Thursday, July 02, 2020

Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis at the New York Paramount 4 July 1951

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Hey pallies, likes early Happy Fourth of July Greetin's to all youse Dino-holics out there.  Likes last July, likes  we were  doin' a bit of Dino-searchin' on youtube for somethin' remarkable relatin' our most most beloved Dino to this most most beloved USA Holiday, when Dino-low and Dino-behold likes we came 'cross this very very coolest of clip of our Dino and his partner Mr. Jerry Lewis fantastically filmed on July 4, 1951.  We are totally totally thrilled to reprise it here 'gain this Dino-holiday.

Our Dino and Jerry are havin' likes the time of their lives at the New York Paramount, hangin' out of the windows ever energetically enthralled by the marvelous masses below who are equally energetically enthralled with Martin and Lewis.  Just wishes that we had been there that delightful Dino-day to catch a glorious glimpse of the happiest hippest  primo partnership in the whole wide world as they radiantly released tons 'n  tons of their photos to their faithful fans below.

Likes pallies likes how completely cool to be able to review this magical moment in Dino-history with this vivacious vid clip!  Happy 4th of July to all, and whatever else you do, keeps lovin' our most most beloved Dino!

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

 Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis at the New York Paramount 4 July 1951

Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis at the New York Paramount 4 July 1951. Absolute bedlam on 44th Street! Come on up for coffee!

Celebratin' Independence Day While Declarin' Dino-dependency

Hey pallies, likes we here at ilovedinomartin wishes a Happy Independence Day to all our pallies in the good ol' US of A as the Fourth Of July awesomely  approacheth. Likes as has becometh our cool custom here at our humble little Dino-blog, we wanna once 'gain share one of our most fav Dino-clip songs likes that is oh, oh, so so amazin'ly  appro for the celebratin' of liberty. From the classic drama flick "Ada," we brings youse our most most beloved Dino playin' Bo Gillis, politician extraordinare, runnin' for governor and wondrously  wooin' and charismatically  cooin' the masses with his  croonin' "May The Lord Bless You Real Good."

Likes, the wondrously wise  notion of any state or for that matter nation bein' likes totally totally dependant on our Dino for runnin' the action....likes how awesomely  amazin'ly wisely  wonderful likes woulda that be pallies?!?!?!?!?!....'cause while we completely celebrate livin'  in a nation founded on independence, all true Dino-holics likes proudly proclaim our likes total total Dino-dependance!

Enjoys celebratin' with parades,sparkles, some liquid libations and, likes of course, mucho mucho Dino-delights!!!!!

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

May The Lord Bless You Real Good Bo Gillis

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Dean Martin & Kate Smith - America Medley

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Hey pallies, likes welcome to the month of Red, White, and Blue here at our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave.  Likes there are tons 'n tons of swankly special days in Dino-history in July...includin' the dates when our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner in comedy, Mr. Jerry Lewis began their decade long professional association and when they parted ways as well.
But, let's start this magical month out with powerfully patriotic monumental music featurin' our most most beloved Dino 'long with Miss Kate Smith, Miss Barbara Eden, Mr. Mickey Rooney, Mr. Norm Crosby and a wonderfully  energetic ensemble of singers tagged the Times Square Two Singers.

Below is an amazin' assembled quintet of powerfully patriotic tunes from the Dino-show that includes, "I'm A Yankee Doodle Dandy," "My O Kentucky Home," "Back Home Again In Indiana," "You're A Grand Old Flag, and "God Bless America." Hearin' Miss Smith sweetly sing her signature song with our Dino and everybody else joinin' in makes for  a superb salute our beloved of the brave and home of the free!

Likes pallies in doin' a wee bit of Dino-searchin' we discovered that this vid clip was taken from Episode #4.25 that aired on March 20, 1969.  Happy Birthday America....Dino-style!

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin & Kate Smith - America Medley & Show Ending

Also featured are Barbara Eden, Mickey Rooney & comedian Norm Crosby.
Extra special feature: Kate Smith leading the singing of "God Bless America."

Tuesday, June 30, 2020


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Hey pallies, likes it's the end of the joyous month of June, and as we have been powerfully ponderin' just where to place our final awesome accent on our month long coolest of cool celebration of The Day That Coolness Came To Earth, we have chosen to once 'gain share our potently personal perspective on our Dino's amazin' descent   to our planet, The Day That Coolness Came To Earth, that we first posted here on the centennial anniversary of our most beloved  Dino's birth three Dino-years 'go.

We tagged that post NEVER FORGET DINO and it follows below.  We gotta 'fess up that our love for our Dino continues to grow with each new Dino-day  and we continue our mission passionately of doin' our little part of makin' sure that the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino continue to be lifted up so that truly truly WE WILL NEVER EVER FORGET DINO!

Hey pallies, likes it's here pallies....the centennial celebration of THE DAY THAT COOLNESS CAME TO EARTH.  It is exactly one hundred years ago this very Dino-day that our most most beloved Dino descended to our planet, bein' born in Stuebenville, Ohio, the first born child of  Italian Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti and   Angela Barra Crocetti.

Touchin' 'n tender tributes have begun powerfully pourin' in from all parts of the known Dino-world, and we are simply doin' our best to gets the lovin' links recorded in draft format, and as time permits to gets 'em swankly shared with pertinent patter scribed by us for all your Dino-readin' enjoyment. Likes we are now guessin' that these huge huge homages of our one and only Dino will pour into at least July, if not August and September as we hopes to share each and everyone with all youse Dino-philes!

Likes we have waited long for this day to come, and truth be told pallies, we have pondered long and hard what we here at ilovedinomartin woulda shares with other Dino-holics who gather 'round this humble little Dino-waterin' hole.  What oughta be ilovedinomartin's unique contribution to our reverent remembrance of the life, times and teachin's of our Dino.

Well, we ain't gonna tries to gives youse more facts and figures 'bout the life and times of our King of Cool, but openly opine 'bout just how cool our Dino was, is, and will ever be!  It is our thought that our Dino grew hipper, randier and cooler throughout his life....and stays that way in our hearts forever.  We are of the opinion that our Dino's coolness peaked sometime in the early seventies as his personal persona became completely congruent with performance persona.

We hold that our Dino's  journey to complete coolness was absolutely  accelerated by an event in October of 1969 and he never looked back.  It was in 'Vegas baby 'Vegas...our Dino's playground that he consented to have his pix taken with the then Miss USA, Miss Gail Renshaw, and after havin' dinner with her, he was absolutely smitten and made plans to break his ties with his second wife, Jeanne.

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While his amorin' of Miss Renshaw cooled in a few months.....Dino eventually moved on to  makin' the scene with Miss Cathy Mae Hawn, who would become wife numero three.  Our Dino traded early to bed, early to rise (for golfin') for makin' the scene with Cathy at such swingin' spots as the Candy Store Discotheque.  Our Dino in this total total transformation of cool chose to wear the mod fashions of the day, let his hair grow longer, likes 'specially his sideburns and even changed the color of his hair.

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These changes are deeply  documented on episodes of his television show from 1970 onward.  Today. on this coolest of cool awesome anniversary of THE DAY THAT COOLNESS CAME TO EARTH, we are goin' to share what we consider to be an extraordinary example of just how cool our Dino became....sharin' with all youse Dino-holics a Portrait Of A Swinger....Dino '72, awesomely accentin' a Dino-croon from the exquisite episode that aired on .November 23, 1972.

We gotta 'fess up that the seeds of our Centennial Celebration Post began on Sunday, April 23 of this Dino-year when our bestest of best Dino-bro, Danny-o posted his wonderful weekly edition of his Danny G.'s Sunday Serenade With Dino accentin' our swingin' Dino croonin' "Then I'll Be Happy" which you can locate  HERE.
In his swank scribin's our Dino-holic bro Danny sez......

"So...we ALL know...our FEARLESS leader, Dino Martin Peters, TOTALLY digs our Dino bein' his COMPLETELY "RANDIEST" he puts it...durin' the 70's. Haha!!

I loves his Dino-descriptions!

Now, pals o just so happens...I may have stumbled upon a Dino-tune that I aints EVER 'member hearin' before!

It's FUN!
IT'S...IT'S...SWINGINLY 70's!!!

You can see how much fun Dean was havin' at this time of his life!
The "blonde" I call them. Haha!!

I pulled it from Dino's show circa 1972."

We, likes, of course, were marvelously moved by our Danny-o's touchin' 'n tender thoughts, and likes of course greatly greatly grooved on the Dino-croon, which is truly our Dino at his coolest of cool, hippest of hip, randiest of randy.  So, likes that took us on a Dino-search to see what else we coulda finds from the Dino-episode from which "Then I'll Be Happy" came from.

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Likes that special search led us to yet 'nother youtube Dino-vid featurin' the entire episode that first aired on the peacock channel on November 23, 1972 and we featured it in the April 27 post found  HERE.  Well, likes pallies as we were lost in the deepest of deep Dino-wonder as we viewed swank segments of that vid, we fell head-over-heels in Dino-rapture as we watched our most most beloved Dino croonin' the Italiano tune, "Non Dimenticar."

Likes, to our way of Dino-thinkin' this is our Dino at the potently powerfully pinnacle of his makin' his personal persona coolly coolly completely congrugent with his performance  persona.  We feature a terrific trio of the grooviest of groovy gifs from our Dino's live perfect he pontently pauses to light his Kent cigarette, as he extraordinarily entrances us with his wry look and irresistible glance, and as he completely coolly completes the croon and takes a deep draw on his smoke.....while wearin' his signature tux and sportin' his modishly long side burns....our swingest of swingin' swinger Dino.

So on this 100th Anniversary of THE DAY THAT COOLNESS CAME TO EARTH, we share with youse what we boldly believe is one of the bestest of best examples of our most beloved Dino at his perfect peak of coolness, hipness, and randier then randy.....croonly his virile version of "Non Dimenticar."

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We looked up the lyrics of this stunnin' song and learned that "Non Dimenticar" means "never forget," so it is the potently powerful perfect song to share on this amazin' anniversary of our Dino's descent to our planet.  WE WILL NEVER EVER FORGET OUR MOST BELOVED DINO, and WHAT HE MEANS TO US!  YOU HAVE COMPLETELY CAPTURED OUR HEARTS AND WILL HOLD 'EM FOREVER!  Below are the lovin' lyrics that speaks of our deepest of deep devotion to our one and only Dino

"Non Dimenticar"

Non Dimenticar means don't forget your heart my darling
Don't forget to be all you mean to me

Non Dimenticar my love is like a star my darling
Shining bright and clear
Just because you're here

Please do not forget that our lips have met
And I held you tight dear
Was it dreams ago
My heart felt this glow only just tonight dear

Non Dimenticar although you travel far my darling
It's my heart you'll own so I'll wait alone
Non Dimenticar
Non Dimenticar although you travel far my darling
It's my heart you'll own so I'll wait alone Non Dimenticar

On this day of the coolest of cool celebration of the 100th anniversary of our Dino's descent to  us, we  offer our awe-filled appreciato to our Danny-o, who started us on this Dino-quest, and, of course, our deepest of deep devotion to our Dino, the first, last, and only  reason for ilovedinomartin bein' 'round. Likes, of course, you will note that we have also included the vibrant vid of our Dino croonin' "Non Dimenticar" for your Dino-viewin' Dino-pleasure.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Monday, June 29, 2020

Dean Martin celebrating his birthday with Jerry Lewis through the years along with other special moments between the friends.

Hey pallies, likes as we were preparin' last Saturday's Dino-devotional awesomely accentin' the vibrant vid from June 7, 1989 when our most beloved Dino's most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis, surprised our King of Cool by bringin' out a huge huge birthday cake while our Dino was performin' at Bally's Grand in our Dino's playground, 'Vegas, baby, 'Vegas, we delightfully discovered that Donazify, who had posted the vid at youtube, had also swankly shared his coolest of cool creation of the vid tagged, "Dean Martin birthday tribute with Jerry Lewis, which was Donazify's  homage to our Dino on his 100th birthday.

This virile vid shared below opens with this most lovin' quotation from Mr. Lewis:   "I miss Dean.   I fell in love with him the day we met.  I wish he were here.   He was a miracle that God put in my life, and working with him was a feeling that I'll never ever forget." -Jerry Lewis"

Next up is a clip from one of the Martin and Lewis Colgate's that we ain't ever remembered seein' before that has Jerry tellin' the audience and the viewin' world 'bout our Dino's up comin' birthday and askin' 'em to join him in "wishing him a happy birthday."

Likes next is our Dino croonin' one of his most memorable tunes, "Memories Are Made Of This," while a mighty marvelous montage of memorable moments between our Dino and Jerry, includin' both potent pixs and cool clips,  The incredible image 'bove of our Dino and Jerry kissin' on the set of "The Stooge" truly shows how much love there is between these partners in comedy.

Finally, this touchin' and tender trib by Donazify ends with those lovin' moments at Bally's Grand when Dino kisses Jerry and they openly profess their love for each other.   We believe that this was the last time that our Dino and Mr. Lewis appeared it public and what a wonderful memories it is not only for our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner, Jerry, but for all us Dino-philes as well.

Likes, once 'again we thank our pallie Donazify for his time, energy, and talent makin' this hugest of huge homage of our Dino and his partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin birthday tribute with Jerry Lewis


Dean Martin celebrating his birthday with Jerry Lewis through the years along with other special moments between the friends. In honor of Dean Martin's 100th birthday!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons"

Welcome back, mi amici!

How's Summer 2020 treatin' youse so far?
Pretty damn well here in ol' Massachusetts!

Cants' complain a bit, my friends.

Seems like Mother Nature is on a "Vaca" or somethin'.
Weather has been pretty consistent.
Blue skies.
Steady 80's.
Just bea-u-ti-ful bright days & calm breezy nights, pallies.

And even this damn virus seems to be on a downward trend, the moment, anyway.

Amen to that & Fingers crossed!

So as we wind down this cool cool month long celebration of "The Day That Coolness Came to Earth"...I just gots to thinkin' 'bout what this particular season has in store for us.

Sure, we'll have plenty of hot & humid days.
Some beachin' & poolin'...thins' like that...hopefully.

But, like us all...I wonder if Corona will be controllable someday soon...or will it kick in worse?!

Will the protestors & the politicians ever see eye to eye...or will we always be at each other's throats?!

Our world seems to be spinnin' the wrong way, mi amici!
It's 'nough to drive us all mad!

I guess we got plenty to dwell on as we're chillin' out at home.

But what else, pals?
Everyones goin' stir crazy!
What can we all do all Summer long??!!

Knowin' myself...not too much!

I'm more of a chill out kinda fella, anyway.

Probably the way our bestest pal, Dino was.

We all read how he was mostest happy just relaxin' on a golf course or watchin' a western at home.

Yup, that was Dean...& that is me.
I know...I know...I'm always lookin' for any & every little similarity 'tween Dino & myself.
But, hey!
Why not?!
Who better to compare to & model after?
Am I right, pallies?


And guess what else?

When I'm chillin' & doin' ab so lute ly nothin'...I'm actually...usually...thinkin' 'bout my past.
Yea, that's me too.
Forever melancholy.

Well, pals...just so happens...that as i'm ponderin' those days & Summers gone by...Dean seems to be in just 'bout every thought.

The background music to my life.

The people I've known.
The places I've gone.

They all seem to somehow have Dino attached.

What can I say, my friends? He's my inspiration.
A connectin' energy that links it ALL together.

Today's Serenade..."I Love You, For Sentimental Reasons" one of those Dino-jams that goes through my thoughts all the time.

Perfect background to my memories of perfect Summers.

Let's check it out & see where it brings youse, mi amici.
Maybe back to last year.
Maybe takes you on a new journey forward!
Now THAT'S a great thought!

Either way, pallies...It's GREAT havin' Dino walkin' along with you!
Guidin' us through it all!


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Jerry Lewis surprises Dean Martin at his birthday celebration at Bally's 1989.

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Hey pallies, likes as we were reverently ruminatin' 'bout our most beloved Dino's birthday, we felt very much led by our Dino to search google images with the terms Dean Martin birthday, and the incredible image 'bove awesomely appeared on the 'puter screen.   Likes we remembered readin' 'bout our Dino's 72nd birthday while he was playin' in his playground, 'Vegas baby 'Vegas, at Bally's Grand on June 7, 1989.  That's the eventful evenin' when his beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis beautifully brought out that huge huge cake on stage durin' our Dino's performance.

Likes seein' the powerfully potent pix sent us to wonderin' if perhaps there just mighta be a youtube vid that captured these marvelous moments of Dino-history...and indeed we immediately found the vibrant vid below that completely, coolly captured this touchin' and tender time between our our beloved Dino and his most beloved partner in comedy, Mr. Jerry Lewis.

Havin' found both the pix and the vid, it further mightily  motivated us to search that greatest of great Dino-bio, "DINO: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Living" by supreme scriber Mr. Nick Tosches for his remarkable reflections on this sweet sweet movin' moment between our Dino and Mr. Lewis.  Here is how Tosches' perfect prose remembers it"

He knew where he was, and he knew who that was, wheeling out the big birthday cake toward him on the stage of Bally's Grand.   The monkey look good.   God bless him since he'd gotten off the shit.   Open- heart surgery agreed with him.

"Here's to seventy-two years of joy you've given the world," Jerry said, "and why we broke up, I'll never know."

Yes.   Seventy-two.  He knew. Seventy-two  years ago today.  The little house on Sixth Street.  The feast of St. Anthony.

"You surprised me," he said.  It was true.   "I love you," he said, "and I mean it."

We gotta 'fess up pallies that as we read, and then listened to on the vid, the luminously  lovin' wonderful words spoken between our Dino and Jerry, our heart was wonderfully warmed and when we saw our Dino kiss Jerry and saw the almighty affection that they truly have for each other, our heart was filled to overflowin' with Dino-happiness.

We give grateful gratitude to a pallie tagged Donazify, who posted the youtube vid; to the pallie who posted the Dino-image on the 'net; to Mr. Nick Tosches for his swank scribin' of his Dino-tome; to Mr. Jerry Lewis for his joyful grandest of grand gesture of surprisin' our Dino on his '72 birthday; and most of all to our mighty marvelous majestic Dino for, as Mr. Lewis sweetly stated, "years of joy you've given the world."

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Jerry Lewis surprises Dean Martin at his B'day '89

Jerry Lewis surprises Dean Martin at his birthday celebration at Bally's 1989. From the Joe DiCesare collection.

Friday, June 26, 2020

The National Italian American Foundation Wishes Our Dino Happy Birthday!

Hey pallies, likes today we takes all youse Dino-philes to yet 'nother powerfully potent platform on the ol' world wide web for yet 'nother powerfully potent presentation hugely homagin' our most most most beloved Dino on the 103rd amazin' anniversary of our King of Cool's descent to our humble planet on June 7, 1917, that which we speakth here at our little ilovdinomartin conclave as The Day That Coolness Came To Earth.

Likes in doin' some on-goin' Dino-researchin' at our pallie google's supreme search engine, we arrived at the Twitter site for The National Italian American Foundation (official logo noted on the left).  The NIAF  "is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes Italian American culture and heritage," so likes it's a no brainer that they woulda wanna shouts out to the world their reverent remembrance of one of their own, and as they sez in their precious post, that our Dino "was one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century.

We gotta 'fess up that it totally totally thrills us to find such a mighty marvelous mixture of Dino-adulation comin' from such a mighty marvelous mixture of swank sources simply continually to delightfully demonstrate how far and wide, how high and deep, likes how totally ubberly universal is the absolute amore pallies everywhere have for our King of Cool.  We thanks the outstandin' organization o the National Italian American Foundation for proudly professin' their deepest delight in our one, our only Dino!  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Happy Birthday to #DeanMartin who would be 103 years old today! Born Dino Paul Crocetti, (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995), Martin was an American actor, singer and comedian. He was one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century.