Monday, July 31, 2017

.....about how Dean Martin "would light a cigarette....."

Jack Pendarvis
Hey pallies, likes, of course, we loves to shares everythin' 'bout our most beloved Dino, but one of the thin's that we most loves to share are true tales of when our Dino walked the earth by pallies who had the perfectly powerful privilege of hangin' our with our great great man.  Today we are particularly pleased to return to the blog of Mr. Jack Pendarvis, a known deep digger of our Dino who hangs out at his self-tagged blog, The Place Where Jack Pendarvis has a "Blog."

'Though it's been a ton of time since we last shared Dino-devotion from Mr. Pendarvis.....youse can find a couple of potent portions of Dino-delight we shared from Jack in January  2012   HERE and   HERE.  And, our most recent sharin' of Dino-adulation from Pendarvis was in April 2014 and can be located  HERE.

Likes Jack's most recent sharin' is tagged "The Golden Rule" and is stunnin' story of our Dino, lightin' his ever present Kent cigarette with his solid gold lighter.  As you will read below the story comes from a marvelous memoir by Miss Shirley MacLaine, one of the honorary members of the Rat Pack.
It's a story that we have never ever heard before and likes, of course, it certainly is makin' us yearn to get our hands on Miss Shirley's tome to see what other Dino-remembrances that she has shared.

We are truly truly lost for words to share our awesome appreciato to Mr. Jack Pendarvis as well as Miss Shirley MacLaine for this immensely intriguin' insight into our King of Cool.  We are totally totally thrilled to be able to past it all to all youse Dino-holics so we can all grow deeper and deeper in the life and times of our most most beloved Dino!  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


The Golden Rule

As is well documented, I don't "blog" anymore unless I stumble across something I should have put in my cigarette lighter book but didn't know about in time. So! Megan Abbott and I are reading a Hollywood memoir by Shirley MacLaine, and she tells about how Dean Martin "would light a cigarette with his solid gold lighter, blow out the flame, and toss the gold lighter from the window as if it was a used match." So! This naturally reminded me of something I DID put in my cigarette lighter book: the time Hal Needham maliciously tossed his friend's gold cigarette lighter from the window of a speeding car as a joke. If only I had known about Dean's habit. What a study in contrasts Dino and Needham would have made! As MacLaine notes, someone always retrieved Dean's lighter for him, whereas (Shirley MacLaine does not note this part; how could she?) the lighter of Needham's friend was seemingly lost forever. So Needham's act is more "punk rock" (I guessJon Langford once told me that being "punk rock" does not necessarily call for unmannerly behavior) while Dean's is ironic(maybe? I have no idea what I'm talking about. Maybe it's a good thing I didn't know about this in time to put it in the book). But I think we can agree that Dean is on firmer ground morally. I'm glad that's settled.


Danny G. said...

Dino definitely had the "punk rock" swagger. The "I don't give a #%^* " attitude. I can totally see him pullin' a move like this! Haha yea!!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-0, per usual, we are in complete agreement with your Dino-thoughts. Likes how awesome woulda it be to have been there likes Miss Shirley when such delightful Dino-antics were bein' performed! Oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our most most beloved Dino!