Thursday, May 07, 2015

Scotty's Sharin': Dean Martin on the Television Show 'Charlie's Angels' 1978

Hey pallies, likes our absolutely totally Dino-addict Scotty-o over at "BlueisKewl" is back with 'nother stunnin'ly stellar 'n swank offerin' of deep, pure, and true devotion to our most beloved Dino!
As youse will note below, this time 'round Scotty has put the accent on our Dino and the lovelies tagged "Charlie Angels."  Those in the Dino-know know that our Dino was the guest star of the season 3 opener of the "Angels" playin' the role of Tropicana Casino owner Frank Howell.

Below is a purely perfect potent pose of our great great man and Charlie Angels, Kate Jackson,Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith.  At 61 our Dino is as cool as ever.  Likes we deeply deeply digs the patter that our Scotty-o has dug up 'bout our Dino's starrin' role....swankly scribed indeed.  These are our fav thoughts...

"And Dean Martin? Looking every day of his 61 years, he barely had to act. He was Las Vegas."

"Like the city, which grew from desert wasteland to martini-soaked supernova, Dino Crocetti was born in obscurity (Steubenville, Ohio) and achieved stardom through talent, charm, and hard work."

"But Dino wanted the bright lights and kept on swinging for the stars."

We salute our ever Dino-faithful pallie Scotty at "BluerisKewl" for yet 'nother cooler then cool homage to our King of Cool and to the unknown scriber of this cooler then cool Dino-patter.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Dino-delightedly, DMP

Dean Martin on the Television Show 'Charlie's Angels' 1978





 Kate Jackson, Dean Martin, Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith

Charlie's Angels: Season 3, Episode 1
Angels in Vegas (13 Sep. 1978)


Tropicana Casino owner Frank Howell (a non-singing Dean Martin) calls Bosley and the Angels to Las Vegas to investigate some suspicious deaths that he believes are part of a plot to gaslight him.

By the time Dean Martin met Charlie’s Angels in 1978, he’d been a Las Vegas fixture for almost three decades. Who better to play a suave, battle-scarred casino owner on one of TV’s hottest shows? In “Angels in Vegas,” which opened the third season of Charlie’s Angels on September 13, the Angels go undercover at the Tropicana to find out why people close to Frank Howell have been dying.

Jaclyn Smith’s Kelly nails her dance audition for Folies Bergere 78. Kris, played by Cheryl Ladd, who’d replaced Farrah Fawcett-Majors as the blonde Angel, joins the act of an aging crooner portrayed by Dick Sargent (aka Darrin No. 2 from Bewitched). Kate Jackson’s Sabrina becomes Frank’s “personal executive consultant.” And Dean Martin? Looking every day of his 61 years, he barely had to act. He was Las Vegas.

Like the city, which grew from desert wasteland to martini-soaked supernova, Dino Crocetti was born in obscurity (Steubenville, Ohio) and achieved stardom through talent, charm, and hard work. After quitting high school, he put in time as a bootlegger, a blackjack dealer, a speakeasy croupier, a steelworker, and a (not-so-successful) boxer. But Dino wanted the bright lights and kept on swinging for the stars. As a star himself—of movies, music, television, and nightclubs—he headlined five Vegas casinos, starting in 1949, when he and Jerry Lewis topped the Flamingo marquee.

Martin went on to work solo and, of course, with the Rat Pack. At the Sands, he’d sometimes deal blackjack on the casino floor after his show. When he headlined the Riviera, he had a private bar called Dino’s Den. At the MGM Grand (later the Bally Grand), he performed live and also hosted TV’s Dean Martin Celebrity Roast from 1974 to ’84. So when the Angels came to town, he was beyond ready.

As Frank takes over the croupier’s rake at an unruly craps game, Martin is replaying his own story. And when the casino boss invites a smitten Sabrina upstairs for a late dinner, Martin doesn’t have to turn on the charm. Because he’d never turned it off.

5 comments:

blueiscoool said...

Thank you my friend for your kind words.I was more then a bit happy when i came across this photo and dug a bit deeper on DM's appearence on 'Charlie's Angels'. I believe the part he played was almost a perfect copy of his life. Dean probably did not have to 'Act' very much since he was almost playing himself.I look forward to viewing this episode in the near future.

I hope you have a nice weekend.

Scott

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallies, as always the pleasure is all ours Scotty...and we are so so proud of your amazin' efforts in keepin' the Dino-light glowin' ever Dino-bright at "BlueisKewl!" Keeps lovin', keeps sharin' our most beloved Dino!

Danny G. said...

Hey Scotty my pal! I love this 2 part episode of Angels myself! I agree that it musta been an EZ role for Dean...bein' his cool cool self just came natural! Great find!

blueiscoool said...

Thank you Danny G, and DMP for your support and keep uptake great work!

I hope everyone has a Happy Mothers Day Weekend!

Scott

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes, as ever, the pleasure is always ours...keeps lovin' our Dino-dude. Best always Scotty-o!