Monday, September 12, 2011

Dino: Rat Pack, the Mafia and the great dream of happiness

Hey pallies, likes I gets such a natural Dino-high by combin' the web searchin' for Dino-devotion whenever and wherever it may be found. Today's Dino-discovery comes from the most interestin'ly tagged blog pad, "Evictions and disposal in central Switzerland....We are working around the room and LUCERNE ZUG," where Swiss blogger Mr. Erwin Lussi holds forth. As I ain't got the ability to read German, I put the blog post into a 'net translater and found the tagg of Mr. Lussi's Dino-prose to loosely translate, "Dino: Rat Pack, the Mafia and the great dream of happiness [Paperback]."

This Dino-trib by Mr. Lussi seems to center on information gleaned with that most amazin' of amazin' Dino-bio, Nick Tosches' "DINO: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Living." Other than statin' that Jeanne was our Dino's "third wife," the Dino-reflections contained here are to my knowledge accurate.

How excitin' to find more and more international posts puttin' the accent on our Dino. Indeed, this is the first in the German language that I can remember sharin'.
Likes it just goes to show that Dino-devotion knows no boundaries or barriers! ilovedinomartin says our appreciato to Mr. Erwin Lussi for helpin' his readers to grow in knowin', lovin', and honorin' our most beloved Dino! To read this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-message. Dino-delightedly, DMP

btw pallies, likes have included by the original German as well as English translation here.





Erwin Lussi, Wichlernstrasse 6, 6010 Kriens

Evictions and disposal in central Switzerland
We are working around the room and LUCERNE ZUG

Dino: Rat Pack, the Mafia and the great dream of happiness [Paperback]

Posted on 10th September 2011 by admin

In his last years he was interested in nothing more. All around him were dead. Now even Sammy. Laryngeal cancer. The melancholy - always the problem of large Schweiger - it was now under control. Alzheimer's disease has been rumored. He does not care. He had everything and had all of them. In December 1995, finally ended the life of Dino Crocetti, who was received as the son of an immigrant Italian barber by the name of Dean Martin as one of the biggest stars in the annals of American show business. A monstrous life, Nick Tosches with the help of an armada of filmmakers, led by Martin's ex-partner Jerry Lewis, and his third wife, Jeanne, has nearly 700 pages of meticulously collected. From Steubenville, Stahlkaff one in Ohio, led the way in 1917 infants who had distinguished themselves early on as Wettas, dealer and womanizer, thanks to its melting point and a provocatively sexy Belcantos permeability, directly into the clubs of Manhattan. After the series ended in a successful film comedies on the side of Jerry Lewis with a crash, began his friendship with Frank Sinatra. The infamous Rat Pack, a stylized basically reactionary male bonding, complete with Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, through numerous contacts with the Mafia excesses and dubious legend. Tosches saves this dark side of the superstar, the one found without ever filled glass and dump, is not enough. Almost until his death remained the "Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me" (a euphemism for Martins sung veritable drinking problem), operates as a nightclub singer and TV entertainer of the audience. The almost eerie passages of inner monologues, which speaks Tosches literally from the mouth of his protagonist, may be biographically questionable, however, paint a fascinating and grim portrait of this strange sphinx-like, almost autistic character named Dean Martin, one of the last show stars from far-off days. Ravi-Unger

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Dino: Rat-Pack, die Mafia und der große Traum vom Glück [Taschenbuch]

Posted on 10. September 2011 by admin

In seinen letzten Jahren interessierte ihn nichts mehr. Alle um ihn herum waren gestorben. Nun auch noch Sammy. Kehlkopfkrebs. Die Schwermut — schon immer das Problem des großen Schweigers — hatte ihn jetzt fest im Griff. Von Alzheimer wurde gemunkelt. Ihm egal. Er hatte alles und alle gehabt. Im Dezember 1995 endete schließlich der Lebensweg des Dino Crocetti, der als Sohn eines eingewanderten italienischen Barbiers unter dem Namen Dean Martin als einer der größten Stars in die Annalen des amerikanischen Showbusiness eingegangen war. Ein ungeheuerliches Leben, das Nick Tosches unter Mithilfe einer Armada von Filmschaffenden, allen voran Martins Ex-Partner Jerry Lewis, sowie seiner dritten Ehefrau Jeanne, auf nahezu 700 Seiten akribisch genau zusammengetragen hat. Aus Steubenville, einem Stahlkaff in Ohio, führte der Weg des 1917 Geborenen, der sich schon früh als Wettas, Kartengeber und Womanizer hervorgetan hatte, dank seines schmelzenden Belcantos und einer aufreizend erotischen Lässigkeit, direkt in die Clubs von Manhattan. Nachdem die Serie erfolgreicher Filmkomödien an der Seite von Jerry Lewis mit einem Krach endete, begann die Freundschaft mit Frank Sinatra. Das berüchtigte Rat-Pack, ein im Grunde reaktionärer Männerbund, vervollständigt durch Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford und Joey Bishop, stilisierte sich durch zahllose Exzesse und dubiose Mafiakontakte zur Legende. Tosches spart diese dunklen Seiten des Superstars, den man nie ohne gefülltes Glas und Kippe antraf, nicht aus. Fast bis zu seinem Lebensende blieb der “Little Ole Wine Drinker, Me” (ein gesungener Euphemismus für Martins veritables Alkoholproblem), als Nachtclubsänger und TV-Entertainer dem Publikum präsent. Die fast unheimlich anmutenden Passagen innerer Monologe, in denen Tosches buchstäblich aus dem Munde seines Protagonisten spricht, mögen biografisch fragwürdig sein, zeichnen aber ein faszinierendes und düsteres Porträt dieses merkwürdig sphinxhaften, fast autistischen Wesens namens Dean Martin, eines der letzten Showstars aus fernen Tagen. –Ravi Unger
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2 comments:

Andy Young* said...

Hi DMP,
How are you? Been awhile since we kept in touch.

I have put you on the Singapore Friendly Bloggers group as all of them love Dean Martin.

Cheers.

Always On Watch said...

I'm not sure that our Dino had Alzheimer's.

He did have lung disease, and I know for a fact from what my father went through that lung disease causes depression and, sometimes, dementia (due to oxygen levels being low).