause it states took in more cash on Mr. Ricco, Showdown, and Something Big then in "Airport."  Likes this just can't be 'cause our Dino took home 7 cool million for starrin' in "Airport."

Likes any of youse Dino-holics knows other pads to checks out our Dino's facts and figures?  We thanks Wasil for accentin' our Dino in this way, and to checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-figurin', DMP


Dean Martin Net worth -Actor,Singer



Full Name:Dino Paul Crocetti.
Dean Martin Band net worth:$30,000,000
Yearly Money:$3,636,364
Popular asActor,Singer
Dean Martin income
Movies NamesEarning from this Movie$)
 Mr. Ricco2,500,000
Showdown1,875,000
Something Big1,714,286
Airport1,538,462
 The Wrecking Crew1,304,348
Total money of these Movies8,932,095
  • Birth Day Date:June 07, 1917
  • Place of Birth:Steubenville, Ohio, USA
Dean Martin Actor,Singer net worth in these years (USD)
201015,384,615
201120,338,983
201225,000,000
201327,272,728
201430,000,000
Now you know all about Dean Martin net worth.