Sunday, October 17, 2021

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "A Real Live Girl"

 Good eve'nin', boys & ghouls! 

Velcome to this veek's SPOOKY Sunday Serenade with Dino! Ahhhhh Hahahaha!!!! 

Did I sound creepy, pals? 

Did youse feel that evil laugh? 

Did youse catch the Count Dracula accent?! Hahaha!!! 

Just tryin' to set the stage here, pallies. 

After all, mi amici...Halloween is gettin' EERILY close & the vibe is in the air now. 

Vampires, Werewolves & all the creatures of the night are gettin' ready to get down at the closest Monstery Bash! Haha!! 

Now, my little Dino-diggin' grave diggers...speakin' of thins' that go bump in the night...Every year I cants' help but picturin' our main man dressin' up as the creepy Count himself! 

Yes, pals! 

He's definitely gots the right look for it. 

Tall, Dark & Devilishly handsome. 

Definitely gots the suave coolness for it. 

And  AB SO LUTE LY would have NO problemo pickin' up vampy-type chicks for his vampy-type brides! Hahaha!!! 


So...let's picture this. 

Count Dino is layin' 'round his castle. Bored. Lonely. Wantin' for some company of the female type. 

Yea, sure...he's got his un-dead ladies of the night. But their so lame these days. "Mezza morta!"..."Half dead!" Ha! 

What our Cool Cool Count is cravin'...is some action! 

Some hot blood pumpin' through some feisty chicalinas veins! 

Thinks it's 'bout time our pal gets' himself "A Real Live Girl"! Haha!! 


Lovin' this Serenade , my friends! 

It even has that "old school" vinyl sound to it. 


So sit back, pals. We're gettin' close to Tricks n' Treats! 

Haha....spoooooky! 

Enjoy!   

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Singer Dean Martin portrays a swinger in his television and nightclub acts—and it appears his private life is beginning to live up to that image.

Hey pallies, likes followin' on the high heels of yester-Dino-day's remembrance of  the hugely historic Dino-date of  October 13, 1969....the enchantin' evenin' that our most beloved Dino met and was immediately swankly smitten goin' head-over-heels for Miss Gail Renshaw, we are once 'gain totally totally thrilled to share an absolutely awesome article below that was supremely scribed by the Palm Springs newspaper, The Desert Sun" on December 13, 1969 and shared with us by the web pad tagged "California Digital Newspaper Collection" that offers huge historical information from decades past.


The newspaper report is tagged "Dean Martin Plans To Marry Another," and beautifully begins with similar sentiments that we here at ilovedinomartin have shared often before..." Singer Dean Martin portrays a swinger in his television and nightclub acts—and it appears his private life is beginning to live up to that image."   Likes as we have stated that 'specially after our Dino's encounter with Miss Renshaw, his professional and personal personas became more and more coolly congruent.

We won't take more of your time so that you can supremely sweetly soak in each and every Dino-detail stunnin'ly shared in this incredibly informative potent prose.  We does want to say our thank you very much to the pallies at "California Digital Newspaper Collection" for bein' such a remarkable repository of noteworthy news.   To check 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

Dean Martin and daughter Gail


Desert Sun, Number 112, 13 December 1969 — Dean Martin Plans To Marry Another [ARTICLE]

Dean Martin Plans To Marry Another

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI)Singer Dean Martin portrays a swinger in his television and nightclub acts—and it appears his private life is beginning to live up to that image. It was learned Friday that Martin intends to marry a 22 | year - old, blonde, blue - eye'd beauty queen, Gail Renshaw', who recently was named Miss World-USA. The Arlington, Va., girl, 3C years Martin’s junior, will be his second beauty queen wife. Martin's present wife, Jeanne Biegger Martin, was queen of the Orange Bowl Parade in Miami in 1949. Martin, a celebrity guest in the parade, walked alongside her float and asked her for a date. A whirlwind romance followed and the couple w ; as married that September. A tearful Mrs. Martin an- ; nounced the end of that marriage last Wednesday when she told newsmen that she was seeking a divorce because Martin told her he was in love with another woman. “I will comply w'ith his wdshes,” she said, “proceedings will begin immediately. “My deepest concern at the present is for our children.” The couple has three children: Doan Jr., 18; Ricci, 16; and Gina, 12. In addition, they raised four other children by Martin’s first marriage. Martin, who is hosting the 14th anniversary celebration of the Riviera Hotel here, spent the day Friday revamping his act, which contained such references to his wife as “keep those cards and letters coming to Jeanne and me.” Friday night Martin’s daughter by a previous marriage, Gail, opened the private “Dean Martin Night” show in the Riviera Lounge, Only she and Martin appeared before a crowd of some 800 to 900 “high rollers from cast of the Mississippi” who were admitted by invitation only. Martin has been in this gambling capital for the past several days, hosting the hotel’s five-day anniversary party, which began Wednesday. Film editors at NBC in Burbank, Calif., w'here Martin’s shows are taped, were editing out references to Mrs. Martin on 29 of Martin's shows which 1 already have been taped.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

On This Day In Dino-history: October 13, 1969

 Hey pallies, likes it's 'nother deep deep day in all of Dino-history.  The date is October 13 in the year of our Dino 1969, the place, our Dino's playground...'Vegas baby 'Vegas!  The time,,,,after our Dino's swingin' show.  Likes that's the settin' pallies for one of the most  tremendously transformin' times in the life and times of our most most beloved Dino.

What happened pallies?  Likes we are turnin' to wonderfully wise words from our Dino's beautiful biographer Mr. Nick Tosches, scriber of "DINO: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams," to tell this Dino-tale as only he can....

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Gail Renshaw was a blond, blue-eyed, twenty-two-year-old divorcĂ©e from Falls Church, Virginia.  She had been Miss Speedway, Miss Good Grooming, and Miss Snow Queen.   In September 1969, in Baltimore, she became Miss World-USA.   Bob Hope, who crowned her, gave her a small part a few weeks later on his television special "Roberta."   Her crown bore the jewels of duty as well as glamour:  As Miss World-USA, she also took on the responsibilities of "ambassadress of goodwill" for Frostie Root Beer, one of the pageant's sponsors.   Her manager, pageant director Al Patricelli of Bridgeport, Connecticut brought the ambassadress to Las Vegas in October to work a greeting-card convention before leaving for London to compete as the American representative in the Miss World Contest.   Dean was at the Riviera.   Dropping Bob Hope's name, Patricelli called the Riviera's press agent, Tony Zoppi, in the hope of having his client photographed with Dean.   "Bring her backstage after the show," Dean told Zoppi on October 13.  That night, wearing a dime-store crown and a MR. WONDERFUL-U.S.A. banner, he sat for a few pictures with her.  "The least you can do now is have dinner with me," he said to her after the photographer left.

When they went to dinner that first night, Dean brought along his daughter Gail who was two years older than the ambassadress.  After that, they met alone.   The ambassadress telephoned Ma and Pa Renshaw at their home in Alexandria, Virginia.   "You won't believe this," she told her mother, Edna, "but I'm in love."

We stand in absolute awe of Mr. Nick Tosches' retellin' of the story of our Dino.  No one, and we  mean no one has ever come close to his incredible insights and fantastic flair for words that offer keen knowin' of our most  most beloved Dino.  It is true that no one ever did or ever will truly "know" our King of Cool....but Mr. Tosches comes closer then anyone ever has in doin' so.

Look forward to more powerfully potent posts on this Dino-theme in the days to come here at ilovedinomartin.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin’s 20-Year Rift Following 10 Years of Friendship & 16 Joint Movies

 

Hey pallies, likes we just found yet 'nother Dino-centric post from our the relatively new-to-ilovedinomartin blog "Amomama."  This most recent reflection is tagged " Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin’s 20-Year Rift Following 10 Years of Friendship & 16 Joint Movies" and has been scribed by Miss Camila Santiago (pictured on the right).   Miss Santiago's bio tell us that she :is a content writer and strategist specializing in health and wellness. Business administrator by academics and writer by passion, she's also worked for 5 years in big corporations in both Europe and South America in both marketing and business. In her free time, she writes (some more), reads, and practices Yoga."

Camila's feature is a marvelous mix of both primo pixs and potent prose givin' readers an overview of the decade long fantastic friendship an professional partnership of our most beloved Dino and Mr. Jerry Lewis.  For those of us in the Dino-know, most of what is  shared here in pretty standard stuff, but for someone new to the Dean scene, Miss Santiago swankly shares deep details that help readers to get the big picture of what made Martin and Lewis the greatest comedic duo ever.

We thank Miss Camila Santiago and all the pallies at "Amomana" for sharin' more and more Dino-prose sure to bring many many more into fantastically fuller and delightfully deeper Dino-knowledge...drawin' many many more into the Dino-fold.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin’s 20-Year Rift Following 10 Years of Friendship & 16 Joint Movies

By Camila Santiago

From close friends to not speaking to each other for a decade, the famous comedy duo parted ways due to “creative differences” but they got back together on stage in a remarkable reunion, arranged by Frank Sinatra. 

In the ‘50s, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin were the #1 world’s top box office earners. When they were on stage together, they’d cause a frenzy and drew laughter from the public. The singer once Steve Lawrance shared with People:

“When these two guys got together and opened at the Copacabana, you would not believe the pandemonium that existed in that club. It just went nuts."


Dean Martin (1917-1995), US actor and singer, with Jerry Lewis, US actor and comedian, smiling in a studio portrait, with Lewis holding a script while leaning against a step ladder, USA, circa 1952. |  

LEWIS BEFORE MARTIN 

Jerry Lewis is often celebrated as the king of comedy. He gave his first glimpse as a comedian at 12 years old and a few years later, he dropped from high school to perform in New York City.  

Dean Martin came from a quite similar background — he also left school to pursue a career as a comedian in New York, and that’s how they met. 

WHEN LEWIS MEET MARTIN

Lewis spotted Martin performing at New York City nightclub. He got positively surprised by Martin’s talent — a raw and unique comedy style. They had the chance to finally meet each other playing the Havana-Madrid club on the same night in 1946.

American actor and singer Dean Martin (1917 - 1995, left) with his screen partner, comedian Jerry Lewis, circa 1955. 

When they met, there was instant chemistry between the two, so they decided to team up and began performing bits together. Lewis asked the owners of Atlantic City's 500 Club if Martin could join him. 

What looked like an odd duo at first turned into a runaway success for both comedians, and that was just the beginning of the Lewis & Martin comedy duo. The popular nightclub’s initial act consisted of Martin singing and Lewis clowning.

The combination of two different personas has called Paramount’s executives' attention. Their first film, “My Friend Irma,”  was a huge success. That led the duo to perform many other movies together, including "The Stooge," "Living It Up," "Artists and Models," and "Hollywood or Bust."

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, entertainers and hosts of their own NBC radio show, react at the news that the presentation of Redbook magazine's 14th Annual Silver Cup Movie Award will be made on their show.  

They also went on to star in the Colgate-sponsored show “The Colgate Comedy Hour,” as well as a series of radio programs and television shows. 

THE FALLING OUT

The much-publicized life and work of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin started their feuds. The duo started to argue frequently, leading them to dissolve the partnership and, ultimately, the friendship. 

The feud between them came into public dominion during the premiere of their 1954 film "Living It Up." They didn’t talk to each other neither, even during the final production of the film “Hollywood or Bust.”


Portrait of American actors Dean Martin (born Dino Crocetti, 1917 - 1995) and Jerry Lewis (born Jerome Levitch, 1926 - 2017), both in plaid shirts, late 1950s or early 1960s. 

People were concerned about the first signs of a split. To calm the public nerves down, a Paramount executive told The New York Post:

“There’s no panic about it. These are two smart boys, too smart to give up a $5,000,000 operation because of a spat.”

Even critics got along with the money aspect of it. John Lester, their most perceived critic, believed that they would never break permanently because there were many people and too much money involved in their partnership.


THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW: Host Dean Martin, Frank Fontaine as Crazy Guggenheim. 

Despite popular belief, the comedy duo indeed decided to part ways. In another attempt to keep the comedy duo together, Daily Variety’s editor, Joe Schoenfeld, wrote a public "letter" directed to them:

“Since it isn’t so serious a matter as a split of the spoils, there can’t possibly be any breach in your personal relationship that can’t be repaired by the application of a lot of understanding and a little common sense.”

He went on to say that there were more reasons for them to remain as a team than to separate. The editor stated that he believed in both individual talents but argued that it wasn’t out of coincidence that the public made them top box office attractions together. 


American singer, actor and comedian Dean Martin (1917 - 1995), circa 1960. 

Nothing changed, however. They had already made up their minds. According to the book “Side By Side: Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis On TV and Radio,” Martin’s lawyer sent a formal letter to Lewis stating his desire for a solo show. 

Martin was the one who told the public he was ready to do a single. Despite his contradictory statements to different reporters at the time — he’d say that he didn’t want to end the partnership to one, but then he'd say that their work “wasn’t a love affair,” and it was business to others.

Despite the estrangement, they made a final presentation at the Copacabana in New York City, ten years after their first routine.


American comedy actor Jerry Lewis, with his mouth open at the piano., circa 1966.  

After the last show, according to the biographical writer Neil Daniels, fans felt like it was a sudden divorce. It shocked them because most people thought they’d go on forever.

A BEAUTIFUL REUNION

Twenty years later, an unexpected reunion would take the public by surprise again. During an annual Theleton in 1976, Frank Sinatra was performing live.

Sinatra had orchestrated an on-air reunion between the comedy friends and former partners. He hid Martin in one of the dressing rooms, and after finishing his live show, he presented Jerry with a couple of donations. 

Singers Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis perform during the 1976 telecast of The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in Los Angeles, California. 

The singer told Jerry he would like to call a friend of his, who “loved what Lewis did every year” at the Telethon. Martin came to the stage, and they hugged, kissed each other while the audience stood for a standing ovation, which lasted over a minute.

Nancy Sinatra revealed that her father kept his plan secret and no one knew about it. Jerry Lewis’ manager said that Sinatra would be the only one who could have achieved “something like that.”

Martin’s family, who was watching the show from home, couldn’t believe what they saw. Deana, Martin’s daughter “got chills and called her sister immediately.” Deana revealed that they loved each other.


US humorist, comedian, director and singer Jerry Lewis attends the Telethon, France's biggest annual fund-raising event of live television transmission, on December 6, 1991 at La Maison de la Radio, in Paris. 

In 1991, the duo made a comeback with the 5th Dimension after 17 years since their last performance at the Copacabana. Dean Martin died four years later at the age of 78. Lewis lived until he was 91 and passed away in 2017.




 




 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Entertainers Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis visited with Deputy Mayor Charles Horowitz on behalf of the Heart Fund.

 Hey pallies, likes were guessin' that the potent photo of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner in comedy, Mr. Jerry Lewis that is featured below is one that none of youse Dino-addicted pallies have ever laid your eyes on before....likes at least we knows that we have never ever gotten a groovy glimpse of this incredible image of our Dino and Mr. Lewis ever before in all of our valiant viewin' of Dino-poses.

Likes today ilovedinomartin takes all youse Dino-holics to the wonderful web presence of  the "NYC DEPARTMENT OF RECORDS & INFORMATION SERVICES" where in doin' some special searchin' a la Dino via our pallies at google, we found at potent post tagged "Official Mayoral Photographs" shared by Mr. Kenneth Cobb.  And, likes youse guessed it pallies...the first powerful pix shared is one of our great great man and his great great partner snapped on March 14, 1952 and they chat with Deputy Mayor Charles Horowitz in their offical capacity of reverently representing the Heart Fund.

Pallies, we are guessin' likes we, that you are totally totally thrilled to the nth Dino-degree to gloriously gaze on this perfect pose of our Dino and Jerry doin' good, likes as the prose sez below, "to promote  their good works."  We largely loves the looks on both our Dino and Mr. Lewis' fabulous faces!   We can never ever gets 'nough Dino-learnin' of the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino and then sweetly sharin' it with all the Dino-philes who gather 'round our humble little ilovedinomartin waterin' hole seekin' Dino-refreshment Dino-day by Dino-day.

ilovedinomartin expresses our deepest of deep Dino-appreciato to the pallies at the "NYC DEPARTMENT OF RECORDS & INFORMATION SERVICES" and in particular, Mr. Kenneth Cobb, who gettin; this Dino-historical moment shared with the larger Dino-world.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-post.

We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


January 3, 2020

Official Mayoral Photographs

Kenneth Cobb

The photograph collections of the New York City Municipal Archives are deservedly well-known for their extensive documentation of the physical city—the buildings, streets, highways, bridges and parks. The 1940 and mid-1980s “tax” photograph collections are perhaps the best examples. But there are “people” pictures, too, most notably in the mayoral photograph collections. 


 


Charitable organizations made sure to stop by City Hall to promote their good works. Entertainers Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis visited with Deputy Mayor Charles Horowitz on behalf of the Heart Fund. March 14, 1952. Official Mayoral Photo #724, NYC Municipal Archives.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "We Open In Venice"

 Hey pals! Whataya' say?! 

Welcome back, one & all! 

Man...this kooky spooky month is sure feelin' CRAZY! 

I swear to youse...the older I get...the crazier life seems to me! 

Am I nuts?! Yea...probably, pallies. Haha!! 

Oh well...seems that way to me. 

No more Christopher Columbus parade?! What's that all 'bout, mi amici?! 

Now, friends o' mine...I ALWAYS believe in includin' one & all. These parades are for everyone! Celebratin' our awesome country...how lucky we is to be here...& who led the way. 

That's it. 

No need to go any deeper than that...in my opinion, anyway. 


Well, pals...likes I said...life is feelin' crazy these days. 


So...with that bein' said...I know my fellow paisani might be feelin' a little pushed aside & longin' for a Dino-jam that is LOTS O" FUN & may have an Italiano type flair. 

Somethin' we can ALL jam to together. 

I'm thinkin' that's I is gonna get one of those "quick quick" kinda jams playin' today. 

Youse know...to keep the blood pumpin'.  

A real upbeat tempo sorta Serenade for the week! 

After all, pals...last week's tune was so so calmin' & soothin'...I gotta wake youse back up! 

I don't wants my Dino-lovin' posse fallin' 'sleep on me! Hahaha!!! 


OK OK...no need for hysterics here, pals. 

I'll go easy. 

Nothin' crazy. 

Just tryin' to have a little fun here, folks. Ha! 


Now todays Dino-jam actually was inspired by a COOL COOL show I caught a couple years ago. 

It's called "The Rat Pack Undead"! Hahaha!!! 

Man o man, pallies...was it FUN! 

Dino, Frank & Sam, in full zombie make-up! 

All the lyrics were altered to fit the occasion! "Ain't That a PICK in the Head"..."Come DIE with Me"..."What Kind of GHOUL Am I?"...Haha...youse gets the picture, pals. 

Anyways, it was a GREAT time & I HIGHLY rec-o-mends youse Googlin' the show to see if they is comin' to your locale. 


So, mi amici...this week's tune simply HAS to include the WHOLE Pack! 

Yup...Frank & the Sam man jump in on this one...& REALLY makes it swing! 

"We Open in Venice" will DEFINATELY stick in your head all day, my friends. It's catchy chorus really pulls youse in! 

Youse can hear the good good time in their voices. 

Always laughin' & foolin'!  

Partyin' together...One & All! 

Man o man...did they know how to party! 

I WANNA BE THERE!!! Haha!! 

Oh well, palsies...I can dream, can't I? 


Enjoy & Happy Columbus Day!!!

Saturday, October 09, 2021

The Dean Martin Show - November 16, 1967

 Hey pallies, likes as we close out yet 'nother week of lovin'ly liftin' up the name of our most most most beloved Dino here at our humble little ilovedinomartin waterin' hole keenly keepin' all youse Dino-holics supplied to stays on a Dino-high 24/7 we for a fifth and final time return to the swingin' sixties blog, "Pop '66!  -  Where the Action Is: Movies, Comics, Book, Movies and more!"  We've share potent posts accentin' our Dino's awesome appearances on both big and small screen in the year of our Dino 1966 and it seems absolutely appropriate to end with a engagin' episode of "The Dean Martin Show" that aired on  November 16, 1967.  

Likes as youse will read below and watch with youse very own Dino-focused eyes, this fantastic full episode fabulously features great great guests that include Buddy Ebsen, Cyd Charisse, Dom DeLuise, Barbara Mc Nair, Albert T Berry, and Phil Harris.  Seein' this excellent episode simply makes Dino-philes likes us yearn even more for the full release of all nine glorious years of the Dino-show that incredibly includes all 264 impressive installments of Dino-delight.

Once 'gain we thank boacioius blogger "jfire2" for awesomely accentin' some of our Dino's amazin' accomplishments from the year 1966.  To checks this out in it's original location, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.


We Remain

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

   


TV: "The Dean Martin Show"



The Dean Martin Show - November 16, 1967

 The way The Dean Martin Show was meant to be aired.

Guests include Buddy Ebsen, Cyd Charisse, Dom DeLuise, Barbara McNair, comedian Albert T Berry, & Phil Harris in closet. Songs include "Turn to Me," "Nevertheless," "Sam's Song," and "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea."