Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Dean Martin Rare 1958 Photos

Hey pallies, likes man-o-man dudes, it's just amazin' what addin' a word or two to the name of our most beloved Dino willa do for searchin' google for Dino-treasure.  Most recently we were guided by our Dino to put the tags Dean Martin and stunning into the google search drive and simply likes magic we were transported to new-to-ilovedinomartin blog pad  "slideshare" where a dude tagged Andrew, obviously deeply devoted to our most beloved Dino, has shared a slideshow of  "rare" Dino-poses from 1958.

The massive massive piece of marvelous moments from the life and times of our Dino circa 1958 comes from the pages of LIFE mag.  As Andrew 'plains it, "LIFE magazine devoted a photo-filled seven-page feature to the man they dubbed 'Make-A-Million Martin.'"   Likes that's a Dino-term that we never ever heard before...but, likes how powerfully prophetic was that description from the dudes at LIFE, as our King of Cool made millions and fact 7 cool mil 'lone for his starrin' role in "Airport."

This powerful photo essay covers all the Dino-bases....our most beloved Dino at work and play, croonin' and croupiering, smokin' and jokin', bein' husband and father.  We are likes particularly smitten by the perfect  poses of our Dino bein' daddy-o.

ilovedinomartin salutes Mr. Andrew for doin' his part to share his devotion to our Dino with the readers of  "slideshare," and likes we are certain his efforts have and will continue to bring many many more into the Dino-fold.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

Dean Martin 1958 from Andrew

1. PowerPoint Show by Andrew ♫ Turn on Speakers
2. Dean Martin in 1958, while famous as one-half of the Martin & Lewis comedy duo — had not yet crossed over into genuine superstardom. But he was certainly enough of a draw that LIFE magazine devoted a photo-filled seven-page feature to the man they dubbed “Make-a-Million Martin.”
3. Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra 1958.
4. Sammy Davis Jr. visits Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra on the set of "Some Came Running". 1958
5. Dean Martin swings a golf club to stay loose on the set of "Some Came Running" 1958
6. Dean hears Sammy Davis Jr. complain of trouble visiting movie lot.
7. Dean Martin with Shirley Maclaine - 1958
8. Dean Martin with Shirley Maclaine - 1958
9. Dean listening to music at home.
10. Dean Martin in the steam room.
11. After the steam bath, Dean dines on beef and beer before his Sands Casino act. With him is songwriter Sammy Cahn.
12. Preparing for the show at "The Sands".
13. Dean charges onto stage, followed by Sinatra. To make amends for heckling Judy Garland from audience, they contributed their talents to the act.
14. Dean Martin on stage.
15. Dean Martin, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra.
16. Warning guests, Dean advises Jimmy Van Huesen (foreground), Johnny Grant (left), Leo and Mrs. Durocher that the dinner will be 'on separate checks.
17. Dean takes a turn running Sands roulette wheel. He pushes chips to a woman winner, saying, 'Either take it or get out of here.
18. Dean Martin signing autographs at The Sands.
19. Dean Martin with his wife Jeanne.
20. Dean Martin with his wife Jeanne.
21. Dean Martin at home with his wife Jeanne - 1958
22. Pop's protest comes as Dean inspects daughter Claudia's hair. 'Comb it with a broom?' he asks.
23. Dean stares as his son Dino demonstrates that Martin muscles are not parental monopoly.
24. Pop's perplexity is registered quietly as Gina strolls pensively by in shoes large enough for two.
25. Dean Martin and one of his seven children.
26. Poker pals in a table stakes game at Martin's home include (clockwise from Dean at left) agent Jerry Gershwin, Tony Curtis, Milton Berle, Ernie Kovacs with 85-cent cigar, and director Billy Wilder.
27. A "nightcap" for his son Dino is a kiss and a dish of ice cream.
28. Milton Berle tells a funny joke.


Danny G. said...

GREAT GREAT pics! That last one ALWAYS chokes me up though! HATE seein' our pal that frail. Bittersweet memories. Thanks pallie.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, we are of like minds on that last Dino-shot. Ain't quite sure why Andrew put it in the mix 'cause it ain't from 1958. Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!

Always On Watch said...

Danny G.,
Yes, that last photo makes all Dino fans sad.

But the rest of the collection brings smile after smile.