Sunday, February 07, 2016

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "It Looks Like Love"

Welcome back, pallies of ALL ages!
It's GREAT to be joinin' you on this WON DER FUL & BEA U TI FUL Dino-lovin' day!
 Yes, my paisani... we made it to 'nother Dino Amore Month!
 And here at our SWINGINEST little blog...this is MAJORLY COOL!
 Can't youse just FEEL the LOVE & PASSION in the air?!

Man o man...what a GREAT GREAT time it is, mi amore diggin' amici!
Time to let our hearts soak in EXTRA amounts of Dino!
Soak in his words of worldly wisdom!
 Soak in his VERY SPIRIT, pals!

 Dean knew how to romance the ladies...that's obvious. BUT...Dean also knew that love came in many shapes & sizes, pallies.
The love of family!
The love of a special friend!
 The love of a loyal pet!
The love of a good round of golf! Hahaha!!!
Hey pals...I have love for a good meatball!!! Ha! Youse gets the point, my friends.

There's PLENTY of warm feelins' to share. Give a little & take a lot! Feels good to spread it 'round, pals.

Ok....let's get to our FIRST Serenade of Dino Amore Month 2016!

How's 'bout a little "It Looks Like Love"?
Yes! Perfecto!
It may be a wee bit cold & snowy outside, pallies....but fear not!
 Dean will get thins' NICE & TOASTY!
 His love is with us & it's HERE to STAY!
 And's only 43 days 'til Spring! Haha!! Yes!

It looks like love
It feels like love
And I confess it's got me rocking on my heels like love
How else can I account for that unexpected glow
That turns the night to day each time we say hello
It looks like love
Ah it could be love
But if it's not it's so darn wonderful it should be love
There's a lot more I can tell you but you take my breath away
Yes it looks like love is here to stay
It looks like love
It could be love
But if it's not it's so darn wonderful it should be love
There's a lot more I can tell you but you take my breath away
Yes it looks like love
Is here to stay

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Send Some Dino-amore Day Wishes

Hey pallies, likes on this sixth day of Dino-amore month, likes as we are still early in our  cool celebration ofDino-amore, we wanna shares with youse  a couple of cool e-cards that you can send to your Dino-addicted pallies...or even better to folks you know who ain't yet been turned on to the Dino-vib and ain't yet likes totally sold out to Dino.  Likes we knows that we have previously posted e-cards to be shared for Dino-ween and for the Dino-wintery season, but we can't ever ever remember sharin' ones appro for Dino-amore-day.

Well, likes recently in our search for the proper pose to add to our announcement of Dino-amore-month, we likes musta been likes totally totally Dino-directed to checks out if that German Dino-pad where we have shared those other e-cards might justa have sometime special full of Dino-amore.  We went to, to t he DMICD Postoffice and found that loveliest  of lovely  Dino-pose of our most beloved Dino holdin' a rose up to his face...and we used that graphic for our introductory comments for Dino-amore month 2016.

Likes, we noticed that there was 'nother Dino-pose available, and we struck up the idear to simple share 'em both in a special post here to encourage Dino-philes everywhere to share their amore of our Dino with those near and far...encouragin' all to a deeper and deeper devotion to our one and only Dino.  Below are the two Dino-styles we found, and if you clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram who will go directly to the page where you can sends off the delightful Dino-e-cards!  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

Friday, February 05, 2016

Dean Martin plays, well, himself!

Hey pallies, likes on this fifth day of Dino-amore month 2016 likes we just can't resist followin' up yesterday's Dino-gram on the Italiano showin' of "Kiss Me Stupid" on the same screen with a remarkable review of said sex farce that was posted on the anniversary of our Dino's birthday, June 7, last year.  Likes instead of thinkin' that we simply didn't get 'round to sharin' it then when we had a ton of huge homagin' Dino-posts for that special of special Dino-dates, we are thinkin' that we were simply meant to share it this very Dino-day!  When it is Dino-focused, all thin's work out for the Dino-best.

That said dudes, likes we takes you to the blog  "CLASSIC MOVIE - FAVORITE ACTORS, ACTRESSES, DIRECTORS, FILMS AND MORE" where flick reviewer Miss Julie shares her incredible insights into none other then the Dino-epic, "Kiss Me Stupid."  Miss Julie's bio tells us that she grew up in Hertfordshire, England, and now lives in South Wales with her boyfriend and their two dogs."   From the get go Miss Julie 'fesses up that KMS "is the first Dean Martin film I have seen."  Likes dudes, what a way to start in gettin' hooked on our most beloved Dino's silver screen actin' career!

Likes we can tell this Miss Julie is truly in the Dino-know 'cause she opens her synopsis section with the powerfully profound pontification  that "Dean Martin plays, well, himself!"  Obviously Miss Julie may not have seen our Dino on the screen before this, but she is obviously supremely smitten by our Dino, and as she said in her intro, "I have also recently taken a liking to the solo music of Dean Martin."

What we likes digs most 'bout Miss Julie's lovin' efforts is that she shares a sextet of great Dino-poses includin' one for sure that we ain't seen on the 'net before.  Also we appreciate the trivia notes that she shares as well.  We are hopin' that Miss Julie will find the way clear to be viewin' and reviewin' many many more of our Dino's fabulous flicks for her reader's excellent edification!  We swankly salute Miss Julie's superb scribin', sure to help bring many many more folks to deeper and deeper lovin' of our main man!  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  More 'n More Dino-amorin!,  DMP


June 7th marks the birthday of Singer and Actor Dean Martin. Having taken an interest in Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack, I have also recently taken a liking to the solo music of Dean Martin. Kiss, Me Stupid is the first Dean Martin film I have seen.
Given the film was directed by Billy Wilder I undoubtedly had certain expectations about the film, having already enjoyed Some Like It HotThe Lost WeekendThe Seven Year Itch, andSunset BoulevardKiss Me, Stupid is definitely an enjoyable film for the most part, but I must admit I didn’t like the way the film ended. I’m not going to give away any spoilers here for those who haven’t seen the film and wish to, for it is a real funny film in parts. I was just disappointed at how certain events in the film played out. In researching other reviewer opinions afterwards, it looks like I’m not the only one! I did however enjoy some of the jokes that were made during the film such as when Dino wonders why the police have blocked off the road at the start of the film by asking if:
“That Sinatra kid gone missing again?!” (Frank Sinatra Junior was actually kidnapped in 1963.)
Dean Martin plays, well, himself! Straight from Las Vegas and on his way to Hollywood, Dino has to make a detour through a small dead end town called Climax, in Nevada. Whilst there he meets gas station worker Barney played by Cliff Osmond (The Fortune Cookie(1966)) and piano teacher Orville played by Ray Walston (The Sting (1973)). Orville is married to the prettiest girl in town, Zelda, played by Felicia Farr (3:10 to Yuma (1957)). Despite all his unjustified suspicions over what his wife gets up to, Zelda loves him dearly. Orville and Barney have been amateur songwriters for some time and are getting nowhere. That is until Dino shows up in town and Barney messes with Dino’s car and tells Dino he’ll have to stay in Climax for the night. This will give Barney and Orville a chance to try and get Dino to accept some of the songs they have written. Orville agrees to let Dino stay at his house. But Dino is a complete womanizer and it’s clear he’s looking forward to meeting Orville’s wife, especially after seeing her measurements on her sewing dummy. Learning that Zelda is a massive Dino fan, and petrified that sex-maniac Dino will try his luck with her, Orville comes up with a plan. He makes Zelda mad enough with him to leave the house and go stay with her parents for the night, before realizing Dino’s presence, whilst Barney goes to find a woman who can play at being Orville’s wife. Enter Kim Novak (Vertigo (1958); Bell, Book and Candle (1958).) Kim Novak plays cocktail waitress Polly, who lives in a trailer with her parrot and dreams of getting out of this dead end town. If Dino tries his luck with Polly, it shouldn’t matter to Orville either way and maybe Orville can persuade Dino to take on his and Barney’s songs? All this on Orville and Zelda’s wedding anniversary!
  • The role of Orville was offered to Jack Lemmon.
  • One of the parts was written for Marilyn Monroe, who by the time the film was released, had sadly died in August 1962. Conflicting reports say the part was either Zelda or Polly.
  • Jayne Mansfield was reported to have been the replacement for Marilyn, but stepped aside due to pregnancy.
  • There are two versions of this film; an American version and a version released outside the U.S. The reason being, one scene was thought too steamy for U.S audiences!
  • Peter Sellers originally played the role of Orville, and shooting of the film began. However after Sellers suffered a heart attack he had to withdraw.
Ray Walston’s performance as the jealous and irrational Orville with his knitted sweater of Beethoven, was rather entertaining. We see the thought process going through Orville’s mind as he thinks jealous thoughts, whilst a creepy and disturbing musical score accompanies him. In one scene in particular Orville becomes jealous over one of his teenage piano students bringing flowers for Zelda. Orville tries to restrain himself, but we see what’s going through his mind, and the poor student ends up being chased from Orville’s house, minus his shirt!
Dean Martin himself puts on a very funny performance as he unashamedly pursues Polly, completely believing that she is Orville’s wife, yet still somewhat baffled that Orville seems to have no problem throwing her at him! Despite this, at times you just want to put Dino in his place!
Kim Novak’s performance was great, as the sweet, and fed up girl with a bad cold, who really dreams of a better life for herself other than to stay in this dreary old town and work at the sleazy Bellybutton club.
Happy Birthday to Dean Martin! Born June 7th 1917.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

"Kiss Me, Stupid" by Billy Wilder with Dean Martin and Kim Novak.

Hey pallies, likes on this fourth day of Dino-amore month we wanna shares a post that supremely shows that Dino-amore is ultimately universal in Dino-scope.  Today we takes all youse Dino-philes to the blog of  "TV2000 -  CHANNEL 28 , SKY CHANNEL 140 , TivùSat 18" which is announcin' the small screen broadcast  of our Dino's classic sex farce "Kiss Me Stupid" on Friday, February 5 at 21 hours 10 minutes....or as we would commonly state it in the USA, 9:10 p.m.

Likes the announcement is scribed in Italian, so we would take it that TV2000 is Italiano in origin.
"Kiss Me Stupid," as we have shared so so many times here at ilovedinomartin is our most beloved Dino's most controversial big screen effort, mostly showin' that our Dino was always a man ahead of this times.  By today's standards, the  film would be considered totally tame, but in 1964 it broke many a rule 'bout what was considered appropriate.

In this month of Dino-amore, it is great to see this classic Dino-tale bein' shown in the land of our Dino's origins.  While our Dino did many many flicks that are totally totally 'bout amore....many sex farces included, "Kiss Me Stupid" raised an uproar as well as the bar as to how amore coulda be expressed on the silver screen.

We salute our Italiano pallies at TV2000 for bringin' "Kiss Me Stupid" to the masses, 'specially in this month of absolute total Dino-amore!  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  And, likes for those of us who woulda digs to view our Dino playin' his oh so cool, hip, and randy self, but we ain't got access to TV2000, through the magical mystery of youtube, below we share the full film of "Kiss Me Stupid" in all it's Dino-glory!   Always, ever, and only Dino, DMP

Movie, "Kiss Me, Stupid" by Billy Wilder with Dean Martin and Kim Novak. Tv2000 on Friday, February 5 at 21.10

It 'a 1964 film directed by Billy Wilder. Funny, hilarious and enjoyable to revisit says Orville J. Spooner, a professional pianist, campa in a small town in Nevada, giving piano lessons at home, playing at weddings and funerals and making the organist for the local parish. Also composed songs together to "wordsmith" Barney, the only petrol station and mechanic for cars in the country, which regularly sends the songs composed with Orville at all the major music publishing companies in the United States of America, but does not have answer.

Film, “Baciami, stupido” di Billy Wilder con Dean Martin e Kim Novak. Su Tv2000 venerdì 5 febbraio alle 21.10

E’ un film del 1964 diretto dal regista Billy Wilder. Divertente, esilarante e piacevole da rivedere racconta di Orville J. Spooner, pianista di professione, campa in una piccola cittadina del Nevada, dando in casa lezioni di pianoforte, suonando a matrimoni e funerali e facendo l’organista per la parrocchia locale. Inoltre compone canzoni insieme al “paroliere” Barney, unico benzinaio e meccanico per auto del paese, che manda regolarmente le canzoni composte con Orville a tutte le case editrici musicali più importanti degli Stati Uniti d’America, senza tuttavia averne risposta.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Dino: The Greatest Television Performer of All Time

Hey pallies, likes on this third day of Dino-amore month, we once 'gain dip into the vault of Dino-drafts to come up with 'nother post of amazin' amore of our Dino from the blog "The Inevitable Hurt - Glimpses into an opaque world."  This lively literary blog was hosted by Mr. Hurt McDermott, whose credentials included bein' the writer-director of four feature films, among them BLACK MAIL and NIGHTINGALE IN A MUSIC BOX."  McDermott also wrote plays and screenplays as well as works of fiction.

Why we are usin' the past tense is 'cause Mr. McDermott's life was cut short when he died on January 1, 2013 after a long and courageous battle against malignant melanoma.  Hurt's given name was James and you can read his obituary from the Chicago Tribune  HERE.

From readin' 'bout Mr. Hurt McDermott's life and times, it is crystal clear that he was an awesomely accomplished writer and who not only knew quality when he saw it, but one who created quality on paper, on the stage, as well as on the silver screen.  That's why his remarkable reflections on our most beloved Dino means a ton to us.  McDermott's terrific thoughts on our Dino are shared in his post of  Friday, March 4, 2011:  "The Greatest Television Performer of All Time."

Who McDermott is referrin' to is our one and only Dino.  To Hurt's way of thinkin' our Dino was indeed "the greatest television performer of all time" and you will discover why as you revel in his reverent remarkable reflections below.  To us it is huge that a man of Mr. McDermott's credentials would share his awesome appreciation for our Dino's tremendous talents in this way.  Of, course, we much appreciate Hurt's mention of our Dino as Matt Helm and his flicks with his partner Mr. Jerry Lewis...acknowledgin' our Dino's amazin' abilities as an actor as well as small screen performer.

And, as frostin' on the cake, as the sayin' goes, Mr. McDermott shares a great clip of our Dino makin' funny with Mr. Don Adams of "Get Smart" fame.  We coulda goes on and on 'bout Hurt's wise words of wonderment for our great great man, but then you wouldn't read his powerful post for youse selves.  Our only regret is that we can't leaves some patter 'bout our deepest of deep appreciation for Mr. Hurt McDermott's awesome adulation of our Dino that we woulda be able to read.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.


The Greatest Television Performer of All Time

Theater is often thought of as a writer's medium,
but from the standpoint of the director and the actor,
the weight definitely falls with the actor who can
do whatever he wants while up on the stage.

Even the incomparable William Shakespeare can
do nothing if some actor decides to add his own
lines to Hamlet's soliloquy.

Film belongs to the director.  The actor can do what
he or she likes, but the editing can change everything.
The look of sorrow can be cut after his friend dies
and cut in when she realizes that despite her husband's
death, his money is still out of reach.  The director
controls the performance.

Today television is thought of as a producer's medium.
It is the producer who sets an esthetic for the show
which both the actors and the director must follow.
A director does not come in and change the producer's
way of covering a scene.  A new director lets the DP
show him how scenes are covered on the show and
works with the guest actors a little.

But in the early days of television - when it was
usually broadcast live - it was the performer's medium
par excellence.  Not only were you as live as in theater
but you had an audience in the millions - larger in one
night than a hit film would have in its whole run.

And in those exciting, heady days of television, the
show belonged to the performer who could take
control of the moment and make it his or her own.
And no one grabbed the attention of the camera
and those both in the studio audience and on
the other side of the lens and then held it like
Dean Martin.

Don't get me wrong:  Martin was a very good film
actor too.  The Matt Helm films and his films with
Lewis at their best often have the feel of the actors
writing the movie as it unfolds; but it's in his live
television performances, where his own good humor
overcomes any need for taking the proceedings too
seriously and in which his charm seems equal to any
darkness - and just imagine the shadow of fear hanging
over duck and cover America - that his full genius really
comes into his own.

No performer since the days of live television has really
had a chance to develop as Martin did, therefore his status as
the greatest television performer of all time is probably
as safe as Joe Dimaggio's 56 game hitting streak.

This clip is a perfectly ordinary one, nothing special
by the standards of his show, yet Dean puts his guest
completely at ease, because he's in complete control
and uses that to his guests advantage; and the comraderie
that flows between him and the other performer is irresistible:

Dean Martin Show Clip

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

oh, by the way, i think i found a new love. dean martin.

Hey pallies, likes as we are been  sorta randomly weavin' our way through the massive massive 'mount of Dino-drafts that have yet to see the light of Dino-day here at ilovedinomartin and today on this second day of Dino-amore month we have decided to feature one that we found originally  in April of 2012, but likes is perfectly perfect in every way for our month of Dino-amore.....likes because it's 'bout yet 'nother youthful blogger who is becomin' a deep deep devotee of our most beloved Dino.

 The pad is tagged "My escape," and the  hip chick there speaks of findin' "a new love"...and of course that "new love" is none other then our most beloved Dino himself.  Likes how really really refreshin' it is to hear her speak so beau-ti-fully 'n boldly 'bout our King of Cool with such pure passion!

It appears that this young lady who tagged herself "Tres Bon"  splits her time in Honolulu and Miami, at least as of her scribin's..   Likes ain' it the greatest to know that as our Dino loved to "put the accent on youth," so, too, more and more of today's youth are lovin' to put the accent on our Dino! To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.
Dino-always, ever and only, DMP

nesian nine, you baby. i think this song just made my day.

oh, by the way, i think i found a new love. dean martin. god, i think he is fucking amazing. yes if you like old school music, of course people would think that you enjoy frank sinatra. honestly, he is cool and what not, but i prefer dean martin. he's just so much better. :)

Monday, February 01, 2016

I remember when I first really started to love Dino.....

Hey pallies, likes welcome to Dino-amore month here at ilovedinomartin. Likes dudes, likes day in, day out it brings us the purest of pleasure to share our awesome amore of our Dino with youse  each and every Dino-day, but, likes if possible, it is even more our pleasure to share our deepest of deep devotion to our Dino durin' this most special of special months of the Dino-year.

Likes, we finds ourselves each and every Dino-year with the quintessential  quandary of selectin' just the right potently powerful  post to share with all youse Dino-holics to begins this coolest of cool celebration of  our awesome adulation of our most most beloved Dino...wantin' to solemnly strike  just the right Dino-note to gets the action goin'.

This time 'round, we have felt led to share with all youse Dino-philes what we consider one of the most remarkable reflections of reverent respect for our one and only Dino that we have ever come 'cross.  Likes we gotta 'fess up that we have shared it a number of times in the past, but we are always totally thrilled to share it one more time, knowin' that each and every day new devotees are drawn to our humble little Dino-pad and this will be there first time to discover it.

Today, one more time we takes you to the self-tagged blog pad of nouveau hipster Mr. Richard L. Sykes, who at the time, October 2, 2012 was a freshman in college and told us this 'bout himself...
"I'm Richard, I live in Village Suites and my major is undeclared. I'm from Roswell, Ga but i was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. I play guitar and I'm awesome."

At the time of his his superb scribin' of his deepest of deep devotion to our Dino, Richard was a true Deanager (by the way dudes, likes d'ya all remember that it was our Dino who coined this term for all the youth of 60's and 70's that were turnin' on to the Dino-beat?)  And, we here at ilovedinomartin live to share the Dino-testimonials of the youth of today who are findin' their way to our King of Cool.  Likes it is always so awesomely awesome to read 'nother swank story of how 'nother of the next gen are makin' their path to our one and only Dino!

And that is what Mr. Sykes shared with his readership.....his beautifully bold, poignant  proclamation of how he found his way to the Dino-fold and how life changin' that has been to the livin' of his life.
 Richard is a true Deanager collegiate and likes as you will read..."it wasn’t even a year ago" when our Dino welcomed Sykes into his world and make him his pallie. This Dino-prose is quite short in scribin' but oh, so long in awe-struck-ness of our Dino!

A few of Richard's thoughts...

"I cannot even begin to describe how much i love this artist."

"He’s the best, the classiest, most talented man to have ever lived."

"The way he sang, the swave of his voice, the smooth classy feel to him brought chills to my spine."

"I remember at that moment, I wanted to be him, and ever since that, I have promised myself that I would transform myself to a man of his caliber."

"There are just aren’t enough words to describe it."

 Mucho kudos for the mucho love that Richard Sykes has for our most beloved Dino. How stellar to have this marvelous modster  so so bold in openin'ly announcin' his passion for our King of Cool in such a supremely Dino-devoted way.   We believe that his Dino-story is simply the most perfect of perfect post to launch our Dino-amore month 2016!

To view Richard's patter in it's original format, likes clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report. Dino-always, only, and ever, DMP

btw pallies, at the time we were most pleased to receive this powerful patter from Richard 'pon learnin' that we had published his Dino-story here at ilovedinomartin:

Dino Martin Peters,
I truly appreciate your comments and your love for Dino. I am humbled by your page on my post and I am truly thank ful for your praise.

Dean “Dino” Martin: The King of Cool

Dean “Dino” Martin

I cannot even begin to describe how much i love this artist. He’s the best, the classiest, most talented man to have enver lived. Okay that might be opionated slightly but I think many would agree that Martin is a class act. I remember when I first really started to love Dino, it wasn’t even a year ago when I clicked on a video posted on my blog. The video was of the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin) playing at a gig with Ed Sulliven. The way he sang, the swave of his voice, the smooth classy feel to him brought chills to my spine. I remember at that moment, I wanted to be him, and ever since that, I have promised myself that I would transform myself to a man of his caliber. There are just aren’t enough words to describe it.