Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) Official Trailer – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin Comedy Movie HD




Hey pallies, likes we keeps findin' more and more web pads puttin' the accent on our most beloved Dino makin' it easier and easier for folks all 'round the globe to keeps growin' in their deep, pure, and true devotion to our Dino.  Today our little Dino-conclave takes youse Dino-holics to a simply tagged blog, " The Movie Watchers," who have posted a simply supreme vid clip of the "Official Warner Brothers Trailer" from "Robin and the 7 Hoods."

Likes pallies it is totally totally thrillin' to see some beau-ti-ful behinds the scenes action on the set of this classy classic big screen production from that great Dino-year 1964 with our Dino and his pallies Mr. Frank Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis Jr. havin' such a blast playin' the hippest of hip "Hoods" ever!

As far as we can tell, this is the first Dino-centric post from our new-to-ilovedinomartin movie blog, "The Movie Watchers," and likes we trust it will be the first of just a ton of entries honorin' our King of Cool.  We are likes takin' the op to also post one of what we consider the most swankest of swank Dino-poses that comes directly from this Dino-classic.  We thanks the folks at "The Movie Watchers" for sharin' this great great vid featurin' our great great man.  Dino-awed, DMP

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) Official Trailer – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin Comedy Movie HD

Monday, September 29, 2014

Scotty's Sharin': Dean Martin on 'The Dean Martin Show' 1967


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Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that we have been checkin' back often to our Dino-addicted pallie Scotty's site, "BlueisKewl" in hopes of strikin' more Dino-gold at his pad full of the coolest poses.
Well our persistence has paid off as today we feature 'nother golden image of our golden man courtesy of our Dino-diggin' pallie Scotty.

What, as you will see below, Scotty has shared this time is a very very cool candid pose of our most beloved Dino from our great man's great show.  Photographed by Mr. Ed Thrasher in 1967, the pix is
powerfully perfect in every Dino-way, capturin' our Dino at the zenith of his soarin' career.

We sez our "thank you very much" to Scotty dude for continue to search and share plentiful poses of our most beloved Dino with his remarkable readership...help many into the Dino-fold.  And, we also thanks our Scotty for his faithful readership and pattership of our humble little ilovedinomartin blog.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP





Photo by Ed Thrasher.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Mean To Me"



Welcome back, Ol pals o mine! Happy Fall!

I actually REALLY dig this time of year, pallies! It's cool cool breezes...it's kooky spooky vibe...it's yummy yum pies!!!
The ONLY thin' I DON'T dig 'bout Autumn...ALL THE RAKIN'!!! Hahaha!!! Leaves! Yuck!  O well....guess youse can't win em' all.

Told youse before what to do...just throw some Dino in your headphones & get some quality ALONE time with Dean! Haha! Leave blowin' never seemed SO SO cool!!! Yes sir!


Anyway pals, gots us a REALLY jammin' tune, for today's Serenade, that's gonna get this season SWINGIN'!
"Mean To Me" is such a fun fun tune! I know, I know!!! Sounds crazy to say that 'bout a song with that title...but...don't forget pallies...we ARE talkin' 'bout DINO here! Haha!!

It STILL amazes me how Dean can make me smile EVEN when he's singin' the blues! HaHa!!

OK. Let's do this! Get those rakes ready! Grab some spiked cider & get your Fall groovin'! Hahaha!!! Enjoy!


                 
                               
               


You're mean to me
Why must you be mean to me
Gee honey, it seems to me you love to see me crying
I don't know why
I stay home each night when you say you'll phone
You don't and I'm left alone
Singing the blues and sighing

You treat me coldly each day of the year
You always scold me whenever somebody is near
Dear, it must be great fun to be mean to me
You shouldn't for can't you see what you mean to me
It must be great fun to be mean to me
You shouldn't for can't you see what you mean to me

Saturday, September 27, 2014

From Pallie Jesse: Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra share a laugh at the Cedars-Sinai Benefit Party, early 1960s.

Hey pallies, likes we gots 'nother powerful pix of our most beloved Dino with his bestest of best pallie Mr. Frank Sinatra for your viewin' Dino-pleasure this very Dino-day.  Recently our Dino-devoted pallie Mr. Jesse who presides over one of the coolest of cool blogs on the 'net, "Just A Car Guy"(http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/) sent us a link to a tumblr site tagged "Tokyo Bleep" where some pallie had posted this cool candid shot of our Dino and Sinatra sharin' a laugh "at the Cedars-Sinai Benefit Party, early 1960s."

Every so often our Dino-lovin' pallie spots a Dino-pose that he's thinkin' we ain't seen before, and he most most kindly sends it our way.  We wishes that the world was full of more pallies like Jesse, who when we thanked him for his most recent Dino-contribution said, "Here to help feed your hobby and website... I'm just along for the ride! It's all you making it happen!"

 Well, as the sayin' goes we can't pick up the ball until it has been thrown to us, and we are most most grateful to be able to call Jesse our pallie in Dino and wants him and youse to publicly know that we appreciate each and every effort he has and continues to make in the cause of our King of Cool.  So, we thanks to our Dino-diggin' pallie Jesse...just a car guy for just bein' one of the bestest of best pallies in the universe!  To checks out the pix in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  And, while youse are at it, why not stop over at Jesse's blog and checks out his action!  Dino-appreciately, DMP




Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra share a laugh at the Cedars-Sinai Benefit Party, early 1960s.

Friday, September 26, 2014

ERNESTO VALERIO – THE DEAN MARTIN OF SINGAPORE


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Brad Spurgeon
Hey pallies, likes we are thrilled to yet 'gain shares with your more internationale Dino-devotion.  Today we visit with Mr. Brad Spurgeon, who has had a  "career in journalism and writing," and who uses said talents scribin' his self-tagged blog, "Brad Spurgeon's Blog - A world of music, auto racing, travel, literature, chess, wining, dining and other crazy thoughts…."

In his September 18 post, Spurgeon writes 'bout time spent in Singapore and lookin' for some music action in the local bar scene.  As you pallies will read, Brad happened 'pon a bar where the 51 -year career crooner Mr. Ernesto Valerio was holdin' forth, and it is clear by Spurgeon's written words that he was delighted by what he heard sayin' that Valerio...." won me over entirely."

Likes you maybe wonderin' where our Dino comes in.  Well, Ernesto Valerio has been known for decades as "The Dean Martin Of Singapore."  Now, likes how cool is that Dino-holics o'mine?!?!?!
Likes if you listens to the third vid clip that Brad has provided youse gets to hear Ernesto croonin' just a wee bit of our most beloved Dino's most beloved signature song, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime," and likes you can hear Valerio awesome affection for our King of Cool as he sings.

How how happy we here at ilovedinomartin are to learn of 'nother dude who's into deep, pure, and true Dino-interpretation and we thanks Mr. Brad Spurgeon for sharin' this post with his readership and puttin' the larger Dino-world onto 'nother extraordinary entertainer who is into Dino-emulation.
To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP


DISCOVERING ANOTHER SIDE OF SINGAPORE’S MUSIC SCENE: ERNESTO VALERIO – THE DEAN MARTIN OF SINGAPORE – AND HIS 51-YEAR CAREER IN THE CITY STATE

 September 18, 2014

 bradspurgeon

Ernesto Valerio


SINGAPORE – I started out feeling really disappointed when I arrived at the Actors Jam Bar only to discover that it is open now only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for the jam sessions, and the rest of the week it is free only to organized private events. It was always a mainstay for me, no matter what night of the week. Unless my memory fails. In any case, that was the disappointment. What turned it all around was that as I was making my way back to the hotel on Mosque Street I saw a bar I had not noticed int the past, and it advertised live music. I could see the stage, it looked very professional, very cool, there was a bass guitar and a semi-acoustic, both in stands, and the music was soon to pick up again.

I had the time to go off and find a desert of ice cream to cool off my burning mouth from the street food I’d just eaten next to the Actors Jam Bar, and then I decided to make my way back up the street to have a whiskey and check out the music in this bar. I walk into the place, and I find a bass player and lead player/singer, onstage, playing beautiful jazz with a light touch, and the lead player, a man in his 60s, greets me, right in the middle of the song. Cool!



I take a seat in front of the stage, and bit by bit my attention is taken deeper into this man’s music, his deft touch on the guitar, the great rhythm between him and the bass player, and finally, most surprisingly, the sudden appearance of his voice. I am not a big fan of deep, worn, whiskey-washed voices – even less interested in such voices that sing blues in bars all over the world and on Tom Waits records. (I love Waits, but mostly the early stuff.) But here I found something I’ve never really seen before: This whiskey washed voice of the man I was to learn is named Ernesto Valerio, a Singaporean musician who has played in bars in the city-state for 51 years, may have its limitations, but his feeling and his ability to temper the voice in all sorts of different keys and needs and sounds, just won me over entirely.



From a soft, pseudo high pitch to its more natural lower zone, the voice expressed an inner love of music that is rare. And his guitar playing, the beautiful fingerpicking and lead stuff and wide spread of jazz and pop and other modes – even Chinese, I learned later – just made him the consummate guitarist. And he is also a showman. I had to speak to the guy afterwards. That’s where I found out that Ernesto has been playing in Singapore for 51 years, and that he is now 67 years old.

“I still just love it,” he said of playing music in front of audiences.

That was clear. And the audience loves it too.

But it was in returning back to the hotel that the story broadened. I just had to do a little search on Ernesto Valerio, now that I had his name. That led me to seeing that he is a well-known local performer, indeed, who has rubbed shoulders with the best of them here, and who has had a nice spread of media attention, who is often called “the Dean Martin of Singapore.” He used to play in a group in the early 60s, but soon went solo because he just didn’t like having to deal with other musicians. (His duet with the bass player is remarkably full sounding, by the way.)

THE MALAYSIAN, PAUL PONNUDORAI, MASTER-STUDEND, STUDENT-DISCIPLE CONNECTION

As I read on, I saw a connection between Ernesto and a guitarist I had met in March of 2012 in Kuala Lumpur: Paul Ponnudorai. I had met this guy Paul, briefly, at a bar venue in Kuala Lumpur where I had played. Paul, I did not know at the time, was an internationally respected guitarist who had played with people like Billy Cobham, Tuck & Patti, and Wynton Marsalis and many others. I had been introduced to Paul after I played a set at Rockafellas and I had no idea what a great guitarist this guy was, and how basic my guitar playing must have looked to him by comparison. But he was a cool, simple, unassuming man. It turned out that Paul Ponnudorai, at 51, had only a few months to live, as he died in the summer of organ failure, and that was the end of a man they called Malaysia’s greatest guitarist, and sometimes, even the world’s greatest….



 Ernesto Valerio through a glass

The point of this, is that Paul Ponnudorai had at first been trained by this man Ernesto. Some say Ernesto then later became a disciple of Paul! But why I mention all of this on this blog, is because all these links coming together, these meetings with remarkable musicians in KL and Singapore (located on the Malaysian peninsula) have helped me draw a picture in my mind of a fabulously thriving musical scene in this part of the world that only the lack of an adequate publicity machine keeps secret from the rest of the world.



The Malaysia/Singapore musical world is closely tied, and fabulously populated by guitarists, bassists (Andy Peterson) and an a fabulous collection of beautiful vocalists. Looking forward to learning more over the next few days….

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dean Martin singing fun, especially when Frank is with him on stage.

Hey pallies, likes we follow one intriguin'  internationale  item of Dino-devotion with yet 'nother.  While yester-Dino-day we turned our attentionado to a pallie from Stockholm Sweden, today we visit with a sold-out-to-our-Dino Spaniard dude Mr. Marcos Callau.

 Faithful readers of ilovedinomartin knows that Marco is deeply devoted to our Dino's pallie of pallies Mr. Frank Sinatra.  Indeed likes today Dino-gram comes from Mr. Callau amore to Sinatra, "Frank Sinatra, the best voice of all time - One For My Baby."  Now while we earnst while woulda respecfully disagree with Marco's positionin' Mr. Sinatra as numero uno voice....a place that we woulda only reserve for our most beloved Dino, we know that Callau holds a deep place of deep respect in his heart of hearts for our great great man.

Indeed his Dino-honorin' post, "Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra, again," shows his fondness for our King of Cool.  We likes 'specially loves when Marco scribes,  Dean Martin singing fun, especially when Frank is with him on stage."  And, we coulda 'gree more that our Dino has the bestest of best times when he is makin' funny and croonin' with Mr. Sinatra.

Youse are gonna really digs the vid clip that Marcos has culled from the youtube archives.  It features our Dino and Mr. Sinatra with a group of glamous gals who are their "team"  in 1958 makin' fun patter and croonin' "I Love To Love."   Indeed our amazin' Dino does has an amazin' chemistry when he is performin' with Mr. Sinatra....very very cool to watch indeed!

ilovedinomartin sends our pallie Mr. Marco Callau a shout out of Dino-appreciato for featurin' our main man at his main blog.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-groovin', DMP




Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra, again



Tracking the net, I found a video that looked long, dating from 1958 and is one of the funniest speeches and more swing in which they collaborated Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, this pair of friends who, above all, they had much fun when they sang together. Also runs another video titled Festival of friends in which Dean Martin appears during his television show performing with several stars of the time such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, the Andrews Sisters or Lena Horne. But when Frank Sinatra in the video appears, there is a significant change. No Frank, if not the same Dean. Dean Martin singing fun, especially when Frank is with him on stage. It seems that Frank was always the "party animal", which encouraged when Dean was not very keen to tread the boards. This condition was remarkable in the last tour that Frank Sinatra, Sammy David Jr and Dean Martin undertook together, during the nineties, it was called qie the last tour of the Rat Pack. Dean was very depressed that suffered physical damage. And then repeatedly acknowledged that there was only undertaken this tour Frank. Instead, Dean withdrew before completing the series of concerts that had hired and was replaced by Liza Minnelli who "saved the furniture" with its arrival. But now, go back in time and we travel to the fifties. Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra are plethoric, probably at the peak and next time also friendship of a sweet moment for their careers. It is the show of Frank Sinatra and Dean receives in this manner:





Publicado por Marcos Callau en 23:56

Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra, again

Rastreando la red, he encontrado un video que buscaba hace tiempo, que data de 1958 y es una de las intervenciones más divertidas y con más swing en las que colaboraron Dean Martin y Frank Sinatra, este par de amigos que, sobretodo, se divertían mucho cuando cantaban juntos. También circula otro video titulado Festival of friends en el que Dean Martin aparece durante su show televisivo actuando con varias estrellas del momento como Louis armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, las Andrews Sisters o Lena Horne. Pero cuando en el video aparece Frank Sinatra, hay un cambio significativo. No por Frank, si no en el mismo Dean. Dean Martin se divierte cantando, sobretodo, cuando Frank está con él en el escenario. Parece ser que Frank siempre fue el "fiestero", el que animaba a Dean cuando este no estaba muy por la labor de pisar un escenario. Esta condición fue destacable en la última gira que Frank Sinatra, Sammy David Jr y Dean Martin emprendieron juntos, durante la década de los noventa, lo qie se llamó la última gira del Rat Pack. Dean estaba muy deprimido por el deterioro físico que sufría. Y en posteriormente en varias ocasiones reconoció que solo había emprendido esa gira por Frank. En cambio, Dean se retiró antes de terminar la serie de conciertos que tenían contratados y fue sustituído por Liza Minnelli que "salvó los muebles" con su llegada. Pero ahora, retrocedamos en el tiempo y viajemos a la década de los cincuenta. Dean Martin y Frank Sinatra se encuentran pletóricos, probablemente en el momento más álgido y próximo de su amistad, además, de un momento dulce para sus respectivas carreras. Es el show de Frank Sinatra y Dean lo recibe de esta guisa:

Publicado por Marcos Callau en 23:56

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

We need to talk about Dean Martin


Magnus Edlund

  
Hey pallies, likes lately seems the ol' web has been burstin' with Dino-devotion of the internationale sort, and we are burstin' with delight in findin' more and more pallies all 'round the Dino-universe makin' our Dino the topic of their 'puter patter!  Likes today we find ourselves at the Swedish spot "Piroutte - Science fiction, fantasy and general nörderier - since 2007" where Stockholm blogger Mr. Magnus Edlund holds forth.

Mr. Edlund immediately draws us into his Dino-centric post usin' the Dino-declarative tag, "We need to talk about Dean Martin."  As youse will read below, Magnus' motivation for his passionate prose  is our Dino's  huge huge croon, "That's Amore."  Usin' what we suspect is Edlund's tongue in cheek humor, he pokes fun at the Dino-lyrics "When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that's amore" in Magnus' words....  "It's a completely incomprehensible, tangled metaphor that does not work on any level."

Edlund argues two different  scenarios dependin' on whether our not we are "sympathetic" to our great man's lyrics....and of course finds both "interpretations" wantin' and advises, "Whatever it is careless and sloppy science dictates. It is time that we reconsider Dean Martin and boycotting his madness!"

ilovedinomartin salutes Mr. Magnus Edlund for playfully makin' our Dino the subject of prosin' helpin', we are certain, many many of his readership to turn on to our King of Cool.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Dino-diggin' DMP



We need to talk about Dean Martin

September 21, 2014 
When Dean Martin in 1953 sang "When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that's amore" in the song  That's Amore,  what the hell did he do? It's a completely incomprehensible, tangled metaphor that does not work on any level.
If we interpret the Dean a little sympathetic and assume he with "When the moon hits your eye" mean "When you see the moon", the next part of the text helkonstig. Has he never seen a pizza in his life, Dean? Because if you have a pizza in front of him, so it is undoubtedly larger than the largest super moon - so far it is understood that you are at 5-10 feet away from the pizza. Furthermore, one may wonder if our dear butter singers often munched completely white pizzas. Maybe it was all white pizzas in the 50s? I actually have no track of it, and a quick Google gives no answers, but if there is any mathistoriker out there so it may well write a line in the comments.
If we do not interpret Dean sympathetic so we must question his intelligence, or at least his knowledge of the solar system's condition, because he stands there and brazenly spreading false facts. It is extremely unlikely, if not impossible, that the moon would physically meet one's eye. 1953 moon landing was far in the future, and films like  Armageddon  and  Deep Impact had not yet been released in theaters, so the notion of contact between human / celestial body was not as common as today. Dean also seems to have no track of the moon's size and mass, if he believes that the experience to get it in the eye is somehow going to compare with a piece of pizza. A pizza in the eye might scribble down and hurts a little; a moon in the eye probably obliterates all human life on earth.
So where, then, is "That's Amore"? How is love's essence? According to the above, there are two interpretations: Either love to see a white (moldy?) Pizza at 10 meters, or is that the moon crashes into the earth and wipes out all life.
Whatever it is careless and sloppy science dictates. It is time that we reconsider Dean Martin and boycotting his madness!

Vi måste prata om Dean Martin

21 september 2014 
När Dean Martin 1953 sjöng ”When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore” i låten That’s amore, vad fan menade han då? Det är ju en helt obegriplig, trasslig, metafor som inte funkar på något plan.
Om vi tolkar Dean lite välvilligt och antar att han med ”When the moon hits your eye” menar ”När du ser månen” så blir nästa led i texten helkonstig. Har han aldrig sett en pizza i hela sitt liv, Dean? För om man har en pizza framför sig, så är den utan tvekan större än den största supermåne – så till vida det inte är underförstått att man befinner sig på 5-10 meters avstånd från pizzan. Vidare kan man undra om vår käre smörsångare ofta käkat helt vita pizzor. Kanske var alla pizzor vita på 50-talet? Jag har faktiskt ingen koll på det och en snabb googling ger inga svar, men om det finns någon mathistoriker där ute så får den gärna skriva en rad i kommentarerna.
Om vi inte tolkar Dean välvilligt så måste vi ifrågasätta hans intelligens, eller i alla fall hans kunskap om solsystemets beskaffenhet, för då står han där och helt fräckt sprider falska fakta. Det är ytterst osannolikt, för att inte säga omöjligt, att månen fysiskt skulle träffa ens öga. 1953 låg månlandningen långt i framtiden, och filmer som Armageddon och Deep impact hade ännu inte gått upp på biograferna, så föreställningen om kontakt mellan människa/himlakropp var inte lika vanliga som idag. Dean verkar dessutom inte ha någon koll på månens storlek och massa, om han tror att upplevelsen att få den i ögat på något sätt skulle gå att jämföra med en pizzabit. En pizza i ögat kanske kladdar ner och svider lite; en måne i ögat utplånar troligen allt mänskligt liv på jorden.
Så var är det då som är ”that’s amore”? Hur är kärlekens innersta väsen? Enligt ovan så finns det två tolkningar: Antingen är kärlek som att se en vit (möglig?) pizza på 10 meters håll, eller så är den som att månen kraschar in i jorden och utplånar allt liv.
Oavsett vad så är det slarvig vetenskap och slarvigt diktat. Det är dags att vi omvärderar Dean Martin och bojkottar hans galenskaper!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

When I was a little boy, I used to love the Matt Helm films.

Hey pallies, likes one of the most popular Dino-reads on both the ol' net and here at ilovedinomartin is one scribed by Mr. Richard Metzger at the beau-ti-ful blog "Dangerous Minds."  That post is tagged Richard Metzger: The Time I Met Dean Martin and appeared here at ilovedinomartin on July 12, 2011.  As we sez, it has been a very very popular post here garnerin' over 5,700 hits.

Likes today we were thrilled through the efforts of google Dino-blog searchin' to find 'nother powerful post on our most beloved Dino from Mr. Richard Metzger  'gain at this blog "Dangerous Minds."  This time the Dino-scribbin's is accentin' one of the most fab of fab Dino-topics.....our Dino as swingin' spyster Matt Helm.  Richard has tagged his post  "SPY-FIDELITY: DEAN MARTIN AND THE SEXY LADIES OF THE ‘MATT HELM’ FILMS."

In this post, Mr. Richard Metzger  shares his wonderous wise insights into our Dino as Helm and his coolest of cool candid comments include that he has dug the Matt Helm flicks since he was a wee lad of five years old...now how cool is that pallies?!?!?!?!  Michael  shares, "When I was a little boy, I used to love the Matt Helm films. Of all the sub-Bond spy movie imitators of the Sixties, I liked the Matt Helm series the most. They were flashy, colorful, cartoony and quite frankly, they were simple enough for a bright five-year old to more or less understand them."

The post is simply burstin' with Dino-devotion in words, pixs and vid clips includin' the full length vid of the bestest of the best Helmers, "Murders' Row," from Daily Motion as well as an absolutely awesome trailer from said flick as well found at youtube.  In doin' some research we discovered that today's Dino-devotion comin' your way is a total refreshed and renewed....a  remarkable revision of a post that Mr. Metzger  first posted at his pad on September 25, 2009 and that we posted here on October 3, 2011.

While the patter is the same as the 2009 entry, Richard  has really beefed up his Dino-presentation with plenty of posters and pixs a la Helm includin' some of those glorious gals  "from Matt Helm promotional calendars from 1968 and 1969."   We likes sends out just a ton of kudos to our Dino-lovin' pallie Mr. Mr. Richard Metzger for 'nother absolutely awesome piece of Dino-prose sure to help many more into the Dino-fold.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.   Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

SPY-FIDELITY: DEAN MARTIN AND THE SEXY LADIES OF THE ‘MATT HELM’ FILMS




09.19.2014
04:09 pm
Topics:  Movies
Tags:
Dean Martin
Lalo Schifrin
Matt Helm
Ann-Margret

When I was a little boy, I used to love the Matt Helm films. Of all the sub-Bond spy movie imitators of the Sixties, I liked the Matt Helm series the most. They were flashy, colorful, cartoony and quite frankly, they were simple enough for a bright five-year old to more or less understand them. That’s how old I would have been when I discovered them. I thought Dean Martin was an actor who played Matt Helm, agent of I.C.E. (Intelligence and Counter Espionage), first, and a singer second. “He sings, too?” was kinda where my kid’s brain took it, it was even more confusing for me when “Matt” would listen to Dino’s records in the films.



The Matt Helm movies were fairly frequent “Movie of the Week” fare on network television in the early Seventies. I’d watch them each time they aired. I even read some of Donald Hamilton’s Matt Helm novels which you could always find at garage sales for a dime. They were much more serious than the Matt Helm films’ decidedly light-hearted approach. There were a LOT of them, here are some of the titles:

The Removers
The Shadowers
The Ravagers
The Devastators
The Betrayers
The Menacers
The Interlopers
The Poisoners
The Intriguers
The Intimidators
The Terminators
The Retaliators
The Terrorizers
The Revengers
The Annihilators
The Infiltrators
The Detonators
The Vanishers
The Demolishers
The Frighteners
The Threateners
The Damagers

There’s been a rumor for some time that Steven Spielberg wants to revive the series. I kinda hope that doesn’t happen. What’s the point after Austin Powers?


 

 Dean Martin, as he pretty much did in nearly all of his movies, played a fictionalized version of himself—see Billy Wilder’s jaw-dropping Kiss Me, Stupid for the best (and most lurid) example— but in this case he was a jovial charming rogue of an alcoholic playboy super spy and not a jovial, charming rogue of an alcoholic playboy cowboy or a nightclub singer or airplane pilot, etc, etc. He was Dean Martin in James Bond drag, basically. And it worked. The Matt Helm films were some of the top grossing motion pictures of the Sixties. Even if they do seem dated, politically incorrect and sexist, they were really popular in their day.



The ladies of the Matt Helm films were truly impressive, let’s not forget about them. Some of the finest grade-A Sixties pulchritude to be found on the planet—Ann-Margret, Stella Stevens, the ultimate MILF Cyd Charisse (who was a very va va va voomish 45-year old when she made The Silencers), Sharon Tate, Tina Louise, Elke Sommer (how I adored her!) and Nancy Kwan (ditto!)—were all on the, uh, Dean’s list. You could certainly make the case that the Helm films rivaled the Bond films as eye candy for the male members of the audience. The ladies had Dino…



These pages are scanned in from Matt Helm promotional calendars from 1968 and 1969.




Tina Louise


Sharon Tate


Elke Sommer


Jann Watson


Alena Johaston



Penny Brahms
 
Marilyn Tindall

It’s interesting to note that although the Matt Helm series obviously grew out of a desire to copy the success of the Bond films with a home-grown Hollywood version (producer Irving Allen had fumbled the ball on Bond, having insulted Ian Fleming about his books potential as television projects), the James Bond franchise took on a decidedly Matt Helm-esque flavor during the Roger Moore years.

To get Dean Martin to star as Matt Helm, Allen was obliged to make him a partner in the film franchise. Martin ended up making more on The Silencers than Sean Connery made for playing James Bond in Thunderball. Soon after hearing of this, Connery renegotiated his deal.

 
Japanese Murderer’s Row poster

Below, Murderer’s Row with Ann-Margret and Karl Malden. Dig the FAB opening credits with a typically great score by spy-fi maestro, Lalo Schifrin.


Matt Helm - The Murderer's Row 1966 full movie by ursula-strauss

Here’s a trailer for the film that is typical of the whimsical attitude of the Matt Helm films. Clearly the man don’t give a fuck!



Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘The time I met Dean Martin…’: A True Story

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ricci Martin Interview With Neal Sean



Hey pallies, likes why searchin' for information on our Dino's boypallie Ricci for our September 20 post honorin' Ricci date of birth in the year of our Dino 1953, we happened upon a  youtube vid clip
of an interview conducted with Ricci durin' his  trip to the UK this spring to bring his Dino-trib
show for the first time to all the Brits that dig our most beloved Dino.

The television interview is tagged "Neal Sean Meets Ricci Martin" and gives us a grand op to enjoy hearin' Ricci talk 'bout his Dino-homagin' trib that he created 11 years ago as well as the hows and whys of his writin' his bio of his daddy-o, "That's Amore."  How refreshin' it is to see and here our Dino's prodigy speak so so lovin'ly of his father and the great time he has sharin' his dad's legacy.

In addition to be a bein' a simply delightful conversation between Neal Sean and Ricci Martin, the producers of this interview, Maycon Productions have included a number of great great images of our great great man....not only as an intro to the dialogue, but sprinkled throughout to enhance the audience's appreciato for our Dino's legacy.

We are grateful to the pallies at Maycon Productions for wisely choosin' to interivew Ricci Martin while he was on his first tour of Great Britian recently, and for postin' this vid clip to youtube for all of our Dino-edification.  Dino-delightedly, DMP



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face"



Welcome back pals! Brrrrr...chilly this morn! Guess we shouldn't be surprised...Falls startin' in just two short Summer days!
Well pallies...I gots JUST what the doctor ordered! Some NICE, WARM & COZY Dino to cuddle up to! Hahaha! Nothin' better pals, than some relaxin' croonin' by Dean, set to some laid back tune by his main man, Ken Lane, to heat thins' up! Maybe a nice DRINKY too! Haha! Warms the soul pals.

 Now today's Serenade, "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face",  is 'nother case when I'm ALMOST POS O TIVE that I simply MUSTA did this Great Great jam before! O well...I can't find it, & besides...a tune this nice SHOULD be played twice! Ha!

Man o man, I found So So many vids for this song that I almost couldn't decides which to use! There are TONS of VERY cool versions from different years & TONS of different sound qualities on the newer ones. HOWEVER...for me...the clear choice is ALWAYS the same. Whenever possible...I will choose a live clip from Dean's variety  show. He was DEF I NATE LY at the top of his game durin' these years & DEF I NATE LY was durin' a time that I feel was the BEST decade ever! Good & bad...the SWINGIN' 60's was a place I wish I'd seen!

OK pals o mine...let's get to the SWOONIN' & CROONIN'!
Go grab that drinky now...pull up a love seat...& take a trip back to a better place with Dean. Enjoy.


I've grown accustomed to her face
She almost makes the day begin
I've grown accustomed to the tune
She whistles night and noon
Her smiles, her frowns, her ups her downs
There second nature to me now
Like breathing out and breathing in
I was serenely independent and content before we met
Surely I could always be that way again and yet
I've grown accustomed to her looks
Accustomed to her voice, so accustomed to her face.
I've grown accustomed to her face
She almost makes the day begin
I was serenely independent and content before we met
Surely I could always be that way again and yet
I've grown accustomed to her looks
Accustomed to her voice...
Accustomed to her face.


 


 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

On This Day In Dino-history: September 20, 1953




 Hey pallies, likes today is 'nother huge huge day in Dino-history, the remembrance of the birth of our Dino's youngest boypallie Ricci James......the day of Ricci  joinin' family Martin..    It was 61 years ago on September 20, 1953 that our Dino's youngest boypallie, Ricci James, made his entrance into the world. Ricci has shown his deep, pure, and true devotion to his daddy-o by scribin' a wonderful bio of what it was like livin' in fam Martin. Likes if you haven't read "That's Amore," we would hugely hugely encourage you to gets yourself a copy and soak deeply in Ricci's cool remembrances of bein' a prodigy  of the King of Cool.

And, since 2003 Ricci James has toured the globe helpin' keep his father's amazin' life, times, and legacy alive doin' his very own outstandin' Dino-trib. Likes for us Dino-holics, likes Ricci's greatest effort in showin' amore to his father was when he created our Dino's one and only MTV music vid, "Since I Met You Baby" in 1982...and he tells such wonderful tales 'bout the filmin' of the vid in his Dino-bio.

Below are some fav pixs of Dino's youngest male prodigy, as well as a couple of clips of Ricci's Dino-trib. And, likes we  just couldn't resist again sharin' our Dino at his finest in the "Since I Met You Baby" MTV vid.

ilovedinomartin sends the happiest of belated happy B-day wishes to Ricci on his day, with mucho mucho Dino-appreciato for likes all he has done, is doin', and will always continue to do to lift up the name of his most beloved daddy-o and helpin' tons more pallies to come to know, love, and honor our most amazin' Dino! Dino-devotedly, DMP





















September 20, 1953 Ricci James Martin was born

Friday, September 19, 2014

Josh Homme reveals that he is a fan of Dean Martin


DM

Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-scribin's likes combines two of our most fav of fav thin's to share here at our humble little Dino-blog: (1)  Other extraordinary  entertainers for whom our most beloved Dino is there most beloved role model, and (2) Dino-devotion that is internationale in scope.  Likes we were thrilled to be doin' our usual 'mount of google Dino-blog searchin' when we came 'cross the headline, "Josh Homme speaks to the 'State' and reveals that he is a fan of Dean Martin."

This report comes  from Sao Paulo, Brazil's ESTADAO online news source.  In an interview conducted by Jotable Medeiros.  Homme is the founder and lead singer of the American Rock Band "Queens Of The Stone Age" which will be doing a concert gig in Sao Paulo on September 25th.

 Interviewer Jotable had caught  a previous gig of "Queens" at the Rock in Rio Lisboa, and quired Homme 'bout singin' the Dino-croon, "Memories Are Made Of This."  In his answer to said question, Josh proclaimed his huge huge fandom of our King of Cool.  Likes how absolutely awesome is it dudes that superstar rockster Josh Homme proclaims our Dino as idol and role model?!?!?!?!

Below is the Dino-focused Q & A with Homme's deep, pure, and true declaration of devotion to our Dino.  To checks out the entire interview, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram,  ilovedinomartin salutes both rocker Josh Homme and scriber Jotable Medeiros for lettin' the larger Dino-world know this most remarkable revelation of revere of our most beloved Dino.  Dino-psyched, DMP




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Josh Homme speaks to the 'State' and reveals that he is a fan of Dean Martin.

You sang there Memories are Made of This, Dean Martin's success.   What kind of connection is with that group of friends who made music, the Rat Pack?

Among them all, I really liked Dean Martin in particular.  I'm a huge fan of his way to sing, voice.   He always sang smiling, drinking, always encouraging friends to go to the fun, the joy.   Every morning I wake up and my car caught in traffic.   I think about how cool it was that lesson from Dean Martin, this conception of what is good for life.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

So if you want to experience Dean Martin "pure".............


Michael Holzinger
Hey pallies, likes have we gots a genuinely generous gem of a Dino-post for all youse Dino-philes this very day.    Likes today's Dino-feature not only puts an absolutely  awesome accent on one of our most beloved Dino's most beloved al-b-ums.....it does so in  incredible international Dino-style...and likes we always always digs it when we gets to share us some powerful patter a la Dino from 'cross the seas.

Today our regular Dino-blog searchin' sends us to a great German musical blog tagged "sempre audio" where blogger Mr. Michael Holzinger  has scribed a supremely special salute to our Dino's premier platter "Dream With Dean."  Likes over time,  we have shared a number of outstandin' posts from Dino-holics far and near that all acclaim the unique, the stunnin'ly stellar quality of this 1964 release from the pallies at Reprise Records.

Holzinger likes many many awesome affectionados of our Dino awesomely affirms the wonderously wise decision of the folks that produced "Dream With Dean" to have "only a small jazz formation used, namely Ken Lane on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Irving Cottler on drums, nothing more. No background singers, no strings, no brass, this recording is reduced to the absolute essentials."

Michael further opines...."The entire band also occurs very cautious with very discreetly held Arrangements in to accompany any time clearly in focus standing voice of Dean Martin alone, and this is easily the size and intensity, the songs effortlessly even sometimes very playful in various shades and and Numerous options to wear. This album shows so clearly what a great singer Dean Martin actually was."

Likes we are so so thrilled to have come 'cross Mr. Michael Holzinger's superbly scribed review of this most classic of classic Dino-al-b-ums.  His deep, pure, and true adulation of our Dino shines through each and every word he has written!   Likes always, always we get such a thrill to find 'nother pallie, 'specially when international in location, to has proudly honored our Dino with their written words.  We shouts out our deepest of deep Dino-praise for Holzinger's homage of our King of Cool.  To checks out his efforts in their original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.
Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

 Musik-Tipp - Dean Martin „Dream with Dean“

Photo © Michael Holzinger - semper-audio.at
08/21/2014 18:00:00

Music Tip - Dean Martin "Dream with Dean"

The cover already says quite a lot about what the audience expected on the album "Dream with Dean". Such a direct, almost intimate album like this has added to his entire career a second time Dean Marin. So if you want to experience Dean Martin "pure", the reach for here, in the best case as vinyl version.

From Michael Holzinger (mh)

Dino Paul Crocetti, the bourgeois, but probably not very catchy name of Dean Martin, was indeed an actor but also a singer. On it probably applies as well as to his colleagues equally legendary Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., or Jerry Lewis, the term entertainer almost perfectly. Because he combined acting, dancing and singing in a very special way, what he did not only in numerous movies but also shows, and not least its own weekly television show, which was after all almost ten years at NBC in the program under evidence presented.

After he first tried his luck as a boxer, then was croupier in illegal gambling casinos, he began relatively early his singing career, first as Dino Martini. He earned primarily in nightclubs initially rather tedious his money before eventually the big breakthrough as an actor and a singer, but then as Dean Martin, followed.

As in those early years, such a night on the mic sounded well in a smoky New York bar with Dean Martin, which can be procured through the album "Dream with Dean" an almost perfect impression.

Although this album was not until early 1964, at a time, in the Dean Martin was already an international star, yet it stands out from almost all other albums of the singer. Because while almost all other albums by Dean Martin is always quite an extensive orchestra in the game, many backing singers accompany him, and mostly quite lovely crafted arrangements carry the voice of the singer, is actually everything else here.

On "Dream with Dean" comes only a small jazz formation used, namely Ken Lane on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Irving Cottler on drums, nothing more. No background singers, no strings, no brass, this recording is reduced to the absolute essentials.

The entire band also occurs very cautious with very discreetly held Arrangements in to accompany any time clearly in focus standing voice of Dean Martin alone, and this is easily the size and intensity, the songs effortlessly even sometimes very playful in various shades and and Numerous options to wear. This album shows so clearly what a great singer Dean Martin actually was.

The album includes 12 songs, including about "Blue Moon" by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, but also written by Sam Coslow hit "Everybody loves somebody", which was first interpreted on this album by Dean Martin. But who now thinks he knows this version is very much mistaken. Of course, "Everybody loves somebody" one of the greatest hits of Dean Martin, but not in the version that is found on "Dream with Dean". Only half a year later took Dean Martin in 1964, the well-known version, which ended up as a single in the charts, and in this form not only on Dean Martin's album "Everybody loves somebody" is to be found, but also on countless best-of albums and samplers.

"Dream with Dean" is so especially for knit Dean Martin fans an experience, because so immediate and "intimate" they have the singer probably not yet experienced. But all friends gentle vocal jazz will come here on their behalf. Those lucky enough to grab this album somewhere in the original version from 1964 (Reprise - RS 6123), which is lucky, everyone else can contribute to the new edition of Music on vinyl grip, because the album Dream With Dean - Dean Martin while there are about as a download in the Apple iTunes Store, this, in my humble opinion, the best album by Dean Martin you have to really enjoy but on record, possibly in a glass of fine scotch or bourbon ...



Music Tip - Dean Martin "Dream with Dean"
Album:Dream with Dean
Artist:Dean Martin
Composer:Various
Label:Music on Vinyl
Year:1964 (2014)
Format:Vinyl, Audio CD, Download








21.08.2014 18:00:00
Musik-Tipp - Dean Martin „Dream with Dean“

Das Cover sagt bereits recht viel darüber aus, was den Zuhörer auf dem Album „Dream with Dean“ erwartet. Ein derart unmittelbares, geradezu intimes Album wie dieses hat Dean Marin in seiner gesamten Kariere kein zweites Mal aufgenommen. Wer also Dean Marton „pur“ erleben will, der greife hier zu, im besten Fall als Vinyl-Version.
Von Michael Holzinger (mh)

Dino Paul Crocetti, so der bürgerliche, aber wohl nicht gerade eingängige Name von Dean Martin, war zwar auch Schauspieler, aber ebenso Sänger. Auf ihn trifft wohl ebenso wie auf seine nicht minder legendären Kollegen Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. oder auch Jerry Lewis der Begriff Entertainer geradezu perfekt zu. Denn er verband Schauspiel, Tanz und Gesang auf eine ganz besondere Art und Weise, was er nicht nur in zahlreichen Filmen, sondern auch Shows, und nicht zuletzt einer eigenen wöchentlichen Fernseh-Show, die immerhin nahezu zehn Jahre bei NBC am

Programm stand, unter Beweis stellte.

Nachdem er zunächst sein Glück als Boxer versuchte, danach Croupier in illegalen Spielkasinos war, begann er relativ früh seine Gesangs-Kariere, zunächst als Dino Martini. Er verdiente sich vorwiegend in Nachtclubs zunächst wohl eher mühsam sein Geld, bevor irgendwann der große Durchbruch als Schauspieler als auch Sänger, dann aber als Dean Martin, folgte.

Wie sich in diesen frühen Jahren ein derartiger Abend in einer verrauchten New Yorker Bar mit Dean Martin am Mikrofon wohl anhörte, davon kann man sich durch das Album „Dream with Dean“ einen geradezu perfekten Eindruck verschaffen. Dieses Album entstand zwar erst Anfang 1964, also zu einer Zeit, in der Dean Martin längst ein internationaler Star war, dennoch sticht es geradezu aus allen anderen Alben des Sängers hervor. Denn während auf nahezu allen anderen Alben von Dean Martin stets ein recht umfangreiches Orchester mit im Spiel ist, zahlreiche Background-Sänger und Sängerinnen ihn begleiten, und zumeist recht lieblich gestaltete Arrangements die Stimme des Sängers tragen, ist hier tatsächlich alles anders.

Auf „Dream with Dean“ kommt allein eine kleine Jazz-Formation zum Einsatz, und zwar Ken Lane am Klavier, Barney Kessel an der Gitarre, Red Mitchell am Bass, und Irving Cottler am Schlagzeug, mehr nicht. Keine Background-Sänger, keine Streicher, keine Bläser, diese Aufnahme ist auf das absolut Wesentliche reduziert.

Die gesamte Band tritt zudem sehr zurückhaltend mit sehr dezent gehaltenen Arrangements an, um die jederzeit klar im Fokus stehenden Stimme von Dean Martin allein zu begleiten, und diese hat problemlos die Größe und Intensität, die Songs mühelos in verschiedensten Nuancen und mitunter gar sehr verspielt und Variantenreich zu tragen. Dieses Album zeigt also ganz klar, welch großartiger Sänger Dean Martin tatsächlich war.

Das Album umfasst insgesamt 12 Songs, darunter auch etwa „Blue moon“ von Richard Rodgers und Lorenz Hart, aber auch den von Sam Coslow geschriebenen Hit „Everybody loves somebody“, der erstmals auf diesem Album von Dean Martin interpretiert wurde. Wer aber nun denkt, er kennt diese Version, der irrt gewaltig. Natürlich war „Everybody loves somebody“ einer der ganz großen Hits von Dean Martin, jedoch nicht in der Version, die auf „Dream with Dean“ zu finden ist. Kaum ein halbes Jahr später nahm Dean Martin 1964 die hinlänglich bekannte Version auf, die als Single in den Charts landete, und in dieser Form nicht nur auf Dean Martins Album "Everybody loves somebody"zu finden ist, sondern ebenso auf unzähligen Best of-Alben und Samplern.

„Dream with Dean“ ist also allen voran für eingeschworene Dean Martin-Fans ein Erlebnis, denn so unmittelbar und „intim“ haben sie den Sänger wohl bislang nicht erlebt. Aber auch alle Freunde sanftem Vocal-Jazz werden hier auf ihre Rechnung kommen. Wer das Glück hat, dieses Album noch irgendwo in der Original-Version aus dem Jahr 1964 zu ergattern (Reprise - RS 6123), der kann sich glücklich schätzen, alle anderen können zur Neuauflage von

Music on Vinyl greifen, denn das Album Dream With Dean - Dean Martin gibt es zwar etwa auch als Download im Apple iTunes Store, dieses, meiner bescheidenen Einschätzung nach bestes Album von Dean Martin muss man jedoch geradezu auf Schallplatte genießen, eventuell im einem Gläschen feinstem Scotch oder Bourbon…




Musik-Tipp - Dean Martin „Dream with Dean“
Album: Dream with Dean
Künstler: Dean Martin
Komponist: Diverse
Label: Music on Vinyl
Jahr: 1964 (2014)
Format: Vinyl, Audio CD, Download
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dean Martin Haiku

Hey pallies, likes recently we have felt so Dino-directed to see if we coulda find more Dino-honorin' Dino-inspired poetry on the ol' web.  Well likes when we typed in Dean Martin and poetry we weren't able to gain any new results then what we have already posted.  But likes yester-Dino-day we were guided to search Dean Martin and Zen, and we founds ourselves a hugely hugely  homagin' Haiku for our most beloved Dino.

Google search likes carried us to the pad, "Zen Ramblings - Meditate, share haiku, and simplify your life with all things Zen," where a pallie tagged "msarko" shares their totally  touchin' tribute to our Dino.  Likes as you probably know, a Haiku contains just a few brief thoughts in three short lines.  But, likes within the limits of the Haiku format, this Zenster reflector has captured some of our great man's coolest of cool  characteristics in the coolest of cool way.

We loves the most classic Dino-pix that "msarko" has chosen to match their powerfully  poetic Dino-ponderin's....what we consider a very very Dino-buddha like pose and grin!  We salute this obvious in-the-Dino-know dude for capturin' the Dino-spirit in this hippest of hip Dino-way.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Dino-followin', DMP


Dean Martin Haiku

By msarko | 6/15/11 2:58am |



his smile shining



the marinated crooner



raises his cocktail

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

On This Day In Dino-history: September 16, 1965


dino on Make A Gif

Hey pallies, likes today is 'nother huge huge day in the life, the times, and the teachin's of our most beloved Dino.  It was 49 years ago on this very day, September 16 in the year of our Dino 1965 that The Dean Martin Show premiered on the peacock channel and as they say, the rest is Dino-history.  The show ran for nine fabulous years and aired for a grand total of 264 episodes.

Likes we all know the story of how our Dino really didn't want to do a weekly television show and how he made what woulda seemed to have been outrageous demands of NBC likes only workin' one day a week...the day of recordin' the show with no other rehearsin'....and the wise wise folks at NBC consented to all of our Dino's demands...and for those nine glorious years our Dino crooned his way into our hearts, givin' us tons of laughs, and much much wonderous whit and wisdom to ponder as well.

Likes we are so so grateful that slowly but surely parts of the series have been released on DVDs for us to continue to soak in all the glories of our King of Cool.  Our hugest  hope and our deepest dream is that one day, all 264 episodes in their full length will find there way into general release so that each and every moment of Dino-wonder will be ours forever!

In honor of this most festive of festive Dino-occasions we first share with all youse Dino-holics a couple of vid clips of that first broadcast featurin' our most beloved Dino, his bestest of best pallie Mr. Frank Sinatra and a ton of other other celebrities all wishiin' our King of Cool the best on his new small screen effort.  And, we have also chosen a quartet of just a few of our most fav of fav moments from our great great man's great great show.   Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

















September 16, 1965 "The Dean Martin Show" premiered on NBC, Thursday nights at 10 p.m. It was one of the highest-rated shows of the 1965-66 season and runs for nine seasons

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dean Martin as Vic Puccinelli


Patrick Samuel
Hey pallies, likes here's more Dino-devotion from the vault of our humble little Dino-blog's hundreds of Dino-drafts.  Today we find ourselves at the cinema pad, "Static Mass Emporium - The Essence Of Film," where blogger Mr. Patrick Samuel holds forth.  Samuel's bio tell us that this blog " is where he lives his passion for film and writing about it."  Patrick is "a fan of film classics, documentaries and World Cinema. Patrick prefers films with an impeccable way of storytelling that reflect on the human condition."

The topic of Mr. Samuel's Dino-devotion, dated February 11 of this year  is our most beloved Dino's first big screen starrin' effort with his beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis.  We have noted that for some reason there has been quite a bit of interest in this Dino-flick this year, even before the recent release by Film Chest of the restored DVD.

Patrick's post woulda be worth the sharin' if only for the fabulous pix of our Dino surrounded by a trio of lovin' ladies with Jerry lookin' on with desperate desire!  Samuel does an outstandin' job of reviewin' this early Dino-classic sharin' the basic plot and details of where the storyline came from.
Likes we 'specially 'preciates his candid comments about his amazin' appreicato for this particular Dino-venture....."With so many of their great films to choose from, including Sailor Beware, The Caddy and Artists and Models, I’ll always remain especially fond of At War With The Army, not only because it was the beginning of something beautiful, but it also reminds me that I narrowly escaped a life of 'nothing but beans'!"

ilovedinomartin salutes Mr. Patrick Samuel for sharin' his fondness for "At War With The Army" with his readership.  We thank him for his good hearted review of what has often been considered the least of the Martin and Lewis big screen efforts.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP







At War With The Army

 At War With The Army
By Patrick Samuel • February 11th, 2014
Static Mass Rating: 5/5
AT WAR WITH THE ARMY (MOVIE)
Paramount Pictures
Original release: December 30th, 1950
Running time: 93 minutes

Director: Hal Walker
Writers: James Allardice, Fred Finklehoffe

Cast: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis

At War With The Army

Static Mass Rating: 5/5
AT WAR WITH THE ARMY (MOVIE)
Paramount Pictures
Original release: December 30th, 1950
Running time: 93 minutes
Director: Hal Walker
Writers: James Allardice, Fred Finklehoffe
Cast: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis
At War With The Army

Believe it or not, there was time when I considered joining the army. I thought, being of a meticulous nature that verges on OCD, that the ordered lifestyle might be good for me. Routine, rules and regulations are all the things I usually thrive on, but the training video I was shown during my meeting before signing up put something of a damper on things. Perhaps I hadn’t thought it through enough. It was the intense physical training I’d have to endure that put me off. Back then I even hated it at school with one hour of either rugby, football and basketball a week. With no sense of coordination I was hopeless, so the idea that the army would be relying on me getting through it would’ve been something akin to being at war with the army itself!

The irony wasn’t lost on my family and they all had a good laugh at my expense, likening me to none other than Jerry Lewis in this classic 1950 comedy. In At War With The Army he plays Private First Class Korwin, alongside Dean Martin as Vic Puccinelli, their first feature film together. The pair are former nightclub partners who enlisted in the United States Army at end of 1944 and are stationed at an army post in Kentucky. While Puccinelli busies himself with trying to get transferred from his dull job to active duty overseas, Korwin wants a pass to get home and see his wife and new baby. They also have the Army’s talent show to rehearse for and they’re keen to avoid the wrath of Alvin’s platoon sergeant, Sergeant McVey (Mike Kellin).

The film’s set-up, based on a short run play on Broadway, is really quite simple and it doesn’t get weighed down by too many details in the plot. This allows for our comedy duo to raise as many laughs as possible in the time they’re given on-screen together, building on the chemistry that audiences and execs at Paramount were quick to notice in their supporting roles in My Friend Irma and its sequel My Friend Irma Goes West.

At War With The Army
At War With The Army

Like with Abbott and Costello a decade earlier, who became big stars with a couple of WWII military films, Buck Privates and In the Navy, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis sealed their own success with At War With The Army and went on to star in 14 films together before they split in 1956 and launched their solo careers in the wake of a bitter falling out.

Placing the pair on an army based, we see them getting into all sorts of crazy situations, including Lewis in drag with his hairy chest showing over the neckline of his dress as he sings in a husky voice to Sergeant McVey. The scene is made even more hilarious by Martin’s underplayed double-take as he mumbles, “No, couldn’t be,” when walking past them. At War With The Army At work there’s much to contend with, such as a Post Exchange worker who’s pregnant, a company commander who gets all his information from his wife, a scheming supply sergeant, a defective Coca Cola machine and a lot of beans, beans, beans in a memorable musical number sung again by Lewis.

At War With The Army

While Martin gets to showcase much of his singing skills here as well, we get to see what a remarkable showman Lewis is too. He sings, dances and hams up every scene he’s in, if not with his clowning around, then certainly with his adorable facial expressions. Paired together in this first film of theirs, Martin and Lewis were a winning combination with a certain je ne sais quoi that even Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello didn’t have.

With so many of their great films to choose from, including Sailor Beware, The Caddy and Artists and Models, I’ll always remain especially fond of At War With The Army, not only because it was the beginning of something beautiful, but it also reminds me that I narrowly escaped a life of “nothing but beans”!

At War With The Army

At War With The Army

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Every Minute, Every Hour"



 Hey there pals! What's shakin'? Youse in the mood for some SWEET SWEET Dino-croonin'? Great! Me too!

Found us a smooth smooth tune on Dean's 1964 al b um, "The Door Is Still Open To My Heart". It was SO SO pretty that it popped up 'gain on his "Greatest Hits! Volume 1" al b um! VERY deservingly too pals. 

Today's Serenade, "Every Minute, Every Hour", is CLASSIC Dean. It tells that TIMELESS tale of some smitten fella pledgin' his undyin' love for some special chickalina. So nice! Haha!

See pals...Dino was a hopeless romantic just as much as he was a swingin' ladies man! Hahaha! That's our Dean! He's got that formula down to a science!
Man...Dino should've gave a course in the ways of love! Hahaha! OK pallies...I'm gettin' CRAZY now! Let's get to the tune!

I'm thinkin' a little vino should go perfecto with this one. Go grab a glass & take some notes! Professor Martin's class is 'bout to begin! Enjoy!



Every minute every hour my love grows in every way
Every minute every hour that's the way it goes every day
How I wish the days were longer every minute one more thrill
Every hour it goes stronger and it always will
I'll live for tomorrow when I know what's in store
I can be sure tomorrow will be sweeter than before
I'll do all within my power just to keep all brand new
Every minute every hour I'll spend loving you
Every minute every hour I'll spend loving you

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dean Martin on the set of The Wrecking Crew, 1968.

Hey pallies, likes the ol' net is just burstin' at the seams with  more and more marvelous mighty images of our most beloved Dino!  In doin' our usual 20 pages of google blog search Dino-searchin', just moments 'go came 'cross this absolutely awesome candid of our Dino snapped in 1968 on the set of Helmer numero quartre, "the Wrecking Crew."  Likes we just couldn't wait even one more minute before we shared it will all youse Dino-addicts!

Here is our King of Cool, impeccably, iconically groomed in suit and tie, ever present Kent cigarette in hand gazin' into space....makin' us deeply ponder what our most beloved Dino is thinkin' 'bout.
Likes this is simply 'nother provocative pose of our magnificant man, and 'gain spurs us on to crave more and more yet-unseen-to-us Dino-poses.  We likes gotta thinks that there musta still be trillions and trillions of yet-to-be-discovered incredible images of our Dino yet to be uncovered!

This particular pose was discovered at at the pad tagged MrQuick.net, which you can find by clickin' on the tag of this Dino-post.  It appears that it also has appeared at Tumblr among other pix sites.
Hats off to whatever pallie first discovered this Dino-image and gots in on the web!  Dino-delightedly, DMP



so handsome, and a great actor, singer. Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes courtesy of our pallies at google Dino-'lerts we shares with you 'nother powerfully purely potent  pix of our most beloved Dino from that incredible image site Pinterset.  From the beau-ti-ful board of Dino from pinner Miss Cyndi Freemon comes the coolest of the cool candid of our Dino as the Tan Man loungin' 'round catchin' some rays.  Likes, likes we ain't ever seen this glorious image of our glorious man.

From  the fact that Miss Freemon has only 60 Dino-pins it woulda appear that she maybe relatively new to the Dino-scene, at least as far as collectin' Dino-impressions, but as one views her cool collection, everyone is as great as our great great man.  Findin' this powerful print of our Dino simply makes us yearn to search higher and wider for more and more great pixs of our photogenic pallie Dino!

ilovedinomartin salutes Miss Cyndi Freemon for sharin' her passion for Dino-poses with all the pallies at Pinterest.  To checks out her Pinterest Pad, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.
Dino-awed, DMP




Friday, September 12, 2014

To him, nothing had a meaning unless he could relate it to Dean Martin.


Dean Martin ~ how he saw himself in the mirror


Hey pallies, likes if seems no matter how we try, we simply can't stay up-to-Dino-date on all the Dino-devotion 'round us.   Likes today's Dino-entry first appeared on the web over six years 'go, and we created a draft post of this likes, likes over three years ago, and havin' rediscovered our draft we have finishin' it off to shares with all youse Dino-holics this Dino-day.

Today's devotion to our Dino is 'bout the publication of a tome that has a heavy duty accent on our most beloved Dino.   We first discovered this Dino-focused book when our pallies at google sent us over to a 'net pad tagged "free online gamebook" where some pallie has posted an excellent review of Sam Moffie most intriguin' novel, "The Organ Grinder And The Monkey."

Likes with a tag likes that any dyed-in-the-wool Dino-holic woulda conjecture that this tome is 'bout our most beloved Dino and his side kick Jerry Lewis...'cause Martin & Lewis were often affectionally known with this tag...our Dino bein' the "organ grinder" and Mr. Lewis bein' the "monkey."

The plot of this work of fiction centered on a dude tagged Seymour Petrillo who's daddy-o "idolizes Dean Martin. To him, nothing had a meaning unless he could relate it to Dean Martin."  Now, likes how cool is that pallies?!?!?!?!

We digs that our Dino is featured on the cover of this tome and now that we have rediscovered it, we can't wait to gets to our local book joint to orders ourselves a copy of it...it outta be a great Dino-read.  Likes we gotta 'fess up that we are includin' the link through the tag of this Dino-post, where we first discovered  Moffie's work, but the link no longer goes anywhere.  'Gain we express our regrets not gettin' this Dino-information to all youse Dino-addicts sooner, but we are delighted to report that this Dino-homagin' novel is still in print for all our Dino-edification.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

April 2008


The Organ Grinder and the Monkey

by Sam Moffie Book Review

Sam Moffie has written a unique novel about three protagonists, very different from each other, who share something in common.

The first character we are introduced to is Seymour Petrillo. Seymour’s family is quite different to say the least. His mother is obsessed that her ex is gay. Not only is Seymour’s dad gay but he idolizes Dean Martin. To him, nothing had a meaning unless he could relate it to Dean Martin. As a result, Seymour loved spending time with his grandparents. He enjoyed taking walks with his grandfather. He dreaded going over to his dad’s house because his “friends” made him feel uncomfortable. To make matters worse, Seymour has been diagnosed with multiple split personalities. Then we have his therapist who wrote a book on what Seymour did and made a great deal of money. Seymour got a college education and ended up in New York. Through the help of a woman, he got a job working in an animal shelter. His goal was to become a veterinarian.

Next, the reader is introduced to Irving Hanhart who is from Brookline, Massachusetts. Irving also comes from a very interesting family. His mother is Jewish and his father is Irish. Irving describes both of his parents as “revolutionaries”. His parents owned a bookstore called Moishe Pipecks. It was a sort of “hangout” for all the radical people. One of the reasons Irving was enrolled in a public school system is because the curriculum included field trips. On one class trip to the Newton City Hall, Irving became so engrossed in looking at the diorama that he became separated from the rest of his class. He felt someone shaking his shoulder. It was a policeman asking him if he were lost. He told Irving not be ashamed – that sometimes he gets lost too! The policeman took Irving to the office and told him everything would be all right. From this moment on, Irving knew he wanted to be a New York City policeman. Irving’s main problem now is his wife is addicted to drugs and alcohol. To save his own sanity, he belongs to Al-anon.

The third character is Constance Powers who is from Boardman, Ohio. She is talented and beautiful. She heads for New York City to become, what many think, will be a big star. Her dream is to become a Radio City Rockette. Well, things do not go as expected for Constance. She ends up doing some off-broadway work but her main job is at a strip club. Constance’s answer to everything was for the “Almighty to give an enema to…” Constance came from a wealthy family but she said they never saw any of the money because it got eaten up by a lot of “isms”.

As you can see the three protagonists end up in New York with a purpose – to pursue their dream. What happens?

The reader is taken on an extraordinary journey as we go through each person’s philosophy, struggles, desires and what each one considers to be a solution. This is a complex novel and it gives the reader much to think about as they turn the pages. The three characters are somewhat “unusual” and Sam does an excellent job with his descriptions for the reader that will draw them right into the story. Sam touches, in his own clever way, on many of the topics that exist in our society today.

This is Sam Moffie’s second novel. The first book is called Swap and the content and writing style for these two books are quite different. This author has no problem making this smooth transition from one style to the next and this is something that is normally done only by the best authors.

The only thing negative thing I have to say about this book is the print should be a little larger (especially for people like me who are 40). With that being said, the author’s writing style more than makes up for the small print.

Sam Moffie makes this a very interesting read by adding many emotions to tell the story. You will find quite a bit of humor. Remember the word “enema” and you will see what I am referring to.

To sum it up, this book is creative and imaginative. It is loaded with a great deal of explicit dialogue that keeps the story moving. There is no doubt in my mind that we will hear much more about Sam Moffie in the future.