Hey pallies, likes just gotta 'fess up that I am totally totally psyched to be sharin' today's Dino-message with ya 'cause it simply flows with amazin' Dino-information to aid all us Dino-holics in our thirst for more and more Dino-knowledge!
Today's Dino-gram originates at the western blog pad, "Charles Starrett – One Fan's Journey" (clicks on tag of this Dino-message to goes there) and is simply drippin' with tons of Dino-fasts that likes I just can't wait to memorize!
Today's post from the western blog features guest blogger, western fan Bob Siler, who has compiled lists of the pads that many western stars have laid their heads. One the western stars that Mr. Siler has chronicled is none other then our most wonderful Dino, and indeed his post today features an exhaustive list of the places that our Dino resided from his birth in 1917 through 1948. As the post states, the Dino-listin's are "to be continued."
For those of us that simply crave more and more Dino-information, this post is a stunnin' list of Dino-facts to add to our Dino-knowledge. Likes am likes so so impressed with the efforts that Mr. Siler has gone to in order to gather all these Dino-details! And, likes I 'specially likes the bonus of the pix of our most beloved Dino with wife numero uno, Betty. Likes I'm sure that I have never seen that pix before and pictures of Dino and Betty together are somewhat hard to come by.
ilovedinomartin sez our thanks to the pallie who hangs his hat at "Charles Starrett –One Fan's Journey" and particularly Mr. Bob Siler for sharin' these homey Dino-facts with us...simply makin' my Dino-day to learn more and more 'bout the life and times of our amazin' Dino! Dino-delightedly, DMP btw, simply can't wait for the more to come from Siler!
HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS – Dean Martin
August 16, 2011
HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS
SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER
Howdy Fellow Film Lovers
This is your tour guide, Bob, with another trip to the homes of one one of yesterdays western film favorites. This time we’ll be visiting places where Dean Martin once lived.
Now, some of you might think of Dean as nothing more than a singer, actor, comic and straight man to Jerry Lewis. But he was much more than that. He was a lover of western movies and a great western film actor. Dean wasn’t into the movie star social life of nightclubs and partys and when his wife, Jeanne would throw a big gathering at their home on Mountain Drive, Dean could always be found in the den watching a western instead of hob nobbing with the elite of the film world. He didn’t care if anyone was insulted either, producers, actors, actresses, if didn’t matter. He would not play the star game for anyone, not even his wife or best friend, Frank Sinatra. I’ve read several books on Dean and the one thing that comes across about him was that he was a decent guy.
No one seemed to have a bad thing to say about him. After twenty odd years of marriage, he and Jeanne divorced and he married a much younger babe. That marriage was short lived. In the end, it was Jeanne who took care of him until the day he died. And he made sure that she and their children never had to ask for anything. He was a good man.
So, put on your favorite Dean Martin album and lets stroll through the places he had called home.
(By the way, my original tour also listed the homes of Jerry Lewis, which I did not include here. If you would like to have a list of Jerry’s homes just drop me an e – mail and I’ll get it to you.)
THE DEAN MARTIN TOUR
FROM STUBENVILLE TO MANHATTAN
1917 – 1940s
1917 – 1930
319 SOUTH 6th STREET
He was born here at the family home on June 7, 1917.
118 BRADY AVENUE
The family moved to this house located on the northern end of town.
630 GRAND VIEW AVENUE
They next moved into this small brick house.
1210 RIVERVIEW AVENUE
They moved into this small two – story gabled house with a backyard.
It overlooked the Ohio and West Virginia hills.
NORTH SEVENTH STREET
Lived here for awhile.
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO
2820 MAYFIELD ROAD
Dean and his first wife, Betty, moved here, their first home, after getting married.
2130 SUNSET BOULEVARD
Dean’s parents were now living here.
1943 – 1948
NEW YORK CITY
1943 – 1944
LONDON TERRACE APARTMENTS – MANHATTAN (Chelsea area)
Dean and Betty’s first New York apartment.
1101 CARDINAL AVENUE
Dean’s parents were living here. When Dean was on the road Betty and the children lived here with them. When he was in town, he stayed here as well.
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
1137 GARDENIA AVENUE
In the mid – late ’40s his parents left Ohio and moved here.
NEW YORK CITY
RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND WEST 106th STREET
Dean, Betty and the kids were living here in a ten-room apartment before moving to Los Angeles.
TO BE CONTINUED…
Bob Siler grew up in Burbank, not far from Universal Studios and Warner Brothers where they made his favorite monster movies. A long-time fan of Westerns, he still has a hard time believing that the great John Wayne could die. Bob has created many lists detailing where the famous and infamous lived, are buried, and the cars they drove. He has recently completed this list of Western Stars homes after many years. Burbank Bob now resides in Portland, Oregon.