Hey pallies, likes as we round out our first full week of Dino-amore-month I am likes so so pumped to be sharin' some wonderful Dino-amorin' from Västmanland, Sweden...and likes we all knows how much the Sweds knows 'bout lovin.
From the chick blogg "Welcome To Elisabeth" comes some of the most lovin' Dino-homagin' by a lady tagged Lismarie. Seems Lismarie simply gots smitten early on by our Dino, as she opines... "since the first time I heard him sing "That's amore", that voice deep,rich and smooth..." It is clear from Miss Lismarie's Dino-prose that she is truly truly one sold out chick to our Dino and ain't afraid to let the world know her deep, pure, and true Dino-passion.
And pallies, checks out no only Miss Lismarie's stellar choice of Dino-clips, but the wonderful wonderful way that she is homagin' our Dino with her Dino-art...how great to see Dino-devotion shown in this artistic way!
Woulda have to agree with Miss Lismarie's Dino-reflection...."He is often described as easygoing and good natured, he loved to laugh and make others laugh, he never seemed to take himself too seriously and I wonder if he ever realised how gifted he was." These words ring so Dino-true to those of us who are deeply devoted to our great man...there never was and never will be anyone as wonderful as our wonderful Dino!
Truly in this season of special Dino-amore, it is so so refreshin' to find such profound Dino-testimony and from Sweden no less...continuin' to prove that Dino-amorin' knows no bounds! Thanks to Miss Lismarie for sharin' her love of our beloved Dino with her readers and thus helpin' other pallies to grow in their amorin' of our Dino. Keeps lovin' Dino Miss Lismarie...and keeps sharin' that Dino-passion with the wider Dino-world. To read this in it's original format, as usual, just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-post. Dino-sharin', DMP
Saturday, 5 February 2011
I've been in love with Dean Martin since the first time I heard him sing "That's amore", that voice deep,rich and smooth... I especially love the Italian songs.
"The man who plays the mandolino" is a favourite it always puts a big smile on my face so is "On an evening in Roma","Volare", "Mambo Italiano" and of course "That's amore" and many many more.
He had a very long and successful acting/singer/television career spanning more than 40 years starting out at 16 as a prizefighter with the name "Kid Crochet" and among other things gas station worker and a card shark. Fame came when in 1946 he teamed up with Jerry Lewis, became an actor and starred with Lewis in a long running television variety show, the comedy duo broke up in 1957 and Dino went on to international fame starring in films like "The young lions"1958 and "Rio Bravo"1959 , a succession of films followed, in 1960 he starred in "Oceans 11" with the legendary Rat Pack members Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davies Jr, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.
He also went on to entertain his audience on television with "The Dean Martin show"1965 ... later renamed "The Dean Martin Comedy Hour" and then again "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts" 1973-1984 which became one of the most successful shows in the history of television roasting the likes of James Stewart, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne and Orson Welles.
He was well known for his trademark cigarette and glass of alcohol during his famous Rat Pack performances, much of the booze was actually apple juice this secret came of after the Variety show ended, told by his son Dean Paul Martin "that his father could not have performed if he had really drank that much liquor" He once said " If people want to think I get drunk and stay out all night, let 'em. That's how I got here, you know"
He is often described as easygoing and good natured, he loved to laugh and make others laugh, he never seemed to take himself too seriously and I wonder if he ever realised how gifted he was.
He loved westerns and spent his later years watching them on television the older the better.
The song "Everybody needs somebody sometime" the theme song for his television series and a billboard number one in 1964 is written on his tombstone.
Here are some of my favourite clips with Dino
I even attempted painting his portrait last year it's hard trying to capture someone you love and know so well, the light in the photo isn't the best too much shine in the black, I'm still contemplating the background shall i leave it like it is or...some people miss the cigarette well there's no room unless I stick it in his mouth.. lol.
Posted by Lismarie at 21:53 Labels: Dean Martin, Film and books, music, My art, my photos