Saturday, May 09, 2015

When I worked with Dean in Philadelphia we used to go dancing after hours.


PHOTO: Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes it seems the world is simply full of pallies who are waitin' to get their Dino-encounters posted on the web and our pallies at google 'lerts and bringin' more and more of these Dino-tales to our attention.  Case in point, yester-Dino-day an 'lert came 'cross our email pointin' us in the direction of the on-line presence of the "Miami Herald" where there special feature of a Miami
area resident, Miss Iris Marks whose personal prose, "Miami Stories: Dancer shares tales of beloved husband and Golden Era," features her personal relationship with our most beloved Dino.

In her section, "A few tidbits about me,"  Miss Marks shares how she had the amazin' opportunity to actually be the openin' act for our Dino and Mr. Alan King and to have our Dino takes her out dancin' after hours.  The most amazin' thin' that Miss Iris shares is that our Dino "proposed to (her) then."  Her tender age and her mother stood in the way of acceptin' the proposal.  I'm sure she wonders how her life woulda changed in she had indeed becomes Mrs. Dean Martin.

We are thrilled to share this revealin' revelation and well as other Dino-remarks that Marks shares below.  We will be tryin' to do a bit of researchin' to see if we can determine the approximate time frame when this happened.  We are grateful to Miss Iris Marks for sharin' her personal Dino-encounter and to the folks at the "Miami Herald" for puttin' it in print.  To read  all of Miss Marks remarks in the original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-psyched, DMP

Miami Stories: Dancer shares tales of beloved husband and Golden Era

Iris Marks as a dancer.

By Iris Marks   Special to the Miami Herald

A few tidbits about me: I was a dancer. I was the opening act for Dean Martin and Alan King. When I worked with Dean in Philadelphia we used to go dancing after hours. He did not drink whiskey but did drink iced tea. He put on the act of drinking all the time, but that was not true. He proposed to me then. I was too young to take that responsibility. It would have been fun I’m sure, but my mom said no. I kept in touch with him and called him years later when he and his family were interviewed by Edward R. Murrow (in Philly).

4 comments:

Danny G. said...

Lucky lady. Wonder if she ever second guessed her decission.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny0o, I'm guessin' over, and over, and over 'gain...probably if she woulda had her total say, I'm guessin' she woulda accepted. Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!

blueiscoool said...

What an amazing story for sure. It really is wonderful to have people share there stories of yesteryear with not only DM but other people as well. Maybe as time moves on others will take a trip from yesteryear and share there moments with Dean and others as well.

Thank you for bringing this gem our way!

Have a great week.

Scott

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Scotty, there is no cooler history then Dino-history...oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth! Keeps lovin', keeps sharin' our most beloved Dino!