Seems Miss Rahbar "chatted about Jerry Lewis" in her prior week's edition of "Classic Hollywood Throwback Thursday" so she sez that it "only makes sense that this week we chat about Dean Martin!" Sabba's brief prose and pixs essay contains much of the usual information that one often reads in such essays, but we were swankly struck by a couple of comletely cool compliments that Rahbar gave to our King of Cool.......
"Basically you guys, the impact Dean Martin has had on Hollywood cannot be measured. He’s loved for his acting, his singing, his drinking and his ability to pretty much be himself all the time. Once you watch Dean being Dean, you will be a fan" ....and....
"Of course you can watch any of his movies that I listed above, or you can watch the video I’ve embedded below and fall down the Dean Martin rabbit hole on YouTube. Good luck!"
It's obvious that Miss Sabba Rahbar is truly in the Dino-know and a true devotee of our main man, and we very very much appreciate her personal Dino-testimonial! To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report. Dino-delightedly, DMP
Classic Hollywood Throwback Thursday Featuring Dean Martin March 26th, 2015
Remember how last week we chatted about Jerry Lewis?
Well it only makes sense that this week we chat about Dean Martin! Which is exactly what we’re going to do for this week’s classic Hollywood Throwback Thursday.
Dean Martin was an actor, singer, TV show host and the “King of Cool”. And obviously he excelled at all of those things.
Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Ohio, Dean quickly found that school was not for him. He bootlegged liquor, worked at a speakeasy, was a blackjack dealer, worked in a steel mill and was a boxer–all before he decided that entertainment was for him. In 1946, the formed Martin & Lewis with Jerry Lewis and their double act was born.
We covered all of Dean and Jerry’s movie magic in last week’s post–so click here to relive all of that. A few of Dean’s other excellent films in the Hollywood history canon include The Young Lions (1958), Some Came Running (1958), Rio Bravo (1959), Ocean’s 11 (1960), What a Way to Go! (1964), Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) and one of my favorites, Airport (1970)–which gave us the parody, Airplane.
During this time, Dean was also an important member of the Rat Pack–who basically owned Las Vegas. And he had his NBC variety show, The Dean Martin Show, which ran from (1965-1974). And when that was done, it was time for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast from 1974 to 1984. You know the Comedy Centralones we watch today? It all came from Dean Martin.
Dean Martin passed away in 1995 at the age of 78, technically of acute respiratory failure resulting from emphysema, although he did also have lung cancer. But trust me, he left behind a lot. Of course you can watch any of his movies that I listed above, or you can watch the video I’ve embedded below and fall down the Dean Martin rabbit hole on YouTube. Good luck!
By Sabba Rahbar