Thursday, July 19, 2018

.....particularly Dino’s celebratory “Lucky Song”

Image result for dean martin the lucky song youtube

Hey pallies, likes of course we awesomely absolutely amores every every everythin' that our Dino did on the big screen, but bein' merely mortal, we gotta 'fess up that we do have our fav of fav Dino-moments and one of those marevlous most memorable moments for us is when our Dino crooned the
 "Lucky Song" in the 1955 Martin & Lewis epic "Artists and Models."  Today we are perfectly pleased to  lift up both that fabulous film and that sweetest of sweet song in a brief review scribed by Mr. Scott Marks on the web site for the SAN DIEGO Reader.  If you put Mr. Mark's name into the ilovedinomartin search pad you will find a number of reverent reviews by Marks of other Dino-flicks and such.

Scott's post, "Comic book artists in cinema" includes looks at "three satires about comic book artists," and, of course Marks begins with the best, "Artists and Models."  We loves how Scott tags this bestest of the best Martin and Lewis comic caper a "sparkling cinematoon." which  "stars Dean Martin as a starving artist who finds his inspiration in a cretinous roommate and pally (Jerry Who Else?)"  Of, course we are most perfectly pleased that Mark particularly lifts up the "Lucky Song" one of the most joyful Dino-croons ever."

Someday we hopes that we will find a fuller review of our fav Dino and Jerry epic by Mr. Scott Marks, but we are terrifically touched to have found his wonderfully wise words below and we supremely salute him for this!  To checks this out in it's original source and to read it in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  And, pallies, likes we couldn't resist postin' the youtube vid of the "Lucky Song" which always brings such Dino-happiness to us and we know it will to all Dino-holics readin' this Dino-message.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

How much would a CGC graded 9.5 The Bat Lady #1 fetch at the Con?
The annual celebration of everything that’s wrong with contemporary cinema is upon us. Here are three satires about comic book artists to act as antidote, all available on Amazon Prime.

Artists and Models

Artists and Models (1955)
Was it the Bat Lady or the fat lady? If I’m allowed to take ten films on the road to hell, line my coffin with five Tashlins and five Bunuels. While at Termite Terrace, Frank Tashlin played proud papa to Porky and Bugs before moving on to Paramount where he oversaw such live-action anomalies and curiosities of cinema as Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis. This sparkling cinematoon stars Dean Martin as a starving artist who finds his inspiration in a cretinous roommate and pally (Jerry Who Else?) whose night terrors reveal not only the stuff great comic books are made of, they inexplicably divulge top secret government plans. Lewis found his perfect squash-and-stretch female foil in the form of a pixie-cut Shirley MacLaine. The economical staging of the musical numbers — particularly Dino’s celebratory “Luck Song” — is a delight to behold. Tashlin’s playful satiric assault on the 50s comic book culture is the logical precursor to what would be the first rock ‘n’ roll feature, The Girl Can’t Help It!.


Danny G. said...

Now tell me, pals...who couldn’t be smilin’ after watchin’ that Dino-vid?! Dean was so so young & havin’ so much fun...I just wanna be there with him! Great post pal! Haven’t seen that flick in awhile. Thanks for sharin’!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, we're with youse all the Dino-way. This particular song brings the biggest of big Dino-buddha-grins to our face and total total hugely huge Dino-happiness to our lives! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our one, our only DINO!