Friday, July 29, 2016

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: "I know pretty much every Dean Martin Song Lyric

Hey pallies, likes here's 'nother amazin'ly  awesome affirmation that yet 'nother of today's extremely energetic and stunnin'ly successful youth is a deeply deeply digger of our most beloved Dino.  The Summer Olympics Games begin in just a few short days in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, and as a cool promo of the games the British Broadcasting Corporation is airin' a series of short vids under the tag "Three Things About Me," helpin' fans to become better acquainted with members of this year's Brit Olympic Team.

One of the British 2016 contenders is 23-year-old  Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who finished in 15th place during the 2012 Summer Games.  Likes in the vibrant vid below, Miss Johnson-Thompson's shares the followin'  third thin' 'bout her sayin'...."I know pretty much every Dean Martin Song.....Lyric......"  The ...... represent words that we could not hear clearly on the vid.
Likes we solidly stand in amazin' awe of  Katarina's terrific testimonial of her powerfully pure passion for our one and only Dino.

We certainly will be keepin' our ears open for more news on Miss Johnson-Thompson's awesome admiration for our King of Cool.  We profusely thank her for amazin' affirmin' of her deep delight in our main man and we are sure that her openness to sharin' her Dino-appreciato will bring many many more of today's young adults into the Dino-fold!  We wishes Katarina the best as she participates in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The 70th Anniversary of Martin and Lewis

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Hey pallies, likes today's post certainly brightened our Dino-day when it came our way through the beautiful blog search engine "Twingly."  Likes why youse  inquire did it lift our Dino-spirits?  Well, we are always always mightily moved when we find 'nother pallie aidin' their readership in growin' in their knowledge and appreciato of our one and only Dino.

Likes that's exactly what our deeply devoted to Dino pallie Mr. Terence Towles Canote  has awesomely accomplished in his recent post "The 70th Anniversary Of Martin and Lewis" at his personal blog "A SHROUD OF THOUGHTS - DEDICATED TO POP CULTURE IN ALL ITS FORMS."  We have had the pure pleasure of sharin' a trio of hugely honorin' Dino-devotions from Mr. Canote in the past here at ilovedinomartin and youse can find 'em located  HERE and   HERE and   HERE.

We are likes perfectly pumped to find this swankly sold-out-to-our-Dino dude remindin' his readership of this incredibly important date in all of Dino-history...the day  in time when our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis teamed up for the very first time at the 500 Club on July 25, 1946 in Alantic City.  Canote does an outstandin' job in a few potent paragraphs of fillin' us all in on all the who, what, when, where, why, and how quires on the greatest comedic team in all of history and we solemnly salute him for these energetic efforts on behalf of our King of Cool.

We simply wishes that the wide world was populated with more Dino-adulatin' pallies likes Mr. Terence Towles Canote 'cause that woulda means that more and more pallies woulda be deeply drawn into the  Dino-fold in short form.  We thanks him for his long lastin' love of our Dino and for sharin' it at his great great blog.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

MONDAY, 25 JULY 2016

The 70th Anniversary of Martin and Lewis

It was 70 years ago today, on July 25 1946, that Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made their debut as a comedy team at the 500 Club in Atlantic City. Prior to teaming up Dean Martin was a nightclub singer while Jerry Lewis was a comic among whose schticks was lip-synching to records. The two met in 1945 while they were both performing at the Glass Hat Club in New York City.

The debut of Martin and Lewis did not go over particularly well that night at the 500 Club. In fact, it went so badly that the owner of the 500 Club, Paul "Skinny" D'Amato, threatened to fire them if their second show that night was not better than their first. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis then wholly redid their act, doing away with many of the scripted gags they had used in their first show and relying more on improvisation. Their second show that night received a much better reception than the first.

It was not long before Martin and Lewis were performing at clubs all along the East Coast. On June 20 1948 they appeared on the first edition of a brand new TV show, Toast of the Town (later to be renamed for its host, The Ed Sullivan Show). On August 3 1948 they appeared on Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle. By 1949 Martin and Lewis had their own radio show on NBC. That same year they made their feature film debut inMy Friend Irma (1949).

Sadly, Martin and Lewis would not last. After a successful radio show, sixteen successful films, and numerous television appearances, tensions between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis reached such a point that the two were constantly arguing. On July 25 1956, ten years exactly after their debut as a comedy team, Dean Martin split with Jerry Lewis. Their seventeenth and final film together, Hollywood or Bust, was released several months later, on December 6 1956.

While the team of Martin and Lewis had ended, they would each go onto highly successful solo careers. Dean Martin not only became a popular recording artist, but also starred in a number of movies and had his own long running variety show. Jerry Lewis made several successful comedy films. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis would eventually reconcile, appearing together on Jerry Lewis's Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon on Labour Day 1976. The two appeared together one last time at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on June 7 1989. Dean Martin was performing there and Jerry Lewis showed up for Dean's 72nd birthday. Sadly, Dean Martin died on December 25 1995, ending any chance of the world again seeing the team of Martin and Lewis perform live.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

.....Dean Martin balancing a drink on his nose.....

Robert Murray
Hey pallies, likes man-o-man dudes we are filled-to-the-brim with the deepest of deep Dino-delight this very Dino-day and it is all 'cause of one of our newest of new pallies Mr. Robert Murray who greatly grooves on record al-b-ums at  "THE GROOVES MAN - building a record collection one dollar at a time."  Regular readers of ilovedinomartin with remember that it was just last week on Friday, July 22 that we had such a bountiful blast sharin' his original Dino-gram "Everybody Loves Choosing" that is located  RIGHT HERE at our humble little Dino-blog.

Well, we discovered 'nother Dino-honorin' post from Mr. Murray tagged "Who would do such a thing?" that lifts up one of our deepest of deep Dino-memories when we were a Deanager.....the randy of randiest comedy al-b-um from 1966, "THE NEW FIRST FAMILY 1968 - A FUTURISTIC FAIRY TALE" where as Robert remarks...."Dean Martin balancing a drink on his nose."  We were sweetly smitten by that cover and the impersonation of our Dino as a part of the new President's coolest of cool cabinet.  And, we gotta 'fess up that we played the particular Dino-segment over and over and over. Likes if you clicks  HERE, you'll find our first homage of this awesome al-b-um shared in 2009.

Likes we stand absolutely awed by this fantastic find a la record al-b-um by Mr. Robert Murray, and we would indeed strongly encourage him to opens this terrific treasure up and enjoys hims the bestest of best comedy listen.  We thanks him from the bottom of our Dino-hearts for bringin' back such a marvelous memory of our Deanager years, and yeah, we deep desires to be so successful that we might find a cool copy of this coolest of cool Dino-treasure.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

July 2, 2016 Who would do such a thing?


Bob Booker & George Foster, The New First Family 1968, Verve 15054, 1966

So the idea for the American political week came from me trying to find one of the all-time great comedy records, Vaughn Meader’s The First Family.  It might have been the best selling record of 1963, and became almost unlistenable to everyone who owned it after the events of that year’s November 22.  There are a million very good to mint condition copies of it virtually anywhere vintage records are sold.  But as we know already from Bobbie Gentry on June 3, you can’t just automatically find the vintage record you’re looking for on any given day.  Instead, you have to buy the records you find when you have the chance to buy them.

In looking for that record, however I found the records that will become my first theme week with this blog.  Up today is the an almost unimaginable political fantasy.  Recorded in 1966 about the outcome of the 1968 election, I can’t really say much more about it.


The reason being is that I found this copy in a bin for $3 in it’s still sealed 1966 shrink wrap.  So I can’t really describe this cover beyond the totally outrageous cover.  Mia Farrow in a skimpy bikini on Frank Sinatra’s back, Elizabeth taylor’s bust on Groucho Marx’s forehead while Richard Burton looks on in disgust, Dean Martin balancing a drink on his nose in front of Ed Sullivan, all in color, while the politicians of the day are in black and white.  It is fairly prophetic that if one had to pick five politicians who would factor the most two years before the election, these producers picked them dead to rights.


Like every other sealed album I’ve ever bought, the one is a cut out.  There is a BB hole with a strange + mark that I’ve never seen before.  It could be that this record was rejected by two different retailers,  which I imagine would always be a risk with something so topical that the whole point becomes irrelevant after a certain period of time.  I really am tempted to just crack the seal and hear what this record is all about.  It’s just so hard to do to something that has survived intact for 50 years, but I’m not sure I’ll ever find any other way to ever hear whats inside.

Today’s Summary:

Cost: $3, $942 Remaining

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

[Monty was] "a friend dear to me."

Hey pallies, likes one great Dino-turn deserves 'nother dudes.  Likes so so often after uncoverin' one great bit of Dino-treasure 'nother will quickly follow. Case in point dudes.....after  discoverin' that incredibly intriguin' image of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis, we simply couldn't resist takin' a gander at more of the Dino-poses offered at the "iamdinomartins" tumblr site.

Likes, there certainly are a ton of powefully potent poses of our King of Cool there that we coulda shares, and we will definitely come back for more Dino-action, we simply couldn't resist sharin' the quartet of purely pleasurable pixs of our Dino and Mr. Montgomery Clift durin' the time that they starred together in the big screen drama "The Young Lions."    We are particularly smitten by the second of the four images of Dino and Monty and to tell the truth, we ain't sure if it is taken from the fabulous flick or simply a cool candid of the two relaxin' durin' filmin'.

And, we gotta 'fess up that we are monumentally moved by the quotation shared speakin' of our Dino's tender 'n touchin' relationship with Mr. Clift.  These wonderful words of awesome affection for his pallie Monty speaks volumes of his lovin' loyalty to 'nother strugglin' human bein'.  Such remarkable remembrances from the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino makes us ever more drawn deeper and deeper into the purest of pure devotion to our one and only Dino.

'gain we sezs our thank you very much to the pallie who hangs their hat at "iamdinomartins" for these powerful poses and deeply felt Dino-hearted thoughts.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

[Monty was] a friend dear to me. Nobody wanted him around, nobody would eat with him. I took him to dinner, or I would have a drink with him, or I would put him to bed cause he was always on pills. He was so sad, such a sad, sad man, and he was like a boy, so unhappy and rejected, and so I’d say, ‘Come on, Clift, let’s go.’ I’d bring him with me everywhere.” ~ Dean Martin  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Incredibly Intriguin' Image Of Our Most Beloved Dino and Mr. Jerry Lewis

Hey pallies, likes as we have just remembered our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner Jerry Lewis' beginnin's and endin's, we likes thought since the pallies at our new fav blog pad search engine "Twingly" sent us to the tumblr pad "iamdinomartins" to view an immensely intriguin' image of our Dino and Mr. Lewis in what musta been their early days together, we found offer it up for your Dino-viewin' pleasure as well.

This is one Dino-pose that we know absolutely positively that we ain't ever laid our eyes on before 'cause we know if we have seen it, we coulda never ever forgets it!  Our Dino with his ever present smoke in mouth appears to be combin' his partner's hair, while someone else may be gettin' ready to put some makeup on Lewis' face.  It's truly truly a one-of-a-kind photo and we woulda loves to know the back story behind it.  So, likes if any of youse Dino-philes have any cool clues to what, when, and where this was snapped, kindly drop us some patter to fill us in on the Dino-details.

We thanks the Dino-diggin' pallie at "iamdinomartins" for sharin' this incredibly intriguin' image of our Dino and Mr. Lewis at their tumblr blog makin' it accessible for us to share it with all youse Dino-holics.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this her Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Monday, July 25, 2016

On This Day In Dino-history: July 25, 1946

Hey pallies, likes yesterday was a day of rememberin'  the last time that our most beloved Dino and most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis performed on stage together, and today is that huge of huge  historic day in all of Dino-history that Martin and Lewis began their decade long partnership of comedy. seventy years ago this very day, July 25, 1946 our great man and the ever funny Jerry Lewis did their first nightclub performance in Alantic City together at the Club 500...and the world was never ever the same again...and likes never ever will be!

Today's Dino-remembrance comes from the blog pad "Triviazoids - Day-To-Day Look At History Links" by Mr. Brad Williams. Likes everythin' our Dino does it likes purely purely the point that the team of Martin and Lewis performed for exaxtly 10 years to the day....beginnin' July 26, 1946 and endin' as we shared yesterday on July 25, 1956. Certainly this was the decade of comedic brilliance between our beloved Dino and  Mr. Lewis.

So so loves rememberin' and honorin' these incredibly important days in the life and times of our amazin' King of Cool. ilovedinomartin sez our thanks to Mr. Brad Williams for reverently rememberin' and hugely honorin' this very very special day in the life and times of our most beloved Dino!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

“Layyyyyy-deeee!” Did you know the comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis performed together for the first time on 25th in 1946 at a club in Atlantic City? Martin and Lewis also officially broke up on July 24th, 1956.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'll Buy That Dream"

Hey there, pallies!
How's Summer treatin' youse so far?
Too hot?
Well...I've heard...some like it HOT! Ha! 
I, for one, will take the sticky heat...over the frigid cold...everytime.

But, mi amici...I knows it can be hard to find some much needed shade...some days.
Hard to keep our brains on ice.
 With the country in a bit of a heat wave...I figured I pick 'nother really cool & easy...SULTRY type help chill thins' out...just a bit.
 A jam to get us swoonin' & ignore the sweatin'. 

This week's Serenade, "I'll Buy That Dream", off Dino's 1964 al b um, "Dream with Dean", is the PERFECTO kinda song for a late night float in the pool...drink in hand! Ha! 
Maybe even a relaxin' ride in the moonlight, on a hot & muggy July evenin'! 
Man! What a thought! Haha!!

Now, pallies...pool or no pool...I thinks we ALL can grab that drink... turn this Dino-ditty WAY up...and let Dean take us away.

 Balmy thoughts & hot, hot places.
Yummy, chilled drinks & tan, happy faces!
Sounds like Summer to me! 

We better put some of those thoughts on ice, goes quick.
 Here's to keepin' the Summer long & hot...but still OH SO COOL!!!  

Imagine me with my head on your shoulder
And you with your lips gettin' bolder
A sky full of moon and a sweet mellow tune
I'll buy that dream

Imagine you in a gown white and flowery
And me thanking dad for my dowry
A church full of folks in those last minute jokes
I'll buy that dream

A honeymoon in Cairo with a brand new autogyro
Then on my rocket in a wink
We'll settle down near Dallas in a little old crazy palace
It's not as crazy as you think

Imagine me on our first anniversary
With some one like you in the nursery
It doesn't sound bad and if it can be had
I'll buy that dream

A honeymoon in Cairo...
Imagine me on our first anniversary...

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tomorrow In Dino-history: July 24, 1956

Hey pallies, likes six decades  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 touchin' 'n tender tradition on this hugely historic of historic Dino-day to revisit a reverent retellin' of what happened on that last night   Martin and Lewis took the stage at the Copacabana....truly some deeply heart-felt and incredible 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, once 'gain, let's 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' and rereadin'  Lewis' tome "Dean and Me: A Love Story," we have greatly greatly grown in our ubber understandin' and awestruck  appreciato of just how much Mr. Lewis loved, and still loves our most beloved Dino!

In fact, likes we once 'gain gotta 'fess up that  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 lovin' legacy that our Dino and Mr. Lewis had together, and see this endin' as a hugely important new beginnin' for our most beloved Dino.  We are  Dino-rememberin' with youse.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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.