Sunday, March 29, 2020

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "C'est Magnifique"

Hey there, mi amici...welcome back!

Hope all is well.

Hopin' this miserable friggin' virus isn't messin' with any of my Dino-diggin' peeps!

It's not a quick fix, pals.
Obviously...we is ALL in this one...together...& for a duration.

It's scary...I know.

We all gotta be extra extra careful & we ALL gotta be extra extra considerate of others.

Not easy to change our whole life, I know, pallies.

I think we all are tryin' to hold onto whatever little bit of normality we can.
Me included.

I guess one very very important part of my life, has been & always will be music.

Dino's music, especially, has ALWAYS brought me peace, pals.
Brought me comfort...& kept me sane.
As sane as I ever was, anyways!

I know it's a LOT to ask...but...let's try our keep cool.
Keep Dean's jams flowin'.
And keep our heads up.

We're gonna kick this damn thins' butt, mi amici!
We WILL conquer!

I will keep the Dino-tunes comin'...& youse will stay indoors...diggin' on Dean's cool, calm & comfortin' croonin'!

Man...that's easy!

We do it everyday, my friends!

Let's make the best of our self isolation...& let the music play, night & day!
No problem, pallies o' mine!

Today's Serenade, "C'est Magnifique", should help us all keep our spirits up.
Keep our thoughts positive.
And keep in mind...even this WILL pass.

So, pals...stay safe.
Stay home.
Pour up some vino...& let's take a long long ride with Dino!


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Cha Cha Cha D'Amour"

Well hey there, pallies!

What's shakin', on this CHILLY March day?

Hopefully not youse!

Wee bit cold 'round here.

No problemo though, pallies. It's SPRING!!!

Don't matter if it's warm 'nough.
Don't matter if this damn virus gots us stuck indoors.
Don't even matter if it's snowin' or rainin'...your ol' pallie, Danny G., def I nate ly ain't complainin'!! 

For I've been sayin''s a state of mind, mi amici.
For me...there simply ain't NO better time of year than Spring!

It's a time of new beginnins'!

A chance to start fresh!
Hey, pals...I can ALWAYS use a fresh start!

Snow is gone...for now anyway.
Birds are slowly startin' to sing!
Man o man , my friends...I cants' help but get SO SO 'cited!!!

We needs a jumpy little Dino-jam to shake off these wintery chills & gets our Springtime blood flowin'!

Screw the Corona!
Throw on some Dino!

I know a PERFECTO tune for this week's Serenade!

Let's get those dancey latin beats thumpin' & get our sleepy wintery hearts back to pumpin'!

A BIG...JUICY...EXTRA SPICY dose of "Cha Cha Cha D'Amour" should wake youse up!

Turn this one WAAAYYY up, pallies!
We'll make the COVID-19 run for the hills!

It's time to cha cha with Dino!

I Found a COOL COOL vid, too.
VERY nice pics.

This should get thins' shakin'.
Hey, baby...that's how we like it, ol' pals o' mine...shaken, not stirred!

Let's go!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

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

Hey pals!

Whatd'ya say?

Hangin' in there?

We got this, mi amici.

No virus is gonna hold us down!

We are Dino-fied & we can conquer anythin' that comes our way!

We know ALL 'bout the power of music, right, pallies?
Dino's music especially.

It gives me positive vibes that remind is GOOD!
No matter is good.

Now, friends o' mine...this time of year...more than any our time to shine!

Only 4 more, short days, 'til Spring!

I can hardly believe it!

The long cold Winter is finally movin' onward.
Wasn't bad though.
Mild, actually.
But either way...Danny G. has had 'nough!

It's time for bluer skies...longer days...& Springy Dino-melodies flowin' through my open windows.

Watch, pals!
When youse leasts expects it...birds gonna start buildin' their will start poppin' up....& grasses will get green 'gain!

Man o man...what a cool cool time of year, my friends.

So, mi amici di Dino...let's get an early jump on this swingin' little Season!

Now, palsies o' per the Springtime usual...I likes to reach for my own personal "go to" Springtime Dino-al b um..."French Style".

It is simply & wonderfully packed with that cool cool Dino vibe...that just screams Spring!

Gentle...bouncy, tunes.
Has a soft...light & breezy air 'bout it.
Don't youse think, pals?
I knew you'd 'gree.

Today's Serenade..."Mimi" just what we all need, pallies.

It's sure to calm us all down...refresh our worryin' souls...& remind us to enjoy life.

We WILL conquer this damn thin', my friends!

Be careful.
Be smart.
And DEF I NATE LY keep that Dino-spirit shinin'!

Happy Spring!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Our Darin' Dino as Swingin' Spyster Matt Helm with Miss January in "Murders' Row"

Hey pallies, likes we 're gonna 'fess up that we are on such a  deepest of deep deliriously delicious Dino-high ever since we delightfully discovered and sweetly shared yesterday's Dino-devotion from the marvelous musical pad, Pittsburgh Musical History's extraordinary expose on our most most most beloved Dino.

Likes we deeply digs each and every beautiful bit of Dino-adulation offered through the powerful prose, but what has put us on this highest of high Dino-high is the lovin' link that the pallies at Pittsburgh Musical History shared to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).  While over the course of our years of searchin' the ol' 'net for Dino-adulation, we have any number of times landed at IMDb, but not until yester-Dino-day did we come to keenly know the bountiful breath and delightful depth of their supreme selection of Dino-images dedicated to our Dino's lifetime of work on both the big and small screens.

These 811---count 'em---811 gloriously  great, powerfully potent pixs of our Dino have puts us on and continues to keep us on this deepest of deep deliriously delicious  Dino-high.  Likes below is the first Dino-image that we groovily glimpsed......a stunnin' still of our most beloved Dino as swingin' spyster Matt Helm makin' the scene on this round bed with the lovely Miss Corinne Cole playin' Miss January in our fav of fav Helmer numero duo, "Murders' Row."

Likes, of Dino-course, we loves all thin's Dino, and in particular all thin's Dino as Matt Helm, so this extremely extraordinarily  evocative and profusely profoundly provocative pose is full of Dino-bliss.
As the Dino-days ahead unflold look for ilovedinomartin to share move Dino-poses from the voluminous vaults of IMDb.  And, likes Dino'philes, here's  a little Dino-bonus---- enjoys this virile vid clip of this swingin' scene between our Dino and Miss January through the magic of youtube.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin and Corinne Cole in Murderers' Row (1966)

Friday, March 13, 2020

Steubenville's Favorite Son -"I Love to sing"

Hey pallies, likes today's ilovedinomartin is once 'gain thoroughly thrilled to share a groovy glimpse into the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino from the new-to-ilovedinomartin blog "Pittsburgh Music History."  This sorta Dino-prose makes an incredible intro for pallies just startin'  bein' welcomed into our Dino's world, but for those long on the Dino-journey, it's also a  remarkably refreshin' refresher for Dino-philes who've deep devotion to our Dino has been decades in the Dino-makin'.

Likes besides sharin' the usual fascinatin' facts and fantastic  figures of our most beloved Dino's coolest of cool career, one of the fabulously fine features of this particular Dino-prose is it's awesome accent on little known Dino-details from our main man's  humble beginnin' in Stu-ville.  Likes, take so  example that we learn in this swank sharin' that as a youngen our Dino "took voice lessons from Corrine Applegate the wife of Steubenville’ mayor."  That's just one of the  new Dino-details we ain't ever remember readin' before shared below.

In addition to the Dino-prose are a neat number of special Dino-features likes a list of our Dino's numero uno musical hits, and lovely links to a ton of more Dino-details....(1)All Music Guide Discography for our Dino, (2) the IMBD Filmography for our King of Cool (that includes 811  Dino-images (many of which we never have viewed before) and 31 Dino-vids, and (3) the homepad for Stleubenville's Dean Martin Festival.

Likes pallies, add to that the ability to listen to 6 of our most beloved Dino's most beloved classic croons and a youtube link to part one of the six part "Dean Martin Video Biography" with the awesome op to view the other 5 parts as well and youse got youse a plentiful plethora of Dino-devotion to incredibly immerse your Dino-dggin's selves in for hours and hours of Dino-pleasure!

We ain't got a clue who amazin'ly assembled this truly truly treasure trove of Dino-adulation, but we simply sez our Dino-thanks to the pallies at "Pittsburgh Music History" for this supremest of supreme salute to our most most most beloved Dino.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram to views it.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin

Steubenville's Favorite Son -"I Love to sing"
Dean Martin, who began his singing career in the dance halls and night clubs of Steubenville, Ohio, became one of the most popular and successful entertainers of the 20th century. Dean was a singer, radio and television show host, comedian, and actor who soared to top of the night club, recording, broadcast, and movie industries.  As a recording artist he charted over 30 singles and 30 albums in the Billboard top 100. He had 6 number 1 hits, 19 Gold records, 2 Platinum albums, and was honored with a lifetime Grammy Achievement Award.  In 1969 Dean was the highest paid performer in television with the number 1 rated show that had an audience of 50 million viewers.  The Dean Martin Show ran for 9 years from 1965 to 1970 on NBC followed by the Dean Martin Roasts that ran during the 1970s.  He starred in 51 movies. With Jerry Lewis he made 16 films that were in the top 10 movie money makers for 6 years..  As a solo actor he appeared in top box office money makers Airport, Cannonball Run, Oceans Eleven, and the Matt Helm series. His most noted performances were in the “Young Lions” and “Rio Bravo”   As a Los Vegas headliner he was one of the top draws at the Sands and MGM for three decades.  At his peak in the late 1960s he earned over $15 million per year.

Steubenville Start

Born as Dino Crocetti in Steubenville Ohio, in 1917, Dino was the son of Italian immigrants Gaetano and Angela Crocetti.  His father was a successful barber who had immigrated from Montesilvano in the Abruzzi Region of Italy. His mother Angela immigrated from the Naples region. Dino spoke italian at home until he was five, learning English when he attended public school.  As a child Dino loved to sing around the house and at at family gatherings.  He sang popular Italian folks songs and ballads popularized by his idols Harry Mills of the Mills Brothers and Bing Crosby.  He also took voice lessons from Corrine Applegate the wife of Steubenville’ mayor.

Dino’s hometown, Steubenville, was a smokey town of steels mills and coal mining on the Ohio River 50 miles west of Pittsburgh.  During the prohibition years from 1920 to 1933 Steubenville became a town of bootlegging, prostitution, gambling, and night clubs.  Gentlemen from the tri-state area came to Steubenville to enjoy it’s illegal pleasures. There were a dozen pool halls and cigar stores in Steubville that had back room gambling. As a young teen Dino hung out in the pool halls becoming a street wise gambler who could handle himself in a fight.  He and friends earned cash delivering cases of bootleg whiskey to Canonsburg, Pa.

Not much for book learning and wise to the ways of the rackets, Dino dropped out of high school around 10th grade.  At age 15 he fought as a prize fighter under the name Kid Crochet.  Losing 11 of 12 matches he quit the fight business taking a job at Weirton Steel. He left the mill to take a trip to California with his pals where he visited Hollywood and dreamt of becoming a movie star.  Returning to Ohio in 1936, Dino joined the Steubenville gambling industy. He became a dealer in the back room gambling parlor of the Rex Cigar store. He dealt blackjack, ran the craps games, and was a croupier.

Singing in Clubs for Kicks

Flush with cash and well dressed, Dino and his friends spent their off hours going to dances held around Steubenville that had live bands.  The first time that Dino sang was before a crowd at a lake resort near Youngstown where the George Williams Orchestra was playing.  One of Dino’s friends asked the band leader if Dean could sing a number.  The band leader gave him a shot letting Dean sing the Italian song “Oh Marie"   Urged by his friends Dino continued to go on stage with dance bands at the weekly dances.  He became known to all of the orchestras and was welcomed to the stage.  Wanting now to sing more than anything Dino and his friends began frequenting the music clubs of Steubenville.  Getting up on stage frequently to sing with the club bands at his friends request Dino developed a repetoire of old standards, italian songs, and Bing Crosby song tunes.. He also developed a easy rapport with the audiences.

Turning Pro

In 1939 Dino was singing at the Jungle Inn when a band leader from Columbus, Ohio, Ernie McKay, heard him.  McKay gave Dino his first paying singing job hiring him at $40 a week.  McKay billed him as “Dino Martini” (based on the famous opera singer Nino Martini) and took him to Columbus for a steady gig at a dance hall above a chop-suey palace.

At age 22 in 1940 Dino was hired at $35 a week by the Sammy Watkins Orchestra to be the featured singer for their long running engagement at the posh Vogue Room of Cleveland’s Hollenden hotel.  Watkins said "that Italian name has to go and renamed him “Dean Martin”.  Dean’s first performance in Cleveland got a national write up in Variety.

  "Watkins has acquired a new vocalist, Dean Martin, who backs a personable kisser with a low tenor and agreeable manner."

 In 1942 the Sammy Watkins Orchestra won a spot on the nationally broadcast NBC radio "Fitch Bandwgon show.  Broadcast live from WTAM in Cleveland Dean sang four songs that were heard across the country.  In 1943 the Riobamba Club in New York called looking for a singer to replace Frank Sinatra who just had canceled a gig.  Dean sign a contract with the MCA agency and took off to New York to launch his national career.

The crowds at the Riobamba club loved him and Dean starting singing on radio stations WABC and WOR. He landed his own daily 15 minute show “Songs By Dean Martin” on WMCA.  Dean appeared in other New York clubs and in other cities, but he struggled financially.  He crashed with friends and split donuts and coffee specials for nourishment. To get appearances he sold 10% shares of himself to twelve managers/promoters and had to file to bankruptcy.  In 1946, he recorded four songs with Diamond Records and released his first single “Which Way Did My Heart Go?” which received little notice.

Meeting Jerry

In 1945 Dean shared the bill the Glass Hat club with a young comedian named Jerry Lewis.  Jerry and Dean became friends and they were on on the same bills at other clubs.  At the Havana-Madrid club they started to take the stage together just "screwing around".   Bllboard Magazine took notice and said they had the making of a sock act.  They were booked as seperate acts by the 500 club in Atlantic City, but the club owner demanded that they work together or be fired. They quickly wrote some routines and went on as Martin and Lewis. Within days they were a smash hit and the club was mobbed.  Martin and Lewis went on to become night club sensations, movie stars, and had their own hit NBC radio and television shows.   They were a top drawing act and box office movie stars for ten years.

Going Solo

Dean, who felt that he was seen as just the second banana straight man to Jerry, split up the act going solo in 1956.  The critics and public though that his easy listening music would not fair well on against the rise of Rock and Roll.  Working with pianist/arranger Ken Lane, who wrote the song “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime”, Dean put together a new solo act that was premiered at the Twin Coaches club in June of 1956 in Pittsburgh to rave reviews.  With his new act Dean became the headliner at the Sands Hotel in Vegas.  He had the coolest show in town and was joined frequently on stage with his Rat Pack friends Frank Sinatra and Sammy David Jr.  In 1958 he landed a part in the movie Young Lions appearing with Marlon Brando and Montgomery Cliff.  That role launched his solo movie career.  He hosted his first NBC television special in 1958 and his regular series in 1965.  His recording career took off with a string of hits in the late 1950’s and 1960’s.

Recording Career

Singer Dean Martin recorded 600 songs and released 62 albums the Capital , Reprise, and Warner Brothers, and Pickwick labels.  In 1964, at the peak of Beatlemania, he knocked the Beatles out of number 1 with his single "Everybody Loves Somebody,"   Other notable songs are"Memories Are Made of This", "That's Amore", "Mambo Italiano", "Sway", "Volare" and "Ain't That a Kick in the Head.

Final Days

In the late '70s, Martin's health began to decline, and he focused his career on night club appears and the occasional celebrity TV roasts. Dean make his last movie appearance in 1984’s Canonball Run II.  He died Christmas Day, 1995.  The city of Steubenville named a street after him and remembers him with the annual Dean Martin Festival.

 Dean Martin's #1 hits:

 "Memories Are Made Of This" (1955)

"Everybody Loves Somebody" (1964)

"The Door Is Still Open To My Heart" (1964)

"You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" (1964)

"In The Chapel In The Moonlight" (1967)

"In The Misty Moonlight" (1967)

 Dean Martin's Top 10 hits:

"Powder Your Face With Sunshine" (1949)

"That's Amore" (1953)

"Return To Me" (1958)

"Houston" (1965)

"I Will" (1965)

"Houston" (1965)

"Gentle On My Mind" (1969)

The Music of Dean Martin

Dean Martin Music TV

All Music Guide Discography

IMBD Filmography


Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams By Nick Tosches - 1999

The Music of Dean Martin

Dean Martin Video Biography

Parts 2 to 6 

Thursday, March 12, 2020


Hey pallies, likes we wanna begins today's Dino-gram with the swankest of swankest shout out to our incredible ilovedinomartin Dino-bro Danny G. who week-in and week-out for a ton of years now  supremely shares his purest of pure passion for our Dino each and every first day of each new Dino-week through his fantatic feature, "Danny G's Sunday Serenade With Dino."

Our Danny-o's deepest of deep devotion to our Dino is ubberly unparalleled and we have been especially hugely heartened  by his uniquely unwaverin' Dino-faithfulness in those times when we ourselves have been sidelined from scribin' our own daily Dino-grams...most recently for over two months this time 'round.  We gotta tell youse pallies that as such Dino-times as these, it means everythin' to know that no matter what our Danny-o will keenly keep the Dino-light glowin' ever Dino-bright at our humble little ilovedinomartin pad.  From the bottom of our Dino-heart. thanks pallie Danny G. for your constant commitment to spreadin' Dino-adulation here at ilovedinomartin.

We were 'specially magnificently moved by Danny-o most recent postin' on last Sunday's Dino-serenade (March 8, 2020) as Danny G. sought to offer all us Dino-holics the complete comfort that only our Dino can offer durin' this very tryin' time in all of history.

As only Danny-o can sez it....

"I is hopin' & prayin' ...everythin' will eventually get back to normal, mi amici.

Then we can all get back to livin' & lovin'...likes all us devoted Dino-holics were born to do!

So, pallies...I'm thinkin'...this week...we ALL could use some upliftin' & positive croonin', from our main dude, Dino.

A happy Serenade...that will lift us waaayyyy up high!

Take us away...just for a moment...from all this craziness.

Keep us focused on the good stuff, pals."

And, of course, once 'gain, our Danny G. shared the purely perfect Dino-croon just when we needed it most.

Our Danny-o's wonderfully wise work of supremely scribin' perfect prose with the powerful pairin' of just the right Dino-croon Dino-week by Dino-week is truly a great great gift for all us who have been welcomed into our Dino's wonderful world and crave this Dino-nourishment to continue to be fully filled with the happiness that only our Dino lays on us Dino-holics.

Likes to our way of Dino-thinkin', our Danny G. is sharin'  the deepest of deep Dino-therapy for all us
Dino-adulators helpin' us grow deeper and deeper in our most beloved Dino.  We were led to type the words Dean Martin and therapy into the ol' google search engine and we found this grooviest of groovy graphic below that perfectly proclaims the Dino-truth:  I DON'T NEED THERAPY, I JUST NEED TO LISTEN TO DEAN MARTIN.


We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020



Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that we are way behind the Dino-times in deliverin' the lastest and greatest Dino-news, but as all us Dino-philes know, better Dino-late then Dino-never.  Today we are perfectly pumped and powerfully psyched to share that fine folks at Paramount  re-released the first eight big screen Dino & Jerry epics on February 18 of this very Dino year, and at a remarkably reasonable price.  Retailing at the STP of $26.98, that's less then 4 buck per film, and many many sources at sellin' it below retail.

This is great news to all Dino-holics who failed to purchase these coolest of cool classics in their prior two releases and have had to pay beaucoup bucks to get 'em.  We shouts out our deepest of deep delight in their return to mass availability and hopes that it will not be long before the Paramount folks see their way clear to releasin' the second volume of these Martin & Lewis flicks.

Studio: Paramount
DVD Release Date: February 18, 2020


Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis: 8-Movie Collection

Collection Synopsis:
The legendary duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made 17 crowd-pleasing films together during their early Hollywood careers. From their debut in the 1949 fun-fest My Friend Irma to their last in 1956, one thing is for sure, Martin and Lewis continually kept audiences in stitches. This package collects eight of their earlier side-splitting, high jinks-filled, buddy comedies for all to enjoy. Take a trip back in time when a skinny slapstick comedian and a handsome crooner could have this much fun together.

Four-disc set includes:

My Friend Irma (1949)

My Friend Irma

In their screen debut, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star as Steve and Seymour, orange juice stand jockeys who befriend scatterbrained blonde Irma Peterson (Marie Wilson), whose con man boyfriend (John Lund) plans to make velvet-voiced Steve a star. Steve soon falls for Irma’s roommate Jane (Diana Lynn), but she has her heart set on marrying a rich man. Don DeFore, Hans Conried also star in this zesty comedy, based on the popular radio series. 103 min. BW/Rtg: NR

My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)

My Friend Irma Goes West

Laugh-packed sequel follows Steve (Dean Martin), Seymour (Jerry Lewis), Irma (Marie Wilson), Jane (Diana Lynn), and Al (John Lund) to Hollywood after Steve lands a movie contract. But when the "producer" who signed him is revealed to be an escaped mental patient, it’s but the first stop on a wacky path that somehow leads to Irma being kidnapped and held for ransom in Las Vegas. Corinne Calvet Lloyd Corrigan co-star. 91 min. BW/Rtg: NR

That’s My Boy (1951)

That's My Boy

Despite both of his parents being accomplished athletes, "Junior" Jackson (Jerry Lewis) is a total clutz. Bill Baker (Dean Martin) is a cash-strapped college football star whose tuition is paid by Junior’s dad (Eddie Mayehoff) for toughening up his meek and mild son so he can excel on their school’s team. Trouble arises when the girl (Marion Marshall) Junior likes seems to have eyes for Bill. With Ruth Hussey, Polly Bergen. 104 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Sailor Beware (1952)

Sailor Beware

The Navy may never be the same now that Al Crowthers (Dean Martin) and Melvin Jones (Jerry Lewis) have joined up. An allergy to cosmetics makes it nearly impossible for Melvin to kiss girls. He romances make-up-free Hilda (Marion Marshall), but a false reputation as a Casanova leads to a bet between Al and a gruff CPO (Robert Strauss) that Melvin can score a smooch from beautiful nightclub singer Corinne Calvet (as herself). 108 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Jumping Jacks (1952)

Jumping Jacks

It’s "Geronimo!" for Corporal Chick Allen (Dean Martin), an entertainer-turned-U.S. Army paratrooper who recruits civilian ex-partner Hap Smith (Jerry Lewis) to help him put on a show on his base. Hap is forced to impersonate a soldier for what’s meant to be a one-off gig, but finds himself stuck in uniform when he and Chick are a hit and get sent on tour. With Mona Freeman, Don DeFore, Robert Strauss. 96 min. BW/Rtg: NR

The Stooge (1952)

The Stooge

Comic farce with some surprising dramatic and autobiographical moments starring Dean Martin as Bill Miller, an accordion-playing vaudevillian who decides to go solo without help from his partner (Richard Erdman). After falling flat on his face, Bill’s manager suggests he recruit a "stooge" in the form of a zany, put-upon second banana. Enter Ted Rogers (Jerry Lewis). But how long can Ted remain the butt of Bill’s jokes without proper credit. Polly Bergen, Eddie Mayehoff also star. 99 min. BW/Rtg: NR

The Caddy (1953)

The Caddy

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis break par for laughs in this zany tale of hi-jinx on the golf links. As caddy and golf instructor Harvey Miller, Jr. (Lewis) helps turn duffer pal Joe Anthony (Martin) into a success on the green, the pair attracts the attention of a talent agent who suggests they try their hands at comedy. Donna Reed co-stars, there’s cameos by Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and other golfers, and Dino sings "That’s AmorĂ©." 95 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Scared Stiff (1953)

Sailor Beware

Bob Hope’s fright-comedy "The Ghost Breakers" was retooled to fit the talents of Martin and Lewis, and the result was one of Dean and Jerry’s funniest films. When he wrongly thinks he’s killed a mobster, a nightclub singer (Martin) and his friend (Lewis) hide out in a haunted castle that becomes the setting for some spooky goings-on, not the least of which is Jerry’s impersonation of co-star Carmen Miranda! With Lizabeth Scott, George Dolenz. 108 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

He knows I love Dean Martin.....

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Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that we are always always remarkably radiantly refreshed each and every time we discover 'nother pallie who profoundly proudly proclaims their awesome amore of our beautifully beloved Dino.  Today we are totally totally thrilled to share yet 'nother Dino-devoted lady's deepest of deep delight in our one and only Dino.  Her name is Miss Ronda Rich and she writes a weekly column for the "Forsyth County News," a thrice weekly rag for Forsyth County in Georgia.
We were lovin'ly led to her Dino-delight by our pallies at google Dino-'lerts.

In one of Miss Rich's weekly columns she shares that she and her significant other, Tink  "were visiting with friends in Virginia," when her host made inquiry of Ronda, "“Have you read this Dean Martin biography?”  It's then that Rich reveals to her readership that "I love Dean Martin."  Likes pallies, we can't help but believe that the Dino-tome that was swankly shared was non-other then Nick Tosches magnificant masterpiece, "DINO: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams."

We are once 'gain marvelously moved to be able to pass this Dino-devotion on to all youse pallies and encouragin' each and every one of us that name the name of our Dino to openly and affirmatively proclaim our absolute awe of our Dino to those in our spear of influence.  We says our thank you very much to Miss Ronda Rich for sharin' her love of our main man and  you can check this out in it's original source by clickin' on the tag of of this Dino-report.  And, likes you can visit Miss Rich's personal pad at

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Ronda Rich

Updated: March 8, 2020, 1 a.m.

Recently, Tink and I were visiting with friends in Virginia when I asked if I could go upstairs to their library and borrow a couple of books.

Often, I borrow books from these friends as well as take them books of mine to read since we enjoy historical books, biographies and autobiographies.

Don followed me upstairs. “Take anything you want,” he said as he looked around and pulled out ones he thought I’d enjoy.

“Have you read this Dean Martin biography?” He knows I love Dean Martin so I took that one.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

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

What's up, pals o' mine?

How's life treatin' youse this week?

Tryin' to stay calm, with this awful virus runnin' wild?
Same here, my friends.
Scary stuff.

I'm tryin' to stay calm.
Stay cautious.
And definitely stay positive!

Can't let it consume you.

I is hopin' & prayin' ...everythin' will eventually get back to normal, mi amici.
Then we can all get back to livin' & lovin'...likes all us devoted Dino-holics were born to do!

So, pallies...I'm thinkin'...this week...we ALL could use some upliftin' & positive croonin', from our main dude, Dino.

A happy Serenade...that will lift us waaayyyy up high!

Take us away...just for a moment...from all this craziness.

Keep us focused on the good stuff, pals.

Now, mi just so happens...Danny G. looked for some advice on this one.
I looked toward a very special friend..& a totally tuned-in Dino-lovin' diehard.

Well, I wanted to get this one right, my friends.

I think it's an extra importante time, right now.
A very importante time that we must ALL stick together & conquer this ugly thin'.
And we will, pals!
We definitely will! friend did not let me down.
Without hesitation..."Volare".
Ahhhhhhh. Perfecto!
What better lift us up...up above the craziness.
Above the troubles of the world.
And let us float away with Dino.
Float to better places & better days to come, my friends.
So, pals...let's get to the sweet sweet swoonin' croon!
We'll beat this, pallies o' mine!
Stay calm.
Stay cautious.
And above all...stay positive!

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "The Sunny Side of the Street"

Hey pals!

Welcome back & welcome to March!

We's is gettin' SO SO close to Spring!

 I cants' hardly contain myself. pallies!

To me...Spring is the BESTEST time of the year! Birds singin'! Blue skies shinin'!
Grass & flowers startin' their sproutin'!

I cants' think of a better time to be alive, my friends!

Now...mi Dino-diggin' amici...who comes to mind...with all these WON DER FUL thoughts...more than our pal amongst pals, Dino?

I say Dean & Spring go hand in hand...just like the birds & the buzzy little bees!

Yup, this is a VERY special time, pals.

 I thinks I will pick one of my own personal FAVE Serenades to get this Pre-Spring vibe, vibin'!

A TRULY inspirational Dino-jam!

No matter what life throws our way, pals...even if we is knocked off our feet, & is lyin' face down in the mud...we ALWAYS have good ol' Dino to pick us back up!
Simply gets up...wipe off that mud...& walk on over to "The Sunny Side of the Street"!

Let's sit back & let our pallie do what he does best.
Spin some of that Dino-magic.

Ok, my friends.
We is gettin' closer every Dino-day!
18 days to be exact!
And I don't care WHAT Ol' Mother Nature sends our way...this is our season, pallies!
Ours & Dino's!

Snow or rain...Sun or clouds...this is our new yearly beginnin' & that's what REALLY counts!

It's a state of mind!

Hit it Dino!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Amore Month Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'm In The Mood For Love"

Well we is!

Windin' down 'nother Dino-Amore Month.

Man...what times we had.

I know...I know. It's a little bittersweet. 
But fear not ol' pals o mine!
We still gots 6 more GLORIOUS days to soak it in &...not to mention...ONLY 25 DAYS 'TIL SPRING!!!

Plus...this bein' a leap year...we's gets an extra day of Amore-Month!
Now THAT is sweet!

So, here I am...ponderin'...not ONLY which COOL COOL CROON to cap off the month's Serenades with, but...which COOL COOL VID to use!!!

Man o man...what a dilemma!!!

OK...I thinks there's really just ONE tune that can send Dino-Amore Month off with a bang..."I'm In The Mood For Love"!!!

Dosen't get ANY simpler than that, pals!

Dean's tellin' us EX ACT LY how he feels & the LOVE VIBE is DEF I NATE LY in the air!!

Quick...go grab your BESTEST somebody...They GOTTA hear this one!!!

Now...which vid?

Well, mi amici...there's only one vid that's REALLY grabbin' my eye.

I thinks I can speak for us all, when I say, Dean's live vids are the best.
I feel like he's right here with me!
Still croonin' & swoonin'!
Laughin' & smilin'!
Tellin' me, "Pay attention, kid! This is what life's ALL 'bout" L.O.V.E.!

It's the truth, pals!

Everythin' else comes far behind.

OK, my friends...let's pull it down a notch.
Take this one real easy like.

As we slip outta Dino-Amore month, this week, & into March...let's do it with Dino's peaceful vibe.

Likes I said...Spring is right 'round the corner.

And with Spring...just like with Dean...LOVE is in the air!

It's been my pleasure sharin' all these EXTRA special Dino-tunes!
Can hardly wait 'til next year!

See youse in March, pallies!


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Amore Month Sunday Serenade with Dino: "La Vie En Rose"

Ahhhhh...welcome back pallies.

Man o man...what BEAUTIFUL croonin' I have for our third week of spreadin' the Dino-Amore!

Now, pals...I've heard it said that French is known as "the language of love!
Well, my friends...this here Serenade has made Danny G. a believer!

Vive le France!

This tune is just SO SO ROMANTICO!!! 

I cant take it!

"La Vie En Rose"...which I thinks is "loosely" translated..."rosey life"... or "life in roses".

I'm thinkin' it's sayin' how WONDERFUL life can be when you is just SO SO deeply in love.

Mama mia!

I have to repeat myself, pals!

It's just such a PRETTY PRETTY song, no matter WHAT gets lost in translation!

It's SURE to melt Ol' Man Winter's icy days  & heat up even the CHILLIEST of nights!

Man...Dino SURELY knew how to set the mood & he SURELY knew how to speak from the heart!

Hey pals...I'm thinkin'...if youse maybe still have yet to find love...durin' this VERY special month... & may be wonderin' exactly what to do...I have a suggestion.


That's ALL youse needs to do, mi love seekin' amici!

Who could resist Dino croonin' a la French style?!

Well pals...that's my advice.
Spread some love into the air & keep an open heart.
We never know what life will throw at us tomorrow.
Romance maybe???

I am personally sendin' this one to a VERY special someone.
Someone I am missin'.
Let's just hope they is viewin' our VERY special Serenade, today.

Enjoy, pals!   

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Dean Martin’s songs celebrated sweetness and innocence.

Hey pallies, likes his tag is Tom Purcell  and likes Mr. Purcell's  claim to fame is as a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-review with his coolly cleaver columns bein nationally syndicated in noteworthy newspapers all 'round the good ol' USA.   Our pallies at google swankly sent us a Dino-'lert 'bout his post recent column, "How to renew the dying art of romance? Ask our elders," as featured on the web home base of the "POST INDEPENDENT -Serving Glenwood Springs and Garfield County, CO."

Likes youse guessed it pallies, Purcell gives the neatest of neat nods to the most most romanico fella the world has ever known....our one, our only DINO!  Below we share a couple of supremely stunnin' sentences from Tom's pen that sweetly speaks  voluptuous volumes of Purcell's deepest of deep Dino-delight and incredible insight into our Dino's life, times, and teachin's.

Likes as we have been workin' on this Dino-gram it seemed to us that this was not the first time that we have shared  wonderful words of Dino-adulation from Purcell and doin' a wee bit of searchin' posts at our ilovedinomartin waterin' hole we found that we shared  almost 7 years ago on February 28, 2013 that you can reverently relish HERE.   We also found that our pallie of pallies, our own Danny-o had shared more of Purcell's touchin' 'n tender Dino-appreciatio in Feburary 2017  HERE.

We are perfectly perfectly pumped to share more of columnist Mr. Tom Purcell's awesomely amazin' adulation of our Dino once 'gain here at our little ilovedinomartin conclave and we thank him so very very Dino-much for publicly profoundly pontificatin' on our great great man in such  an open and affirmin' wondrous way certain to draw many more into the Dino-fold and powerfully profound devotion to our main man.  To read Purcell's column in total simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Purcell column: How to renew the dying art of romance? Ask our elders
Columns | February 10, 2020

Tom Purcell

Whereas many of today’s hit songs celebrate fear, anger and cynicism (“He cheated on me!”), Dean Martin’s songs celebrated sweetness and innocence. Idealistic and uplifting, his songs were ROMANTIC.

Dino’s songs celebrated the subtle dance of the spirit between a man and a woman — the magic that occurs when two complementary natures collide.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Always Dino Amore To All Youse Dino-philes On Dino-amore Day 2020

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Hey pallies, likes it just wouldn't be Dino-amore day without a lovin' message from our most beloved Dino.  So we wanna shares with all youse Dino-holics some of the absolutely amazin'ly awesome touchin 'n tender thoughts ever shared by our Dino in song.   Likes  we gotta 'fess up that these wisely wonderful words are not original to our one and only Dino as they were sweetly supremely scribed by swankest of swank songwriter Mr. Irving Berlin in 1925, as a wedding gift for his wife Ellin McKay, whom he married in 1926.

Likes pallies  it is our deepest of deep Dino-belief that as these lovin' words of lastin' amore are sung by our Dino in the vid below from the Dino-show, it truly truly is our  most most beloved Dino speakin' of his "always" amore for each and everyone of his deeply devoted is our Dino speakin' through the cold lens of the camera to promise us his lastin' love always to all his pallies.

What coulda be more comfortin' then to know that our Dino's love for us will be, "Always"....and he will always always be there for us...."not for just an hour, not for just a day, not for just a year, but always."   We here at ilovedinomartin hopes that each and every one of youse Dino-philes, each  abd every one of youse pallies who our Dino has warmly welcomed into his wonderful world will receive the coolest of cool comfort keenly knowin' that our Dino is always always always lovin' us to the beautiful brim.  May this Dino-amore day 2020 be full of absolute always amore of our Dino as well.

We Remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

I'll be loving you always
With a love that's true always.
When the things you've planned
Need a helping hand,
I will understand always.


Days may not be fair always,
That's when I'll be there always.
Not for just an hour,
Not for just a day,
Not for just a year,
But always.

I'll be loving you, oh always
With a love that's true always.
When the things you've planned
Need a helping hand,
I will understand always.


Days may not be fair always,
That's when I'll be there always.
Not for just an hour,
Not for just a day,
Not for just a year,
But always.

Not for just an hour,
Not for just a day,
Not for just a year,
But always.

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Amore Month Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Amor"

Ciao, mi amici & welcome to week two of Dino-Amore month!!!
Man o Man, pallies... have I gots us a TRULY fun fun & romantico tune to keep the LOVE flowin'!

I'm gonna get a "European-styled vibe" goin' here, pals... & throw a little "Amor" at youse!  

It's off  Dean's "Cha Cha de Amor" al b um & is COM PLETE LY filled with ballroom beats & pure pure lyrical gold!

Amor Amor Amor...this word is just SO SO sweet that Dino MUST repeat!
 Now youse tell me...ol' pals o mine...what senora, who's worth her weight in vino, could POSSIBLY deny some swoonin' croonin' senore's heart...if it was placed before her...with this jam jammin'?!

I mean let's be real here, my amore-soaked friends! 

These are words of TRUE TRUE passion & SMOLDERIN' embers of HOT burnin' desire here, pals!!!
Hahaha!!! it gettin' warm in here...or is it the martinis kickin' in?!!!
C'mon now people!

This is Dino at his finest!!! 

"When your away there is no day & night's are lonely...make life devine, say you'll be mine & love me only!'
OMG, pals!!!
ALL the ladies must be meltin' over this one!

One last thin', my friends...I gots to warn youse...these Cha Cha Cha-in' beats just MAY get youse thinkin' irrationally & romantically!
There's NO tellin' what youse may do!

There...youse has been warned!

Now... let's turn up this Dino-Amore Serenade & keep the love flowin' til' next week, mi amici di Dino!


Sunday, February 02, 2020

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Amore Month Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'd Gladly Make The Same Mistake Again"

Welcome back, mi amici!

Welcome lovers!

Young & old...shy & bold...short or tall...large or small...Dino-Amore Month 2020 is here & it's time to SWOON!!


This VERY special Serenade is gonna kick off a month FULL of the
HOTTEST...SEXIEST...SIZZILINIST...Dino-jams this side of the ol' galaxy!!!

Can youse feel the love in the air?!

Yup...Amore has taken over our swingin' little blog!

For the next few weeks...L.O.V.E takes precedent & Dino is leadin' the charge, pallies!

It's time once 'gain to TRULY evaluate our DEEPEST FEELINS'...our MOSTEST POWERFUL PASSIONS...our "slap me in the face to calm me down" EMOTIONS!!!

Now, pals...these are merely thoughts off the top of my love-drenched head!
I ain't even gettin' started with the TRUE TRUEST excitement that Dean is gonna bring to these here Serenades all month long!

Man, pallies...I can hardly wait to jump into our first croon!

I thinks I is gonna start thins' off real smooth.

A fun fun Dino-tune to ease us into the lovin'.

Yea...I found us somethin' real light & fuzzy for today.

Jumped back to 1958 for this one.
Back to Dean's Capital years.

"I'd Gladly Make the Same Mistake Again" should be a very familiar story for any of us Dino-holics...who may have loved & lost.

Never takin' advice when it comes to the heart.
We all gotta learn the hard way, my friends.'s a fun fun ride either way!
Ain't it?
Yea...That's life!
That's love!

Oh well, pallies...I bet we wouldn't change a thin'.

Live & Love & Learn!

OK...let's let Dean do his thin'!
He speaks for us all!

So, once 'gain...
Welcome to Dino-Amore month!

Soak in the LOVE, mi amici!
It's in the air!!!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "The Things We Did Last Summer"

Hey there, mi Dino-diggin' amici!
Welcome, one & all...guys & gals...dames & dudes!

How's my Dino-peeps doin' this week?
Hopefully GREAT!

Thins' 'round here ain't too bad!

Weathers been decent.
Days are usually cold.
BUT...wee bit, by wee bit, gettin' longer!

We is slowly creepin' towards warmer days, my friends!
I know...I'm jumpin' the gun here, pals.
But...we is 1/3 the ways through Winter...& I'm already gettin' Spring fever!!
Youse too?
I bet!

So,'s what I'm thinkin'. A "chilled-out" & "cooly-mellow" Dino-jam, for this week's Serenade.

Somethin' relaxin' help us through our pilgrimage to sunny days.

I is also wantin' to do a "crossover" Serenade...that will segue us into February.
A tune that will transition Dino's wintery coolness into a "pre-Dino-Amore Month" vibe!

Are youse feelin' me, pallies?!

We need somethin' to kick back to. Maybe with a friend...maybe solo...with a glass of vino.
Either way, pallies...I'm feelin' a, "The Things We Did Last Summer", vibe, today.

Gonna reach for Dean's "A Winter Romance" al b last time, mi amici.
Youse with me?!

Nothin' better to do on these chilly kinda days...than hang with Dino...& just drift away.

Take my advice with this one, ol' friends o' mine!
Nothins' more peaceful.

OK, pallies.
We'll set our sights on warmer days & a month-long journey through Dean's MOST romantico jams!

Can't wait!!!


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: " I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm"

Hey pals...let me ask youse a question.

What do you see when you look out your windows?

Whippin' winds?!
All of the above?!
Haha!!'s on it's way here next.
Or so I've heard...repeatedly...for the last 4 days!

As youse is readin' this here Serenade...just knows that your ol' pallie, Danny mostest likeliest outside...takin' on Ol' Man Winter!

One on one combat, mi amici!

I'm talkin' mano a mano, brawlin'!

Well...that's what they is sayin', anyways.

But fear not, my friends!
I can handle it!

Mama G. tells me that I was born durin' a snowstorm...& I've been risin' to the occasion to take on anythin' these New England winters throw my way, ever since!

That is, of course, with the help of my headphones...wintery Dino-jams...scarf...gloves...did I say wintery Dino-jams?
Hat & boots.

Yup...that's my battle gear!

That's ALL I need, pals.

Dino-love is pure pure magic & pure pure FIREY heat!
Now I DEFINATELY has MUCHO love for our pallie amongst pals, Dino.
So I says BRING IT! 
I'm ready!

OK, guys & dolls...gettin' my jams ready.

Some "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" will set the snow-blowin' stage.

Stay warm, mi amici!

Only 60 days 'til Spring!

We got this!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "It Won't Cool Off"

Welcome back, ol' palsies o' mine!

How's thins' in your part of the world?

Hopefully all is well & the new year/decade is goin' smooth.

So, pals...youse know that sayin', "Ask & youse shall receive."?
Well, mi seems our request for a wee bit o' "June in January", has been heard loud & clear!

As I sit here & type...we, here in good ol' in the middle of record breakin' temperatures.
This weekend is seein' 50's today...60's tomorrow!

Did Dino actually see last week's Sunday Serenade?! Does he ACTUALLY follow our humble little blog?!?!


Sure seems that way, pallies o' mine!

Hey, they say's..."Youse never know".

Anyways, mi's got me thinkin'.
No matter what the weather is outside...we can ALWAYS be nice & comfy cozy when Dino is swoonin' us & croonin' us!

It's a magical thin', really.

How Dean's jams can take us away.

Bring us to a different place.
A different time...with just a simple song. 
A simple tune on a simple Winter day! friends...the magic isn't the fact that it's a warm January day.
The MAGIC is the ability to be in & among cold cold or way too hot  temperatures, and yet maintain a certain level of HOT & FIERY coolness! 

Am I losin' youse yet, pals?

Am I soundin' like I is probably halfway to losin' my mind??!!
No...I'm alright, pallies.

It IS possible to be COLD...& HOT...& COOL...ALL at the same time!
Yes, pals!
Dino has achieved the unimaginable!
He's BROKEN & COMPLETELY OBLIVERATED all laws of Science!!! 

Call me a doctor!
I feel faint!
Just kiddin' , pals!

Anyways...let me show youse what I'm ramblin' on 'bout.

Today's Serenade, "It Won't Cool Off", will PROVE my latest theory in Dino-ology!

Even if youse is burnin' HOT with fever...& even though it may be frigidly freezin' outside...youse just cants help but feel just right...when Dino is in the air.

Now, my completely cool is that?

I rest my case.


Sunday, January 05, 2020

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "June In January"

Happy New Dino-Year, my friends!
Welcome, 2020!
Gonna be the BESTEST year yet!
I can just feel it!

Hey, pals...Can I asks youse a question?
Is it cold 'nough for youse "chilly-weather-lovin" Dino-holics, yet?!

Oh well, mi's January...get's used to it for a bit.
Actually...hasn't been too bad, though.
Some days are cold...some days are nice!
Crazy Winter so far!
Gots me comin' & goin'!

Wish Ol' Mother Nature would just make up her mind & get through these frosty covered days!

All this weather changin' has givin' your pal, Danny G., a cold, to boot!
Hey, what should we expect?
'Tis the season.

The good news is, my Spring countdown is in FULL Dino-gear...& 'cordin' to my calculations...we gots ONLY 74 COOL COOL days to go!

I know...I know!
Sounds like FOREVER!

But...time flies, pallies!

Before we knows it...the blue birds will be singin' & Springtime days will be swingin'! 

OK pals...with WARM thoughts in mind...let's gets to today's Serenade!

I, once 'gain, went back to Dean's "Winter Romance" al b um,  for this one!
Well...why wouldn't I?!!!
It's wintery magic set to vinyl, mi amici!

Let's imagine we is sittin' on some warm tropic sands, my friends.
Dino's warm warm vocals siftin' through the Summer breezes blowin' & the last thin' on our minds is icy days & snowin'!
Now THAT'S a nice thought, pallies!

I thinks youse might have figured out...exactly where I'm goin' with this one, my friends.
A little "June In January" is what we ALL can use right 'bout now!

Well, mi's time for me to scram.
Got's places to go...& peeps to meet.
Actually...I just wanna get to this swoonin' croon of a wintery Dino-tune!

Oh, & btw, pals...I'm wonderin' WHERE our fearless leader, DMP, is too!

I'm just gonna keep doin' what I do...& hopin' he's comin' back soon.

OK... Stay warm pals...only 74 days to go!