Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dean may be the more grounded one

Hey pallies, likes we gets to visit 'nother great flick blog tagged "THE DYING MOVIE RACE" where twin sisters Bianca 'n Virginia holds forth.  This silver screen blog awesomely accents  "movies that the general public refuses to touch whether it be because they are black-and-white, silent, foreign, etc."  And, likes  each and every Thursday they hold themed days likes the followin' post "MOVIE TROPE THURSDAY: STRAIGHT MAN."

Likes as part of a larger post, our Dino is accented 'bout his comedic partnership with Mr. Jerry Lewis and we have included the pertinent patter from the blog 'bout this topic.  We gotta 'fess up that we are simply simply swankly smitten by these wise words scribed by one of the twins, "Another non-straight man often mistaken for one is Dean Martin in the Martin and Lewis pairings."  Followin' that terrific topic sentence we read a powerful paragraph of remarkable reasons why our Dino ain't a straight man to Jerry and we thinks it is coolly chocked full of Dino-truth!

As much as we are likes in awesome accord with the Dino-notions expressed, we are even more incredibly impressed and intrigued by the Dino and Lewis image that they have used to grace this post.  It's a staged shot of our most wonderful Dino and his most wonderful partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis winkin' for the camera.  Likes, we have never ever seen this particular pix before, and we gotta 'fess up that it is fast becomin' one of our most fabulous favs of the delightful duo, perhaps only rivalin' the potent pix of our Dino kissin' Jerry durin' a night club gig that we share very often here...indeed in our very last Dino-gram to all youse Dino-philes.

We are deeply deeply indebted to twin sisters Bianca 'n Virginia for givin' us thought provokin' insights on our Dino as straight man---or powerfully ponder, as well as powerfully potent pix of our Dino to solemnly savor!  To checks  this out, and read their post in it's entirety, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Baynum

Dean and Jerry

Another non-straight man often mistaken for one is Dean Martin in the Martin and Lewis pairings. The Martin and Lewis movies started to fail when Dean was treated as a straight man despite the fact that he is not one. Sure, Dean is the smart one compared to the two (like Hardy) but he delivers punch-lines and jokes the same way Jerry does, he just does it differently. Dean may be the more grounded one and he is not nearly as goofy as Jerry but he has his own humor intact. Martin and Lewis work well when Dean and Jerry play off each other equally rather than just Martin playing off Lewis. The change is when it was clear that the studio did not understand the humor crafted by the Martin and Lewis team. Dean had the looks and the singing voice, so he had to be the straight man despite the fact that he never was intended to be one.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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 25, 1946 and endin' as we shared yesterday on July 24, 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.

Monday, July 24, 2017

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

Hey pallies, likes 61 years  'go 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.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Once In Awhile"

Man O Man, pals...Finally!
This smolderin' Summer heat is lettin' up!

 Now, tell me pallies...what's a TRUE, TRUE Dino-holic s'posed to the middle of a TRUE, TRUE heatwave?!

Well...what else, mi amici?!

Keep thins' SIZZLIN' with nother' hot & steamy CROON by the One & ONLY King of SWOON!

Haha YEA!

That's what, pallies! Haha!! it the King of Cool?

Oh Well...either way pals...this week's Serenade, "Once In A While",  is nother' one of those great, great Summertime tunes...that REALLY heats thins' up & at the same time is sure to keep youse OH SO COOL!

I just am So So sure...that this very Dino-jam...set the mood on many many moonlit nights...for many many young lovers! Hahaha!!! 

I can picture a young...suave...Dino Crocetti serenadin' some lucky young chicalina with this very tune!

Now listen pals...Dean ain't askin' for much here.

Just a quick thought every now & then.

He deserves that! 

I guess we all would like to think that we is thought of...every now & someone out there.

Maybe pals...just maybe...there's someone that you haven't seen in a while...and maybe...just maybe...that somebody might be worth a quick thought today, too.

I'm sure of it!

Ciao, pallies!


Once in a while give a thought to me once in a while
Once in a while will you try to give one little thought to me
Though someone else may be nearer your heart
Once in a while will you dream of the moment I shared with you
Moments before we two drifted apart

In love's smoldering ember one spark may remain
If love still can remember, the spark may burn again
I know that I'd be contented with yesterday's memories
Knowing you think of me once in a while

In love's smoldering ember one spark may remain
If love still can remember, the spark may burn again
I know that I'd be contented with yesterday's memories
Knowing you think of me once in a while

Friday, July 21, 2017

Dino Paul Crocetti would play an important role here as Dean Martin.

Hey pallies, likes it seems that EVERYBODY is celebratin' the centennial of our most beloved Dino's descent to earth and we couldn't be more powerfully psyched to bring youse Dino-holics  more 'n more most Dino-honorin' posts.  Likes today we share with you a Dino-remembrance from our Dino's playground, 'Vegas baby 'Vegas!  From the blog of NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO come a post "Silver Party" in the series "Neveda Yesterdays."

Likes scribed by Mr. Michael Green it was read on air by Senator Richard Bryan and begins with a note that our Dino was born just a week after John F. Kennedy, notin' that both famous men were born to immigrant families.  It would be incredibly intriguin' to sometime take the time to compare and contrast these two giants of their time...but we digress.

The post includes a cool candid pose of our Dino dancin' with two girls from the stage of the Copa in 1959 and much of the usual patter on our Dino's life and times.  We were most engaged with the swank scribin's 'bout our Dino's huge success in 'Vegas and the different casino's that he headlined at over the decades.

We are particularly delighted to see the variety of posts comin' outta our Dino's playground on the 100th anniversary of his humble birth in Stubenville on June 7, 1917.  We are certain that we will be sharin' more of 'em in the days, weeks, and months ahead.  Thanks to the pallies at NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO, Mr. Michael Green, and Senator Richard Bryan.  To checks this out in it's original source, and to listen to Senator Bryan readin' it, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Silver Party

Dean Martin

Courtesy University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
Photograph of Dean Martin dancing with two Texas Copa Girls, Las Vegas, December 1959

Jun 23, 2017 by Michael Green and read by Senator Richard Bryan

We recently talked about the centennial of John Kennedy’s birth and his importance to Nevada. Just over a week after the descendant of Irish immigrants was born in Massachusetts, a little boy was born to an Italian barber and an Italian-American mother in Steubenville, Ohio. Dino Paul Crocetti would play an important role here as Dean Martin.

As a young man, Dean did everything from prizefighting to dealing cards in illegal casinos. He began singing professionally. His style showed the influences of two popular singers of the time: Bing Crosby, and Harry Mills of the Mills Brothers. And then Dean met Jerry, as in Lewis. They officially debuted at Atlantic City’s 500 Club in 1946 and soon became the hottest act in show biz. Dean sang and Jerry tried to. Lewis would cause pandemonium and Martin would throw things at him. They quickly rocketed to the top, and stayed there for a decade: the Copacabana nightclub, radio and television shows, and movies. They also appeared in Las Vegas, starting in 1948 at the Flamingo, where they earned $15,000 a week—in those days, a LOT of money.

But in 1956, this great show business marriage broke up. Martin and Lewis would be superstars together and separately. At first, though, it looked bad for Dean—his first movie didn’t do well. Many saw him as no more than Jerry’s straight man, though Lewis called Martin a comedy genius. But there was still Las Vegas, and Martin performed at the Sands, where entertainment boss Jack Entratter had known them since his days at the Copa. Martin also got better and more successful movie roles. In 1965, he began a TV variety series that lasted nine seasons, followed by another decade of Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, many of them filmed in Las Vegas. He developed a persona as the laid-back, drunken crooner, and played it to perfection.
Dean Martin also was part of the Rat Pack. He and Frank Sinatra were close friends, and Sinatra used to joke that he spilled more than Martin drank—especially since the glass Martin carried on stage with him usually contained apple juice. Sinatra and Martin also wound up with small percentages of the Sands.

After Howard Hughes bought the Sands, Sinatra left amid a swirl of controversy, including a fight in the coffee shop. Martin quietly shifted to the Riviera, where he became a part-owner. Then, in 1973, he moved over to a new hotel. He was the opening night showroom performer for the MGM Grand. That became his main venue in Las Vegas, even after Kirk Kerkorian sold it to Bally’s in 1986.

By that time, Martin was no longer that active in movies or TV, mainly doing nightclubs and showrooms. Sadly, in 1987, his son Dean-Paul died in a plane crash, and it devastated him. His last performance was at Bally’s in 1990, when he had trouble singing and suffered physically with health issues and was still in anguish over his son’s death. He and Jerry Lewis did reunite, first on Lewis’s Labor Day telethon in 1976, and later after Dean-Paul’s funeral. But Dean went quietly into retirement and died Christmas Day, 1995, remembered, deservedly, as one of the true greats of Las Vegas entertainment.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Known for his smooth and effortless style, Martin has become a timeless Las Vegas icon.

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Hey pallies, likes we're back once 'gain with 'nother of the coolest of cool celebratory posts honorin' our most beloved Dino on the centennial of his birth in Steubenville, Ohio.  Likes this time 'round we have incredibly intriguin' international Dino-devotion from Delphi, Greece from a pallie who tags himself "Nikos Galanis," and whose blog is titled "akeratos of Delphi."

Likes Mr. Galanis's post is a marvelous mix of perfect pixs of our Dino and company that Nikos fabulously fetched from the pallies at the Las Vegas Sun.  There are 14---count- 'em---14 swank shots of our Dino culled from the archives of The Las Vegas News Bureau.  Likes at least half or perhaps a bit more of 'em are once that we have never ever seen before in our Dino-memory.  Likes how completely cool to relive so many many magic moments in our Dino's life through these potent poses!

Of course we loves that this post continues to show the incredible international nature of awesome adulation of our Dino and we thank our Greek pallie, Mr. Nikos Galanis, for spreadin' such deep devotion to our Dino at his blog and, of course, to the pallies at the Las Vegas Sun, whose link is listed at the bottom of this Dino-message.  Likes to checks this out in it's original source, simply click on the tag of today's Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Remembering the King of Cool on his 100th Birthday

Tue, Jun 6, 2017 (6:01 p.m.)
Elvis Presley once told Deana Martin, “They call me the King of Rock and Roll, but your dad is the King of Cool.” From his solo career to his appearances with the Rat Pack and his infamous Celebrity Roasts, Dean Martin made the Las Vegas stage his home. Known for his smooth and effortless style, Martin has become a timeless Las Vegas icon. Dean Martin would have turned 100 on June 7. The Las Vegas News Bureau celebrate the “King of Cool” with this tribute featuring photos from their archives.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dean Martin.... Then I realized that he may have been the coolest guy in the world.

Hey pallies, likes we continue to be profoundly proud and perfectly  pleased to share with all youse Dino-holics each and every lovin' homage of our Dino on the centennial celebration of his descent to earth on June 7, 1917 and each and every post is ultimately unique in swank style and pleasin' presentation of deepest  devotion to our Dino.

Likes today we stop to visit with blogger Mr. Joe Thompson of Pacifica, Cali who presides over the blog tagged "Big V Riot Squad."  Joe's reflections are in what we tend to call the "short and sweet" variety.  But, likes Joe perfectly proves that it is not the length of words scribed that matter so much as the depth of devotion inherent in the writin' of 'em.

As you read Joe's personal thoughts youse will see that true transformation that Joe has had in his awesome adulation of our most most beloved  Dino...from rememberin' our Dino as "as an aging guy with a television variety show I didn't like to watch" to the point of realizin' "that he may have been the coolest guy in the world."

We are totally totally thrilled to be able to share with all youse Dino-philes Mr. Thompson's coolest of cool change of heart in terms of his appreciation of our main man and awesomely applaud him for so openly sharin' this Dino-transformation with his remarkable readership.   To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dean Martin 100 -- June 7, 2017

Singer, comic and actor Dean Martin was born 100 years ago today, on 07-June-1917, in Steubenville, Ohio.  I first remember him as an aging guy with a television variety show I didn't like to watch.  Later I saw his movies, first with partner Jerry Lewis, then on his own.  Then I started to pay attention to his music and realized he could sing.  Then I realized that he may have been the coolest guy in the world.

Posted by Joe Thompson at 12:30 AM