Tuesday, April 25, 2017

On This Day In Dino-history: April 25, 1973

Hey pallies, likes  it was 43 years ago today, April 25, 1973 that our most beloved Dino marched himself down the aisle a third time and promised to love, honour, and cherish his youthful bride, Miss Catherine Mae Hawn.    As you look at the stellar weddin' poses, you can certainly certainly see how very very  much our Dino and Miss Cathy were in amore. Unfortunately our Dino's marriage to wife numero 3 lasted less then 3 years.

Permit us to share a couple of details 'bout the wedding.  The flowers alone cost a cool 85 thou, and our ever generous Dino gave his best man, Mr. Frank Sinatra, the gift of a solid gold cigarette lighter inscribed with his appreciato, "Fuck you very much."

Below is a pix of our Dino on his weddin' night with three of his daughters, Deana, Claudia, and Gina.  Don't our Dino looks so so dashin' with his girlpallies by his side?!?!?!?!   Likes below the pix are some more  details of the weddin'.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin with 3 of his daughters at his 3rd marriage (to Catherine Hawn) 1973 - back is Deana, white dress is Gina, lavender is Claudia.

Entertainer Dean Martin married his girlfriend of two years, Cathy Hawn, 25, in a small ceremony at his Hollywood home,Wednesday evening. Frank Sinatra was his best man. It was the third marriage for Martin, 55. It was Miss Hawn's second marriage, and her 6-year old daughter, Sasha, was the flower girl. The bride word a peach champaign French chiffon satin bias-cut gown with a high draped neck and a long train for the ceremony at Martin's home in the Bel Air area.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Portrait Of A Swinger: Our Dino and Cathy Mae

Hey pallies, likes tomorrow is likes 'nother coolest of cool day in Dino-history as we will be rememberin' that it was on April 25, 1973 that our most beloved Dino said "I Do" to his third and last wife, Miss Cathy Mae Hawn.  Likes we have decided to post some of our most fav of fav incredibly intriguin' images of our swingin'  Dino and and the youthful Cathy Mae for your Dino-viewin' pleasure.

And, likes stay tuned into 'til the morrow when we will likes, of course, have a powerfully potent post accentin' our Dino's nuptials with Cathy Mae.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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Dean with Cathy Hawn:

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Dean Martin - Smoking On Television

Hey pallies, we were doin' some random blog searchin' for Dino-treasure recently when we happened 'pon a blog with the most interestin'ly tag "juststuffifoundontheinternet."   The theme of the particular post was "Smoking On Television" and youse guessed it  pallies....a mixed quartet of two Dino-images and two Dino-gifs were included with an extremely eclectic mix of sources that included Lucky Strikes, Tom and Jerry, Marlboro, "I Love Lucy", "The Flintstones", "The Tonight Show", and "The Twilight Zone."

Created by someone tagged "Thumbup", we dig all all the Dino-stuff, but we are most drawn to the two Dino-gifs, which show our most beloved Dino havin' fun on the Dino-show.   One can hardly think of the Dino-show without imagin' our King of Cool with his ever present Kent cigarette in hand.    Dino and smokin' when hand in hand durin' the nine year run of his amazin' variety series on the small screen.

Likes, we sez our thanks to "Thumbup" for their sharin' of our Dino in their salute to smokin' on television.  To checks this post out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

 Dean Martin - Smoking On Television

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Dean Martin does not approve

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Then I'll Be Happy"

Hey there, pallies!

How's mi amici this week?

Feelin' good?
Not too bad, anyway?

Well...let me sees if I can help...a wee bit.

Got a GREAT GREAT Dino-jam for this drizzly little April day!
It's sure to lift your spirits...if the weather gots youse down...& will POS O TIVE LY put a smile on your face!

So...we ALL know...our FEARLESS leader, Dino Martin Peters, TOTALLY digs our Dino bein' his COMPLETELY "RANDIEST"...as he puts it...durin' the 70's. Haha!!

I loves his Dino-descriptions!

Now, pals o mine...it just so happens...I may have stumbled upon a Dino-tune that I aints EVER 'member hearin' before!

It's FUN!
IT'S...IT'S...SWINGINLY 70's!!!

You can see how much fun Dean was havin' at this time of his life!
The "blonde" years...as I call them. Haha!!

I pulled it from Dino's show circa 1972.

The Ding-A-Lings help him out on this one, too.

Definitely a fun time for our pal amongst pals!

Now, my friends...the vid quality ain't the greatest & I couldn't find the lyrics to share...however...youse has got my Dino-promise...just give Dean two short minutes of your precious time...& youse'll be smilin' all day long!

Honest, pals!

Trust me!!

My skies are lookin' brighter already!

OK...let's do this!

DMP...this ones for you, pallie!

Let the sun shine in, mi amici!


Friday, April 21, 2017

Today Dean Martin, old memories of childhood of hilarity in front of his films with Jerry Lewis, a beautiful mouth of rital not clear and this playful voice to the possible.

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Hey pallies, likes we are deeply deeply delighted to announce that recently while doin' a bit of Dino-searchin' on the ol' 'web, we swankly struck Dino-pay dirt of the international sort when we checked out a powerfully potent post at the blog "Mixcloud," where a Parisian  Dino-holic tagged "MyLifeIsAcid" has posted a podcast tagged "One Hour With Dean Martin."

Likes we were totally totally thrilled to spend a harmonious hour listenin' to our most beloved Dino croonin' a beautiful bunch of cool croons.....19--count 'em---19 in total!  What we deeply deeply  digs is that the marvelous mix of melodies include some of our Dino's greatest of great hits, while a numerous  number are ones that are much much lesser known...some that we gotta 'fess up that we never ever heard before!

And, the podcast continues with a Dino-emulator tagged Mr. Peter Ritmo serenades listeners with a few of his covers of classic croons a la Dino...and he is pretty good at doin' so...he's no Dino, but, likes of course, there is only one King of Cool!  Below, we have listed the Dino-tunes in the order that the are played on the podcast.  We sez our thank you very much to "MyLifeIsAcid" for puttin' together this purely potent Dino-cast that has and will continue to gives so so much pure pleasure to Dino-philes 'round the universe!

Likes, we have attempted to copy the podcast here, but if you find that that ain't workin', simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram to goes to the original site.

"What's Yesterday"

"Baby's It's Cold Outside"

"Your Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You"

"Just In Time"

"Two Sleepy People"

"Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)"

"Whose Your Little Who-zis?"

"Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone"

"That  Lucky O Sun"

"I'm  Yours"


"I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm"


"I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"

"When Your Smiling"

"Canadian Sunset"

"Just One More Chance"

"Memories Are Made Of This"

"Kiss The World Goodbye"

"Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime"

"King Of The Road"

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

I take advantage of my Soundcloud account to restore a little exposure to my old mixtapes including that devoted to Dean Martin. The others will follow, I'm doing all the uploader again. Good listening.


Some discs bought at the same garage in the suburbs (they had to make a local Rat Pack ...), beautiful pieces, it did not take much more to dedicate my new mixtape to one and the same artist.

Today Dean Martin, old memories of childhood of hilarity in front of his films with Jerry Lewis, a beautiful mouth of rital not clear and this playful voice to the possible.

I really enjoyed crafting it.

Ladies and gentleman, please take care of yourself

 Je profite de mon compte Soundcloud pour redonner un peu d'exposition à mes anciennes mixtapes dont celle ci consacrée à Dean Martin. Les autres suivront, je suis entrain de toutes les uploader à nouveau. Bonne écoute.


Quelques disques achetés au même vide-grenier en banlieue (ils ont du se faire un Rat Pack local…), des morceaux magnifiques, il ne m’en a pas fallu beaucoup plus pour consacrer ma nouvelle mixtape à un seul et même artiste.

Aujourd’hui Dean Martin, des vieux souvenirs d’enfance d’hilarité devant ses films avec Jerry Lewis, une belle gueule de rital pas nette et cette voix espiègle au possible.

J’ai réellement pris un plaisir fou à l’élaborer.

Ladies and gentleman, please take care of yourself

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis: Old-School And OTR

Hey pallies, likes we've been featurin' quite the number of Dino and Jerry posts as of late, and today we continue with a post that has been in draft format since we located it back in 2013.  Truth be told pallies, we currently have over 1400---count 'em---1400 draft posts....that's 'nough Dino-grams for several years even if we never ever found new Dino-devotion that we continue to uncover almost daily.

That said, today's Dino-message comes from the blog "Mr. Blog's Tepid Ride," and is tagged, "Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis: Old-School And OTR (Old Time Radio).  We begin by givin' you an 'lert that this particular post contains a number of errors in the tellin' of the story of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry's Lewis relationship.  Likes, we invite you to read this through and see how many glarin' errors it contains...and through patter to let's us know what they are.

Also, this particular blogger clearly does not get the coolest of cool chemistry that our Dino and Mr. Lewis had in both their personal and professional lives as the greatest comedic team ever to walk the earth.  But, we guess, everyone is entitled to their Dino-opinion even when they can't get their Dino-facts straight.  Likes the one great thin' 'bout this post is at the end it includes a link to the 'net pad "Relic Radio" that includes a podcast  of the November 4, 1949 edition of The Martin And Lewis Show where our Dino and Mr. Lewis Try To Report A Murder.

Likes, 'gain send us some patter pallies 'bout the glarin' errors this Dino-post has from the pen of "Mr. Blog's Tepid Ride."  To checks this out in it's original source, likes clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis: Old-School And OTR

June 6, 2013

Now: Dean Martin, booze-hound member of The Rat Pack, world-famous crooner, deceased.
Then: Up and coming singer performing in small clubs, still developing his style.

Now: Jerry Lewis, icon to the French, former longtime host of the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, movie star.
Then: Up and coming comic performing in small clubs, still developing his style.


In the era of radio, with movies and Las Vegas far in their futures, Martin and Lewis had gone about as far as their careers were going to go. Martin back then was good but not great. Lewis’ act seemed to have reached a peak. Working separately, and in fact not even knowing each other, they were finding it harder and harder to find bookings. So one day, a nightclub owner decided to put together his two weak acts and see what they could come up with. That night, after just having met, they totally improvised an act that set the crowds to laughter and so a team was born.

In my mind, a weak team. I realize that they were an amazing popular radio act, lasting from 1949 to 1953. On the surface they were an Abbott and Costello style act: smooth straight man and childlike jokester. The problem was, Abbott and Costello had refined their act until they were a well oiled machine, doing classic and time tested vaudeville acts while Martin and Lewis were tossed together out of the blue. I always found their shows an uncomfortable fit.


Even the cover of this comic knows they are a strange fit.

Often, shows would simply be Martin as an emcee, introducing guests and singing, while being interrupted by Lewis doing some kind of manic-moron act. Other times they would be thrust into some sitcom-like skit that served neither well as Martin was always apologizing for his sidekick, whom he invariably called a moron. So why were they together?

Their styles never meshed. Martin didn’t fit into Lewis’ style of wackiness and Lewis’ attempts to fit into Martin’s suave milieu were generally uncomfortable failures. In many shows,  it seemed as if Jerry Lewis was simply there to (badly) croon parodies of Dean Martin songs. (Ironically, it would be Lewis’ impersonation of Martin that propelled The Nutty Professor to huge box office numbers years later.)

But despite what I see as an awkward and ill-fitting pairing, the team did well, moving from TV to movies and always finding success. Eventually, as with Abbott and Costello, the Beatles, and the Soviet Union, they broke up. And is it an accident that after the break-up each went on to greater heights? Dean Martin found fame and fortune alongside Frank Sinatra on the Las Vegas stage, while Jerry Lewis continued to make movies and become a comedy icon. (For my money, The King of Comedy is his greatest role.)

So if there is a moral here I leave it for you to find. All I see is that you can never predict success. And a lot of people like Martin and Lewis more than I do. (One person who hates them both is Sammy Petrillo, but that is a blog for another time.)

Want to hear some episodes of The Martin and Lewis Show? Click on this link  (http://www.relicradio.com/otr/series/martin-and-lewis-show/) and listen to a few episodes at Relic Radio and while you are there, poke around a little. there is a ton of great stuff there.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ed's Epistle: Deana Martin to Marshal the Dean Martin Festival Parade


Hey pallies, looks like Deana Martin herself will be heading the festivities at this year Dean Martin Festival there in Stuebenville Ohio!

Yours truly has made plans to attend this years festival, and plan on taking many, many pictures, and videos, and plans on sharing the memories with THE ilovedinomartin blog!



Hey pallies, likes today is one of dem days that we wishes that we had taken Spanish when we were in school, so that we coulda translate today's Dino-gram to all youse Dino-philes.  Likes from a blog tagged "KABEMAYOR  Fotografías de Cine (Movie Pictures)"  comes an incredibly irresistible image of a comic homagin' our most beloved Dino and Mr. Lewis tagged "VISIONES DE HOLLYWOOD:  DEAN MARTIN Y JERRY LEWIS."

Likes even we can translate this title in Spanish  to English...."HOLLYWOOD VISIONS: DEAN MARTIN & JERRY LEWIS."  But, likes we can't translate the rest of the comic, and deeply desires that we could.  It if wasn't in an image form, we woulda place it into google's great translation service
and shares it with youse, but we ain't found a way to put an image into that particular google search engine.

We are wistfully wishfully wonderin' if one of our Dino-holic pallies who speaketh Spanish woulda be willin' to step forward to help us with this particular Dino-effort.  Likes if we ever coulda find the time we could copy down each Spanish word of the post and then type it into a google search, but right now dudes we ain't seein' that happen soon.

So, likes for now enjoys the delightful drawin's of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner in comedy, Mr. Jerry Lewis that don't need no translatin'!  To checks this out in it's original source and get a bigger image of the comic, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mademoh Kada-Rabah: Dean Martin et Jerry Lewis (Sailor Beware)

Hey pallies, likes it is radically refreshin' to make return to a blog where our most beloved Dino has been highly honored in the past to powerfully partake of more delightful Dino-devotion from the present. Likes really recently our pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog search sent us to a French blog, "Comics Star My Creations ink, digital color portraits"  where awesomely amazin' artist  Mr. Mademoh Kada-Rabah holds forth. More on that comin' up pallies.

When we checked Mr. Kada- Rabah's name in the ol' ilovedinomartin search engine we found that we had shared is wonderful work belore on October 12, 2012 and you can find that entry HERE.  As part of that post we shared what Mademoh sez 'bout himself and his cool creativity...""I am someone who is passionate about drawing, watercolor, ink, graphic art, old illustrated posters, celebrity portrait, cult cinema, cult TV series, music, I try to change the pop art inspired a return to comics art nouveau late 19 th and early 20 th (illustration, lythographie painting to the Art Nouveau vector in Illustrator.)"

This time 'round we are pleased as punch to share 'nother of Kada-Rabah's really rad pop art images of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis from a scene from the Martin 'n Lewis silver screen scream, "Sailor Beware."   And, likes indeed as you view below Monsieur Mademoh has crafted an extremely evocative passionate pose of our Dino and Mr. Lewis....loves, loves, loves! the looks on both our Dino and Jerry's faces!

Once 'gain, ilovedinomartin send out cheers! to Monsieur Mademoh for usin' his artistic talents in such a Dino-devotional way....sure to bring many to a deeper and truer passion for our Dino. To view this in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-reflection. Keeps lovin' our most loveable Dino!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin et Jerry Lewis (Sailor Beware)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Yesterday in Dino-history: April 16, 1964

Hey pallies, likes yesterday was yet 'nother extremely important date in the life and times of our most beloved Dino. Likes thanks to a dude tagged "Rocketman5000" at "Inside the Rock Era" we got word that it was on the delightful Dino-day, April 16, 1964 that our great man recorded his coolest cool  croon ever...."Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."

"Everybody Loves Somebody," a song co-written in 1947 by his pianist/accompanist Ken Lane. It went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, sold more than a million copies, and became the theme song of his NBC-TV variety series (1965-1974). The words "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" are inscribed on Dean Martin's grave marker.  Likes when it hit numero uno on the Billboard charts, our most beloved Dino knocked the Beatles off the charts, provin' once and for all that only our mighty mighty Dino coulda bust the Beatles!

 ilovedinomartin sez our thanks to "Rocketman5000" at "Inside the Rock Era" for bringin' this Dino-date to our attention so that we coulda shares it will all youse Dino-holics.  To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram. And, for your Dino-viewin' and listenin' pleasure, we have included a stunnin' ver-s-ion of this chart-topper as recorded on the Dino-show. Dino-lovin', DMP

1964:  Dean Martin recorded "Everybody Loves Somebody".

Making funeral arrangements for Dean Martin.

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Hey pallies, likes we just never know where our most beloved Dino is goin' to turn up next and what the cool context will be.  Likes as we were doin' our almost daily Dino-searchin' via our pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog Search, we happily happened 'pon a ubber unique, terrific tumblr site tagged, "ClickHole - Because all content deserves to go viral."

Likes, it appears to be a remarkably random hangout and we were proudly pleased to see the name of our Dino bein' lovin'ly lifted up there.  The particular post is tagged "16 Chores That Every ’90s Kid Had To Do," and it is a boutifully beautifully bizarre list of happenin's related to the decade of the 90's.  Likes, smack dab in the middle of the list, at numbero 8 is the chore: "Making funeral arrangements for Dean Martin."

Indeed our King of Cool died on December 25, 1995, so it qualifies as a task that woulda need to be done, and how blessed coulda a '90's Deanager have been then to honor our Dino my bein' proudly privileged to make his sendin' off arrangements?!?!?!?!  Likes, in fact, it sounds like a incredibly intriguin' amazin' assigment for a Dino-phile of any age to take on.  For example pallies, likes which of our Dino's hundreds of tunes woulda youse want to play at Dino's funeral?

We thanks the pallie or pallies who hold court at "ClickHole" for includin' this most important Dino-event of the '90's in this particular post and surely raisin' the cool curiosity of many of their readership to learn 'bout our one and only Dino.   To checks this out in it's original source, and to read the other 15 thin's on the chore list, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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16 Chores That Every ’90s Kid Had To Do

No ifs, ands, or buts! All ’90s kids definitely remember these.

8. Making funeral arrangements for Dean Martin.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Danny G's SPECIAL Easter Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Good Morning Life"

Buona Pasqua Pals!

Happy Easter!

What an AB SO LUTE LY WON DER FUL time of year it is!!!

This is it, ol' pals o mine!

A chance to begin again!

A time of resolution!

Yet 'nother opportunity to let even MORE Dino into out lives pals!!! Hahaha!!!

With every Spring & every Easter...I tries my HARDEST to the absorb the MOSTEST amounts of our pal Dean as humanly possible!

He DEF I NATE LY makes  my day & DEF I NATE LY puts a cool cool accent on such an AWESOME holiday!!! 

Youse can't help but feel so so happy on a day like this pallies!

Now, mi amici...I wanna dedicate today's "X-TRA Dino-special" Serenade, "Good Morning Life"...to a VERY "X-TRA Dino-special" friend.

They is goin' through some tough times right now & I know they could DEF I NATE LY use a GIANT dose of some Dino-inspiration today! 
PLease...listen to the message Dean is tellin' us..."Wake up EVERYDAY & count your blessings!"  
Today is a new start. Don't drag yesterday's problems with youse & NEVER worry 'bout tomorrow!
Thins' ALWAYS work themselves out. Somehow.

Well pals...I hope ALL my Dino-diggin' paisani get uplifted with today's croonin'!

Have a Happy Happy Easter, my friends...& ALWAYS 'member to keeps the DINO & the VINO flowin'!!!


Good mornin' life
Good mornin' sun how are your skies above
Gee it's great to be alive and in love
Good mornin' life
Good mornin' birds sing out your happy tunes
Feels so good because I'll be seein' her soon
Last night she said she loved me
What a pity to part
I slept with both eyes open waitin' for today to start
Good mornin' life
Good mornin' world how are you happiness
All at once I know what livin' can be
It's life, it's free, it's someone waitin' for me
Who'll someday be my wife, good mornin' life
Good mornin' life
Good mornin' life
Last night she said she loved me
What a pity to part
I slept with both eyes open waitin' for today to start
Good mornin' life
Good mornin' world how are you happiness
All at once I know what livin' can be
Ah it's life, it's free, it's someone waitin' for me
Who'll someday be my wife, good mornin' life

Saturday, April 15, 2017

She woke to the soft crooning of Dean Martin and the heat of another body.

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Hey pallies, likes this Dino-gram fits in the ol' Dino-category of so so short, but so so sweet.  Today we takes you to romantic writer Miss Libby Bishop's (btw, that's her pen name) self--tagged blog "Libby Bishop Romance," where Miss Bishop has shared an excerpt of here novel, "Claimed by the Wolf." And, likes we gives cool credit to our pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog Search for bringin' us to Miss Bishop's doorstep.

Said excerpt  begins energetically evocative with an amazin'ly awesome reference to our most most beloved Dino.  A mere fifteen words in length the sentence is powerfully provocative as well as you will read below.  Likes, it is greater then great to see our one and only Dino settin' the stage in yet 'nother work of fantastic fiction.. No know what lady coulda resist readin' "Claimed by the Wolf" after readin' this stellar openin' sentence.

We thanks Miss Libby Bishop for chosin' our Dino of all the possible singers she could have chose to set the romantico tone of this engagin' excerpt.  To read all the prose that she has offered, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.  And, if you are intrigued by what you read, you can find 'net sights to place your order.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

She woke to the soft crooning of Dean Martin and the heat of another body.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

On This Day In Dino-history: April 13, 1965

Hey pallies, likes through the energetic efforts of our pallie Mr. Bob Dearborn at his all thin's historical musical blog, "
The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac - Celebrity Birthdays, This Day In History, Number One songs on this day, little known facts, and more, for the media professional and anyone else who finds these things useful, entertaining and interesting," comes the noteworty news that it was on this very day, April 13 in the year of our Dino 1965 our most beloved Dino recorded his delightful Dino-croon "(Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You.

And, likes it's a awesomely appro tagged Dino-tune 'cause it's tag is truly truly is swank sharin' of our mission here at ilovedinomartin.  Indeed, our deepest of deep desire is to remember our most beloved Dino 'cause we loves him more then mere words or lyrics could ever explain.  And, likes our amazin' adoration of our Dino continues to grow and glow higher, deeper, and wider Dino-day by Dino-day!

Likes we thanks our pallie Mr. Bob Dearborn for sharin' this special date in the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino at his beautiful blog, so that we can pass it on to Dino-holics everwhere.
To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  And, of course, we simply have to post a youtube vid of this coolest of croon as well!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

April 13, 1965…At United Recording Studios in Hollywood, Dean Martin recorded "(Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You."

DEAR LUV BUG... Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes when we opened our email just a few 'go, we found this exhilaratin' epistle from our Dino via his official pad....and likes it has given us such a  deeply deeply delightful Dino-high to begin our Dino-day.  Likes we have done our best to reproduce it below.

The remarkable reason for the post is announcin' that coolest of cool commerical from the pallies at
Volkswagen accentin' our most beloved Dino's classic croon  "The Birds and The Bees".  Likes we first shared info on our March 20, 2017 post  HERE.   We gotta 'fess up that we are over the top with Dino-devotion with the wondrous way that the pallies who work powerfully promotin' our Dino on-goin' presence 'mong us.

Likes pallies, please take particular note of the post card our Dino has sent to the LUV BUG pallies....with an original Dino-stamp in the upper right hand cover....we are still waitin' with bated breath for the pallies at the US post office to release a Dino-stamp and, likes what coulda be a more timely time then in this centennial year of our Dino?!?!?!?!?!  And, not the VW commercial is below as well!

Likes it you clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram, you will see this 'citin' Dino-promo in it's fullest of full Dino-glory.  We rejoice that amore of our Dino continues to grow by Dino-leaps and Dino-bounds in every Dino-way possible!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin


Dean's romantic rendition of "The Birds and The Bees" is featured in a new Volkswagen commercial! If you're in the mood for love, give the tune a spin on Dean's classic 1965 album, (Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You.

Dean Martin VW

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dean Martin's Wild Party slot machine on sale!!!

Hey pallies, likes here is more supremely swankest of the swank Dino-treasure for your Dino-consideration.  For just a bit more then the cost of those vintage Martin and Lewis original silver screen posters shared earlier this Dino-day youse coulda be the perfectly proud owner of a Dean Martin's Wild Party slot machine!

From our pallies at google Dino-lerts we share the post below from the Minneapolis version of craigslist.  There are four images of the Dino-slot and from the patter included, the cost of this Dino-beauty woulda be nearly twenty grand!  I'm sure that pallies likes our Danny-o and Eddie-o who we believe both have Dino-dens woulda loves to have this as part of the Dino-action at their swingin' pads.   We woulda certainly loves to have this for our Dino-own as well!

To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.  And, likes to get a view of the Dino-machine in action, we are includin' a trio of  youtube vids.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Williams Dean Martin's Wild Party slot machine on sale!!! - $1495 (MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA WAREHOUSE DISTRICT)


Williams Dean Martin's Wild Party slot machine on sale!!! - $1495

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Hey pallies, likes have we gots the swankest of swank, deepest of deep Dino-treasure offer for all youse Dino-holics with big pocketbooks!  Likes, we coulda spend all of our time sharin' the bestest of best Dino-memorabilia offered on the ol' 'net likes 'specially on Ebay, but then we woulda never gets to share other delightful Dino-devotion with all youse Dino-philes.

So, on rare occasions we lift up the greatest of great Dino-treasures available for purchase, and today is one of dem Dino-days. Likes below is the awesomely amazin' offerin' of 14X16 original  posters of all 16---count 'em---16 of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis' big screen epic capers.  Bein' offered by a pad tagged "fantasticimages," of Antioch, Cali, the complete set retail at $1,400.  That's a pretty hefty price tag, but we are certain worth every penny for such rich Dino-treasure.

Below are images of 12 of the sixteen posters, which is the hugest of huge reason for creatin' this post...we couldn't locate the only four on the Ebay page.  That's because Ebay only allows up to twelve pixs bein' shared.

The poster sale has a few days to go....'til Monday, April 17.  Likes we only wishes that we had that 'mount of ready cash on hand for purchase....but no cost for gazin' on such remarkable resources a la Dino!  To checks this out in it's original Ebay pad, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dean Martin 'Nother Something's Got To Give!

Hey pallies, likes is this swankest of swank synchronicity or what pallies?!?!?!  We gotta 'fess up that we ain't ever used synchronicity before here at ilovedinomartin 'cause we couldn't say it, let 'lone spell it, but what we have to share with all youse Dino-holics here this very day at our humble little Dino-blog required us to do the work of findin' the s-word on the ol' ''net.

So, likes yes today's Dino-devotion is 'bout Dino-synchronicity!!!!!  Earlier this Dino-day we shared a blog post from our new found pallies at "FUN FUN" that centered 'round the unfinished Dino-flick "Something's Got To Give."  Well, likes after we found that post, almost immediately we discovered 'nother blogger had shared a post on the exact same Dino-topic...."Something's Got To Give."  Dino-synchronistic   or what dudes?!?!?!?!

So, now we takes you to the blog tagged "CineNina," where Miss Nina hangs her hat, for her post scribed in portuguese on the Dino-Marilyn ill fated flick.  We deeply digs how Miss Nina has shared a powerfully potent poster from the flick as well as a swank synopsis of said film.   Likes we digs the mostest that Miss Nina's international Dino-devotion came almost at the same time as an American post of the same Dino-treasure....as we sez, DINO-SYNCHRONICITY!!!!!

We thanks Miss Nina for spreadin' delightful Dino-devotion at her blog and bringin' more portuguese speakin' pallies into the Dino-fold!  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Something's Got to Give

Something's Got to Give - 1962


Ellen Arden (Monroe), mother of two small children, was a photographer of a transpacific yatch when she was left on an island. After an exhaustive search of her husband Nick (Dean Martin), she had her disappearance declared as death. On the same day, the husband marries Bianca (Cyd Charisse). While they are on their honeymoon, Ellen returns home after being rescued from an island where she was abandoned for 5 years, and although the family dog ​​remembers her, the children do not ... However, children receive a Pleases her, and invites her to stay. Ellen poses as a woman named Ingrid Tic, representing a foreign accent. Nick obviously recognizes the woman, but Bianca does not, but his assumptions are not proven until he spies Ellen laughing as she swims naked in the pool that night. After this, Nick discovers that she had been abandoned on the island with Stephen Burkett (Tom Tryon), known as "Adam" and for her "Eva." To calm Nick's fears, Ellen asks for a shoe salesman (Wally Cox) to represent his fellow islander.

This was the last role of Marilyn Monroe. The film was unfinished because of the death of the actress. Finally, in 2001, they were created 34 minutes turning it into a short film in homage to Marilyn.

Before her death, the film was about to be suspended or shot with another actress ... Marilyn was fired for her continued delays and non-appearance on filming. At the insistence of Dean Martin, Marilyn was readmitted.

The film is a remake of Garson Kanin's "My Favorite Woman" (1940). The 1940 film was starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant.

In the year after the death of Marilyn (1963), after the suspension of production, they ran a new version directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and James Garner. The film was titled Aparta-te, Cariño (Move Over, Darling).

There is a film of very similar name (Something's Gotta Give) with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.

Enjoy !!

Something's Got to Give

Something's Got to Give - 1962

Ellen Arden (Monroe), mãe de dois filhos pequenos, era uma fotógrafa de um yatch transpacífico quando foi deixada em uma ilha. Após uma busca exaustiva de seu marido Nick (Dean Martin), ela teve seu desaparecimento declarado como morte. No mesmo dia, o marido se casa com a Bianca (Cyd Charisse). Enquanto eles estão em sua lua de mel, Ellen volta para casa depois de ter sido resgatada de uma ilha onde ela foi abandonada por 5 anos, e embora o cão da família lembrasse dela, as crianças não... Entretanto, as crianças recebem um agrado por parte dela, e a convida para ficar. Ellen posa como uma mulher chamada Ingrid Tic, representando um sotaque estrangeiro. Nick obviamente reconhece a mulher, porém Bianca não, mas os seus pressupostos não são comprovados, até que espia Ellen rindo enquanto nadava pelada na piscina naquela noite. Após isso, Nick descobre que ela tinha sido abandonada na ilha com Stephen Burkett (Tom Tryon), conhecido como "Adão" e para ela "Eva". Para acalmar os receios de Nick, Ellen pede um vendedor de sapatos (Wally Cox) para representar seu companheiro ilha.

Este foi o último papel de Marilyn Monroe. O filme ficou inacabado por causa do falecimento da atriz.  Finalmente, em 2001, montaram-se 34 minutos convertendo-o em um curta-metragem em homenagem a Marilyn.

Antes de sua morte, o filme esteve a ponto de ser suspenso ou rodado com outra atriz... Marilyn foi despedida por seus contínuos atrasos e o não comparecimento nas filmagens. Através da insistência de Dean Martin, Marilyn foi readmitida.

O filme é um remake de "Minha Mulher Favorita" (1940) de Garson Kanin. O filme de 1940 foi protagonizado por Irene Dunne e Cary Grant.

No ano seguinte ao falecimento de Marilyn (1963), apos a suspensão da produção, rodaram uma nova versão dirigida por Michael Gordon e protagonizada por Doris Day e James Garner. O filme titulou-se Aparta-te, Cariño (Move Over, Darling).

Há um filme de nome muito parecido (Something's Gotta Give) com Jack Nicholson e Diane Keaton.


Dean Martin "Something's Got To Give"

Hey pallies, likes we may never ever leave the blog pad "FUN FUN" 'cause it continues to keeps postin' the most delightful of delightful Dino-treasure for us to share with all youse Dino-devotees!
We're back 'gain with 'nother youtube vid Dino-flick postin' courtesy of our pallies at "FUN FUN."  Likes this time 'round it's the Dino sex farce, "Something's Got To Give from 1962 also starrin' Miss Marilyn Monroe and Miss Cyd Charrise.

Likes, we're sure that almost 100% of youse Dino-addicts are already aware that this is the big screen Dino-epic that never got finished 'cause of  Miss Monroe's personal problems and then  her untimely death.  But, a few years ago the pallies at 20th Century Fox put together 30 somethin' minutes of screen footage and released it with the DVD of "Move Over Darling," the film that eventually got made.

It's great to be able to share this vide with youse  'specially the scenes with our Dino and Miss Marilyn 'cause they make much marvelous magic together!  We thanks the pallies at "FUN FUN" for sharin' this Dino-treasure with their readership and we simply gets to pass it on to ilovedinomartin followers with the greatest of great Dino-pleasure!  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Something's Got To Give 1962 Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Cyd Charisse...

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dean Martin - "Happiness Is Dean Martin" (1967)

Hey pallies, likes we are back 'gain with yet 'nother absolutely awesome al-b-um from our Dino and part of his recordin' for Mr. Frank Sinatra's record enterprise, Reprise Records.  Likes, 'gain through the cool courtesy of the blog tagged "FUN FUN" we share a youtube vid of all the Dino-croons from the 1967 vinyl release, "Happiness Is DEAN MARTIN."

Likes, it's the Dino-disc that has that swankest of swank still of our most beloved Dino holdin' a Chatty Cathy dolly proudly proclaimin' that, as the title of said al-b-um states, "Happiness Is Dean Martin!"  Likes, we thinks this mighta be our most fav of fav Dino-covers, and, likes, of course, it speaks that absolutely awesome deepest of deep Dino-truth....'cause truly truly our Dino brings the hugest of huge happiness to all his pallies!

We thanks the pallies at "FUN FUN" for postin' this youtube vid of yet 'nother of our Dino's classic croonin's includin' one of most fav of fav Dino-tunes, "Lay Some Happiness On Me."  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin - "Happiness Is Dean Martin" (1967)

Lay some happiness on me Think about me I'm not the marrying kind If I ever get back to Georgia It just happened that way (Open up the door) Let the good times in You've still got a place in my heart Sweet, sweet loveable you He's got you Thirty more miles to San Diego Nobody's baby again

Dean Martin "Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed"

Hey pallies, likes the Dino-action keeps goin', growin', and glowin' over the newly discovered by ilovedinomartin blog "FUN FUN."  Likes what tooks us there in the first place a few 'go was a Twingly Advanced Blog search listin' for the blog post of our most beloved Dino's randiest of randy silver screen 1964 epic "Kiss Me Stupid.   Likes that we posted last Friday, April 7th.

 And, then by perusin' their swank site we discovered that they had posts accentin' a number of our Dino's awesome al-b-ums recorded under the Reprise Record label....and just last Saturday, April 8  we begin our postin' of dem beginnin' with the Dino-disc tagged "The Door Is Still Open To My Heart.

Well, it's Monday, April 10, and we are perfectly pleased as punch to be able to share with all youse Dino-addicts "FUN FUN" postin' of our Dino's big screen sex farce from 1963, "Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed.  The fun flick also stars amazin' actresses Miss Carol Burnett and Miss Elizabeth Montgomery.  Both Miss Burnett and Miss Montgomery are famous for their forays on the small screen.

Likes we are 'specially deeply delighted to be able to share this funny flick 'cause it is one of a few that has yet to be released for sale on DVD.  It was released on VHS and indeed you can get it streamin' on your 'puter, but far as we know it has never ever been available in DVD.  We thanks the pallies at "FUN FUN" for more sweet sharin' of more Dino-treasure with their readership that makes it possible for us to pass in on to all youse Dino-philes.  btw stayed tuned later in this Dino-day for more fun and frolic from "FUN FUN" as we share 'nother youtube vid of a 'nother classic Dino-disc.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed

Carol Burnett, Elizabeth Montgomery, and Dean Martin

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "April In Paris"

Welcome back, mi amici.

Let me start off by biddin' farewell to Mr. Don Rickles...who passed on to the big Celebrity Roast in the sky, this week.
"So long, pal"...the world will miss you.
I hope God can take a little razzin'! Haha!!
A good pallie of our Dino's & a TRUE comedy legend.
Catch ya' on the other side, pal!

 So...my friends...Is youse enjoyin' Spring yet?!

I know...hasn't been very  "Springy" so far, pals.

At least not 'round these parts.

It's gettin' there, though!

Every mornin' seems to come a little sooner & every dusk is seemin' to come a wee bit later.
Hang in there...warm days are comin'!

Hey, pallies...after all...Spring is a tricky season...no matter WHERE youse live!

Youse gots to 'member...we just climbin' out of a LONG...COLD...Winter!

Takes a little weenin' to gets back into the Springtime swing! Haha!!

I thinks I know what might help.

For today's Serenade we's gonna take a trip over to a city that is also known for it's rainy seasons...& passionate feelins'!


Ahhhh what a romantico place it must be, huh pals?

Well, if anyone would know...it's our man of the world...Dino! Hahaha!!!

Dean was DEF I NATE LY a world traveler & DEF I NATE LY a master of romance! This we ALL know!!!

I found "April In Paris" on Dino's 1962 Reprise al b um..."French Style".
What a perfecto tune for this wonderful time of year!

GREAT GREAT collection of some of Dean's MOST BEA U TI FUL songs!

I'm diggin' each & every one of these jams with Dino's accentin' on the language of love!
Hey let's face it, pallies...Dino can spread the message of love no matter WHAT language he's croonin' & WHAT culture he's swoonin'! Ha!

OK pals o' mine...here we go!!!

Bring on the Spring!!!

I'm also throwin' in a little "Roastin"...from one master to 'nother!


April in Paris, who can I run to?
What have you done to my heart?
April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom
Holiday tables under the tree
April in Paris, this is the feelin'
No one can ever reprise
I'd never know the charm of Spring
Never met it face to face
I never knew my heart could sing
Never miss the warm embrace 'til
April in Paris, who can I run to?
What have you done to my heart
I never knew the charm of Spring
Never met it face to face
I never knew my heart could sing
Never miss the warm embrace 'til
April in Paris, who can I run to?
What have you done to my heart
My heart, my heart
Cuore mio

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Dean Martin - "The Door Is Still Open To My Heart" Album

Hey pallies, likes as promised, we are returnin' with 'nother Dino-centric post from the fun blog tagged "FUN FUN."  Likes we discovered that the pallies there have posted a potent plethora of youtube vids of recordin's of our most beloved Dino's al-b-ums on the Reprise label....the one began by our Dino's pallie of pallies, Mr. Frank Sinatra.

Likes we decided to begin with a post awesomely accentin' the Dino-al-b-um "DEAN MARTIN THE DOOR IS STILL OPEN TO MY HEART."  We have chosen this particular one 'cause it was recently featured here at ilovedinomartin with a rad review of said Dino-disc by Mr. Ned Tugent at his blog "Vinyl In The Valley - Flipping records and pouring cocktails since 2000-something!"  that you can locate  HERE.

And, likes equally or more importantly this is the awesome al-b-um that was our Miss AOW's first Dino-purchase and first turned her on to Dino-croons that have resulted in her bein' a lifelong Dino-devotee extraordinaire!  So, Miss AOW, this post is particularly in huge homage of your Dino-honorin' heart!.

We thanks the pallies at "Fun Fun" for a ton of fun posts accentin' our most beloved Dino that we will continue to be sharin'  in the Dino-days 'head!  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin - "The Door Is Still Open To My Heart"

The door is still open to my heart We'll sing in the sunshine I'm gonna change everything The middle of the night is my cryin' time Every minute, every hour Clinging vine In the misty moonlight Always together My sugar's gone You're nobody 'till somebody loves you Take me So long, baby

Dino, Don, and Roy: In Memoriam Of Mr. Don Rickles

Flashback: See Don Rickles Take Down Roy Rogers in 'Western' Skit

Hey pallies, likes the web is full of the sad news that insult comic Mr. Don Rickles departed our planet at the age of 90 on April 6.  We don't often share posts on the death of stars that worked with our Dino, but Mr. Rickles appeared often on both the original Dino-show as well as the Dino-roasts and it was always always awesomely apparent that our Dino and Mr. Rickles had not only a blast workin' together, but had the ubber up most respect for each other.

Likes, the ol' 'net has been filled the last couple of days with blog posts honorin' Mr. Rickles' passin' with a just a ton of 'em mentionin' his performances with our one and only Dino.  We have had the hardest of hard times chosin' one to share, but likes when our pallies at google Dino-'lerts sent us the post below from the pallies at the online presence of "Rolling Stone" we knew it was the right one to share with all youse Dino-holics.

Scribed By Mr. Joseph Hudak, the powerful post accents that marvelous memorable moment from the Dino-show circa 1967 that has our beloved Dino makin' funny with both Mr. Rickles and Mr. Roy Rogers in a wild 'n wacky western skit.  Hudak includes the youtube vid of the swank skit below 'long with potent patter describin' what transpires when you both these three terrifically talents actors together.

We reverently remember Mr. Don Rickles on his passin' from our presence and we sez our thank you very much to the pallies at "Rolling Stone," and in particular Mr. Joseph Hudak for this remembrance of Mr. Rickles and all the fun he had with our one and only Dino.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Flashback: See Don Rickles Take Down Roy Rogers in 'Western' Skit
Insult comic starred as an outspoken bartender in a 1969 sketch on 'The Dean Martin Show'

Don Rickles and Roy Rogers guest starred in a Western-themed sketch on 'The Dean Martin Show.'

By Joseph Hudak

Country-music cowboy Roy Rogers may have been fast on the draw, but he was no match for the quick wit of Don Rickles. The comedian, known for his epic insulting takedowns, died April 6th at 90.

The famously boozy Martin saunters in and uncharacteristically orders a milk, prompting Rickles to quip, "He should get an Academy Award for reading that line." But it's Rogers, a deer in the headlights in the sketch, who bears the brunt of Rickles comedic wrath.

"Good reading, Roy. You're going to get your water gun and your own pony," fires off Rickles, after a flat line reading by the "King of the Cowboys." "Once in awhile, Roy, read my lips so you know what's happening."

The studio audience comes unglued with laughter, reinforcing the live nature of Martin's series and spurring on Rickles to further improvise. "Isn't this fun, Roy, you're staying up with the grownups!" he spits, before baiting Rogers one more time.

"You got a lot of good lines coming up, Roy. I'll make you feel at home, ok?" Rickles says, going on to impersonate a horse snort.

The whole bit ends with Rickles crawling atop the bar and a misfire of a duel between Martin and Rogers, who train their guns on the pesky barkeep. Naturally, Rickles lets them know their aim isn't true: "You're shooting me in the leg, dummy!"

Rickles died at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure. A tireless road comic, he performed shows as recently as last year. His lengthy film résumé includes roles in the Pixar hit Toy Story and Martin Scorsese's Casino, both released in 1995.

Friday, April 07, 2017

.....lecherous, heavy-drinking pop singer Dino (Dean Martin) is forced to detour through Climax, Nevada.

Hey pallies, likes here's a beau-ti-ful bonus Dino-gram  for all youse Dino-holics to enjoys and to energetically encourage and incredibly indulge all youse Dino-philes in your weekend devotion of our most most beloved Dino.  From the blog simply tagged "FUN FUN" comes a swingin' synopsis of what we consider our Dino's most swingin' of swingin' big screen epics, none other then the Dino-parody, "Kiss Me Stupid" from 1964.  It's the Dino-classic that was made long before it's time and stirred up all sorts of controversy 'pon it's release.

Likes the unknown pallie who scribed these swank scribin's does a coolly credible job of sharin' the twists and turns of the plot action, and has included (a huge reason why we desided to post this) a youtube vid of the entire flick in all it's Dino-glory as well as a quartet of awesome advert potent posters used to powerfully promote this flick.  Likes, we ain't ever remember seein' the third poster, and likes we thinks it has become our fav of the four.

So, likes sits back and drink deeply of our Dino havin' such such fun parodyin' is coolest of cool, hippest of hip, randiest of randy performin' persona.  And, likes pallies we have discovered a marvelous motherload of Dino-devotion from this pad and we are likes certain that we will be sharin' more from here very very Dino-soon!

Likes to checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of  this Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Monday, April 3, 2017

Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

Kiss Me, Stupid is a 1964 American comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder and starring Dean Martin, Kim Novak, and Ray Walston.

The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the play L'ora della fantasia (The Dazzling Hour) by Anna Bonacci, which had inspired Wife For a Night (Moglie per una notte, 1952), an Italian film starring Gina Lollobrigida. The comic song lyrics were written by Ira Gershwin, using some of George Gershwin's unpublished melodies.

While driving his Dual-Ghia from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, lecherous, heavy-drinking pop singer Dino (Dean Martin) is forced to detour through Climax, Nevada. There he meets the amateur songwriting team of Barney Millsap (Cliff Osmond), a gas station attendant, and piano teacher Orville J. Spooner (Ray Walston), a man easily given to jealousy. Hoping to interest Dino in their songs, Barney disables the "Italian" sports car and tells Dino he will need to remain in town until new parts arrive from Milan. (Dual-Ghia was actually an American marque, mating a Dodge frame, drivetrain, and engine with Italian coachwork.)

Orville invites Dino to stay with him and wife Zelda (Felicia Farr), but becomes concerned when he learns the singer needs to have sex every night to avoid awakening with a headache. Anxious to accommodate Dino but safeguard his marriage, Orville provokes an argument with his wife that leads to Zelda fleeing in tears. He and Barney then arrange for Polly the Pistol (Kim Novak), a waitress and prostitute at a saloon on the edge of town called the Belly Button, to pose as Orville's wife and satisfy Dino.

That evening after the three have dinner, Orville plays his tunes for Dino on the piano and Polly requests a particular song. It is one she knows he wrote for his wife when trying to persuade her to marry him. Doing so, Orville gets lost in emotion, as does Polly, who has fallen a little for the dream of a domestic life that she doesn't have. Under the influence of wine and song, Orville starts thinking of Polly as his wife and tosses Dino out. He then spends the night with Polly.

Dino seeks shelter at the Belly Button, where Zelda earlier had gone to drown her sorrows. When she became drunk and rowdy, the manager deposited her in Polly's trailer to sleep. Hearing about the talents of Polly the Pistol and declaring himself eager "to shoot it out with her," Dino goes to the trailer and finds Zelda there and mistakes her for Polly. A longtime fan, she succumbs to Dino's charms and allows him to seduce her, persuading him how perfect Orville's song would be for him at the same time.

Zelda meets Polly the next morning and figures out the trick Orville played on her. She gives Dino's money to Polly, who needs it to leave Climax and start a new life.

A few nights later, Orville is distraught knowing that Zelda intends to divorce him. Suddenly he hears Dino singing one of his songs on coast-to-coast television. He is at a total loss as to how this could have happened. He wants an explanation, but Zelda simply orders him: "Kiss me, stupid."


Dean Martin as Dino
Kim Novak as Polly the Pistol
Ray Walston as Orville Spooner
Felicia Farr as Zelda Spooner
Cliff Osmond as Barney Millsap
Barbara Pepper as Big Bertha
Doro Merande as Mrs. Pettibone
Howard McNear as Mr. Pettibone
Tommy Nolan as Johnnie Mulligan
Alice Pearce as Mrs. Mulligan
John Fiedler as Reverend Carruthers
Cliff Norton as Mack Gray
Mel Blanc as Dr. Sheldrake
Henry Gibson as Smith