Our pallie of pallies Scotty-o is one of a select few cooler then cool commentators postin' potent patter on many many of our ilovedinomartin offerin's for which we are greatly greatly grateful, and we completely cherish his stellar support of our eager efforts in lovin'ly liftin' up the name of our one and only Dino. So when we happened 'pon his recent Dino-offerin' we simply had to stop the presses to share it with youse Dino-philes.
Likes we gotta 'fess up that the ol' net has been sharin' post after post on the remake of our Dino's last estate tagged "Trousdale" and we have completely resisted postin' any of 'em 'cause of our on goin' celebration of our Dino's beloved birthday...and truth be told, we ain't appreciate of or impressed by the dismantlin' of our King of Cool's last residence.....to our way of Dino-thinkin' it's a desecration of our Dino's legacy...but, then, we ain't in the position of havin' the bread to have saved it from the wreckin' ball either.
So, likes in absolute appreciato of our Scotty-o's super support of ilovedinomartin, we share with you 16 images that Scotty has assembled of the new mansion followed by a powerful pix of the original Dino-mansion and of course we absolutely 'gree with these thoughts that Scotty's has valiantly voiced..."While the new home is very ritzy and is sure to have every single bell and whistle, it still does not compare with the timeless beauty and elegance of Dean's former home."
Hats off to our Dino-devoted pallie Scotty for this Dino-gram with the hugest of hope that this will be the return of many many marvelously delightful Dino-grams to come soon from his pen. To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.
Yours in Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
Dean Martin's Former Trousdale Estate for Sale at $27.95 Million Dollars
|Dean's former home.|
(While the new home is very ritzy and is sure to have every single bell and whistle, it still does not compare with the timeless beauty and elegance of Dean's former home.)
By Rebekah Bell.
Entertainer Dean Martin rose to fame in the 1950s and ‘60s with hits such as That’s Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, and Ain’t That a Kick in the Head? as well as for his involvement with the hard-partying Rat Pack, the renowned group of entertainers that also included Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford. In his later years, Martin resided in a posh Beverly Hills estate that was frequented by his famous friends. Though Martin’s former home has since been dismantled, a newly constructed spec mansion now occupying the site pays homage to the Rat Pack with a slew of glamorous amenities and entertaining options.
Perched above the canyons in the coveted Trousdale Estates neighborhood in Beverly Hills, the home features hints of mid-century modern architecture that recall the original structure as well as state-of-the-art amenities worthy of a modern dwelling. A 200-foot-long driveway leads to the ultra-modern, glass-walled home. A floating entryway surrounded by water features and stunning marble walls leads into the open-concept home. Spread across more than 10,000 square feet, the five-bedroom home features 12-foot ceilings, skylights, and walls of glass that blur the lines between inside and out-of-doors.
Outfitted with modern appliances and a large island, the gourmet kitchen is adjacent to a dining room with a striking glass wine cellar. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace serves as the focal point of the living room, and sliding glass doors lead to an outdoor oasis. In the backyard, amenities such as a pool, fire pit, deck with built-in seats and a fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue, refrigerator, and beer tap make it easy for residents to host parties that would have made the original Rat Pack proud. The glamorous home is currently listed for $27.95 million. (Inquiries: Coldwell Banker. Jade Mills, 310.285.7508; coldwellbanker.com)
Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance.
He and Jerry Lewis were partners as the immensely popular comedy team Martin and Lewis, and afterwards he was a member of the "Rat Pack", and a star in concert stages, nightclubs, recordings, motion pictures, and television. He was the host of the television variety program The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974) and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974–1984).
Martin's relaxed, warbling crooning voice earned him dozens of hit singles including his signature songs "Memories Are Made of This", "That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody", "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You", "Sway", "Volare", and "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?".
Martin, a heavy smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in September 1993, and was told that he would require surgery to prolong his life, but he rejected it. He retired from public life in early 1995 and died of acute respiratory failure resulting from emphysema at his Beverly Hills home on Christmas Day, 1995 at the age of 78. The lights of the Las Vegas Strip were dimmed in his honor.
Martin's body was interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. The crypt features the epitaph "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime", the title of his signature song.