Friday, January 31, 2014

A hep cast that also includes Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-gram accents one of those lesser known and hard to find copies of Dino-flick, "Career," from 1959.   From the new-to-ilovedinomartin blog, "Click Americana - Memories & Memorabilia," comes a very very brief review of this Dino-drama that has  yet to be released on DVD.  Likes at one point it did get a release on VHS and copies of that are floatin' 'round the web.

While we have never ever seen this lesser known big screen Dino-effort, we are oh so eager to some day be able to do so.  The combination of our most beloved Dino, Miss Shirley MacLaine, and Anthony Franciosa is just so so special.......and certainly whenever our great great man goes before the cameras magic simply has to appear.

ilovedinomartin salutes the pallies at "Click Americana - Memories & Memorabilia" for remindin' all us Dino-holics of 'nother of our Dino's fabulous flicks, and perhaps, just perhaps, this is a sign of thin's to come....with the hoped for release of "Career" on DVD.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-desirin', DMP

Movie review: Career, with Dean Martin & Shirley MacLaine (1959)

The reel dope: ”Career”

“Was it worth it?” theatrical-agent Carolyn Jones asks actor Anthony Franciosa, who has struggled to make good through this entire film and finally, as the curtain falls, moves from a small off-Broadway playhouse to the sought-after goal of the Great White Way.
“Yes!” he replies. “Yes, it was worth it.”
This Franciosa, otherwise Sam Lawson, is certainly a glutton for punishment. But if you doubt his story, peel your eyes next time you’re around Times Square’s Shubert Alley; you’ll see many Sam Lawsons.
A hep cast that also includes Dean Martin, a director; Shirley MacLaine, his wacky girlfriend; and Joan Blackman, Franciosa’s first wife, helps make it all absorbingly realistic. (Hal B Wallis; Paramount)
Career with Dean Martin Shirley MacLaine

Thursday, January 30, 2014

"I was just driving along, just casually, enjoying the nice weather and listening to a bit of Dean Martin....."

Hey pallies, likes dudes today's Dino-devotion is of the most unusual sort.  International in nature, our report comes from the Aussie on-line newspaper, "Perth Now" where scriber Mr. Jon Kaila of the Herald Sun  shares that a man tagged Nick was simply drivin' his Mercedes van as usual on the Monash Freeway....." just casually, enjoying the nice weather and listening to a bit of Dean Martin, and the next thing I know I've got a brick on my lap....."
Likes imagine that dudes, Dino-lovin' Nick enjoyin' some fine weather and some fine Dino-croons when outta no where he has his cruisin' interupted by somebody throwin' a couple of bricks at his Mercedes.  Likes how uncool is that dudes?!?!?!?!  We're glad Nick excaped without serious injury and that he was alone in the car.

ilovedinomartin sends our best wishes to Nick and congratulates him on his choice of drivin' tunes....nobody better to listen to then our most beloved Dino.  Likes we also do hopes that the authorities are able to crack this crime.  And, we thanks Mr. Jon Kaila for his fine reportin' lettin' us know that you simply never ever know where the name of our Dino will turns up next!  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

A DRIVER had a lucky escape when two bricks were thrown off a Monash Freeway overpass and hit his windscreen.
Nick, 38, from South Morang, said one of the bricks shattered his Mercedes van window and the other landed on his lap.
Police are investigating the frightening incident, which happened between 7.30 and 7.45pm on Tuesday.
"I was just driving along, just casually, enjoying the nice weather and listening to a bit of Dean Martin, and the next thing I know I've got a brick on my lap," Nick told 3AW.
"Thankfully it happened to me because I was driving a van so it hit low down on the windscreen.
"If it was a car it would have hit higher up on the screen and caused a lot more damage - thankfully there were no kids or anything involved."
Nick did not see who threw the bricks and described the noise of the brick hitting his windscreen as an "explosion."
"I didn't see anything, I was just driving along and the next minute, like an explosion, and then I had a brick on my lap," he said.
It happened on a footbridge close to East Malvern train station and Ivanhoe Grove as the van travelled city-bound.
Police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with information, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

John "Duke" Wayne and Dean Martin in "Rio Bravo"..!

Hey pallies, likes dudes are we psyched today here at ilovedinomartin.  Likes any of youse pallies remember our pallie tagged "Geronimo" over at "ONESIXWARRIORS.COM?"  Likes he's the dude who created those totally totally awesome one-sixth scale model figures of our most beloved Dino and his partner Jerry (see April 6, 8,9,12, 2013 posts).  Well, likes Geronimo has struck Dino-gold 'gain, this time with figures of our Dino and the Duke from our great man's greatest of great western actin' gig in "Rio Bravo."

Likes below are some pixs of our Dino as the Dude and Mr. Wayne as Sheriff John T. Chance.  Likes we certainly woulda loves to have our own set of these figures as well to be able to retell this classic of classic Dino-western.  It is obvious that our pallie Geronimo is into our Dino in a huge huge way and we certainly do applaud his applyin' his talents to this hands-on way of rememberin' the life and times of our most most beloved Dino!  Likes, it certainly woulda be the best if likes these figures woulda be massed produced so likes each and every Dino-phile coulda have 'em for their very very own!

So, indeed, likes ilovedinomartin shares our biggest of big Dino-buddha grin and our biggest of biggest Dino-applause to our Dino-diggin' pallie Mr. Geronimo for such an awesome way of homagin' our King of Cool.  And, likes we also wanna thanks the dudes at google Dino-'lerts for puttin' us on to this golden Dino-discovery!  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

John "Duke" Wayne and Dean Martin in "Rio Bravo"..!

Saddle 'em up and let's move out!

John Wayne and Dean Martin in "Rio Bravo"!

"That's pod-d-d!!!"

Tuesday, January 28, 2014



Hey pallies, likes today we gets to do a second visit with our new pallie Mr. Robert Eringer, who we first visited with yesterday with his post, "DEAN MARTIN ON DRINKING," at his very very cool blog, "Bo  Henry's."  Likes as we often do, we simply checked to see if Eringer had perhaps shared more Dino-devotion at his pad, and indeed he had!

Likes our last Dino-postin', it's -gain, short, sweet, and special in pairin' a classic Dino-pose with classic Dino-wisdom.  This time 'round Robert shares our most beloved Dino's insights into the cure for a hangover.
Very very cool of Eringer to continue to share some Dino-fun with his readership helpin' 'em to grow in their Dino-appreciato.

ilovedinomartin 'gain salutes Mr. Robert Eringer for puttin' the comedic accent on our great great man.  To checks it out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-sharin'  Dino-funnin', DMP


"Stay drunk."

Monday, January 27, 2014


Hey pallies, likes today's bit of Dino-devotion is classically  classic in every Dino-way.  It's short, it's sweet and special in that special special way of pairin' a classic Dino-pose with classic Dino-prose!  From the blog, "Bo Henry" comes Mr. Robert Eringer's "DEAN MARTIN ON DRINKING."  From his biographical notes we learn that Eringer had a "a career of espionage and scribing that took him from London to Washington DC to Monaco" and now hangs his hat in Santa Barbara.

Eringer is obviously a dude who has lived his life to the max, and he obviously knows class when it sees it.........and likes who could be more classy then our most beloved Dino!  So pallies, drink deeply of our most beloved  Dino's wisest of wise wisdom on drinkin' while gazin' on truly truly on one of the most glorious of glorious Dino's poses ever to be shot.

ilovedinomartin shouts out our thanks to man of the world Mr.Robert Eringer for featurin' THE man of the world, the one, the only DINO!  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.   Dino-soused, DMP


"You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on."

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Break It To Me Gently"

Welcome back ol' pallies o mine! Man o man...I'm in a "slow jam" kinda mood for today's Serenade, pals! It's gots to be REALLY cool though. REALLY smooth. And def i nate ly REALLY Jamin'!

Now I don't knows 'bout youse...but the AB SO LUTE bestest cool, smooth & jamin' type dude I knows goes by the name Dino. He's a real laid back kinda cat with a swoonin' type croon that just sends youse into outter space!

I thinks youse knows this fella REALLY well actually. He's been hangin' 'round these parts for a long long time. Just bummin' 'round. Spreadin' the Dino-truth & sharin' his precious time.

Dean's rendition of "Break It To Me Gently" seems to cover ALL the bases pals. No one does it better. Thinks it's perfecto to EASE us towards an upcomin' Dino-Amore month.
OK Pallies...let's get into "slow jam" mode. Sit back & relax. Dino is at the wheel. Let's go for a nice, easy ride. And like Dean says..."I'd like to dedicate Eddie Fisher." Hahaha! Poor Eddie. Enjoy pals.

Break it... to me gently
Let me down the easy way

If it's just for one more day
Make me feel you still love me
Break it... to me gently, so my tears, my tears won't fall to fast
If you must go then go slowly, make me love you till the last
The love we shared for oh so long is such a big part of me
If you must go take my love away take it oh gradually
Break it... to me gently
Give me time, give me time to ease the pain
Love me just a little longer, 'cause I'll never, never love again
'No I'll never, never never love again.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

DEAN MARTIN – 1968 – Comedy Routine - "A Real Inside Job"

Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-devotion 'gain falls into that category of short and sweet.  From the blog, "FUNNY GIGGLES" comes one of our mostest of most all time fav Dino-sketches from our great great man's great great show.

It's the time when our Dino is put into a magician's box by some of the Golddiggers who likes then puts in five----count 'em----five swords as our Dino makes faces as only our most beloved Dino can.  And, likes then when they let's him out and gives his some water to drink.....he starts leakin' like a sieve from all over his Dino makes with the wise cracks....."A real inside job."

Enjoys the Dino-magic pallies, and likes ilovedinomartin thanks our pallies at "FUNNY GIGGLES" for spreadin' some Dino-love at their blog pad.  Ain't it likes the greatest to know dudes that all sorts of different ways, in all sorts of different web sites, our Dino is bein' shared, truly truly helpin' tons and tons of new pallies to be welcomed into our Dino's world and make true true Dino-holics!  To view this in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Dino-lovin', DMP

DEAN MARTIN – 1968 – Comedy Routine

Friday, January 24, 2014


Hey pallies, likes this has certainly been a stellar week so far for sharin' some outstandin' Dino-devotion with our ilovedinomartin pallies.   From Sweden to St. Louis, from Palm Springs to a number of movie sets that our Dino was filmin' on, we have been thrilled to shares with you deep deep devotion to our Dino from a variety of cool cool sources.

Today's Dino-devotion is more of the brief sort, a couple of Dino-poses and a vid clip of a classic Dino-croon, but 'gain dudes it's a respectful reminder that it is not always necessary to have a spectacularly splashy  post every day ('though we certainly loves sharin' 'em with ya) for it to be full of heart-felt Dino-adulation.

Likes today we takes all youse Dino-philes to what we woulda guess is one of, if not THE most provocatively tagged blogs, "" where a pallie tagged Mark has shared what we here at ilovedinomartin consider one of the most most evocative poses from the Dino-show of our Dino with Miss Petula Clark.  Our great great man and Miss Clark are lookin' so so cozy together and obviously extremely enjoyin' each other's company as they perform together...truly truly the most lovin' of couples.

And likes gotta 'fess up dudes that likes we don't ever ever remember seein' the other Dino-pose before....likes we woulda say that we have seen very similiar shots of our Dino, but the black and white shadin' of this pix seems really quite quite different then any we are familiar with.  Woulda any of youse Dino-holics 'gree with us?

And, of course, Mr. Mark also shares the Dino-croon of that hugest of huge Dino-hit, "That's Amore."  Not sure why he didn't choose to share a live version of our great man singin' this great song, but it certainly is our most beloved Dino singin' his most beloved croon!  ilovedinomartin sez our thanks to Mr. Mark and his pallies at  "" for doin' his part in homagin' our King of Cool.  To checks this out in it's orginal format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

That’s Amore ~ Dean Martin

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dean Martin crooned for Stan Musial

Hey pallies, likes fab-u-lous facts of the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino continue to simply flows in from all over the 'net. Today ilovedinomartin is so so psyched to takes you to yet 'nother new-to-ilovedinomartin-blog pad where we share a great great moment in all of Dino-history!  From the baseball blog pad, "RetroSimba - Cardinals history beyond the box score," comes news scribed by Mr.  Mark Tomasik, self proclaimed "Lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan," of how our most beloved Dino and his pallie Frank Sinatra had the amazin' opportunity to croon for "Cardinals standout" Stan "the man" Musial.

The date was November 10, 1964 and the event was a Friars Club Roast of Mr. Musial.  Mr. Tomasik shares all the delightful details below, and likes so we won't go into 'em, but we woulda likes to simply accents Mark's remarks 'bout our Dino in the pix below...."Martin (the latter in a classic pose, with cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other)."  Indeed likes gotta 'fess up pallies that likes all youse Dino-philes simply simply haves to 'gree that our Dino is the stand-out in the pix with his ever-present cigarette and drink in hand!

ilovedinomartin is so so delighted to have come 'cross this great Dino-devotion likes 'specially 'cause our Dino is such a huge huge fan of B-Ball himself!  And, likes we salute Mr. Mark Tomasik and his beau-ti-ful B-ball blog, "RetroSimba" for sharin' this great moment in Dino-history.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.   Dino-learnin' and Dino-growin', DMP

How Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin crooned for Stan Musial

Imagine a gathering of 1960s icons that included Stan Musial, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
musial_friarsWhen a recent Twitter post by Just Baseball Photos @Baseball_Photos displayed a picture of those athletes and entertainers together at a 1964 Friars Club roast, I wanted to research it and share what I learned in this blog post.
The black-and-white photo, reproduced here, shows (from left to right) Dodgers publicist Danny Goodman, Musial, Mays, Sinatra, Koufax and Martin (the latter in a classic pose, with cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other).
They were among a bevy of baseball and entertainment celebrities gathered at the Friars Club in Beverly Hills on Nov. 10, 1964, for a testimonial dinner in honor of Musial, the Cardinals standout who had retired as a player a year earlier. Less than a month before the gala, the Cardinals, with Musial in the front office as an executive, had clinched the 1964 World Series championship against the Yankees.
The Friars Club, founded in 1904 in New York City, primarily attracted comedians and entertainers as its members and became best known for its bawdy celebrity roasts. A Beverly Hills branch of the club opened in 1947.
The dinner for Musial attracted a stellar group from the baseball and entertainment worlds.
Among the baseball celebrities joining Koufax and Mays in honoring Musial were Don Drysdale, Leo Durocher, Bob Feller, Hank Greenberg, Vin Scully and Duke Snider.
Sinatra and Martin were joined by personalities such as Gene Autry, Milton Berle, Arthur Godfrey and master of ceremonies George Jessel.
Following the standard Friars Club format, several of the entertainers took turns on the dais poking fun at the honored guest.
(An example of the cutting humor was this line from Godfrey about Musial’s restaurant in St. Louis: “After eating there, I can understand why Stan came all the way to Los Angeles for a meal.”)
The highlight of the evening came when Sinatra and Martin “ran through a half-dozen song parodies filled with jabs at Musial,” The Sporting News reported. The Rat Pack duo’s special lyrics to popular tunes were so risqué that none “is in danger of ever being published,” wrote Sporting News correspondent Bob Hunter.
Sinatra and Martin ended on a high note with a duet to the tune of the song “The Lady is a Tramp.” Changing the lyrics to salute Stan the Man, Sinatra and Martin made the signature line, “Mr. Musial, you’re a champ.”
The Sporting News observed, “Musial received several standing ovations, the final one lasting for a lengthy period after he had responded to the barbs and roasts with a witty, humble speech of thanks.”
In opening his remarks, Musial said to the celebrity club members, “It’s been a great evening and it’s great to be with such famous and good friends _ even if they don’t know a darn thing about baseball.”

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dean Martin Sings About Palm Springs

Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-gram proves that the ol' net is just chocked  full pure pure Dino-gold that's just waitin' to be mined!  From the blog pad, "Palm Springs Homes And Condos For Sale," via our pallies at google blog search, comes the rarest of rare so rare that it  was "never commercially released.!"

As the post shares, this Dino-croon, "It's 1200 Miles From Palm Springs," was recorded by our Dino in 1958 to promote the annual Palm Springs "Desert Circus," whose theme in '58 was Texas.  Likes how cool of our Dino who had a residence in Palm Springs to do his part to promote this yearly week long bash.  And, likes as I listened to it, it is indeed our most beloved Dino at his coolest of cool, hippest of hip, randiest of randy croonin' best!

The pallies at  "Palm Springs Homes And Condos For Sale" found it when they "just stumbled upon it on Youtube the other day."   And, likes google blog search helped ilovedinomartin to "stumble" 'pon it.
Likes the real kick in the head pallies is likes this clip has been on youtube for over 4 years and it has only had likes 800 hits.....likes as we sez, a rare, rare Dino-croon just waitin' to be uncovered and be shared with the larger Dino-world.

ilovedinomartin salutes the pallies at "Palm Springs Homes And Condos For Sale" for findin' and sharin' this truly amazin' Dino-find with their readership, so likes that we coulda shares it with all youse Dino-holics.
Just makes us wonder what random and rare Dino-treasure will turn up next?!?!?!?!

To view this in it's original form, and with it the ability to watch the Dino-vid, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.  Dino-psyched, DMP

Dean Martin Sings About Palm Springs

Back in 1958, former Palm Springs resident, Dean Martin recorded this promotional 45 record, which was never commercially released. I just stumbled upon it on Youtube the other day.
The title of the single is “It’s 1,200 Miles From Palm Springs to Texas.” The song was used to promote the Palm Springs “Desert Circus,” which began in 1937. It was an annual week-long event in April, with a different theme each year. In 1958, the theme was “Texas.”
A number of well known songs have been written and recorded here, by some of the biggest entertainers on the planet, but this is the first song I’ve ever heard about Palm Springs. It’s a start, but I’m still waiting for our “New York, New York,” “Chicago,” or “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” sized hit song. What do you think, Barry Manilow?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dino: Mr. Martin on the set

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Hey pallies, likes we all knows that the ol' net is loaded with huge huge quantities of golden Dino-devotion just waitin' to be mined. Just wishes that we had all the time in the world to discover it all! Today we return to the beau-ti-ful self-tagged blog of Mr. Scott Rollins, "The Scott Rollins Film and TV Trivia Blog," for 'nother dynamic dose of Dino-devotion from Scotty.

Regular readers will remember that 'bout the middle of Dino-winter-month we shared an early Dino-present from Rollins accentin' the fact that Mr. Irving Allen, producer of the Matt Helm capers, had left the planet. Scotty put together an superb spot of prose and pixs a la Matt Helm that was totally totally Dino-hononrin.

Well, as we so often do at ilovedinomartin, we simply did a bit of Dino-diggin' at Scotty's pad to see if Rollins had shared more Dino-communicado with his readership.  And, likes indeed Scotty had created a Dino-honorin' post on our Dino's birthday remembrance in 2013 (which, unfortunately had gone unnoticed on our part at the time).

So, likes today we shared it with all youse Dino-philes.  Tagged, Dino: Mr. Martin on the set"  Likes it is 'nother great mix of pixs and prose and links to youtube clips all accentin' our Dino "on the set"....of some of his classic flicks and of the one and only Dino-show.  Indeed this is one of the classiest of classy homages that ilovedinomartin is privileged to share.

We gratefully salute Mr. Scott Rollins for such a swank rememberin' of our most beloved Dino.  Indeed Scotty musta be a first-rate devotee of our King of Cool!   To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

Dino Paul Crocetti was born on June 7th, 1917. He passed away Christmas Day 1995 at age 78.

He first sang under the name Dino Martini! Bandleader Sammy Watkins suggested the moniker Dean Martin.

Dino, Ricky Nelson and The Duke horse around on the Tuscon set of 
RIO BRAVO    1959 Dino and Ricky sing!

Dean and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis mug for a publicity shot on the set of
WHO WAS THAT LADY?     1960 Dino sings the title song from WWTL?

The OCEAN'S ELEVEN cast    1960 OCEAN'S 11 ending   Man, those guys are cool!

Sinatra and Martin enjoy sandwiches and beer during a break on the set of
SERGEANTS 3     1962

Dino and Ursula Andress chat on the set of

John Wayne and Martin get ready for a shot on the set of

''Brothers(!)'' Dino and James Stewart relax between shots on the set of
BANDOLERO!     1968 BANDOLERO!  trailer

Director Phil Karlson, a distracted Matt Helm  and Sharon Tate on the set of
THE WRECKING CREW    1969 Dean and Sharon in TWC

Director George Seaton and Martin go over a scene on the set of
AIRPORT     1970 Scene from AIRPORT

Burt Reynolds and some of the Rat Pack (Dino, Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank)
relax on the set of CANNONBALL RUN II     1984 CANNONBALL I and II outtakes THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW a sketch with Bob Newhart

Monday, January 20, 2014

"..... but Dean Martin is in many ways an even better ideal image to strive for, as I see it."

 Hey pallies likes all youse Dino-philes knows , we here at our humble little Dino-home likes 'specially loves puttin' the accent on Dino-devotion a la internationale likes 'cause it is just so so refreshin' to find pallies all 'round the globe who just can't ever ever gets 'nough of our most beloved Dino.  Today ilovedinomartin blazes new Dino-territory with a post from Sweden....likes don't thinks we have ever ever before shared Dino-passion from there 'though we know that there musta be likes tons of Dino-devotees in the "Land of the Midnight Sun."

Today we vist with the blog, "upphopp," which translates into English as "mounting behavior."  That's where our newest pallie Mr. Olof  Röhlander hangs his hat.   Accordin' to his bio, Röhlander is a "licensed mental trainer, certified coach and has background as an elite player in tennis.  He has worked as a mental coach for the Swedist Table Tennis National Team and Örgryte Football but works since several years back as an inpiration and a lecturer of approximately 200 corporate events and conferences each year"

And, likes who is inspirational speaker Mr. Röhlander's  inspiration?  Likes you gots it pallies....none other then our inspirin' Dino.  The tag of his blog post likes  sez it all dudes....."Therefore, Dean Martin, one of my role models."  And likes as far as we are concerned Olof is absolutely positively right on the Dino-mark!!!!!

Likes we totally totally digs this particular phrase from his Dino-prose, and likes, of course, it is how we decided to tag this post.  Röhlander proudly and boldly sez, "Those of you who know me know that I dig Sinatra, but Dean Martin is in many ways an even better ideal image to strive for, as I see it.  And, likes we here at ilovedinomartin coulda 'gree more with Olof's Dino-proclamation!!!!

Also likes we totally digs that Röhlander  began his Dino-devotion back in middle school, truly a true true  turnin' point for all youth startin' to make important decisions 'bout the path they are goin' to follow in life and very very coolly Olof states, "I started listening to Dean Martin back in middle school.   His voice, charisma and laid back attitude to life made me even then that will love life."  Can't get a much more powerful testimony then that 'bout the immeasurable influence that our most beloved Dino has had on this dude's life!

ilovedinomartin salutes Mr. Olof   Röhlander  for openly and affirmin'ly  sharin' his deep devotion to our Dino, certainly helpin' many of his readership to gets more and more of 'em inspired themselves by our great great man.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.  Truly truly marvelous to find talented pallies all 'round the globe gettin' turned on to our Dino as role model par excellente!  Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP  btw, likes  pallies please note that Mr. Röhlander has included the youtube vid of Biography Channel of our Dino.....long outta print...and wonderful to knows it is 'gin available on the ol' web.


This painting of The Rat Pack sitting up in our kitchen. Had I had the opportunity I would liked to have had the original, so much does it for me.

Those of you who know me know that I dig Sinatra, but Dean Martin is in many ways an even better ideal image to strive for, as I see it. Sure, he had weaknesses that were less admirable, but he had that profession to have fun  - and it was noticeable. Desire and pleasure as starting points for their work, it's brilliant! I try to have it too, but Dean took it to a whole other level.

When Frank Sinatra at one point been nervous before a show Dean had whispered to her friend next door: Why is Frank so nervous, it's just a song!

I started listening to Dean Martin back in middle school. His voice, charisma and laid back attitude to life made me even then that will love life!

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Den här tavlan på The Rat Pack sitter uppe i vårt kök. Hade jag haft möjlighet skulle jag velat haft originalet, så pass mycket betyder den för mig.

Ni som känner mig vet att jag diggar Sinatra, men Dean Martin är på flera sätt en ännu bättre idealbild att sträva emot, som jag ser det. Säkert hade han svagheter som var mindre beundransvärda, men han hade som yrke att ha roligt - och det märktes. Lust och glädje som utgångspunkter för sitt arbete, det är strålande! Jag försöker ha det också, men Dean tog det till en helt annan nivå.

När Frank Sinatra vid ett tillfälle varit nervös inför en show hade Dean viskat till sin vän bredvid: Varför är Frank så nervös, det är ju bara sång!

Jag började lyssna till Dean Martin redan på mellanstadiet. Hans röst, utstrålning och avspända livsinställning fick mig redan då att vilja älska livet!

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