Tuesday, September 17, 2019

On This Day In Dino-history: September 17, 1950

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Hey pallies, likes today we deeply delighted to remind all youse Dino-holics that it was this very Dino-day, September 17 in the year of our Dino 1950 that Martin and Lewis first appeared on the "Colgate Comedy Hour" on NBC.  This noteworthy news was discovered at the 'net pad "RVM.pm"

Likes below is the wonderfully wacky, vivacious vid showin' our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis in all their grand glory on this delightful debut  episode.  We are awesomely appreciative to the pallies at "RVM.pm" for puttin' us on to this day and to providin' the vid of these historical moments in the life and times of our one and only Dino!

To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters













On TV today, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis begin on NBC (1950)


 
September 17, 1950 – you do not want to miss Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis first appearance at “The Colgate Comedy Hour” on NBC

Monday, September 16, 2019

Yesterday In Dino-history: September 15, 1965


Hey pallies, likes there's yet  'nother notable Dino-event on this great date in all of Dino-history.   For this news we once 'gain visit at "The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac, where our pallie Mr. Bob Dearborn holds forth.

Likes  Mr. Dearborn has informed his remarkable readership that our most most beloved Dino recorded 'nother of his coolest of cool classic croons, "I Will" at United Recording Studios in Hollywood on September 15 in the year of our Dino 1965.  We gotta 'fess up that we find it incredibly intriguin' that our great man recorded this swank song on the eve  of his debut on the  peacock channel with "The Dean Martin Variety Show," which we  shared earlier this very Dino-day.

Our Dino had said "I Will" to the pallies at NBC months earlier and as all us Dino-holics know it propelled our Dino into millions of households once a week for the nine followin' years.  Likes, as a special treat, we found a vibrant vid of our Dino and Miss Tanya Tucker duetin' on "I Will" for an edition of the 1980 TV Show tagged "The Big Show," and we have shared it below.

Hats off to our pallie of pallies Mr. Bob Dearborn for puttin' us on to 'nother deeply delightful day in Dino-history.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this particular Dino-devotion.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Dean Martin duet with Tanya Tucker "I Will" (The Big Show) 1980 [Remastered]

September 15, 1965…At United Recording Studios in Hollywood, Dean Martin recorded "I Will."

Today In Dino-history: September 16, 1965

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Hey pallies, likes this very Dino-day  is likes the 54th anniversary of our golden voiced Dino's entrance onto weekly television,........yet  'nother deeply delightful  day in the life, the times, and the teachin's of our most beloved Dino.  It was 54---count 'em---54  years ago on September 16 in the year of our Dino 1965 that The Dean Martin Show premiered on the peacock channel and as they say, the rest is Dino-history.  The show ran for nine swankly supreme seasons and aired for a grand total of 264 episodes.

Likes we all know the story of how our Dino really didn't want to do a weekly television show and how he made what woulda seemed to have been outrageous demands of NBC likes only workin' one day a week...the day of recordin' the show with no other rehearsin'....and the wise wise folks at NBC consented to all of our Dino's demands...and for those nine glorious years our Dino crooned his way into our hearts, givin' us tons of laughs, and much much wonderous wit and wisdom to profoundly  ponder as well.

Likes we are so so grateful that slowly but surely parts of the series have been released on DVDs for us to continue to soak in all the glories of our King of Cool.  Our hugest  hope of hopes and our deepest dream of dreams is that one day, all 264 episodes in their full length will find there way into general release so that each and every moment of deep Dino-wonderment will be ours forever!

In honor of this most festive of festive Dino-occasions we first share with all youse Dino-holics a couple of vid clips of that first broadcast featurin' our most beloved Dino, his bestest of best pallie Mr. Frank Sinatra and a ton of other other celebrities all wishiin' our King of Cool the best on his new small screen effort.  And, we have also chosen a quintet of just a few of our most fav of fav moments from our great great man's great great show.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters









 

 





September 16, 1965 "The Dean Martin Show" premiered on NBC, Thursday nights at 10 p.m. It was one of the highest-rated shows of the 1965-66 season and runs for nine seasons

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "The Things We Did Last Summer"



Well well well...Here we are...once ‘gain, my friends...windin' down our Sunday Serenades of Summer.

 Man!

 Time TRULY does fly!

We biddin' “adieu” to 'nother BEA U TI FUL sunny season & lookin' ahead to cooler breezes & shorter days.

Hope youse JAM-PACKED these last few months with sun-shiny fun & ALL THINS' DINO! Haha!!

I'm sure youse did, pals.
We're Dino-holics...that's what we do!
Ha!

Hard to believe, just the same.

 Time to trade in the pool swimmin' & sun-bakin' for apple pickin' & leaf-rakin'!
 Hahaha!!!

Only a week or so,  left...& Autumn will be sneakin' in.

Catches us when we leasts expects it! 

We'll be ready though, pallies!

We gonna store as MUCH summery memories as possible...keeps ALL those SWINGIN' Dino-tunes in mind.
Gonna create a "go-to" section in our brains that will be  COM PLETE LY STUFFED with warm Dino thoughts!

Dino-tunes & cookouts...
Dino-tunes & fireworks...
Dino-tunes & walks on the beach...
O...did I mention the tunes?
Yea...I did.
 Haha!!

Well, mi amici...seems pretty obvious to me...that there's only ONE very special croon that can keep ALL these very special memories simmerin' on low...'til next year.

"The Things We Did Last Summer", will be that life-line we can reach for when thins' get a wee bit too tough to bare...
when the chilly weather seems to be hangin' 'round a little too long...
when we find ourselves longin' for a sunny day & a yummy drink in the shade!

Yea, pals...we'll be just fine.

Just keep those hot Summer days in mind...& Dean is NEVER too far behind!

Now go squeeze the last few drops outta this season...& I'll see youse next week for our Summer finale!

 Enjoy! 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Still, Dean Martin makes this picture work and it’s hard to deny his charm and his ability to command the screen and make his audience smile along with him.



Hey pallies, likes here we are with our third and last intriguin' installment of powerfully pure Dino-lovin' by the unnamed blogger who calls "Talking Pulp" his personal pad.  Likes this wise writer of Dino-prose is in accord that Helmer tres in his words "falls off a bit" and not up to the bright brilliance of the first two in the Dino-series.

That said, this Dino-phile still has more rad reflections on our Dino as Helm....

Still, Dean Martin makes this picture work and it’s hard to deny his charm and his ability to command the screen and make his audience smile along with him.

Sure, we get to see Dean Martin hamming it up and flirting with good looking ladies at the agency’s HQ in the first act...

This Dino-delighter's thoughts are fewer 'cause as he sez, "The Ambushers is certainly a step down."  We likes a guy who speaks the Dino-truth and indeed the third installment of the Helms is the weakest link in the Dino-chain of the Helmers.   Likes once 'gain Mr. Talking Pulp" is on the Dino-mark and we eagerly awake a review of the last of the Helmers, "The Wrecking Crew."

ilovedinomartin is greatly grateful to have fantastically found and sweetly shared this trio of Dino-grams showin' so so much Dino-insight on and Dino-devotion to our one, our only Dino as swingin' spyster Matt Helm.  Thanks yet 'gain Mr. Talking Pulp for spreadin' so so much Dino-love with your remarkable readership so we coulda pass it on to our ilovedinomartin readership as well.
To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters







Film Review: The Ambushers (1967)


Release Date: December 20th, 1967 (Chicago premiere)
Directed by: Henry Levin
Written by: Herbert Baker
Based on: The Ambushers by Donald Hamilton
Music by: Herbert Baker, Hugo Montenegro
Cast: Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule, James Gregory, Albert Salmi, Kurt Kasznar, Beverly Adams, John Brascia
Columbia Pictures, 102 Minutes
Review:
[a new female recruit gets turned on by Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night” playing in the background] “You really like Perry Como that much?” – Matt Helm
The first two Matt Helm films were a lot of fun and really capture the magic and charisma of Dean Martin. I thought the first two were pretty consistent, overall. This one, however, falls off a bit and it looks as if the formula is running out of steam.
Still, Dean Martin makes this picture work and it’s hard to deny his charm and his ability to command the screen and make his audience smile along with him.
As far as the story goes, this one was weak. It features a government made UFO for some reason and a lot of wacky stuff that doesn’t work as well as the wacky stuff we saw in the installments before this chapter in the franchise.
Also, the intro to the film and the title are confusing, as we’re introduced to the idea of this all female assault team called “The Ambushers” but really, they don’t exist in the film in any sort of meaningful way to justify the title or the movie’s awesome opening credits sequence.
Sure, we get to see Dean Martin hamming it up and flirting with good looking ladies at the agency’s HQ in the first act but once he’s off to Mexico, that’s pretty much it for Dean Martin being a guy in a sea of hot women.
The film does have some strengths apart from Martin.
I thought that the Mexican brewery shootout and fisticuffs were well done and the environment was used superbly within the sequence.
Also, the big climax was well written, well structured, executed nicely and pretty energetic. It had a lot of good hilarious bits in it and it sort of makes up for the duller parts of the film.
Now there aren’t many dull moments but the film feels as if they blew most of the good jokes in the first two pictures and didn’t have a lot left to work into this one. But Martin did his best.
I thought the special effects came off well. There is a lot of cheese with it though, like the sparkler guns that levitate objects and the weirdly out of place UFO but some of the levitation gags worked. Well, except for the parts where you could clearly see wires lifting up people and objects. I was pretty impressed with how well the bar scene came out though. The sequence with the bottle pouring and the floating glasses moving across the room and into people’s hands looked perfect.
The Ambushers is certainly a step down. But it still entertains and keeps the party going.
Rating: 7/10
Pairs well with: The SilencersMurderers’ Row or The Wrecking Crew: the other Matt Helm films.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Dean Martin is just the epitome of cool, even more so than anyone who ever played the James Bond character.



Hey pallies, likes we warmly welcome all youse Dino-holics back for a second incredible installment of remarkable rad reflections powerfully praisin' our most beloved Dino as swingin' spyster Matt Helm from the beautiful blog "Talking Pulp."  This time 'round our unknown but much appreciated (by ilovedinomartin) reviewer shares his tremendous thrillin' thoughts on Helm duo, "Murders' Row."

Likes let's cut to the Dino-chase and simply share this powerful proser's Dino-delight....

Dean Martin is just the epitome of cool, even more so than anyone who ever played the James Bond character. Martin existed on an otherworldly level when it came to cool and because of that, these films sort of have an edge even on the James Bond franchise. Well, at least in the realm of pure coolness.

 Martin is just a lovable guy, even with his womanizing ways. He exudes a certain kind of panache that is missing in modern times because such characters aren’t considered “socially acceptable” anymore. While some may consider Dean Martin a relic of a bygone chauvinistic era, I think he’s a harmless and wholesome guy that just appreciates a pretty girl and isn’t afraid to express his admiration.

Likes if there ever was a Dino-reviewer that we woulda loves to be in Dino-communicato with it would be Mr. Talking Pulp dude!  His amazin' adulation of our one and only Dino is so so beautiful to behold and we knows we woulda have the deepest of Dino-delight in talkin' Dino together!  We couldn't 'gree more that we digs our Dino the mostest as Helm as this reflective reviewer sez, "I love seeing him play a fun loving super spy probably more than any other role he’s had."  And, to add to our Dino-happiness, this delightful dude also loves "Murders' Row" the mostest as he sez, "And as much as I loved the first film, this one is a wee bit better.

Once 'gain we woulda loves to the name the name of this awesome adulator of our Dino as swingin' spyster Matt Helm and let's him keenly know how mucho much we are one-in-Dino with him.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.  Stop by on the morrow for the last but not least Dino-report on "The Ambushers."

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters








Film Review: Murderers’ Row (1966)


Release Date: December 20th, 1966
Directed by: Henry Levin
Written by: Herbert Baker
Based on: Murderers’ Row by Donald Hamilton
Music by: Lalo Schifrin
Cast: Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Camilla Sparv, Dean Paul Martin, Desi Arnaz Jr.
Columbia Pictures, 105 Minutes
Review:
“Well what shall I do with the costume?” – Miss January, “Drop it in the ashtray.” – Matt Helm
Man, I really love these Matt Helm movies with Dean Martin. There is also four of them so this is really a quadrilogy of James Bondparodies three decades before the more famous parody trilogy Austin Powers.
Dean Martin is just the epitome of cool, even more so than anyone who ever played the James Bond character. Martin existed on an otherworldly level when it came to cool and because of that, these films sort of have an edge even on the James Bond franchise. Well, at least in the realm of pure coolness.
They also have a ’60s go-go vibe, mixed with a Tiki aesthetic and feel like they could fit within the same universe as the 1960s Batman television show. These movies are fun, entertaining and pretty hilarious. Martin is just a lovable guy, even with his womanizing ways. He exudes a certain kind of panache that is missing in modern times because such characters aren’t considered “socially acceptable” anymore. While some may consider Dean Martin a relic of a bygone chauvinistic era, I think he’s a harmless and wholesome guy that just appreciates a pretty girl and isn’t afraid to express his admiration. Granted, if he existed today, he’d probably be one of the dozens upon dozens of Hollywood men accused of something naughty.
In this film, Martin is joined by Ann-Margret, who was a mega star at the time. Despite the significant age difference, which was never really an issue for James Bond, it was cool seeing Dean Martin and Ann-Margret come together and star in this film, almost working as a tandem in the second half of the story.
Karl Malden plays the villain and he was a well-known veteran actor at the time that brought some extra gravitas and legitimacy to this production. While his role here wasn’t as challenging as his roles in On the WaterfrontA Streetcar Named Desire or Patton, he looked to be having fun and he really brought something to the picture that was lacking in the first film, even though I liked Victor Buono as the bad guy in that one.
These Matt Helm movies aren’t necessarily cinematic masterpieces but they are a blast to watch. Dean Martin was always great but I love seeing him play a fun loving super spy probably more than any other role he’s had. And as much as I loved the first film, this one is a wee bit better.
Rating: 8/10
Pairs well with: The SilencersThe Ambushers or The Wrecking Crew: the other Matt Helm films.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dean Martin is great as super spy Matt Helm. He has a sense of humor and a wit that few can match.


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Hey pallies, likes in our on-goin' quest to try and frantically  feed our Dino-addiction to our most most most beloved Dino as swingin' spyster Matt Helm we are ever excited to announce that we have uncovered yet 'nother series of remarkable reviews of the Helmers at the bodacious blog tagged "Talking Pulp."  So far the series includes the first three Dino-flicks, one review bein' scribed each of the years 2017, 2018, and 2019...meanin' that it may not be 'til  2020 that we will have a review of Helmer quatre.

Any who we are awesomely appreciative to be able to share the first three flick reviews 'cause this rad reviewer shares his deepest of deep delight in our Dino as Matt Helm. Likes we gotta 'fess up that we spent quite a bit of time tryin' to figure out the identity of this Dino-devotee without success 'cause we desired to give him the coolest of cool credit for his personal Dino-adulation.

With that said, let's share a few thoughts on this Dino-phile's review of Helmer uno, "The Silencers."
Likes from all this rad reviewer's reflections it is clear that he is a Dino-phile par excellent.  We supremely savor each and every Dino-superlative swankly scribed....

The Silencers is a damn fun movie! It stars Dean Martin as a playful James Bond wannabe.

Dean Martin is great as super spy Matt Helm. He has a sense of humor and a wit that few can match.

 Dean Martin was suave and hilarious throughout the entire picture. Few men have ever matched his swagger and those that did were already in the Rat Pack.

Likes it always always brings us  such deep deep Dino-happines to find ever more lovers of the big screen that also share powerful passion for our darin' Dino as Matt Helm.  Oh how we wishes that we coulda gives a personal shout out to the dude who has sweetly scribed these Dino-praise, but whoever you are, wherever you are, know our awesome appreciato for lovin'ly liftin' up the completely cool charms of our one, our only Dino.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram and stay tuned for the next couple of days as we share more lavish laudin' of our Dino and Helm.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters








Film Review: The Silencers (1966)


Release Date: February 18th, 1966
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Written by: Oscar Saul
Based on: The Silencers and Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton
Music by: Elmer Bernstein
Cast: Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Daliah Lavi, Victor Buono, Roger C. Carmel
Columbia Pictures, 102 Minutes
the_silencersReview:
I didn’t even know about this film until recently, when I discovered it on a list of recommended movies on a tikiphile message board. I also discovered, after watching it, that there are two sequels.
The Silencers is a damn fun movie! It stars Dean Martin as a playful James Bond wannabe. In fact, the film is a parody of James Bond movies and the popular spy genre of the time. Truthfully, it is better than some of the films it parodies and as hammy as Martin was, he still didn’t cross the line like Roger Moore. I really love Roger Moore, by the way.
I guess this movie can be best described as sort of the Austin Powers of the 1960s. It also is a part of a trilogy like those Powers films. The thing is, this is much better than any Austin Powers or Mike Myers movie could ever dream to be. It isn’t gratuitously stupid and it has stood the test of time better. It is a more authentic feeling parody. Although, coming out in the same era as those films, probably has a lot to do with it feeling more true to the vibe and style of the spy genre.
Dean Martin is great as super spy Matt Helm. He has a sense of humor and a wit that few can match. I guess this is why he was so successful at hosting those celebrity roasts in the old days. In fact, there is a great moment in this film where he casually roasts his best buddy Frank Sinatra.
Martin has two leading ladies, because which super spy doesn’t have at least two? Both did really well with the material. I thought the performance by Stella Stevens was a step above Daliah Lavi but they both put in solid performances.
Being a fan of the 1966 Batman television series, I was really excited to see Victor Buono (who played the villain King Tut on that show) as the sinister Tung-Tze. We also got Roger C. Carmel (who played the villain Colonel Gumm in Batman and Harry Mudd on the original Star Trek) as a top ranking henchman.
The Silencers literally had me laughing out loud several times. Dean Martin was suave and hilarious throughout the entire picture. Few men have ever matched his swagger and those that did were already in the Rat Pack.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

I fell in love with Matt Helm and cheesy spy spoofs back in high school.


Hey pallies, likes after completin' yester-Dino-day's Dino-devotion to all youse Dino-philes accentin'comic writer Mr. B Clay Moore's absolute adulation of our most beloved Dino as swingin' spyster Matt Helm, we felt mightily moved to see if we coulda possibly  learn more 'bout Mr. Moore's
deep Dino-Helmer delight and so we put B. Clay's name, Dean Martin and Matt Helm in the ol' google search engine and we were totally totally thrilled to be directed to Moore's tumblr pad tagged  "A CURIOUS RESPECT - B. Clay Moore's minor distractions and previews and peeks."

Likes there we found  an powerfully provocative and equally evocative strikin' still of our Dino gazin' at one of Dino's lovelies from Helmer uno, Miss Dali Lavi shared by a dude tagged 20th-century-man.  Mr. B Clay Moore added comment sez it all pallies, "I fell in love with Matt Helm and cheesy spy spoofs back in high school."

Very very cool pallies to know that Moore back in the day was a devoted Deanager greatly groovin' on our most beloved Dino as Matt Helm and is still professin' his love of the Matt Helm quartet 5 decades later!  Likes wherever the nudge to search for more Dino-Helmer thoughts came from, we are powerfully pleased to have come 'cross this pix 'n pose to share with Dino-holics everywhere.
Keen Kudos once 'gain to Mr. B Clay Moore and for his potent proclamation of diggin' our Dino as Matt Helm.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply, as usual, clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


A CURIOUS RESPECT
B. Clay Moore's minor distractions and previews and peeks.



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Daliah Lavi, Dean Martin; production still from the first Matt Helm movie, Phil Karlson’s The Silencers (1966)
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As it happens, Antennae ran a Matt Helm marathon last night/this morning (weirdly starting at two a.m.). I fell in love with Matt Helm and cheesy spy spoofs back in high school.