Monday, July 13, 2015

............. and a shot of the King of Cool himself, Dean Martin.

Photo of Leslie Ventura

Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-gram is makin' us yearn evermore to be able to pilgrimage to our most beloved Dino's playground....'Vegas baby 'Vegas!!!!!  From the all-thin's-'Vegas blog, "LAS VEGAS WEEKLY" comes prose from the pen of  their web calendar editor, Miss Leslie, Ventura, who also picks "the brains of rock stars, glimpsed into the oily world of professional bodybuilding and peered into the lives of Las Vegas’ movers and shakers. She runs on coffee and all things peanut butter-flavored."

Her perfect patter  tagged "THE STYLES (AND CELEBS) OF THE ’60S ARE ON DISPLAY AT SLS’ ICONIC IMAGES GALLERY," tells of a totally fab new art display at 'Vegas's SLS Hotel, formerly the sight of the Sahara Hotel.  You can read all the particulars below...includin' 'bout "a shot of the King of Cool himself, Dean Martin," captured by "famed ’60s celebrity photographer Terry O’Neill."

Likes, likes we followed a link from this awesome article and we located the most classic of classic Dino-pose below.  It's that pose of our most beloved Dino with his omnipresent Kent cigarette in hand as he prepares in his dressin' room to go on stage.

We sez our thank you very much! to proser Miss Leslie Ventura and all the pallies at "LVW" for puttin' us on to this 'citin' new Dino-op!  To checks this out at it's original site, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Always, Dino, Always, DMP


Leslie Ventura                                                                                  Mon, Apr 20, 2015 (2:15 p.m.)

A 9-foot Brigitte Bardot stands at the top of the stairs dressed in all black, fingers running through her blonde locks and a gun strapped to her hip. The photo is part of the Iconic Images Gallery’s latest installation, a giant, three-sided display featuring the work of famed ’60s celebrity photographer Terry O’Neill. Besides the French actress, the work also features a black-and-white photo of Mick Jagger wrapped in a fur parka and a shot of the King of Cool himself, Dean Martin.

The former Sahara hotel was a stomping ground for prolific performers in the 1960s, and now, the property that replaced the landmark hotel is bringing images of those entertainers to life. A must-see for pop-culture aficionados, Iconic Images is full of photos from O’Neill and others—timeless shots of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Sean Connery and Raquel Welch—including another of Bardot, smoking a cigarette on the set of 1971 film Les Petroleuses (known in the U.S. as The Legend of Frenchie King).

While some photos are more recognizable than others (Douglas Kirkland’s black-and-white close-up of Audrey Hepburn’s Cheshire-cat smile), even diehard fans may find something new here. My personal favorite? A publicity still for the 1966 film, One Million Years B.C., featuring a crucified Raquel Welch. Yes, crucified. Now, if only I had $2,300 to spare.

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