Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Indeed, one of Martin’s first jobs, at age 17, was as a bartender’s assistant in Newport.

Hey pallies, likes we totally totally thrills to learn each and every new nugget of Dino-truth that gets swankly shared on the ol' world wide web and likes we truly truly treasures to sweetly share 'em with fellow Dino-philes gathered 'round our little ilovedinomartin waterin' hole.  Likes yester-Dino-day as we were readin' through Dino-'lerts sent to our email inbox by our  pallies at google, we were solemnly smitten to learn 'bout a "Kentucky town almost became Vegas" and a early job that our most beloved Dino had in said town at the tender age of 17.

Likes from the online pad of the veritable "Los Angles Times" come's the enlightin' epistle, "How one Kentucky town almost became Vegas," scribed by Mr. Chez Chesek.  The Kentucky town in question is Newport, which is situated across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio.  The awesome article that youse can read in total if you clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram relates that our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner in comedy, Mr. Jerry Lewis at one time played Newport, and the beautiful bit of Dino-truth that one of our Dino's "first jobs, at age 17, was as a bartender’s assistant in Newport."

We deeply delights in knowin' this new-to-us detail of the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino and we totally totally thanks swank scriber Mr. Chez Chesek and the pallies at "The Los Angles Times" for puttin' us on to this beautiful bit of our Dino's history so that we can pass it all to Dino-adulators every Dino-where.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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How one Kentucky town almost became Vegas

AUG. 3, 2019 8:30 AM


NEWPORT, Ky. —  Newport’s quaint downtown has no casinos, no massive digital signs advertising Penn & Teller, Cirque du Soleil or the singing sensation du jour. There are no sprawling hotel/casino/resorts where the din is the sound of money changing hands.
et there was Craig Maness, a guide with American Legacy Tours, dressed in Mafia black, telling visitors how this little city across the river from Cincinnati could have been filled with those things.

Once upon a time, Newport, Maness said , was set to become what is now Las Vegas.

He spun a detailed portrait of a town on the cusp of global notoriety. Under a bright spring sky, he told that day’s crowd of travelers that mobsters from Cleveland had come to the town, which in the 1920s had declared itself an independent municipality free of state and federal controls.

 George Remus, a notorious bootlegger, was first to capitalize on Newport’s independent status. Soon after casinos started to pop up. Young Frank Sinatra performed here, as did Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, forming the nucleus of the future Rat Pack. Indeed, one of Martin’s first jobs, at age 17, was as a bartender’s assistant in Newport.

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