Hey pallies, likes perhaps all youse Dino-philes remember that famous quotation from our Dino's producer/director of the Dean Martin Variety Show, Mr. Greg Garrison. Greg speakin' of our most beloved Dino's popularity with both men and women said, "Women wanted Dean, and men wanted to be Dean."
Well this very day, men of all types and stripes, all ages and stages STILL WANNA BE DEAN! And, likes pads for today's youthful male modsters are croppin' up all over the web, and we are likes totally, thoroughly thrilled when we find 'em one by one hugely homagin' on our most beloved Dino.
Case in point woulda be today's Dino-entry from the up and comin' male hangout "The Guy Society" tagged "PORTRAIT OF A MAN’S MAN: DEAN MARTIN." Swankly scribed by Mr. Jon DaBove, "was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York." DaBove " is a businessman, entrepreneur, and published writer," and "holds a B.A. as well as a Master of Arts." Jon pairs a trio of stunnin' shots of our Dino with some purely powerful patter of our main man...truly a guy's guy if there ever was one.
We chose what we consider to be DaBove's supremely superlative sentence to tag today's entry, "One man who encompasses every trait we admire is Dean Martin." Need we say more pallies...it's clear that Mr. Jon DaBove deeply deeply digs our King of Cool. Likes in speakin' of our Dino's royally regal tag Jon scribes...."His nickname was “The King of Cool”, a moniker I would personally kill for."
Likes we salute Mr. Jon DaBove for so boldly and beautifully broadcastin' his awesome admiration of our dashin' 'n darin' Dino to all the readership of "The Guy Society," and for this pad helpin' make more and more pallies devotees of our main man. To checks this action out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram. Deeply deeply delighted in Dino, DMP
p.s. pallies......Likes after we finished craftin' this Dino-prose, likes we used the ol' 'net to see if we coulda finds perhaps more Dino-adulation from the pen of Mr. Jon DaBove. Likes we discovered that DaBove is also the head honcho at 'nother male pad tagged "MMD - MENSMAGDAILY.COM," where on September 9, 2014 he scribed more Dino-devotion with the almost the same exact tag as today's entry: "PROFILE OF A MAN’S MAN: DEAN MARTIN," Youse can find it shared HERE AT ILOVEDINOMARTIN.
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PORTRAIT OF A MAN’S MAN: DEAN MARTIN
Here at The Guy Society we judge a man by his character, his accomplishments, the number of drop dead gorgeous women he’s dated, and his overall cool factor. It truly is a sophisticated science. One man who encompasses every trait we admire is Dean Martin. He was a member of The Rat Pack, had dozens of hit songs, was a successful actor, comedian, Roast Master, and overall man’s man. His nickname was “The King of Cool”, a moniker I would personally kill for.
However, Dean didn’t start at the top. He was born into modest means in Steubenville, Ohio where he held some interesting jobs that included boxer and stickman at an illegal casino in the back of a tobacco shop. All along Dino honed his vocal skills by singing with local groups. Things started to pan out for him and he became a successful singer on the East Coast, playing small venues and drawing in decent crowds. His local popularity finally led him to forming the comedy duo Martin and Lewis. Dean Martin’s ascension to the top began.
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis circa 1950
Teaming up with Lewis led to television, movies, and increased popularity. Dean eventually began to separate himself from the slapstick comedy and along came the serious movie roles, a wildly successful music career, as well as a budding friendship with Frank “The Chairman of the Board” Sinatra. He released hit singles like “Volare”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Everybody Loves Somebody”, “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You”, “That’s Amore” and a bunch more. Some of his classic movies include Ocean’s 11, The Young Lions, and Some Came Running. He also had a nearly ten year long run on television with the Dean Martin Show.
He lived a life every man on the planet would give a limb for. He smoked, he drank (although not nearly as much as people thought, he was not a drunk, it was for entertainment purposes), he dated beautiful women, he was a star, and a member of the Rat Pack. Can it get any better? He had old school values and was much more of a homebody than people think.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis from the television program Colgate Comedy Hour. 1955
I was once told a story about Dean Martin that I think is probably more indicative of who he was as a man. He once had a party at his house and in the middle of the party Dean was nowhere to be found. The police knocked on the door and Dean’s wife answered. Frank went upstairs to find Dean in bed, relaxing. Dean told him that it was him who called the police. He allegedly told Frank, “They ate, they drank, and now it’s time for them to go home.” Frank responded by laughing uncontrollably.
Now, that’s a man’s man.