Wednesday, September 15, 2021

WOAH WOAH WOAH. PAUSE. HOLD THE PHONE. STOP THE PRESS.: DEAN MARTIN AND JERRY LEWIS REUNITED MANY MANY TIMES

 

  

Hey pallies likes after coolly comin' 'cross that neatest of noteworthy news that our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner in comedy, Mr. Jerry Lewis reunited on July 25, 1961 at the openin' of Mr. Eddie Fisher's great gig at the Cocoanut Grove likes all incredibly inquirin' Dino-minds we just had to do a wee bit of google Dino-searchin' to see if there were recorded in the awesome annals of the ol' world wide web other times when Dino and Jerry met up face to face before the September 5, 1976 hugest of huge reunion in 'Vegas baby 'Vegas at Jerry's annual MDA charity event.

Likes for our truly minimal effort in Dino-searchin' we were, we believe, lovin'y led and beautifully blessed to awesomely arrive at the terrific tumblr pad of a absolutely sold-out to Dino gal who tags herself, "jerrylevitch."  And, likes what we found there was hugest of hugest truest of truest Dino-treasure in the form of a terrific ton of prose and pixs sharin' a truly truly terrific treasure trove of incredible information on the many many many touchin' and tender times that our main man and his man pallie crosssed paths after their partin' ways on July 24, 1956 and reunitin' on September 5, 1976.

We can't comprehend the awesome amount of time, talent, and likes, of course, deepest of deep devotion to our one and only Dino that beautiful blogger "jerrylevitch" has potently poured into this one Dino-gram that we are hugely humbly pleased to share with all youse Dino-philes.  We keenly know that we will be powerfully pourin' over all these Dino-events with Mr. Lewis to amazin'ly add to our Dino-edification.

ilovedinomartin solemnly shouts out our absolute appreciato to "jerrylevitch" who recently made a visit to our humble little Dino pad to add some perfect patter to the Dino-gram that inspired our Dino-search that uncovered this Dino-report.  This lovely lady is named Kayley who sweetly scribed this marvelous message of Dino-encouragement..."Hi! Love your blog! I've noticed you referencing my blog throughout the years Jerrylevitch (formerly Classickat), and my videos on my youtube channels Donazify and Givethechanceakid. Thanks for the appreciation, and continued love of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis! Keep up the great work!"

We sez right back at you Miss Kayley for your awesome adulation and deepest of deep devotion to our main man.  We are greatly grateful for all your devoted dedication to the cause of lovin'ly liftin' up the name of our Dino and swankly spreadin' Dino-amore all over the world wide web!  Per usual, to checks out this Dino-action at it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.  

We Remain

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


WOAH WOAH WOAH. PAUSE. HOLD THE PHONE. STOP THE PRESS. jerrylevitch: jerrylevitch: jerrylevitch: classickat: classickat: imaginethatchristie: DEAN MARTIN AND JERRY LEWIS REUNITED TWICE BEFORE THE FAMOUS TELETHON REUNION IN 1976??? Once for The Joey Bishop Show 1958 and then at The Sands in 1960??? Can someone confirm with visual proof? Like a video, picture or link? They actually re-united at least ten times. Though I don’t believe the Joey Bishop show is one of them, because I’ve never seen articles or other proof regarding this. The Sands is correct though. Here is all of their reunions that I know about: They reunited one time in ‘57 to discuss there tv contracts: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2454&dat=19570915&id=aqEyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nuoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2908,5886669 Then when they were doing shows separately at NBC in ‘57: image They reunited at the Cocoanut Grove in ‘58 at Judy Garland’s opening: image image They had their first public re-union on September 30, 1958 while Jerry was a guest on the Eddie Fisher show. Here’s the footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqlfgYZ3vZ0 They also were on stage together at the same time during the 1959 Oscars when Jerry hosted. At the end of the show Jerry had time to fill because they were running early, so he invited the stars on stage. He saw Dean on stage, and said “And they said me and Dean would never be on the same stage together again.” Apparently shot back” He needs me!” That’s not heard on the video though because Dean didn’t have a microphone. He was documented as saying that elsewhere. Here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2riKdGOdU3E Jerry also called Dean when he thought Dean was sick and possibly had a brain tumor. Not technically a reunion, but still worth mentioning. : http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2206&dat=19600224&id=8FoyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=muoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4943,4629282 Then the 1960 Sands reunion: image In Peter Bogdanovich’s book Who the Hell’s In It?, in the chapter on JL, Jack Keller mentions The Sands reunion briefly and the events leading up to it during his conversation with Bogdanovich. ”A couple of years ago, Jerry and Patti, his wife, were in a Las Vegas club. Dean was filling in for somebody that night. They hadn’t spoken remember, for about 4 years, not a word. Suddenly Dean sees Jerry sitting at a table, comes over an sits down. He’s very friendly, and they talk about old times. He tells Jerry he’s got a train to catch, and asks him whether he’d fill in at the end of the show. Jerry says sure. Anyway, comes time for Dean to go on, he gets up there and announces, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a fella sitting in the audience I’d like you to meet, my partner, Jerry Lewis.’ Not my former partner, ‘my partner.’ Well it’s a pretty moving scene—everybody’s bawling. He and Jerry re-create some of their old routines; you know, they ask each other, ‘Did we really do this shit,’ they do a soft-shoe. Then Dean leaves to catch his train, and Jerry finishes the show. Now get this. Not long afterward, in U.P.I. interview, Dean slams into Jerry like crazy. So go figure.” Who the Hell’s In It? - Peter Bogdanovich The Cocoanut grove reunion in ‘61, took place July 25, 1961 - exactly five years to the day of their break up in 1956!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PadCiJV1Gio Then apparently Jerry visited Dean on the set of Who’s Got the Action in ‘62: image They also reunited when their mutual friend Sy Devore died, and apparently thought about getting back together again in 1966. I still have to scan that article, and Kayla (deanmartiann) still has to scan hers that talks about it, but it is a thing that happened. Then they apparently talked to each other at one point during their separate ‘67 tv series to offer good luck to one another. Then they had their ‘76 reunion that we all know about. Also worth mentioning is their reunion at the Aladdin room in Las Vegas in 1977 also with Frank Sinatra present: http://classickat.tumblr.com/post/57039572488/jerry-lewis-surprises-dean-martin-and-frank Audio of the event here: http://classickat.tumblr.com/post/57003319412/jerry-lewis-surprises-dean-martin-and-frank They had a couple of reunions after that at Dean’s Birthday party, and Sammy Davis Jr’s, funeral, as well as others I’m sure. Here is the link to Jerry surprising Dean at his birthday party where Dean tells Jerry that he loves him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1c8aYfWkYY&t=1s I totally forgot about this from 1961. It’s so hard to keep track of their reunions. omggg image Totally forgot about the time that Dean and Jerry were presenters at the Golden Globes in ‘66 and there used to be footage of them talking to reporters about it after the show, and stupid me didn’t download it from youtube :’( But at least there is this talking about it: image Also this about Jerry showing up during the filming of Dean’s show in ‘67: image Then of course there’s this cuteness: “Maria Lauren Alberici-Riccio (Golddigger, 1973 – 1991): Before the telethon reunion, Dean let us in on the private messages and jokes written with our lipstick that he had been leaving for Jerry Lewis via his dressing room mirror. Jerry played the MGM Grand and had left Dean some razzing but good humored remarks on the mirror prior to our engagement. Dean was like a little boy bragging about it to us, ‘Look at what I wrote to Jerry; look what ‘Crazy’ wrote to me. I answered him real good…’ He was so cute!” Then they both appeared on this same show but separately but definitely had to have seen one another:http://jerrylevitch.tumblr.com/post/132262846019/dean-martin-and-jerry-lewis-appear-separately-on Then this from ‘67: image From ‘58: image From ‘58 again: image Since old links are not working anymore, here are a few: When Jerry called Dean when he thought Dean was sick and possibly had a brain tumor. Not technically a reunion, but still worth mentioning. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19600314&id=WDNWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wOcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7138,4860105&hl=en The Eddie Fisher show reunion from 1958: http://jerrylevitch.tumblr.com/post/85701849549/retuuuuurn-to-meeeee-dean-martin More on the 1960 reunion: image More reunions: From late 1957 I think: image February 19, 1958 image September 20, 1967 image There was rumors from Jerry’s producer that never happened but I thought I should add this anyway. image

DEAN MARTIN AND JERRY LEWIS REUNITED TWICE BEFORE THE FAMOUS TELETHON REUNION IN 1976???

Once for The Joey Bishop Show 1958 and then at The Sands in 1960???
Can someone confirm with visual proof? 

Like a video, picture or link?

They actually re-united at least ten times. Though I don’t believe the Joey Bishop show is one of them, because I’ve never seen articles or other proof regarding this. The Sands is correct though. 

Here is all of their reunions that I know about:

They reunited one time in ‘57 to discuss there tv contracts: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2454&dat=19570915&id=aqEyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nuoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2908,5886669

Then when they were doing shows separately at NBC in ‘57:

image

They reunited at the Cocoanut Grove in ‘58 at Judy Garland’s opening:

image
image

They had their first public re-union on September 30, 1958 while Jerry was a guest on the Eddie Fisher show. Here’s the footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqlfgYZ3vZ0

They also were on stage together at the same time during the 1959 Oscars when Jerry hosted. At the end of the show Jerry had time to fill because they were running early, so he invited the stars on stage. He saw Dean on stage, and said “And they said me and Dean would never be on the same stage together again.” Apparently shot back” He needs me!” That’s not heard on the video though because Dean didn’t have a microphone. He was documented as saying that elsewhere. Here’s the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2riKdGOdU3E

Jerry also called Dean when he thought Dean was sick and possibly had a brain tumor. Not technically a reunion, but still worth mentioning. : http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2206&dat=19600224&id=8FoyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=muoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4943,4629282

Then the 1960 Sands reunion: 

image

In Peter Bogdanovich’s book Who the Hell’s In It?, in the chapter on JL, Jack Keller mentions The Sands reunion briefly and the events leading up to it during his conversation with Bogdanovich.

 ”A couple of years ago, Jerry and Patti, his wife, were in a Las Vegas club. Dean was filling in for somebody that night. They hadn’t spoken remember, for about 4 years, not a word. Suddenly Dean sees Jerry sitting at a table, comes over an sits down. He’s very friendly, and they talk about old times. He tells Jerry he’s got a train to catch, and asks him whether he’d fill in at the end of the show. Jerry says sure. Anyway, comes time for Dean to go on, he gets up there and announces, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a fella sitting in the audience I’d like you to meet, my partner, Jerry Lewis.’ Not my former partner, ‘my partner.’ Well it’s a pretty moving scene—everybody’s bawling. He and Jerry re-create some of their old routines; you know, they ask each other, ‘Did we really do this shit,’ they do a soft-shoe. Then Dean leaves to catch his train, and Jerry finishes the show. Now get this. Not long afterward, in U.P.I. interview, Dean slams into Jerry like crazy. So go figure.” Who the Hell’s In It? - Peter Bogdanovich

The Cocoanut grove reunion in ‘61, took place July 25, 1961 - exactly five years to the day of their break up in 1956!:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PadCiJV1Gio

Then apparently Jerry visited Dean on the set of Who’s Got the Action in ‘62: 

image

They also reunited when their mutual friend Sy Devore died, and apparently thought about getting back together again in 1966. I still have to scan that article, and Kayla (deanmartiann) still has to scan hers that talks about it, but it is a thing that happened.

Then they apparently talked to each other at one point during their separate ‘67 tv series to offer good luck to one another. 

Then they had their ‘76 reunion that we all know about. 

Also worth mentioning is their reunion at the Aladdin room in Las Vegas in 1977 also with Frank Sinatra present:

http://classickat.tumblr.com/post/57039572488/jerry-lewis-surprises-dean-martin-and-frank

Audio of the event here: 

http://classickat.tumblr.com/post/57003319412/jerry-lewis-surprises-dean-martin-and-frank

They had a couple of reunions after that at Dean’s Birthday party, and Sammy Davis Jr’s, funeral,  as well as others I’m sure. 

Here is the link to Jerry surprising Dean at his birthday party where Dean tells Jerry that he loves him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1c8aYfWkYY&t=1s

I totally forgot about this from 1961. It’s so hard to keep track of their reunions. omggg

image

Totally forgot about the time that Dean and Jerry were presenters at the Golden Globes in ‘66 and there used to be footage of them talking to reporters about it after the show, and stupid me didn’t download it from youtube :’(

But at least there is this talking about it:

image

Also this about Jerry showing up during the filming of Dean’s show in ‘67:

image

Then of course there’s this cuteness:

“Maria Lauren Alberici-Riccio (Golddigger, 1973 – 1991): Before the telethon reunion, Dean let us in on the private messages and jokes written with our lipstick that he had been leaving for Jerry Lewis via his dressing room mirror. Jerry played the MGM Grand and had left Dean some razzing but good humored remarks on the mirror prior to our engagement. Dean was like a little boy bragging about it to us, ‘Look at what I wrote to Jerry; look what ‘Crazy’ wrote to me. I answered him real good…’ He was so cute!”

Then they both appeared on this same show but separately but definitely had to have seen one another:http://jerrylevitch.tumblr.com/post/132262846019/dean-martin-and-jerry-lewis-appear-separately-on

Then this from ‘67:

image

From ‘58: 

image

From ‘58 again: 

image

Since old links are not working anymore, here are a few:

When Jerry called Dean when he thought Dean was sick and possibly had a brain tumor. Not technically a reunion, but still worth mentioning.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19600314&id=WDNWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wOcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7138,4860105&hl=en

The Eddie Fisher show reunion from 1958: 

http://jerrylevitch.tumblr.com/post/85701849549/retuuuuurn-to-meeeee-dean-martin

More on the 1960 reunion: 

image

 

1 comment:

Danny G. said...

Wow! Great research, Kayley! Fun findin’ out every bit of Dino-history I can!