Sunday, November 23, 2014

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane"

 Man o man pals...Have I gots us a COM PLETE LY SWINGIN' jam for this week's Serenade!!!

Yea yea yea...I knows what youse is thinkin'..."He ALWAYS says that!" Haha!
 I REALLY mean it though pals! I it MY fault that Dean gets me jumpin'?!!! Ha!

 Now I don't know if any of youse out there, readin' this very blog, are into dancin' & romancin'... But OMG pallies...If this one don't gets youse groovin'...youse just mights need to be on life support!!! Haha!
Hey pal...can youse play those marimbas  louder? Hahaha!!!

 What a groovin' tune to get the blood pumpin' on a FRILLY & CHILLY day like this!
 WOW...what a vid too pals!!! Some of THE most BEA U TI FUL dames of days gone by! Man, now THAT'S what a movie star is SUPPOSED to look like! What we got's today just don't compare, pallies.

 OK mi amici...let's turn this one up EXTRA loud. Clear the dance floor...hahaha! Make way for "The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane"!!! Enjoy! 

The naughty lady of shady lane had hit the town like a bomb
The back fence gossips ain't been this good since Mabel ran off with Tom
Our town was peaceful and quiet before she came on the scene
The lady has started a riot disturbing the suburban routine
Oh the naughty lady of shady lane has the town in a whirl
The naughty lady of shady lane me oh my oh what a girl
You should see how see carries on with her admirers galore
She must be giving them quite a thrill the way they flock to her door
She throws those come-hither glances at every Tom, Dick and Joe
When offered some liquid refreshment the lady never never says no
Oh the naughty lady of shady lane has the town in a whirl
The naughty lady of shady lane me oh my oh what a girl
The things they're trying to pin on her won't hold much water I'm sure
Beneath the powder and fancy lace there beats a heart sweet and pure
She just needs someone to change her then she'll be nice as can be
If you're in the neighborhood stranger you're welcome to drop in and see
The naughty lady of shady lane so delightful to hold
The naughty lady of shady lane she's delectable quite respectable
And she's only nine days old

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dean Martin Is Having Babies

Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-gram is gonna brings the biggest of big Dino-buddha-grins to all youse Dino-holics' faces.  Our ever-searchin'-for-most-Dino-devotion pallie Danny-o of "Sunday Serenade With Dean Martin" fame sent me an email directin' me to a vid on Amazon tagged "The Partridge Family: Dean Martin Is Sick" promotin' the upcomin' release of season two of the Partridge Family on disc.  To goes there, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

Well, we weren't able to copy that vid to this post, so with much Dino-inspiration we went on over to youtube and typed in the tags Partridge Family and Dean Martin to the search box, and without much effort came upon a fuller version of the vid posted there for all our Dino-viewin' pleasure.  To grooves on the section "Dean Martin" it begins 'round the 5:35 point.

Likes ain't gonna gives 'way who has been tagged with the blessed name of our most beloved Dino, but we guarantee youse that youse are goin' to have the bestest of best time watchin' this.  How wonderful is it to find our swingin' man bein' lifted up in this way in this early seventies swingin' small screen series.  We're sure that many many youth of that day began their Dino-journey by viewin' this episode of "The Partridge Family."

We sez thank you very much to our pallie of pallies Danny-o for bringin' this delightful Dino-reference to our attentionado.  Dino-swingin', DMP

Friday, November 21, 2014

His performance.....reminded us of the late great Dean Martin......

Hey pallies, likes does all youse Dino-philes remember the name of Mr. Johnny Depp bein' dropped  as the numero uno actor bein' sought to play our most beloved Dino in his big screen bio?   Well, today's Dino-gram is likes some proof positive that in at least some pallies' point of view Mr. Depp reminds 'em of our King of Cool.

From the concise blog, " 2 Paragraphs - Short Smart Shareable" comes the purely powerful post, "Johnny Depp Does Awesome Dean Martin Impersonation" that describes Depp's performance at the recent Hollywood Film Awards  on CBS as bein' in the Dino-mode.

As you will read below, the scriber of  said prose is reminded of our King of Cool by Johnny's actions on the broadcast sayin'...." His performance, whether he was really drunk or just pretending, reminded us of the late great Dean Martin, an actor who capitalized on his laid-back persona and making snappy if slurred remarks about fellow celebrities during his roasts."

We thanks the pallies at "2 Paragraphs" for sharin' this great post comparin' Mr. Johnny Depp's style with that of our most beloved Dino.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  BTW dudes, likes anybody heard any Dino-word 'bout the progress of bringin' the Dino-epic to the big screen?   Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

Johnny Depp Does Awesome Dean Martin Impersonation

by 2Paragraphs in Culture | November 15, 2014


Johnny Depp, Hollywood Film Awards (CBS)

Johnny Depp is getting knocked around for appearing drunk on stage at the CBS broadcast, Hollywood Film Awards. Depp was chosen to honor Hollywood agent Shep Gordon, the subject of Mike Myers’ new documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. Gordon was the agent for Alice Cooper and Blondie, among other musicians.

Depp stumbled with the microphone stand (which was enormous, in his defense), kept his head low and mumbled about “not being very good at these things.” His performance, whether he was really drunk or just pretending, reminded us of the late great Dean Martin, an actor who capitalized on his laid-back persona and making snappy if slurred remarks about fellow celebrities during his roasts.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

in tribute to the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that why we have chosen today's Dino-gram to all youse Dino-holics is 'cause we likes absolutely positively are captived by the pix that accompanies the prose of an interview with Mr.  Brett Kucera by Portland Tribute scriber Miss Virginia Werner.  For 20 years----count 'em----20 years Kucera has homaged our Dino and Mr. Sinatra with the stage tag Tony Starlight.

Recently Mr. Kucera has moved to "new digs" and Miss Werner has featured him in a newspaper interview.  It's a well written in depth look at Brett's two decades of croonin', and if you clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram you get read it all at the original pad of the Portland Tribute.  Likes as we sez, we were and still are smitten by the pix that Miss Werner snapped of Brett/Tony sittin' in a booth with one of those great singin' Dino-dolls!   Likes to our way of Dino-thinkin' it is ab-so-lutely fab-u-loso!!!!!

Kudos to Mr. Brett Kucera for two decades and countin' of croonin' tunes in honor of our most beloved Dino and to Miss Virginia Werner for her greatest of great pix and remarkable review.
'gain to checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.
Dino-diggin' to likes the mostest,  DMP

20 years later, Starlight still shines

Created on Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:00 | Written by Virginia Werner

Crooner brings star power, show-biz legends to new digs

Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: VIRGINIA WERNER - Tony Starlight, aka Brett Kucera, says, Im like Turner Classic Movies, playing the old stuff again.
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: VIRGINIA WERNER - Tony Starlight, aka Brett Kucera, says, Im like Turner Classic Movies, playing the old stuff again.

Tony Starlight, known outside of the spotlight as Brett Kucera, marks 20 years as director, writer, producer and performer of “The Tony Starlight Show” in his new Southeast Portland location with a weekend of performances.

An accomplished entertainer and businessman, Starlight will follow the evolution of his show over the past 20 years, picking out highlights and making fun of his gradual loss of hair.

Despite “doing this longer than I should have,” Starlight remains committed to transporting his audience back in time to the classic nightclub era, reminiscing with performances in tribute to the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to go with a night of food and drinks.

Check out the show at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, at the Tony Starlight Showroom, 1125 S.E. Madison St. Tickets start at $25. For more information:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This week, Warner Archive is releasing two volumes of Martin & Lewis’s classic Paramount comedies.

The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Collection Volume 1 DVD
The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Collection Volume 2 DVD
Hey pallies, likes stops the presses dude.  While checkin' our email, we found a google Dino-'lert that sent us to the pad for the 'net site of  "Modern Times Magazine"  that features an  interview with our most beloved Dino's most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis.  While the interview by Mr. David Fantle and Mr. Tom Johnson is well scribed, we gotta 'fess up what really drew our Dino-attentionado was the announcement contained in the prose 'bout the recent release by Warner Archive of most of the Martin and Lewis comedies on DVD.

This is great great news pallies 'cause somewhat long time 'go the Paramount sets of the Dino and Jerry flicks went outta print and if they coulda be found they were sellin' for sky high prices.  'gain likes with the Paramount releases, Warner Archives is releasin' two volumes.  As you will note below, volume one will feature the first eight of the films.  Volume two contains 5 of the later releases.  The titles contained in each set is listed below.  As in the past releases, the sets will not contain "At War With The Army," "Money From Home,"  and "Three Ring Circus."  While the first two are available separately, as well as we know "Three Ring Circus" has never been released on DVD.

'Though we have our own original sets from Paramount, likes we were so so bummed when then went outta print 'cause so so many pallies have not yet got their this news from the pallies at "Modern Times Magazine" is truly wonderful news to Dino-philes every where!  Likes no one can say that our Dino doesn't gives his pallies second likes if you ain't got the Martin and Lewis comedies don't walk to your nearest vid store to order 'em...or to your nearest 'puter to gets 'em.

We sez our thanks to the folks at Warner Archives for releasin' these classics and to Mr. David Fantle and Mr. Tom Johnson of MTM for spreadin' the Dino-work,  We have included only the portion of the prose that shares this great great Dino-news,  To reads the whole interview in it's entirety, simply likes clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-delightedly, DMP

By David Fantle and Tom Johnson
Reel to real Special for Modern Times Magazine

Nov. 17, 2014 — Long before their legendary and acrimonious split, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were paired together as one of the greatest comedy duos ever to tear up nightclubs – and then Hollywood.

In the years just after World War II and before television became a staple in homes all over America, Martin and Lewis’s unique brand of anarchic slapstick (what they could do with a seltzer bottle would make your head swim … usually in seltzer!), heckling and verbal jousting reduced audiences to uncontrollable fits of laughter.

Although the sheer pandemonium the duo incited in nightclubs was never and probably couldn’t ever be duplicated on the big screen, the chemistry Martin and Lewis shared as a team can be glimpsed in many of their films – especially the early movies they made under the auspices of producer Hal Wallis at Paramount Pictures.

This week, Warner Archive is releasing two volumes of Martin & Lewis’s classic Paramount comedies. The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Collection, Volume One includes their first film, 1949's My Friend Irma, as well as 1950’s My Friend Irma Goes West; 1951's That My Boy" 1952's Sailor Beware, Jumping Jacks and The Stooge; and 1953's Scared Stiff and The Caddy.

The second volume includes 1954's Living It Up; 1955's You're Never Too Young and Artists and Models; and 1956's Pardners and Hollywood or Bust.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Now everyone’s after Tony, Dino and Janet.

Hey pallies, likes our discovery of a dude tagged Keith's Dino-awakenin' that we discovered some 'go at his blog  "TELEPORT CITY - BRINGING YOU YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW......TODAY!" continues to pay very very nice Dino-dividends as today's post is 'nother one discovered in searchin' Keith's blog for Dino-related devotion.

Today we turn our Dino-attentionado to a blog tagged "double o section,"....."a blog for news and reviews of all things espionage---movies, books, comics, tv shows, dvds.  And anything else that comes up."  Blogger Tanner has created a rad review of spyster comedy from 1960, "Who Was That Lady."

Likes we gotta 'fess up that we never ever before thoughts of this fun Dino-romp as a  precursor to our Dino's swingin' role of spyster Matt Helm, but indeed Tanner is likes speakin' the Dino-truth in this manner....indeed, likes the next time we gets to view this flick we will certainly view it from the perspective of bein' pre-Helmster-era!

ilovedinomartin thanks Tanner for accentin' this fun fun big screen Dino-romp at his blog and helpin' us grow in our Dino-perspective.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-discoverin', DMP

jul 8, 2009

Movie Review: Who Was That Lady? (1960)

Future spy guys Tony Curtis and Dean Martin teamed up for a black and white spy comedy before the Bond boom: 1960's Who Was That Lady? Who Was That Lady? is incredibly dated for a number of reasons, the biggest coming at the very beginning and the very end. The whole plot is set into motion during the opening credits when wife Janet Leigh walks in on husband Tony Curtis in his university science lab kissing a female student. Needless to say, she’s not happy. In fact, she declares there and then that she’s going to divorce him, and storms out. What she failed to take into account, however, was that this is 1960 and Tony was only cheating on her in the completely acceptable way that all husbands cheat on their wives! So Tony turns to his TV writer friend Dean Martin and explains it to him. Of course Dino accepts that the problem is with Janet, and not Tony. How can a wife be so shrewish as to take umbrage at being cheated on? So can Dino use his screenwriting skills to help Tony out of this one?

All it takes is chemist Tony whipping up a batch of homemade hooch in his lab to convince his pal to help out, and Dino concocts a plot wherein Tony is an undercover FBI agent, and what Janet saw was merely him doing what he had to for the good of his assignment. Even Tony’s not buying this one at first, but then Dino shows off an old fraternity tattoo and does some hardboiled doublespeak and suddenly convinces Tony that he’s an FBI man! Of course he’s not; he was merely demonstrating that it only takes a few props and lies to make someone believe that. It will work on his wife. Just to make sure, the pair of them swing by CBS on their way home so Dino can pick up some props from his place of work: a dummy gun and a fake FBI identification card for his buddy.

Sure enough, after some protestations on the wife's part and some wild finagling on Dino’s part, the two guys succeed in making Janet believe that they both work for the FBI. She feels awful that she ever doubted her hero husband, and naturally calls off her plans for divorce. Unfortunately, the prop man has reported the fake FBI card to the real Feds, as any good citizen would have done in the days of J. Edgar Hoover. And the Feds take interest in the situation, sending a man round Tony’s apartment to find out what’s going on.

Needless to say, this leads to hijinks. From here on in, the movie is a succession of farcical setpieces–usually lengthy scenes in single locations, betraying the story's stage play origins. Realizing that her husband’s forgotten his "gun," Janet takes the real FBI man (James Whitmore, who’s swung by to discourage Tony from impersonating a Fed) down to the Chinese restaurant where Tony and Dino are on a "mission" to entertain two buxom blond "enemy agents." The Fed has no idea what she’s talking about as she excitedly relays all the lies she’s been fed: the proprietor is a Chinese Nationalist–Madame Chiang Kai-shek’s uncle, in fact, the showgirls are Russian spies, at a certain moment the two men will head for the men’s room to confer, etc. After too lengthy a build-up, all the mistaken identities culminate in a shooting that garners national media attention–and, consequently, the attention of real Russian spies, as well as the CIA. Now everyone’s after Tony, Dino and Janet.

Things build to a climax in the Empire State Building that result in a humorous closing shot of smoke pouring from the top of this New York City landmark thanks to the characters’ comedic capering. Of course the filmmakers then couldn’t have possibly predicted the horrific associations that imagery would generate decades later, but this one is undeniably another moment you sure wouldn’t find in a film today! It’s also a pretty fitting way to close the occasionally enjoyable but utterly slight time capsule that is Who Was That Lady?, a product of its era that fails to transcend it like the early Bonds or epitomize it like Modesty Blaise. Fortunately Curtis (The Persuaders!), Martin (Matt Helm) and Leigh (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.)–all talented performers in their own rights–would each go on to better spy roles later. Oh, and, yes, Leigh does find out the truth, eventually, but learns to be more tolerant of her husband’s philandering ways, while he learns that jealousy is an admirable trait in a wife. That’s the moral.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ed's Epistle: "Remembering A Man and His Son"

Hey pallies, likes we were checkin' back on previous posts honorin' the date of our most beloved Dino's most beloved boypallie Dino Jr. entry into the world when we happened 'pon these wonderfully wise words put to paper by our great great pallie Ed, the bestest of best ever scriber of Dino-prose back on November 17, 2010.  We simply must shared Ed's reflections 'gain with youse this very Dino-day 'cause they are the purest of pure poetry in honor of our Dino and his namesake boypallie.

Thanks Ed for your heartfelt homage of Dino and Dino Jr., givin' both our Dino and Dino Jr. their rightful due.  In deep deep Dino-gratitude, DMP

Ed's Epistle......Ramblin's and Ruminations of a Disciple of Dino

"Remembering A Man and His Son"

”For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.” Homer

In the animal kingdom, the offspring of an eagle, is an eagle. In the entertainment kingdom, offspring of star is often a victim of circumstance. Rarely do the sons and daughters live up to the lofty accomplishments of their famous parents. Unfair and unsolicited comparisons is the nature of the inherited business.

Dean Paul Martin Jr., born November 17th 1951 to Dean and Jeanne Martin. The proudest family jewel in Dean Martin’s “King of Cool” crown. Common Hollywood bloodlines, unlike Royal Bloodlines, typically bestow nothing more than a surname. Or, in the case of Dino Martin Jr., a cognomen, a surname, and a suffix. Rare is the child who can take the burden of his father’s name, his famous father’s name, and further enrich it.

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” Proverb

Dino Jr., accomplished tennis player, Golden Globe nominated actor, singer, and military pilot. Handsome man once married to actress Olivia Hussey, and later to Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill. To suggest Dino Jr. failed to enrich his bloodline would be an offense. Dino Jr. seized the spirit of Dean, added some drums, took to athletic competition, jumped on a motorcycle, and boarded a jet fighter! Dino Jr. wasn’t one to sit idle at the feet of his father, The Idol.

Dean Paul Martin Jr. accomplished what few celebrity children could. Almost in a rebellious fashion, Dino Jr. thrust upon the scene his own man. Outside of his first stint at singing and playing guitar in the teen group Dino, Desi, & Billy, Dino Jr. pretty much shied away from the music scene. Tennis was his new challenge. Motorcycles were his hobby.

When daddy-o Dino sauntered, Dino Jr. sprinted. When daddy-o Dino crooned, Dino Jr. careened. Whether the Dino gene drove him to be his own man, or follow in his father’s famous footsteps, we’ll never know.

“To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.” Red Auerbach

San Gorgonio Mountain, aka Old Greyback. At 11,503 ft. it’s the highest point in Southern California. Old Greyback, hiding like a coward in a snowstorm, took the soul of Dino Jr. when his National Guard F-4 Phantom fighter jet plunged mountainside.

In celebration of the pride and joy of a great man.

Tribute To ❤ "Dino" DEAN PAUL MARTIN ❤

Hey pallies, likes ilovedinomartin found this fabulously fantastic vid tribute to our most beloved Dino's most beloved boypallie at youtube last year  before Dino Jr. birthday and shared it then, but likes we thoughts it was so so special that we wanna share it 'gain on this 63nd anniversary of Dino Martin Jr.'s entry into the world on November 17, 1951

The vid was created by a chick tagged seltaeBGirl16 and contains Dino's swingin' trio, Dino, Desi, and Billy singin' "I'm A Fool" and "Not The Lovin' Kind" and our Dino singin' "I Will."  Likes gotta tells you dudes hearin' our Dino singin' "I Will" and thinkin' 'bout the tragic tragic death of his boypallie makes us realize even a bit more how totally totally heart-broken our Dino was on the death of his prodigy.

Likes pallies, while the vid is below, as you will discover that youse will have to clicks on the Youtube link at the bottom of the vid to view it there.  ilovedinomartin is proud to honor the birth and life of Dino Martin Jr. and thanks Miss seltaeBGirl16 for sharin' this wonderful vid trib full of tons and tons of beautiful pixs of Dino Jr., many of which ilovedinomartin has not have the pleasure of viewin' before.  Dino-honorin', DMP

Tribute To ❤ "Dino" DEAN PAUL MARTIN ❤ "I'm A Fool" ❤DINO, ❤DESI & ❤BILLY ~ "I Will" ❤ DEAN MARTIN


3 Songs Included Are: "I'm A Fool" & "Not The Lovin' Kind" Live On Ed Sullivan By Dino, Desi & Billy. Also "I Will" By Dean Martin & A Clip Of "Small Fry" With Dean & Dino Martin.

On This Day In Dino-history: November 17, 2014

Hey pallies, likes today is one of the happiest of happy days...indeed, if not the happiest day in all of Dino-history 'cause 63 years ago this very day, on November 17, 1951, our most beloved Dino's most beloved boypallie, Dino Martin Jr. was born to proud daddy-o Dino and mother Jeanne.   Likes thinks of the powerful pride our powerful Dino had in namin' his first child by Jeanne after himself. Likes thinks of the hopes, the dreams our great man had for his little boypallie by givin' his new son his gloriously great name!

And, indeed our Dino's boypallie namesake certainly did live up to the takin' of his amazin' Daddy-o's tag...becomin' a hugely successful entertainer himself while just in his teens as part of the swingin' pop trio Dino, Desi, and Billy.

Dino Jr. went on to acclaim as a tennis pro and football player, and found fame and fortune as an actor on both the small and big screens. And our Dino's golden boy also was gloriously  golden when it came to bein' a pilot of jet airplanes.

Likes Dino Jr. had only one real pressin' problemo...he was so marvelously multi-talented likes his famous father, that he just couldn't decide which of his many interests to put the major accent of his life on.

One thin' for sure pallies, Dino Jr. was definitely   heir apparent to the Dino-throne. And, of course all of that came to a crashin' end when Dino Jr. tragically crashed his National Guard F-4 Phantom fighter jet in California's San Bernardino Mountains during a snowstorm on March 21, 1987.

Today we celebrate this happiest of happy days in our Dino's life as we remember and honor Dino Jr. on the 63th anniversary of his entry into family Martin. But, in the midst of our celebratin' we can't help but be so so sad as well as we know that the Dino Jr. story turned out to break our lovin' Dino's lovin' heart as he never ever got over the death of his beloved namesake. Dino-honorin', DMP