Sunday, September 30, 2018

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Only Forever"

Welcome back, pals o mine!

 How's thins'? 

Did youse get the yardwork started yet?

 Pack up the patio stuff? 

Stock the shelves with tomato soup & Bourbon?! Haha!! 

Hey,'s gonna be gettin' chilly 'round these parts! 
I needs my Fall supplies! 

Yup...its that time of year, my friends.

 Time to hunker down & turn the Dino up! 

I'm thinkin' if we can gets' 'nough Dino-tunes flowin' this Fall...we should be able to keep that "warm & fuzzy" glow uh-glowin' right through to Spring! 

Now, palsies, are youse with me?!?!?! 


I just knew I could count on ALL my fellow Disciples of Dean, out there! here's what we is gonna do.

 Seein' how this is the last day of September...& creepy spooky October is comin' up next...I thinks we should EASE into the cool cool weather headin' our way, with a "nice n' easy" Dino-tune. 

How's 'bout somethin' off Dean's "Pretty Baby" vinyl masterpiece?


 DEF I NATE LY one of my FAVE al b ums.

 I knows of a jam that will relax us right into this fantastic frenzy of foliage headin' our way, mi amici! 

This week's Serenade, "Only Forever", is just what the doctor ordered!

 It's calm & soothin' & is SURE to light the fires that will keep us warm.

 Now , I don't know 'bout youse guys...but I'm gonna grab me some soup...pour me some bourbon...& heat this chilly day up! 

Join Dean & I, pallies!

 Youse'll be all SNUGGLY 'til the April thaw!


Saturday, September 29, 2018

The truth about Dean Martin

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Hey pallies, likes youse never ever knows what sort of Dino-edification will turn up next over at Dino-tube (yea...yea...we knows it's tag is youtube, but likes with so so much delightful Dino-vids found there it's Dino-tube to us Dino-holics.  Well, likes we were recently searchin' for "Mr. Ricco" vid clips at the tube when we happened 'pon a newly posted vid tagged "The truth about Dean Martin" and in less then the week that it has been up it has garnered over 8,500 we just had to checks it out.

Well, the vid was created by a pad tagged "CELEBRITY CBN" and they have shared a plethora of  youtube vids on the rich and the famous.  We listened to the vid in total....31:04 minutes in length.

We found that, for the most part the Dino-truths are accurate, and near the end we discovered a few Dino-details that we don't remember knowin' before.  We enjoyed many incredible images of our Dino shared on the screen, includin' a number, particularly of our Dino and wife numero duo, Jeanne, that we had not viewed before.

That said, there is an incredibly irritatin' thin' 'bout this vid....the script is bein' read by a computer "voice" and one of the patters stated the problemo so well.... Miss Martha Welch states, "There are SO many mispronounced words and names in Italian and English. "That's A Mar", as the computer voice says,  isn't the title of one of his best songs. Since this video is a tribute to a legend, Dino, he deserves the honor of getting things right."

We are absolutely appreciative of each and every effort given in sharin' the life, times, and teachin' of our Dino....gettin' the Dino-message out as Dino-far and Dino-wide as we says our thanks to the pallies at "CLELBRITY CBN" for creatin' this vid...we only wishes that they had used a live voice to share the Dino-details.  btw, we gotta 'fess up that we were totally totally thrilled to see the duo image of our Dino with his young amore Miss Gail Renshaw and our Dino with wife numero duo Jeanne sharin' the cover image of the vid.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The truth about Dean Martin


Published on Sep 21, 2018

Dean Martin ( June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was a comedian, actor and American singer, was also a member of the "Rat Pack", made up of the famous artists Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

Dean Martin entered the nightclub circuit and landed a contract with MCA to sing in New York City. There he met Jerry Lewis and they started a long-running comedy partnership on radio, television and film. The team split in 1956 in Las Vegas stage shows and on film.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Ed's Epistle: Dino's Head Video

Happy Friday Dino-zens!!

I'm doing a quick drive by today to share a fun Dino-nugget video, done by none other that another Dino lover, Penn Jillette.

Someone put together some quirky music to Penn's adulation 'bout sharing Dino's old dressing room in Vegas.


Penn Jillette's Shower Head Story

On This Day In Dino-history: September 28, 1949

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Hey pallies, likes only 'cause our great pallies at the blog search engine "Twingly" got our attentionado are we able to offer you yet 'nother important date in all of Dino-history! Likes as we were diggin' through  Dino-related posts shared by "Twingly" we were lovin'ly led to the fun fun blog "Dr. Caligari's Cabinet," from which we have shared Dino-devotion before, where blogger Kevin shared the followin' Dino-historical note.

Likes it was on this day, September 28, 1949 that our most beloved Dino and his post beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis, have this first big screen flick, "My Friend Irma," premier in New York City.  A very important day for Dino-sure, 'cause it was on this very day 67 years 'go that our amazin' Dino first was seen on the silver screen, and as they say, the rest is Dino-history. As youse Dino-holics know Martin and Lewis went on to make 15 more movies in there cool career together.

We are awesomely appreciative of Kev's efforts to get this delightful day in Dino-history shared and thus remembered and revered by Dino-devotees all over the globe.  It is also very very cool that Kev has also posted the youtube vid of the entire flick for all our Dino-viewin' pleasure.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

September 28, 1949 -
The first of the 12 films Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis madeMy Friend Irmapremiered in New York City on this date.

Based on the popular radio program, Marie Wilson (Irma), Hans Conried (Prof. Kropotkin), and Gloria Gordon (Mrs. O'Reilly) reprise their radio roles. Conried replaced Felix Bressart, who was cast in the film but died during production. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

A Dazzlin' Dozen Of Potent Pixs Of Our Dino A La Ricco

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Hey pallies, likes we were so supremely stoked by yester-Dino-days sharin' of those noteworthy nonet of incredibly illuminatin' greatly groovy gifs of our most beloved Dino in awesome action as "Mr. Ricco," that we just have to extend our swankest of swank salute to our King of Cool as tough lawyer Mr. Joe Ricco one more day with a delightful dazzlin' dozen of potent pixs of our Dino a la Ricco.

Likes these superb shots of our main man are remarkably reflective of the fantastic fact that our Dino was always a man of his times.....these times bein' the swingin' seventies and our Dino is at the potent pinnacle of life and times as it was in the seventies that our Dino's personal persona became completely, coolly congruent with his professional persona of swinger extraordinaire...makin' the scene at the Candy Store Discotheque, wearin' the mod mod fashions of the day, and lettin' his hair grow longer with those stunnin' sideburns.

Most of these powerfully provocative and equally evocative poses are directly taken from "Mr. Ricco."  Likes one or two of them are coolest of cool candids sweetly snapped 'round the time that "Mr. Ricco" was filmed in '75.  We hopes tons of youse Dino-holics were able to catch a great glimpse of our Dino as Joe Ricco when the flick was shown on Turner Movie Classics earlier this very Dino-day.  And, likes remember that this Dino-epic is still available on DVD from the pallies at Warner Archives. Likes this concludes our series of posts on our Dino in "Mr. Ricco" for the moment, but we have discovered more remarkable reviews and such that we plan on sharin' in the future.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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DM as Mr. Ricco

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A Nonet Of Greatly Groovy Gifs Coolly Created From "Mr. Ricco."

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Hey pallies, likes we seem to be on a "Mr. Ricco" roll as so so often once we start a Dino-topic we wanna shares more and more Dino-related material.  Becomin' so fascinated with our most beloved Dino's last big screen starrin' role in 1975's "Mr. Ricco, we decides to use the resources of google Dino-images to see what we would Dino-discover.  Like as a result of that Dino-search we are sharin' with all youse Dino-holics 9---count 'em---9, an octet of greatly  groovy gifs coolly created from "Mr. Ricco.

We haven't really put 'em in any particular order, but these Dino-images give all us Dino-philes another tantalizin' taste of our Dino's powerfully profound performance as tough lawyer Joe Ricco.
These gifs awesomely accent the '70's Dino....seasoned swinger extraordinaire playin' one of of his greatest dramatic roles.   Likes as youse knows early tomorrow mornin' the Turner Classic Movie channel will conclude it's month long swank salute to our Dino as Star Of The Month with the amazin' airin' of "Mr. Ricco.  To checks the details, simply clicks HERE.

Likes pallies, in searchin' the annals of ilovedinomartin for past posts accentin' our awesomely amazin' Dino as "Mr.Ricco," we delightfully discovered that a post shared on August 13, 2013 contained a ton more greatly groovy gifs of our Dino from the flick and youse can view that post HERE.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A tantalizing taste of our most beloved Dino's potent performance as Joe Ricco, tough lawyer and tender guy.

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Hey pallies, likes as we were patterin' to our Dino-holic pallie Danny-o on his response to yesterday's  Dino-gram accentin our most beloved Dino as Mr. Ricco, our Dino gives one of his most powerfully profound performances on the big screen.  To superbly showcase our Dino's wonderous work in this flick we discovered three---count 'em---three youtube vids to intro all youse Dino-philes to this Dino-drama.

The first vid is the original movie trailer shown in theatres to promote the film, the second is a clip put together by the pallies at Warner Archives to encourage the sale of "Ricco" on DVD....still available, and the third is a short commerical shown on NBC in 1977 when the film debuted on the small screen.  These cooler then cool clips gives us a tantalizing taste of our most beloved Dino's potent performance as Joe Ricco, tough lawyer and tender guy.

Likes pallies enjoy these clips and remember that Mr. Ricco is the last film tomorrow in the Turner Movie Classics' September Salute to Star Dean Martin.  To view the timin' simply clicks HERE. And, likes best of all, buys yourselves copies of the "Mr. Ricco" DVD and enjoy this Dino-epic whenever and wherever your Dino-heart desires.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Monday, September 24, 2018

......Martin is definitely playing against type--there’s no boozing or womanizing or double-entendre dialogue.

Hey pallies, likes today we are proudly pleased to share with all youse Dino-philes a remarkable, reflective review of one of our Dino's most neglected big screen efforts, "Mr. Ricco."   Reviews of "Mr. Ricco" are rare to find on the ol' 'net and we are greatly grateful to Mr. Bill Shute, prolific blogger at "BLOG TO COMM," for usin' his awesome ability to put pen to paper in his prose, "MOOM PITCHER REVIEW BY BILL SHUTE! MR. RICCO (1975) STARRING DEAN MARTIN!"

Likes as youse will note in Mr. Shute's scribbin's. "Mr. Ricco" was our most beloved Dino's last "starrin' role" on the silver screen followed in the '80's with his pleasurable presence with a ton of his fellow actor pallies in the Cannonball Run duo of escapist fun and frolic.  "Mr. Ricco" is a deeply deep dramatic role for Dino. and likes it is interestin' that our King of Cool would pretty much draw his awesome actin' career to a close with a dark drama havin' done almost all comedy farces and westerns durin' the swingin' sixties and seventies...with the exception of the 1070 blockbuster "Airport."

We appreciate Bill's appreciato for our Dino's wonderful work in "Mr. Ricco" and especially completely concur with this Dino-thought....

"In Mr. Ricco, Martin is definitely playing against type--there’s no boozing or womanizing or double-entendre dialogue. Martin is playing a real character and not just a variation on his persona. The character is awkward, lonely, suffering from the health problems that come with age, and has a vulnerability that is moving."

We gives Mr. Bill Shute keen kudos for this well written and incredibly insightful lovin' look at our most beloved Dino as "Mr. Ricco."  "Mr. Ricco" will be shown on the Turner Movie Channel this Wednesday September 26 to conclude their month long celebration.  Youse can check out the details
HERE by clickin' on the tag for "Mr. Ricco," which will be the last flick shown in the Dino-festival.
To checks out this post in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

 We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


MR. RICCO was Dean Martin’s final starring role (he had only guest star roles after this) in a feature film, and it came and went very quickly. I remember it appearing out of the blue and seeing a newspaper ad for it, but by the time I was able to arrange seeing it, it had vanished from all screens in the Denver area, and I don’t remember it re-appearing later on the bottom of the bill at any local drive-ins. At most, it was out for a week in January 1975.

Of course, Dean Martin would not be the first name one would think of as the star of an urban crime film, which is essentially what this is, although Martin is an attorney, not a cop. You need a jittery, edgy presence, which is why Sinatra could do that kind of cop role well in his later years. Director Paul Bogart had previously directed CANCEL MY RESERVATION, the 1972 swan song of Bob Hope, which did get a theatrical release but seemed to be a network Movie Of The Week within months, so maybe some studio official thought he had a proven track record with past-their-prime household names. The big difference between that and Mr. Ricco is that in the Hope film, Bob was just doing the same old routine and running it into the ground. In Mr. Ricco, Martin is definitely playing against type--there’s no boozing or womanizing or double-entendre dialogue. Martin is playing a real character and not just a variation on his persona. The character is awkward, lonely, suffering from the health problems that come with age, and has a vulnerability that is moving. Of course, Martin had done diverse dramatic roles successfully a number of times before (THE YOUNG LIONS, for instance, with Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift) in the post-Martin and Lewis era, but with the success of his weekly TV variety show, where the Dino persona--with a drink in one hand and a scantily-clad blonde on the other arm--was branded permanently into the consciousness of the average American, it was hard to think of him as anything else. This film came after his variety show went off the air but before he took the same boozy persona and brought it to a long series of celebrity roast TV specials, which are still being played on cable TV and sold on DVD today. The 70’s was a Golden Age of urban crime films, and even John Wayne made two of them in the 1974-75 period, MC Q and BRANNIGAN. The makers of this film wisely did not make Martin a cop--he doesn’t seem to have the energy for that--instead, they put him into the world of police and criminals as an attorney, and a burned-out, second-string attorney.

MR. RICCO looks and plays a lot like a TV movie (in fact, Martin’s daughter Deana refers to it as a TV show “that did not last very long” in her book about her father, so even she had it confused with a TV movie!), though with a bit more violence and darker, moodier photography than one would find on TV. Much of the plot revolves around Black characters (with Martin as a kind of outsider to their world) and a Black militant played by Thalmus Rasulala (well-remembered from COOL BREEZE and BLACULA), and the cast also includes Denise Nicholas (from ROOM 222) and the young Philip Michael Thomas, pre-MIAMI VICE. In Nick Tosches’ book on Dean Martin, Rasulala is quoted as describing Martin as detached and somewhat out of it during the film’s shoot, keeping to himself and being polite but not really connecting with the cast. If you were not a Martin fan, you could say he was phoning it in. He was also in the midst of a painful divorce, but he was always the professional and he always made it look effortless. If you decide to watch the film a second time but forget about the “plot” and concentrate entirely on Martin’s performance and characterization, tuning everything else out, as I once did, you’ll probably rate the film much higher and find a lot to contemplate.

The plot introduces many different and interesting elements in its 98 minutes, never really going all the way with or developing any of them but dropping them here and there, which oddly works here since that’s probably how the average police investigation or the average week in someone’s life would seem while you were living it, but the “whodunit” climax is an outrageous cheat and makes me wonder if this project was just finished (maybe I should say “finished off”) because it was contracted and a job needed to be done. I can’t imagine anyone involved in the production thinking that a film with such a ludicrous resolution could ever get a good review. MGM/UA’s dumping of the film onto the market with little fanfare or promotion would also lead one to that conclusion--it was a product that had a contractual obligation to be released, and they released it....and quickly moved on.

San Francisco is always a good setting for a crime film, and the locations are fresh and unfamiliar. The supporting cast, those mentioned above plus Eugene Roche (for years known by all as the dishwasher character selling Ajax Dishwashing Detergent, but also a man with a long string of stage credits, and memorable appearances in everything from SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE to ALL IN THE FAMILY) as the burned-out cop that Martin’s Mr. Ricco tangles with, all do a great job (no doubt thinking it was a good break to get cast in an MGM film starring Dean Martin!). And Dean Martin, although looking tired and detached, creates an interesting character, and those qualities actually help make Ricco seem real. Martin plays him as if he’s not starring in a movie but maybe forced to do jury duty, and having to do it during a week when he’d hoped to be doing something else, yet somehow that approach fits.

Fans of Dean Martin or of lesser-known 70’s urban crime films will want to check this out, and except for the ending, you should find your 98 minutes to be well spent. It’s no classic, but just imagine it as a pilot for an entry in the NBC MYSTERY MOVIE anthology series, except with Dean Martin. I would have watched such a show religiously back in the day. Dean Martin certainly finished off his days of film stardom in a much more classy and successful way with MR. RICCO than Bob Hope did with CANCEL MY RESERVATION, although that’s not much of a compliment.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Home"

Hey pals...Happy Fall! 

So long, Summer...youse been great. 

But man o's time to move on. 
Time to catch our breath & reboot our busy brains. 
Get thins' organized. 

Get ourselves into a chilly weather mode. 

Gotta set our sights on these new cool cool Autumn days headin' our way, mi amici!

 Let's think now...hmmmm...what do we need to get done outside???

 What needs to be put away???

 What needs to be dragged out??? 

What should I do with all these damn pool toys???!!! 

Yup...lots of preparation to thinks 'bout.

 Hey...guess what, pallies? 
No biggie.
 Just do what I do!
 Grab my headphones & get to it! 

Yea...Dino will help with the heavy liftin', pals.
 Mentally, anyway! 

 OK...let's grab some jams! 

So...I've been into "The Dean Martin TV Show" al b um, lately.
 I figured I play just one more smooth & easy Serenade before I move on. 

 Now one of my NEW/OLD fave jams is DEF I NATE LY "Home". 
Cool Cool tune, pals.
 REAL smooth & REAL easy on the ears. 

Soothin' lyrics that hung with me all week.
 "Night covers all, and though fortune may forsake me, Sweet dreams will ever take me home." 

Man...these words REALLY speak to me, my friends!

 It's like Dino is sayin' "Hey, pallie...don't sweat thins' so much. 
The Hell with it all.
 Life's 'bout bein' happy! 
Great mem'rys, pal.
 Not money."

 And let me tell youse...Ol' pals o' mine...Dean is SO SO right! 

Soak in the Dino-message, mi amici.