Thursday, September 30, 2010

Our Dino and Tony Curtis

Hey pallies, this Dino-day likes ilovedinomartin pays our deepest respects to Mr. Tony Curtis, who died overnight of cardiac arrest at the age of 85. Our Dino and Tony co-starred in the 1960 black and white film classic, "Who Was That Lady."

Thanks to our Norwegian Deanager, Maria Jensen, we likes have a trio of three trailers featurin' our Dino and Tony havin' some fun on the big screen advertin' their performances in this laugh-a-minute sex farce. As I watched the chemistry between our Dino and Tony, it likes makes me wish that they had been able to do more film work together...they play off each other so so very well...bets they had such a blast as they romped through this swingin' production.

ilovedinomartin expresses it deepest sympathies to the family and fans of Mr. Tony Curtis....a great actor and a great pallie to our Dino. And, we say our thanks to likes the many and varied Dino-efforts of pallie Maria Jensen for sharin' from her vast Dino-treasures this wonderful Dino-clip featurin' some wonderful moments between our Dino and Mr. Tony. Dino-rememberin', DMP

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Rat Pack Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary

Hey pallies, likes from the pages of the PR Newswire comes the outstandin' news that the Rat Pack is GOLDEN and likes with that news comes the beginnin's of what will be a stellar constellation of events and products celebratin' the pack and with that bountiful opportunities to have the name of our Dino proclaimed far and wide...drawin' so many more to knowin', lovin' and honorin' our great man.

For starters, today's news patter lets us in on two special musical releases full of golden moments from the pack of rats. Reprise will release "The Very Best Of The Rat Pack" on November 9, while Capitol/EMI will offer "Christmas With The Rat Pack" startin' October 5. As far as I can tell, the winter al-b-um is simply 'nother re-release of the classic pack Christmas disc. It appears that there is a little new material on the other disc with this info on our Dino's croonin'.....

"Dino's velvety croon takes the spotlight on six unforgettable performances that include "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)," the dramatic Italian ballad that Martin took to #12 in 1958, "Who's Got The Action?" from the 1962 film of the same name starring Martin and Lana Turner, and "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," a tune he sang in the Rat Pack's classic 1960 heist film Ocean's 11."

The press release lists all songs on both discs, so you can get the scope and sequence of what's happenin'.

Thanks to the pallies of PR Newswire for sharin' all view this in it's original format, just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-gram. Ain't it excitin' pallies to know the pack's golden is goin' to bring huge opportunites for more and more pallies, young and old to come to Dino-knowlege and Dino-devotion! Dino-delightedly, DMP

The Rat Pack Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary

Reprise And Capitol/EMI Commemorate The Rat Pack's 50th Anniversary With The Very Best Of The Rat Pack (Available 11/9) and Christmas With The Rat Pack (Available 10/5)

Compilations Spotlight Vegas-Era Hits And Festive Holiday Classics By Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, And Sammy Davis Jr.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic entertainers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. — the Rat Pack, a sheer force of nature on stage and film that defined suave masculine brio in the early 1960s.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this legendary act, Reprise Records and Capitol/EMI will release two essential collections: The Very Best Of The Rat Pack (Reprise) on November 9, and Christmas With The Rat Pack (Capitol/EMI) on October 5, available at all retail outlets (CD and digital), including

Featuring 18 Vegas-era favorites that spotlight each singer, The Very Best Of The Rat Pack captures the upbeat entertainment style synonymous with the trio. Showcasing swinging classics from each member solo along with two duets that feature Sinatra and Davis ("Me And My Shadow") and Davis and Martin ("Sam's Song"). The collection also includes a previously unreleased alternate version of Sinatra's "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die."

Ol' Blues Eyes opens the album with the signature track "Come Fly With Me" and also contributes his irresistible hits "I Get A Kick Out Of You" and "Witchcraft." The collection also includes "I've Got You Under My Skin," ranked among Sinatra aficionados as one of his finest collaborations with Nelson Riddle, and "Luck Be A Lady," a song featured in the musical "Guys And Dolls."

Dino's velvety croon takes the spotlight on six unforgettable performances that include "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)," the dramatic Italian ballad that Martin took to #12 in 1958, "Who's Got The Action?" from the 1962 film of the same name starring Martin and Lana Turner, and "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," a tune he sang in the Rat Pack's classic 1960 heist film Ocean's 11.

Davis' ebullient delivery and vocal power shine on standout tracks such as "Eee-O Eleven" from the Ocean's 11 soundtrack, "A Lot Of Livin' To Do," a song originally written for the 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie, and "Too Close For Comfort," from the 1956 Broadway play Mr. Wonderful in which Davis played the starring role.

Christmas With The Rat Pack, a 16-track collection of festive holiday classics begins with Dean Martin's "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," followed by Frank Sinatra's take on "Mistletoe And Holly," and Sammy Davis Jr.'s "Christmas Time All Over The World." Other songs featured in the collection include Martin's "Silver Bells," "White Christmas," "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer," and "Winter Wonderland," Sinatra's "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," and "The First Noel," and Davis' "Jingle Bells" and "The Christmas Song," among others.


1. Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

2. Ain't That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin

3. Too Close For Comfort – Sammy Davis Jr.

4. I've Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra

5. Who's Got The Action? – Dean Martin

6. A Lot Of Livin' To Do – Sammy Davis Jr.

7. Ring-A-Ding Ding – Frank Sinatra

8. Eee-O Eleven – Sammy Davis Jr.

9. Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra

10. Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) – Dean Martin

11. Birth Of The Blues – Sammy Davis Jr.

12. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra

13. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin

14. I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra

15. Sam's Song – Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr.

16. I'm Gonna Live Until I Die – Frank Sinatra (Alternate Version)

17. Everybody Loves Somebody – Dean Martin

18. Me And My Shadow – Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr.


1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Dean Martin

2. Mistletoe And Holly – Frank Sinatra

3. Christmas Time All Over The World – Sammy Davis Jr.

4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Frank Sinatra

5. Silver Bells – Dean Martin

6. The Christmas Waltz – Frank Sinatra

7. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Dean Martin

8. Jingle Bells – Sammy Davis, Jr.

9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra

10. Peace On Earth / Silent Night – Dean Martin

11. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Frank Sinatra

12. Winter Wonderland – Dean Martin

13. The Christmas Song – Sammy Davis Jr.

14. The First Noel – Frank Sinatra

15. White Christmas – Dean Martin

16. I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams) – Frank Sinatra

SOURCE Reprise Records / Capitol/EMI

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dean is Dean.

Hey pallies,likes today's Dino-inspiration comes from our pallies over at the Frank Sinatra focused blog "". From the pen of Mr. Ed Walters who was big at likes workin' the casino at the Sands durin' the days of our Dino's rule there comes this remembrance, "Pit Boss: Playing The Game." Truth be told, this installment of Pit Boss puts the accent likes on Frank, but I have culled the cool Dino-reflections shared by Mr. Walters and have posted 'em below.

Oh, how I digs the story of our crazy Dino and likes his patter to the lady tourist 'bout where the casino way...only Dino coulda does somethin' likes this and makes it likes so so coolly comic!!!!! Likes if you wanna read all of Mr. Ed's thoughts, just likes clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram. Dino-laughin', DMP

Pit Boss: Playing The Game
by Ed Walters on September 27, 2010

Now Dean, well that another thing. Dean is Dean.

Dean and I are standing near the 21 Pit and a nice lady tourist comes up and asks, “Excuse me, is this the casino?”

Dean: ”No lady, this is a grocery store. The casino is across the street.”

And then he watches her walk across the street to the Castaways.

* * * * *

Two things any casino would love to have happen is Frank Sinatra comes in and play or Dean Martin get behind a 21 table and deal.

I have written before about Dean dealing. It was something to see.

* * * * *

Well there is no one around like like Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin today.

These were very special people.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bank robber Dee Bishop (Dean Martin) and his gang

Hey pallies, from a pad tagged "Johnny LaRue's Crane Shot" and a posted tagged Marty McKee comes today's Dino-post of a review of "BANDOLORO!" which just happens to be the fav of favs Dino-flick of one of our Dino-devoted readers.

Although I certainly wish that Mr. McKee woulda featured more of a Dino-focused review of this classic Dino-western, I am grateful each and every time the name of our Dino gets lifted all helps to spread the Dino-message and brings other pallies to knowin', lovin' and honorin' our great man.

Loves the poster from this Dino-adventure...gonna haves to get my copy out and watch it likes real Dino-soon.... Thanks Marty McKee for your Dino-efforts! To view this in it's original format, as usual, just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-post. Dino-sharin', DMP

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

One Kiss Never Hurt Anyone

A neat Jerry Goldsmith score, anchored by a jaunty whistling theme, anchors 1968's BANDOLERO!, a lively 20th Century Fox western featuring a terrific cast. Director Andrew V. McLaglen probably made as many theatrical and television westerns as almost any filmmaker who ever lived, so it’s not surprising that he landed such a great array of familiar character actors who fit their parts like a cowboy’s rear to a battered old saddle.

Bank robber Dee Bishop (Dean Martin) and his gang are sentenced to hang after being captured in Valverde, Texas by straight-shooting sheriff July Johnson (George Kennedy) and his deputy Roscoe Bookbinder (Andrew Prine). Dee’s brother Mace (James Stewart), posing as the hangman, springs the Bishop gang, and the whole lot of ‘em head to Mexico with beautiful Maria Stoner (Raquel Welch) along as a hostage. Johnson has more than one reason to pursue the Bishops besides justice. He has also been nursing an unrequited crush on Maria, who is fond of the mild-mannered lawman, but is far out of his league.

Stewart and Martin are not very believable as brothers, but they do have a warm rapport, and both are adept at performing the script’s action, dramatic, and humorous sequences. McLaglan, with Goldsmith’s help, pulls off several terrific scenes, most of them involving the wry Stewart. One is a friendly conversation between Mace and Bishop’s executioner, the friendly Ossie Grimes (Guy Raymond), in which Mace elicits useful information about the man’s job that pays off in the escape. Another happens just after the break, and amusingly juxtaposes Johnson and his posse’s frantic pursuit of the gang against Mace’s ambling holdup of the bank in an empty town.

Westerns had, of course, matured by 1968 with the release of Sergio Leone’s dustbusters with Clint Eastwood (THE WILD BUNCH came a year later), but McLaglan, who worked a lot with John Wayne (and, perhaps ironically, even more with Eastwood on RAWHIDE), was strictly meat-and-potatoes. Majestic Utah vistas lack the otherworldliness of Spain, where most Italian westerns were made, but are crisply photographed by old-timer William Clothier (THE ALAMO), who hardly ever shot anything but westerns.

One must admire the steady stream of craggy faces that wander past Clothier’s camera, faces that leave no mistake you’re watching a western: Will Geer, Dub Taylor, Perry Lopez, John Mitchum, Donald “Red” Barry, Roy Barcroft, Pat Cranshaw, Denver Pyle, Sean McClory, Harry Carey Jr. Hal Needham’s stunt team handles the rigorous falls from horses, cliffs, and roofs. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT’s James Lee Barrett’s straightforward plot is punctuated with intriguing dialogue, although the screenplay also hammers home the point that Johnson’s obsession with capturing the Bishops hinges more on Maria than the bad guys. Kennedy’s fine performance makes his emotions clear without so many words being needed. He’s the standout here, a year after his Oscar-winning role in COOL HAND LUKE, and belies his hulking physicality with his touching father-and-son relationship with his young deputy.

BANDOLERO! is not an important western nor the best any of its participants made, but it’s an exciting one with good pacing and performances and plenty of rousing action.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'm Not The Marrying Kind"

Hey pallies, Sunday Serenade with Dino is comin' to you likes on Saturday this week 'cause do to circumstances beyond this Dino-holic's control, likes I will not be 'round a 'puter tomorrow and likes I haven't yet learned how to set up the process so that posts will post automatically....

Anywho, we are so pleased to again welcome our Deanager Levi Hollingsworth from down under as guest Dino-song patterer for this edition of the Dino-serenade. I remembers readin' in Nick Tosches' bestest of the best Dino-bio, "DINO: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams," how our Dino desired so much "to put the accent on youth."

And, likes our Dino was ever so wise to wanna dos this 'cause I believes that he knew that it was goin' to always be the young mods who would be likes puttin' the accent on our Dino.....spreadin' the Dino-message to others of their age. And, indeed it is nouveau hipsters likes our pallie Levi who are doin' such an outstandin' job of makin' Dino known to their generation.

Even at the tender age of just 17, ourAussie dude Levi, growin' in deep Dino-knowledge and abundant Dino-appreciato himself, has been doin' likes his part to spread the Dino-message to his best mate at school tagged Shaun. And thus the Dino-legacy continues to grow as one youthful lover of our Dino passes that Dino-devotion to 'nother.

Levi, deeply grounded in his Dino-devotion through his passion for the Matt Helm capers, has chosen to share one of our Dino's cool tunes featured in Helmer numero duo, Levi's fav and my fav, "Murders Row." So enjoys Deanager Levi's take on the groovy Dino-tune, "I'm Not The Marrying Kind." Thank Levi man for takin' the time to share your outstandin' reflections on our Dino and his amazin' version of "Marrying Kind." Dino-gratefully, DMP

I want to comment on Dinos song Im Not the Marryin Kind
The first time i saw this song or heard it was in Murders Row
Matt Helm had gone to the apartment of a girl spy and on the way he met Ann Margret at the pool who asks him for a light.
Matt goes inside and wants a drink just like Dino would.
Dino starts singing Not the Marryin Kind while Matt Helm moves about the apartment
Its a very cool song for Matt Helm because he never got married and the song was right for him.
Why would Matt get married when there are lots of girls with him in the movie
Its a strange song for Dino tho because he got married 3 times.
Anyhow Matt Helm goes to the fridge and finds the girls body inside it
Then the song stops sudden and Matt Helm leaves and sees Ann Margret again.
Karl Malden is looking at Ann Margret through a telescope and his eyes are poppin out of his head and the the woman looks at Matt Helm
Its one of my fav songs i play a lot and i think its the right song for a Matt Helm movie
Thanx from Levi

hi im 12 but i love dean martin

Hey pallies, likes this woulda be likes just a run-of-the-mill Dino-post of a vid of our Dino singin' "That's Amore"....and just a recordin' not even a live Dino-version...somethin' that I woulda otherwise probably passed by. But, likes when I read some of the amazin' comments to the Dino-tune, I was truly blown away in Dino-delight!!!!

As you will see listed below, there were Dino-responses than came from 4 twelve year olds, and one teen...all speakin' of their Dino-love. Such patter surely gladdens my Dino-heart....'cause this means that today's youth are "gettin' Martin" and groovin' on the Dino-sound. With such Dino-devotion developin' in so many young mods, just knows that the Dino-future is goin' to continue to blossom and we can certainly be guaranteed that the Dino-message will goes on forever....and likes it just doesn't get better then that.

Hats off to kerysdoak, malfriction, 1wolfblade, joebron33, and tinkerbellys..and the rest of the Dino-patters....the Dino-future is goin' to be in the bestest of best Dino-hands....nouveau hipsters who are growin' into Dino-devotion at younger and younger ages!!!!!

To checks this out in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this Dino-post. Dino-hyped, DMP

kerysdoak (September 22nd, 2010 at 11:00 am)
hi im 12 but i love dean martin i dont get why people dont listen to things like this anymore especily people my age he was a great singer i love this songs someday we’ll all feel in amore

malfriction (September 22nd, 2010 at 8:34 am)
@kerysdoak Yeah, I agree, i’m 12 too. Chow

1wolfblade (September 22nd, 2010 at 7:03 am)
i love this song and the others. i may be a teen but when you get a person with a good voice singing theres never an age limit god i wanna slow dance now >.<

joebron33 (September 22nd, 2010 at 6:27 am)
Hi im 12 to and i love this kind of music my grandpa got me started on this

tinkerbellys (September 22nd, 2010 at 5:36 am)
@malfriction chao* im 12 and i love this music it makes me wanna do a dance on my ‘tippy toes’ or whatever tippie tippie tay is lol

Dean Martin – That’s Amore

Possible Dino’s greatest hit, That’s Amore. Lyrics: In Napoli where love is king When boy meets girl here’s what they say When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie That’s amore When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine That’s amore Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling And you’ll sing “Vita bella” Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay Like a gay tarantella When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool That’s amore When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet You’re in love When you walk down in a dream but you know you’re not Dreaming signore Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli That’s amore (When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie That’s amore When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine That’s amore Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling And you’ll sing “Vita bella” Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay Like a gay tarantella When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool) That’s amore (When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet You’re in love When you walk down in a dream but you know you’re not Dreaming signore Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli) That’s amore Lucky fella When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool) That’s amore (When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet You’re in love When you walk down in a dream but you know you’re not Dreaming signore Scuzza me, but you see, back in …

25 Responses to “Dean Martin – That’s Amore”
luis86832 (September 22nd, 2010 at 1:47 am)


livingstogigio (September 22nd, 2010 at 2:10 am)

Lindo,Great…!!! un clasico…..!!!!

911Dagur (September 22nd, 2010 at 2:16 am)

Who disliked this video ? who is a tarD?

911Dagur (September 22nd, 2010 at 2:17 am)

@Catilac65 Mafia 2 is a legendary game, pizza is the food you never get tired of and mob movies are awesome and cool.

Catilac65 (September 22nd, 2010 at 2:47 am)

i am in such a mood to play Mafia 2, eat a pizza, and make a mob movie

Catilac65 (September 22nd, 2010 at 3:13 am)

This is the vid i have seen with 0 dislikes! WOOT!

Fly1597 (September 22nd, 2010 at 3:16 am)

im so proud im italian and i remember growing up my grandfather who was in the mafia R.I.P pops, would always sing this to me and it always made me smile this song and mambo italiano grazie grand papa R.I.P

malfriction (September 22nd, 2010 at 3:21 am)

@oldschoolpunkrocks thanks, im trying to learn italian on my own, my mom was born there

shumirules1 (September 22nd, 2010 at 4:18 am)

Orson Wells said it well…”When the moon hits your eyes like a big pizza pie thats amore” …. touching… had to love those old Dean Martin Roast.

litone1012 (September 22nd, 2010 at 5:09 am)

oups i click botton dislike .I´m apologize

tinkerbellys (September 22nd, 2010 at 5:36 am)

@malfriction chao* im 12 and i love this music it makes me wanna do a dance on my ‘tippy toes’ or whatever tippie tippie tay is lol

tinkerbellys (September 22nd, 2010 at 5:46 am)

no dislikes!!!

joebron33 (September 22nd, 2010 at 6:27 am)

Hi im 12 to and i love this kind of music my grandpa got me started on this

oldschoolpunkrocks (September 22nd, 2010 at 6:28 am)

dude nice but chow is spelled ciao

1wolfblade (September 22nd, 2010 at 7:03 am)

i love this song and the others. i may be a teen but when you get a person with a good voice singing theres never an age limit god i wanna slow dance now >.<

PureItaliano12 (September 22nd, 2010 at 7:56 am)

Questo è incredibile! Sono orgoglioso di essere italiano

malfriction (September 22nd, 2010 at 8:34 am)

@kerysdoak Yeah, I agree, i’m 12 too. Chow

jvelez1370 (September 22nd, 2010 at 9:02 am)

whene you walk in a dream
but you know your not dreaming
signore scuzza me but you see
back in old napoli thats amore
thats amore:)

dolcerosy1 (September 22nd, 2010 at 10:02 am)

love it:)

michelescoones (September 22nd, 2010 at 10:06 am)

@kerysdoak hi, think your outlook is fantastic hun! I am 44 and this is even a little before my time but I love it and so do my kids. You can’t beat the classics. x

kerysdoak (September 22nd, 2010 at 11:00 am)

hi im 12 but i love dean martin i dont get why people dont listen to things like this anymore especily people my age he was a great singer i love this songs someday we’ll all feel in amore

husker7141 (September 22nd, 2010 at 11:26 am)

this song makes me hungry

MsSuper96 (September 22nd, 2010 at 11:28 am)


joe23da (September 22nd, 2010 at 11:39 am)

@Eeliification hi

joe23da (September 22nd, 2010 at 11:49 am)

perfecto amoreee hehehe

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friends go so far as to call him “the Dean Martin of politics,”

Hey pallies, likes you probably have guess it dudes, if you likes are frequent readers of ilovedinomartin. Today's Dino-gram comin' your way is 'nother post on the link between Ohio Representative John Boehner and our beloved Dino. Only a few ago I listed the many
similarities between Boehner and our King of Cool, so I won't bother to enumarates them 'gain.

So, why does ilvoedinomartin share likes 'nother post on Boehner and his dreams of becomin' the Speaker of the House? Well, hugely 'cause today's information comes from the on-line presence of Newsweek magazine...that's right pallies our Dino is gettin' his glorious name mentioned in one of the most widely read and influential new magazines in the how cool is that!!!!

Likes as you know pallies, this here ilovedinomartin Dino-blog tries it's best, likes our Dino, to remain by no means consider this patter an endorsement for politician John Boehner....buts likes I can't contain my likes total total Dino-delight in the fact that between now and the November elections when the name of John Boehner is mentioned our Dino's name will most likely be spoken as well.

And, likes pallies, the more times the name of our Dino is lifted up, the more and more pallies will come to learn of our great man and come to likes learn the Dino-story and embrace the Dino-message. Loves it pallies, loves is likes so so amazin' the many and varied ways that Dino-devotion grows from so many and varied ways that pallies get introduced to our beloved Dino.

So, thanks to John Boehner for bein' a dude who seems to be likes totally into Dino-emulation...and to the folks at Newsweek for liftin' up the name of our Dino in this way. To view this post in it's full, original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram to goes to the Newsweek on-line pad. Dino-embracin', DMP

The Necessary Man

Ignore the fake tan. John Boehner could actually be a good speaker of the House.

Jonathan Ernst / Getty Images

John Boehner stands near a portrait of Ronald Regan at the headquarters of the National Republican Committee.

John Boehner, the 10-term Republican congressman from Ohio and current House minority leader, seems like a pleasant enough fellow. He enjoys a good round of golf. His voice is smooth and sonorous. His resplendent ocher tan never fades, even in winter. Friends go so far as to call him “the Dean Martin of politics,” a nickname that suggests (correctly) a penchant for boozy bonhomie. And yet now that the GOP’s glowing midterm prospects have positioned Boehner (pronounced BAY-nur) to become the most powerful Republican in Obama’s America—that is, speaker of the House—no one in Washington appears to be particularly happy about it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

If you dig Dean Martin (And you damn-well better), check out

Hey pallies, likes ilovedinomartin is never happier then when they see the name of our Dino bein' liftin' up and findin' more and more pallies bein' drawn to our Dino....and it certainly warms our Dino-heart when some kind dude mades the Dino-effort to point out the Dino-efforts of this here ilovedinomartin Dino-blog.

So we say likes a hugest of huge Dino-thanks to our great Dino-holic pallie Tiki Chris Pinto of Tiki Lounge fame for spreadin' the Dino-message of ilovedinomartin at his "The Retro Tiki Lounge" facebook pad. as Tiki Chris speaks it..."If you dig Dean Martin(And you damn-well better),check out"

Mr. Chris it is thanks to pallies like you that the Dino-message is glowin' and growin' as more and more hipsters of every age and stage are turnin' on to the life and teachin's of our beloved Dino. Thanks for spreadin' some Dino-love 'round and of course...keeps lovin' our Dino. To view Tiki Chris' facebook pad, and to join in his mod motivations, just likes clicks on the tag of this here Dino-patter. In Dino, DMP

The Retro Tiki Lounge If you dig Dean Martin (And you damn-well better), check out
for "dino-riffic details, pallies" These kids are REALLY into the man, and for good reason.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Hey pallies, likes looks at the cool magazine featurin' a Dino-tale currently up for bids at ebay. From the August 1969 edition of Pageant mag comes likes the enticin', provocative article "My Husband The Swinger....Mrs. Dean Martin Talks!" Oh, how I woulda digs to get my hands on this mag and read the Jeanne's choice words on our swingin' Dino.

And, likes pallies, oh, how I likes so loves the cool mag cover's evocative pix of our Dino lightin' one of his Kents and the Jeanne boldly waitin' for a little fire herself. Just makes me wonder the circumstances under which that Dino-pix was shot.

Pallies, likes there is certainly no end to likes the zillions of provocative and evocative Dino-finds to enhance our Dino-knowledge and grow our Dino-collections of Dino-treasures. To view this at the ebay pad when it is up for auction, likes just clicks on the tag of this Dino-post. Dino-desirin', DMP


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

my iPod...... Dean Martin in my ear

Hey pallies, you just never know where Dino-devotion is goin' to shows up on the web. Today's Dino-gram originated at the blog pad, where a Brit dude, Harry Mount, tells how he was interrupted in listenin' to our Dino on his iPod, while shoppin' at a London grocery tagged Tesco's.

A professional writer for newspapers and mags both in Great Britain and the US, Mr. Mount tells his Dino-listenin' was interrupted by a TV broadcast of "the choir singing during the Mass at Bellahouston Park, where the Pope was taking the service."

Ain't it amazin' the extraordinary ways that the name of our Dino gets lifted up. How cool of this professional writer dude Mr. Harry Mount to tells his whole readership of how he is listenin' to our Dino on his ipod. Yep his Dino-listenin' gets a bit of an interruption...but you can be sure that he will return again and again to the soothin' sounds of our Dino wherever he needs to chill out.

We says our thanks to Mr. Mount for liftin' up the name of our Dino in this way and openly sharin' his Dino-listenin' just never know how our Dino will use this little Dino-prose to bring many other pallies to the knowin', the lovin', and the listenin' to our Dino! To read this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-message. Dino-sharin', DMP

Harry Mount

Harry Mount is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That: How to Become a Latin Lover and A Lust for Windowsills - a Guide to British Buildings from Portcullis to Pebbledash. A former leader writer for the Telegraph, he writes about politics, buildings and language for lots of British and American newspapers and magazines.

Moved by the Pope in the Tesco's on Regent Street

By Harry Mount Music Last updated: September 16th, 2010

The man who calms the strain at the checkout

I’ve just had an odd moment, packing up my lettuce, tomatoes and raspberries at the till at Tesco’s on the corner of Regent Street.

It was the usual hell of a Friday evening – office workers shopping for the weekend, tourists trying to tell the difference between the 5p piece and the 20p, young men front-loading booze for the evening ahead in the West End. I had on my iPod, my usual protection from the sound and the fury of London life. But, beyond the noise of Dean Martin in my ear, I heard something odd, something strangely calm and beautiful.

It was the choir singing during the Mass at Bellahouston Park, where the Pope was taking the service. It was broadcast live on Sky News, which is always on in the supermarket, usually broadcasting adverts and news – often interesting news, yes, but never uplifting like this.

Even if you’re not a Catholic – I’m not – or even a believer – I’m not – there was something beautiful and serious in the religious music; a beauty and seriousness that rarely interrupts the dreary, ugly noises of everyday life.

Monday, September 20, 2010

On This Day In Dino-history: September 20, 1953

Hey pallies, likes 'nother great day in Dino-history to celebrate pallies. It was on this day, September 20, in the year of our Dino, 1953 that Ricci James Martin entered the world, the second boypallie with Dino-wife numero duo, the Jeanne.

We congratulates Ricci on his 57th birthday and wishes him many more...btw pallies, you might remember readin' here in a Dino-comment that Ricci is producin' a live al-b-um of Dino-tunes from his gig at Festa Italiana in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that he did this summer. Again, ilovedinomartin sez our birthday best to our Dino's boypallie Ricci.

We thanks the cool blog popculturefanboy for sharin' this Dino-date with thanks to blogger Mark and his very informative blog. To view the blog, likes just clicks on the tag of this here Dino-post. Dino-celebratin', DMP

1953 - Ricci James Martin, actor and son of Capitol Records artist Dean Martin and his wife Jeanne Martin, is born

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Welcome To My World"

Hey pallies, it's Sunday, so welcome to Sunday Serenade with Dino. ilovedinomartin is thrilled to have 'nother guest Dino-commentator in the Dino-reviewer box for today's Dino-post. Her name is Kylie, and like last weeks Dino-writer Levi, she hails from down under. In fact, pallies, Kylie and Levi are neighbours, and truth be told, it was Kylie's house that was waffin' the Dino-tunes that first turned on youngster Levi to the irresistable sounds of our Dino!!!!!

As Kylie woulda tells you, she was a Dino-devotee before she was born! How can that be pallies? Well Kylie's father has been a life-long lover of our Dino ands thus Kylie was exposed to the Dino-beat while she was still in the womb.

Just knows you are goin' to loves Aussie Kylie's take on one of our Dino's most famous and most wonderful songs..."Welcome To My World." It's certainly one of my most favs and Kylie speaks from the bottom of her Dino-heart with the purest of pure Dino-affection for our Dino's beckonin' of his true pallies to join him in his world.

ilovedinomartin welcomes Kylie to our Dino-midst and welcomes all you pallies to sits back and enjoys a young Dino-lover's notes on our Dino's "Welcome To My World."
Dino-welcomed, DMP

I`d like to give my thoughts on one of the most beautiful songs Dean Martin ever sang and recorded.
A song which he obviously loved himself as he often included this song in his concerts.
The song is Welcome to My World.
A song we can associate with The Dean Martin Show.
Dean used this song in the 1970 season of the Dean Martin Show to introduce a medley of songs.
Dean was dressed in casual clothes and surrounded by The Golddiggers.
This was one of my favourite seasons, the shows always ended with Everybody`s Got a Little Song which fades out and then we see Dean appear with the beautiful Golddiggers seated around him.
I was sorry these medleys ceased after the 1970 season.
I loved this song growing up and I would definately include it in my top 10 Dean Martin Favourites.
I remember I loved the song first.
Then later I was lucky enough to see the television show where Dean sings this on the couch.
Intro...before relaxing on the couch.
Dean opens the closet door and who should come out ?
Dino`s worst nightmare Gladys Ormphby played by Ruth Buzzi who commences to punish Martin for his
remarks about her unappealing looks battering our poor Dino about the head with her handbag.
Gladys finally leaves much to Dino`s relief.
Dean straightens his hair, sits down on the couch, makes a funny comment about Ruth.
Then Dean pulls himself together says ok, straightens his tie and starts singing the beautiful Welcome to my World.
We stop laughing and find ourselves being drawn into Dean`s world and for a few minutes time stands still as we watch and listen to Dean..
Whenever we watch a movie, show, or play one of his songs we are living in Dean`s world.
A great escape from our own world of wars, poverty, crime and personal problems.
Everytime one of us were or are lucky enough to see a Dean Martin Show we find ourselves living in Dean`s World.
Dean invited us in every week for 9 years.
Kylie Hughes

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Hey pallies, likes Dino-holics such as you and I have often spoken of our Dino's admiration for Mr. Bing Crosby and how our Dino, to some extent, modeled his style after Bing. Well, today's Dino-gram comes from the blog "THE BING CROSBY VIDEO ARCHIVE," where blogger dude Lobosco speaks of our beloved Dino matchin' Bing's style.

Lobosco mentions a Dino-tune that perhaps you are acquainted with, "If I Could Sing Like Bing." Gotta 'fess up that I have never ever heard that one..any of you pallies able to share some Dino-patter on it? Best of all, this dude shares a Bing tune song by our Dino..."Pennies From Heaven."

Gotta 'fess up that I can't agree with Lobosco's thoughts..."No one can sing it like Bing, but Dean Martin comes close..."...'cause of course I believes that our Dino does that tune, and for that matter, every tune better then anybody else...includin' der Bing.

We sez our thanks to Lobosco's liftin' up the name of our Dino and sharin' a great Dino-vid of a stellar Dino-tune from the amazin' Dino-show! Enjoys pallies, and likes be sure to return on the Dino-morrow for a very very special edition of Sunday Serenade with Dino!!! Dino-focused, DMP

Thursday, September 16, 2010


One of the crooners that mostly closely matched Bing's style was the great Dean Martin. Dean even recorded a song called "If I Could Sing Like Bing". Here is old Dino singing the song that Bing introduced in 1936..."Pennies From Heaven". No one can sing it like Bing, but Dean Martin comes close...

Friday, September 17, 2010

“Dean Martin . . . do you eat telephone poles?”

Hey pallies, today's Dino-gram has gotta be one of the most touchin' and most unusual Dino-posts ever at this humble little ol' ilovedinomartin Dino-blog. From the pen of blogger Miss Marie Alice Joan Rayner, at her blog "A Year From Oak Cottage," comes her poignant prose piece, "Family Ties That Bind Us."

As part of family rememberin' ruminations comes Miss Rayner's retellin' of her and her brother and sister and how "the three of us who endured hours in the back of a hot car playing “Dean Martin.” As you will read below, "Dean Martin" was a game they played with the head of a GI Joe doll.

I finds it likes so cool that this youngen's musta dug our Dino likes so much to create a "Dean Martin" game to wile away their time while drivin' with there parents.

So enjoys readin' these nostalgia notes of a kinder, gentler time where sisters and bro enjoy makin' our Dino the center of their play.

I have only selected to share the Dino-focused part of Miss Rayner's reflections. To checks out the whole post and goes to the "A Year From Oak Cottage" pad, as usual, just clicks on the tagg of this here Dino-gram. Dino-enjoyin', DMP

Family Ties that Bind Us . . .

Marie Alice Joan Rayner

It was the three of us who endured hours in the back of a hot car playing “Dean Martin,” and countless other hours of family moments, moments shared together that nobody else on earth has shared with each other.

Who knows when we shall be all together again. There is something deep inside that tells me it won’t be until we lose one of our parents, and there is something else inside me that longs for our meeting to be sooner rather than later, and on a happy note rather than with the sharing of a loss. Life passes far too quickly, and before you know it we are old, and the moments we could have had are all gone, and it is too late. I sure wish I could have a few hours with them in the back of a hot car today. I’d tell them that I love them and hug them and treasure the moment for sure . . . Maybe we’d even play “Dean Martin.” “Dean Martin . . . do you eat telephone poles?” (Explanation on the Dean Martin Game. My brother had a GIJoe doll that was the size of a Ken doll. We would take the head off of it and put it on one of our fingers. The person wearing the head was Dean Martin and the others would ask it silly questions. The head person would make it nod or shake depending on whether the answer was yes or no. )

Thursday, September 16, 2010

On This Day In Dino-history, September 16, 1965

Hey pallies, the world of televison changed 45 years ago this day...and it woulda never ever be the same again. On Thursday, September 16, 1965 our Dino premiered his Dean Martin Show on the peacock channel and entertainment history was made as the King of Cool brought cool to the small screen.

Thanks to the fabulous Dino-efforts of Miss Maria Jensen, Deanager extraordinare from Norway, ilovedinomartin shares with you this very Dino-anniversary day vid clips of that inaugural Dino-show for your Dino-honorin' pleasure.

From his opennin' patter, our Dino established the kind of show that the Dino-show was gonna be, sayin'....

"Now, I want you to know this is goin' to be a family show...the kind of show where a man can take is wife and kids, his father and mother, and sit 'round the bar and watch."

So, sits back and bask in all the glory of our Dino as he turns television cool...

Again, thanks to Deanager Miss Maria Jensen for postin' this Dino-vent on youtube for all the Dino-world to celebrate... Dino-groovin', DMP

September 16, 1965 "The Dean Martin Show" premiered on NBC, Thursday nights at 10 p.m. It was one of the highest-rated shows of the 1965-66 season and runs for nine seasons.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Hey pallies, likes I was just doin' some Dino-searchin' usin' google's image search when I came 'cross this pad tagged "wildgoo" likes I had never ever seen before. And likes at this wildgoo place I found some cool new Dino-treasure....

A set of 9 Dino-magnets that feature reproduced mini movie posters from eight of our Dino's classic flicks....likes two different posters from "Ocean's 11, and then "Rio Bravo," "Airport," "Cannonball Run," "The Caddy," "What A Way To Go," and "Robin And The 7 Hoods."

Cool Dino-treasure indeed and at a very accessable Dino-price point...only $9.99 for the whole Dino-lot. A great little Dino-gift idea for the Dino-devotee in your life.
To view this in it's original format, and likes to makes your order, just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-gram.

Was just thinkin' pallies, woulda this be a cool way to helps someone you know gets more into our Dino...give 'em a little magnet and who knows how our Dino will use it to draw pallies to knowin', lovin', and growin' in Dino!!!! Dino-awed, DMP


** Collectible - NEW!! **

This is a nice set of 9 NEW collectible Magnets

of wonderful DEAN MARTIN Movies.

They are nice for a gift or just to put on your fridge.

Each Size = 2 1/2" wide by 3 1/4" long

9 Different/Individual/Separate Magnets in this set.

26 ml Thick

"Magnet" fully covers the entire back, not just a magnet strip.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Homage to a crooner Dean Martin, RIP

Hey pallies, likes it is a very rare Dino-occasion that likes I post all the credentials of a writer of Dino-patter featured here at ilovedinomartin. But, today as the ol' Dino-blog goes back in time to pick up an outstandin' tribute done for our Dino on his passin' on 25 December 1995, likes I just haves to share with you all 'bout this writer dude Jeff Jacoby who penned this extremely heart-felt Dino-remembrance for his column for The Boston Globe.

In his "Homage to a crooner," Mr. Jeff Jacoby openly and boldly professes his Dino-admiration and likes how much he is devoted to our beloved Dino. One of the thin's likes that I so loves 'bout Dino-lovers is that they comes in all ages and stages, from all walks of life. As you read Mr. Jacoby's bio, you will find that he is likes one well-grounded, well-schooled, and well-respected newspaper columnist...when Jacoby speaks people respectfully listen.

So, I am sure that this Jacoby Dino-trib has and will continue to lead others to knowin', lovin', and becomin' devoted to our Dino. Even though this Dino-homage is almost 15 years old, these words of Dino-respect are as so pure and so poignant as when they were first penned a few days after our beloved Dino's passin' in 1995.

ilovedinomartin expressed our heart-felt thanks for Mr. Jeff Jacoby's heart-felt expressions of Dino-passion. To view this in it's original format at, likes just clicks on the link of this here Dino-gram. Dino-awed, DMP

Jeff Jacoby has been an op-ed columnist for The Boston Globe since February 1994. Seeking a conservative voice, the Globe hired him away from the Boston Herald, where he had been chief editorial writer since 1987. The Boston Phoenix has dubbed his twice-weekly essays "a must-read," describing him as "the region's pre-eminent spokesman for Conservative Nation."

A native of Cleveland, Jeff Jacoby graduated with honors from George Washington University in 1979, and from Boston University Law School in 1983. He briefly practiced law at the nationally renowned firm of Baker & Hostetler, returning to Boston in 1984 to work on a political campaign. In 1985-87, he was an assistant to Dr. John Silber, the president of Boston University.

For several years, Jacoby was a political commentator for WBUR, Boston's National Public Radio affiliate. He also hosted "Talk of New England," a weekly television program. He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows across North America. He serves on the board of directors of the Ford Hall Forum, the nation's oldest free public-lecture series.

In 1999, Jacoby became the first recipient of the Breindel Prize, a $10,000 prize for excellence in opinion journalism. In 2004, he received the Thomas Paine Award of the Institute for Justice, an award presented to journalists "who dedicate their work to the preservation and championing of individual liberty."

Jeff Jacoby is married to the former Laura Weller. They live in Massachusetts with their sons, Caleb and Micah.

Homage to a crooner
Dean Martin, RIP

by Jeff Jacoby
The Boston Globe
January 4, 1996

SOME PEOPLE MY AGE fantasize about being Bruce Springsteen. Others yearn to sound like Whitney Houston.

My tastes, I guess, aren't age-appropriate. I would give anything for a voice like Dean Martin's.

By the time he died, at 78, on Christmas Day, Martin's singing career was long over. It was already over when I first discovered it, as a college student in the late 1970s. I never saw him perform live, never watched the nightclub act that once had customers lined up around the block, never tuned in to "The Dean Martin Show" on NBC. His legendary partnership with Jerry Lewis, the movies he made with Marlon Brando and John Wayne and Judy Holliday, his antics as a member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack," even the Dean
Martin celebrity roasts -- all ancient history to me. All I've ever known of Martin is the sound of his voice on vinyl and tape. But, Lord, what a voice.

Down each avenue and via,
Street or strada
You can see 'em disappearin' two by two,
On an evening in Roma.

Do they take 'em for espresso?
Yeah, I guess so.
On each lover's arm a girl I wish I knew.
On an evening in Roma

It is a little jarring to be reminded just how phenomenally popular Dean Martin's songs once were. "Everybody Loves Somebody" was such a smash hit in 1964 that it knocked the Beatles, no less, out of Billboard's No. 1 spot. Between 1964 and 1969, Martin released 11 albums that went gold, seven of them in one incredible 18-month period. His buoyant "That's Amore" was not only a million-seller that rocketed to No. 2, it was nominated for a 1953 Academy Award as best song from a motion picture. Thirty-four years later, Martin's first gold record reached the charts all over again -- as the theme from "Moonstruck."

What he was famous for -- what I wish I could duplicate -- was the lazy nonchalance of his delivery. He had the slouchiest baritone ever, a singing style that sounded as effortless as a shrug. Like all great talents, he made it seem so easy. "He could look relaxed astride an H-bomb," wrote Derek Martin in the Guardian.

Of course, there was nothing easy about it. The lyrical voice was a gift from God. But that irresistibly careless manner? Pure professionalism.

When marimba rhythms start to play,
Dance with me,
Make me sway.
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore,
Hold me close,
Sway me more.

Martin often claimed, self-deprecatingly, that he had simply "copied Bing Crosby 100 percent." Maybe he even believed it. Crosby, the original "crooner," had a gorgeous voice, no question; his reputation as one of the 20th century's four or five most influential and beloved popular singers is beyond challenge.

But where Crosby's recordings sound flawlessly serene, Martin's sound warm and human and unfeigning. Crosby's music is a perfectly balanced chablis; Martin's is Southern Comfort. Crosby sang brilliantly for his audiences. Martin, no less brilliantly, sang to them.

You're nobody 'til somebody loves you
You're nobody 'til somebody cares.
You may be king,
You may possess the world and its gold.
But gold won't buy you happiness
When you're growing old.

His life was a classic story of American show business. Not rags to riches, exactly -- more like scruff to stardom. He was born Dino Crocetti, the son of an immigrant Italian barber, in the rough factory town of Steubenville, Ohio. He dropped out of high school in the 10th grade (only to spend his life embarrassed by a poor command of English grammar) and took any job he could find. He bootlegged whiskey, pumped gas, worked in a steel mill handling hot wire, stole hubcaps. He clerked in a cigar shop. He even boxed as a welterweight until his hands became too mangled.

It was while he was working as a croupier in a gambling joint that some friends coaxed him into singing in public. His musical career began in 1940 at Walker's Cafe, a roadside club in Steubenville. He called himself Dino Martini and sang with Ernie McKay's band, making $50 a week -- less, he said, than he could steal at blackjack.

Three years later he was playing gin mills in New York. Three years after that, he teamed up with a zany comic named Jerry Lewis. Success followed almost overnight.

In time he was worth millions, but Martin never forgot where he started. He once offered a couplet about his good fortune: "Back in Steubenville, Ohio, they're doubting this, I swear/ They're betting six to five that I still get the chair."

That's what was in Dean Martin's voice. At least it's what I hear: the empathy of a guy who used to bundle coils of steel wire and deal poker hands in the back of the Rex Cigar Store. He never grew too full of himself, too ego-swollen to appreciate his audience. He was a singer who adored his job, and you could hear it in every stanza. What I wouldn't give to sing the way he did.

(Jeff Jacoby is a columnist for the Boston Globe.)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

Hey pallies, seems like our pallies over at the "World Cinema" pad are gettin' on a Dino-roll. Just a few ago, likes they put their readers on to one of our Dino greatest dramatic roles in "Toys In The Attic," and likes now have so so quickly followed it up with sharin' what is probably our Dino's most misunderstood flick, "Kiss Me Stupid."

In speakin' of our Dino's role in KMS, these pallies speaks Dino-truth by sayin' that KMS "includes one of Dean Martin's most fascinating performances." Our Dino is always so much ahead of his his performance in KMS is so so clearly a performance way ahead of what was goin' on in Hollywood in was truly a percurser of thin's to come on the big screen. And, followin' KMS, just 'bout a year later, our Dino took on the small screen and created the Dean Martin Show which was again light years ahead of what was bein' shown on the tube then.

So, we sez our thanks to the pallies at World Cinema" for puttin' their viewers on to 'nother stellar Dino-flick and helpin' more and more pallies to come to know, love, and groove on our beloved Dino. To view this in it's original format, and likes to download KMS, just click on the tagg of this here Dino-gram. Dino-admirin', DMP

Billy Wilder - Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

Kiss Me, Stupid is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Kim Novak and Dean Martin. Martin plays a nightmare version of himself called "Dino", Novak portrays a stunning prostitute, and Ray Walston took over a role originally intended for Peter Sellers as a jealous husband. Excoriated by critics as being immoral upon its release, it has proven to be a prescient forerunner of films in which performers play unflattering versions of themselves, and includes one of Dean Martin's most fascinating performances.

Debauched big-time second-rate crooner Dino is stranded in a small town, Climax, Nevada, while driving from Vegas to L.A. to star in a Bing Crosby t.v. special. His car is sabotaged by gas-station owner and budding lyricist Barney Milsap and piano teacher and budding composer Orville J. Spooner. Womanizer Dino is set up for hot sex with Orville's "wife," a local hooker named Polly, who is substituted by Barney and Orville for jealous Orville's knockout wife Zelda. The hijinks ensue.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Houston"

Hey pallies, likes Sunday has come 'gain and likes it's time for 'nother Sunday Serenade with Dino...and pallies, likes we are all in for a real Dino-treat this very Dino-day, 'cause today the Serenade welcomes likes it first guest Dino-commentator.

Aussie Levi Hollingsworth joins team ilovedinomartin for the first time sharin' his cool and clever take on the Dino-standard, "Houston." At the youthful age of 17, our pallie Levi is one savvy Deanager, truly in the Dino-know. Levi has been diggin' our Dino for years, havin' first heard the glorious sound of our Dino's voice waffin' out the window of a neighbor's house when he was a child.

So, likes dudes, sits back and enjoys our Dino-devoted pallie Levi's Dino-patter on the Dino-classic "Houston." I am sure that Levi would really dig some of you pallies leavin' him some Dino-encouragement in the comments section.

Thanks Levi for sharin' your Dino-passion with us and we hopes to hear lots more Dino-reflections from you in the future. (btw, pallies, Levi's tag for me is Dino Dude.) Dino-psyched, DMP

Hi Dino Dude :)
this is Levi
been watchin Thats Amore and my fav Dino song of the dvd Houston.
I am gonna try and give my thoughts on this cool Dino song.
These are my thoughts anyhow, i think lots of fans might agree.
Thanx Dino Dude.
Right from the start, Dino comes out in a cool cowboy outfit and he needs a shave so we all get the reason why Dino is dressed up as a cowboy.
He is making another western flick.
Lookin at Dino, i am guessin it might be Sons of Katie Elder, thats just a guess tho.
Dino looks so cool and he is really enjoying himself having a fun time with this song.
He jokes to someone off camera, you are nuts
Gets me laughin even more
Like in his other stand up songs our Dino sits himself down on his stool and then he pulls out a mouth organ.
So neat, the first time i saw Dino sing this, I thinks to myself how cool this Dino is, he can even play the mouth organ and play it great.
Dino has a smile on his face and we get the feeling Dino might just be pulling our leg.
Our Dino puts the mouth organ back in his shirt pocket and goes on with his singing, then the mouth organ starts playin again and Dino has forgotten to get it out in time.
If it had been a gun, he woulda been faster on the draw.
Dino not only looks so cool, he is very funny and watching Dino makes us feel good.
I really dug this song even b4 I ever seen the video.
I dig the shows where Dean is in a cowboy outfit.
He looks so cool with that rugged look.
I never laughed so much in my life, this is just so funny
Thanx from Levi

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The other single greatest pairing is Dean Martin and Sammy Davie Jr.

Hey pallies, well likes today's Dino-gram comes from one of the most interestin' tagged blogs that I have ever seen...."My Duck Is Dead." Just never know where Dino-love will come from next...anyway, from the dead duck pad comes a excellant review of one of our Dino's last big sceen appearances, the car romp, "The Cannonball Run."

The pallie who wrote this article definitely understands the made for laughs nature of this Dino-epic. Likes so loves how the writer dude pays tribute to our Dino and the Sam by sayin'..."The other single greatest pairing is Dean Martin and Sammy Davie Jr." Indeed our Dino and the Sam have such a blast together yuchin' it up as a couple of priests. Checks out numero duo of the screen shots for an amazin' pix of our Dino and Sam.

We thanks the pallies at "My Duck Is Dead" for promotin' this fun lovin' and swingin' screen romp and helpin' others to come to know, love, and enjoys the pleasures that only our Dino provides. To view this in it's original format, and for the abilty to download the flick, just clicks on the tagg of this here Dino-gram. Dino-diggin', DMP

The Cannonball Run (1981) Hal Needham

The Cannonball Run (1981)
Genre: Comedy | Action
Country: USA | Director: Hal Needham
Language: English | Subtitles: None

Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 88mn
Dvdrip Xvid Avi - 576x304 - 23fps - 690mb


Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dom DeLuise, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Adrienne Barbeau, Terry Bradshaw, Jackie Chan, Bert Convy, Jamie Farr, Peter Fonda...

A wild, illegal, and popular cross-country car is organized, and the eccentric entrants will do anything to win, including low-down, dirty tricks.

The plot of a cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who in the roaring 20's rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball racers over the several years that the event was run.

This is one funny film. The chemistry is just so great. Burt Reynolds and Dom Deluis were meant to be together, just as Laurel and Hardy or Abbot and Costello. And Jack Elam. He is an American original. But the secondary big named talent is just as great. Roger Moore spoofing his James Bond character, Jamie Faar as an eastern prince, Mel Tillis and Terry Bradshaw. Farah Fawcett's clueless seriousness is right on the money to make it even funnier. The other single greatest pairing is Dean Martin and Sammy Davie Jr. Director Hal Needham has recreated the great American classic road race here. You just have to watch out for the dirty tricks. Relax and have fun with this one.


Friday, September 10, 2010

"Flame And Flesh"

Hey pallies, likes I have been workin' on a bit of a Dino-mystery the last few. Our Dino likes recently lead me to a cool pix of him and a beautiful chick at a pad tagged " (clicks on tagg of this Dino-gram to goes there).

I so loves this Dino-pix and so so loves the tagg that goes with it "Flame And Flesh," but likes didn't have a clue when and where the pix was shoot or who the chick was for sure. So likes I did a bit of Dino-googlin' and likes found out that Miss Lana Turner (rumored to be one of our Dino's amores) made a big screen appearance in 1954 in the MGM romance "Flame And Flesh."

So likes puttin' two and two together, this pix musta been shot on the set of "Flame And Flesh" where our Dino musta been visitin' Miss Lana. Too bad it was not our Dino who starred opposite Miss Lana, but at the time he was still makin' his big screen appearances with the jer.

Does wonder what our Dino and Miss Lana are makin' patter 'bout. Any of you pallies have any more info or clues 'bout this beautiful pix of our Dino and company? Dino-wonderin', DMP

Thursday, September 09, 2010

When the cameras captured Dean Martin’s entrance........

Hey pallies, today's Dino-post is more on the MDA Labor Day Weekend Telethon from our pallies over at the Frank Sinatra blog "" Mr. Gregg Dispenza shares some of his fondest memories of the Lewis extravaganza over the years, includin', of course, the year 1976 when our Dino reunited with the jer.

As Dispenza shares that amazin' experience, "I can remember watching this and feeling like an incredible historic moment had just happened." Indeed pallies, likes I does believe that this was the most important event ever conveyed through the small screen. We thanks Gregg for sharin' his memories and for usin' to great pixs of our Dino, the Jer, and Frankie.

To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-post. And we sez our thanks to our pallies over at "" 'cause each and every Dino-day they share a link to the latest happenin's here at ilovedinomartin. With Dino-appreiato, DMP

Labor Day & The MDA Telethon

by Gregg Dispenza on September 7, 2010

“Frank, It’s Labor Day again.” “What do you need and when do you want me ?”. As Jerry Lewis would recount the story most years, that was how he usually described Frank Sinatra’s agreeing to appear on that year’s Labor Day Telethon for MDA.

That kind of a story also harkens back to a different kind of show business; a time when the slogan uttered hourly by announcer Ed McMahon, “Stay up with Jerry and watch the stars come out.” meant a great deal more to even the casual viewer than it does today.

Regardless of the reason, the truly one-of-a-kind “name” performers aren’t seen anymore because that type of in-one entertainment has virtually disappeared. Every generation has its nostalgia, but in my case, staying up to watch legendary or recognizable names in show business, that crossed generations, each year on the telethon was the reason that my best friend and I would plan an all-nighter, with pasta and other food, just to see who might appear. Before the days of home video, one didn’t want to take the chance of missing something, especially because it was also one of the very few LIVE things on the air.

Of course, Las Vegas, where the show has mostly emanated from since 1973, was different then, too. Ensemble glitz and overall spectacle, along with a difference in audience preference today, has replaced the type of nightclub legend that would result in someone like Liberace opening the proceedings, to the wee small hour likes of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, Abbe Lane, Keely Smith and Sam Butera, to the culminating hours with Jack Jones and Ray Charles, with Sammy Davis Jr. usually in the closing spot before the final tote and Jerry’s concluding song.

Watching this year’s telethon made me think about how much has changed. Our local station (one of the original four that made up the “Love Network”), has gradually carried less and less of the overnight hours, and this year presented the first two hours on Sunday and then started again at 5am on Monday.

But, for the moment, it’s 1975 and the heralding of Sinatra’s appearing for MDA is the announcement that Ol’ Blue Eyes will be seen in three mini-concerts. My recollection is that each of these ran an extended amount of time, compared to the other performers, with Sinatra doing about 3-4 songs each time. I also seem to recall, at one point, Sinatra making pledges for different people on his staff or retainer, in fairly sizeable amounts, supposedly without their knowledge.

Of course, the appearance that everyone remembers is from 1976 when Sinatra sang “Stargazer” featuring Sam Butera, and then said he had a friend backstage that he wanted to bring out. When the cameras captured Dean Martin’s entrance, I can remember watching this and feeling like an incredible historic moment had just happened. This was borne out when the segment was replayed via videotape the next afternoon, and it made the papers. People would ask if I had stayed up and seen it live, and it felt like a badge of honor to say yes. Watching Sinatra and Martin just have fun through a long medley, with Dean alternating glances at Jerry offstage, was priceless.

Over the next years, when Sinatra appeared for MDA it was mostly done as a cut-in to his concert that night, or a song or two might also be taped from that same show and then played as a bonus appearance the next day. The one that stands out the most for me was at a time when there was a lot of press about the deterioration of Sinatra’s voice. Needless to say, when Sinatra appeared, I wasn’t sure what to expect. This might have been the telethon when Jerry told Frank that if he had wanted the whole amount raised right then, “I would’ve asked you.” but I’m not sure. What I am sure of is that FS nailed “Mack The Knife” so hard that it made one take notice, and then killed with “New York, New York”. The result ? Both the audience at the concert and in the studio stood up and cheered continuously.

A time when the stars, indeed, did come out…

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Toys in the Attic (1963)

Hey pallies, today's Dino-adventure likes takes us to 'nother blog featurin' one of our Dino's screen performances. From the blog "Worlds Cinema" comes this feature on one of our beloved Dino's amazin' dramatic performances, "Toys In The Attic."

The description is brief, but likes I totally loves the stills that have been shared here, of course, 'specially those of our Dino. If you clicks on the tagg of this Dino-post you will find yourself at the site, where if you desire you will find the abiltiy to down-load this Dino-flick.

This is one Dino film that I have yet to see...likes so yearnin' to get my hands on a copy of the DVD, which is not available in a sorta "print on demand" way.

Thanks to the pallies at Worlds Cinema for liftin' up the name of our Dino in this way and spreadin' the Dino-message 'bout this lesser known of Dino-treasures. Dino-devotedly, DMP

George Roy Hill - Toys in the Attic (1963)
Gönderen anybody

Julian Berniers (Dean Martin ) return from Illinois with his young bride Lily (Yvette Mimieux) to the family in New Orleans. Sisters Carrie (Geraldine Page) and Anne (Wendy Hiller) welcome the couple, who arrive with expensive gifts for the spinsters. The sisters hope brother Julian will help with much needed expenses, and he tells them his profitable factory went out of business but that he managed to save some money.

When shiftless ne'er-do-well Julian Berniers returns with his child-like wife, Lily, to his shabby New Orleans home, he is greeted by his adoring spinster sisters, Carrie and Anna. He confesses that he has lost his shoe factory in Chicago but insists that he is, nevertheless, rich; and he showers them with expensive gifts, including two tickets to Europe.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Check Out Dean and Me: A Love Story (Random House Large Print)

Hey pallies, likes after yester-Dino-day rememberin' and honorin' that magnificant day in Dino-history, September 7, 1976, when our Dino and the jer reunited on the MDA telethon, if seems like so so Dino-appro to be sharin' this Dino-resource this very Dino-day on the exact date 34 Dino-years 'go that Martin and Lewis renewed their amazin' relationship.

Today ilovedinomartin draws to your attention to an outstandin' review of the jer's bio, "Dean and Me: A Love Story" from the blog "Books Large Print." That's right pallies, the best-sellin' retellin' of the Dino and the jer decade of partnership came out in large print! This is great news to those who have a hard time readin' regular print...guaranteein' that more pallies will be able to immerse themselves in regalin' in the life and times of Martin and Lewis from the kid's perspective.

However, as I checked out availability at Amazon, discovered that the book is actually no longer for sale directly from Amazon, but new and used copies can be purchased through pallies who sell through Amazon.... just wishes I had known 'bout the large print edition when it first came out.

Gotta 'fess up that my who outlook and attitude toward Mr. Lewis changed 360 degrees upon readin' this book that is so so full of affection for and devotion to our Dino by the jer.

Even though I can read regular print these days, I just knows if I lives long 'nough that I will probably needs large likes I'm gonna order a copy likes real soon and prepare for bein' able to read this amazin' love story 'til death does us parts.

Hats off to the pallies at Random House for makin' "Dean and Me: A Love Story" available in friendly print, and to "Books Large Print" for spreadin' this great Dino-news! To read this in it's original format, just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-gram. Dino-delightedly, DMP

Monday, August 30, 2010

Check Out Dean and Me: A Love Story (Random House Large Print) for $14.99

Dean and Me: A Love Story (Random House Large Print) Review

If you've read both of the Jerry Lewis autobiographies you can't help comparing the 1982 autobiography (Jerry Lewis in Person) to this 2005 one. In both Jerry is honest, even very honest at some almost sub-textual level, but he's always a show biz, WWII-era, not so introspective kind of guy, basically: expect that kind of 'honesty'.

So, both auto-bios honest and straight as far as he was concerned, but he's just so much happier in the newer one! And, overall and for most of us, I think that's more true to the real Jerry, the absurdly successful stage and film comedian of the 40s to the early 60s. Strangely, the 1982 Jerry was a longer way away from the salad days than the 2005 one is, in part I think because in 1982 he was still suffering terribly from a lower back injury he'd suffered in 1965. And maybe in 1982 he was still not recovered from a very long but badly ended first marriage.

Anyway, this auto-bio focuses on the crazy good times, lots of the laughs and the pranks, of the Dean and Jerry years. The 2005 Jerry also, and unlike the 1982 Jerry, is honest about the girls girls girls of those good times. It's a crazy testament to his love for his now deceased buddy and 'big brother' Dean that it brings out Jerry's very best side. Or maybe it's a second marriage that is having a fine mellowing effect on him, but here we get a sweetheart, understanding Jerry in sharp contrast to the judgmental, defensive Jerry of 1982. But both of them, I strongly suspect, are the real Jerry, neither of whom provides us the real Dean.

Dean and Me: A Love Story (Random House Large Print) Overview

They were the unlikeliest of pairs—a handsome crooner and a skinny monkey, an Italian from Steubenville, Ohio, and a Jew from Newark, N.J.. Before they teamed up, Dean Martin seemed destined for a mediocre career as a nightclub singer, and Jerry Lewis was dressing up as Carmen Miranda and miming records on stage. But the moment they got together, something clicked—something miraculous—and audiences saw it at once.
Before long, they were as big as Elvis or the Beatles would be after them, creating hysteria wherever they went and grabbing an unprecedented hold over every entertainment outlet of the era: radio, television, movies, stage shows, and nightclubs. Martin and Lewis were a national craze, an American institution. The millions (and the women) flowed in, seemingly without end—and then, on July 24, 1956, ten years from the day when the two men joined forces, it all ended.
After that traumatic day, the two wouldn’t speak again for twenty years. And while both went on to forge triumphant individual careers—Martin as a movie and television star, recording artist, and nightclub luminary (and charter member of the Rat Pack); Lewis as the groundbreaking writer, producer, director, and star of a series of hugely successful movie comedies—their parting left a hole in the national psyche, as well as in each man’s heart.
In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a fifty-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and Fifty-fourth Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man.
In Dean & Me, Jerry Lewis makes a convincing case for Dean Martin as one of the great—and most underrated—comic talents of our era. But what comes across most powerfully in this definitive memoir is the depth of love Lewis felt, and still feels, for his partner, and which his partner felt for him: truly a love to last for all time.