Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Also On This Day In Dino-history: March 21, 1964

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Hey pallies, likes on a much much more happy note, it was also on this day, March 21, in the year of our Dino, 1964 that  our most beloved Dino  graciously consented to have his hand prints  and footprints coolly cemented at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Likes truly truly we are never ever in better beau-ti-ful  hands then when we place ourselves in our Dino's. When we finally gets to take our Dino-pilgrimage west, we most certainly will wanna be able to place our hands where Dino placed his and place our feet where Dino placed his and feel most moved by the marvelous magic of bein' where our Dino has been.

ilovedinomartin likes  thanks Mr. Bob Dearborn  at his  blog, "The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac" for remindin' the universe this very Dino-day of this remarkable event in the life and times of our most beloved Dino.  To checks this out in it's original site, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We are totally totally thrilled to be able to share the incredible image at the top of this post showin'  our Dino and fam Martin on this awesomely amazin' occasion.  Seein' how hugely happy our Dino is surrounded by his boy and girl pallies and wife Jeanne brings the greatest of joy to our Dino-hearts.  And to see the most lovin' look of pride on Dino Jr's face on his Dino daddy-o bein' coolly celebrated in this way is certainly bittersweet knowin' the fate that awaited in exactly 23 years later.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

March 21, 1964…Dean Martin left his handprints in wet cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

On This Day In Dino-history: March 21, 1987

Hey pallies, likes  it was 31  very sad years 'go on this day,  21 March 1987, our Dino's  most beloved boypallie, Captain Dino Jr., while pilotin' a Guard F-4 Phantom fighter jet for the California Air National Guard, crashed the plane in California's San Bernardino Mountains durin' a snowstorm. Dino Jr. and his Weapons System Officer, Mr.  Ramon Ortiz, were both killed in the crash.  Truly it is the saddest and most somber day in the life of our most beloved Dino.

Likes his incredible Daddy-o, Dino Jr. was a remarkable renaissance man of extraordinary talents.....singer, actor, tennis pro, pilot. Dino Jr. was destined to become heir apparent to the throne of our King of Cool, but likes that was so so tragically cut short by the crash of the jet on that darkest of dark days in the life of our Dino.

The demise of Dino Jr. began the demise of our Dino himself. Our great man simply lost the will to live without his prodigy by his side. Truth be told, probably the only man that our Dino looked up to was his beloved namesake Dino Jr.

Below is a picture of Dino Jr.'s gravesite and a bit of information on Dino Jr. and the location of the grave. We thanks the pad Seeing Stars for this picture and information. To checks this out in it's original format, as usual, just click on the tag of these Dino-reflections. Also included below is a brief footage  of the memorial service for Dino Jr.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The Grave of Dean Martin Jr.

Dino, the son of Dean Martin, part of the 60's pop band "Dino, Desi, and Billy." An Air Force Captain, he was killed when his plane crashed into a mountain; buried at the huge military National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. His grace is against the south fence bordering Wilshire Blvd, in Section 419, grave P-28.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dean Martin might be the most-loved vocalist on this list.

Tony Leodora
Hey pallies, likes if we asked all youse sold-out-to-Dinohiles. likes which American male singer possessed the greatest musical voice, we keenly knows that without a doubt youse woulda all awesomely agree that there is only one answer to that quire and it woulda be our most most beloved Dino!

Well we gotta 'fess up that that was not the decisive decision of one Mr. Tony Leodora in his prose tagged, "Leodora: Time for the debate of top male voices" recently published  in the on-line presence of Philadelphia's "The Times Herald." Mr. Leodora "is president of TL Golf Services, host of the weekly GolfTalk Live radio show on WNTP 990-AM and host of the Traveling Golfer television show — as well as editor of GolfStyles magazine. He is former sports editor of The Times Herald."

In Tony's top ten list of male vocalists our Dino is ranked fourth..behind Mr. Frank Sinatra, Mr. Tony Bennett, and Mr. Nat King Cole. While youse will get no argument fro us that Sinatra, Bennett and Cole had amazin' vocal abilities, we, of course believe with our whole hearts that no one, and we means no one is a greater vocalist that our one, our only Dino.  So, likes we totally totally disagree with Mr. Leodora's rankin'.  BUT, we do absolutely agree with this stunnin' statement that he makes 'bout our King of Cool:  "Dean Martin might be the most-loved vocalist on this list."  Indeed each and every Dino-day here at ilovedinomartin we share extraordinary example after extraordinary example of just how beautifully beloved our Dino is.

So, while we proudly protest our Dino's rankin' in the top ten list, we couldn't 'gree more with Mr. Leodora's sweet sentiment that our Dino is the most beloved vocalist of all time.   We thank Leodora for his wise words on deeper then deep devotion to our Dino and extends our appreciato to the pallies at "The Times Herald" for puttin' Leodora's scribin's into print.  To checks this out in it's original source and to read it in total, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Leodora: Time for the debate of top male voices
By Tony Leodora, The Times Herald

4. Dean Martin – The pride of Steubenville, Ohio, Dean Martin might be the most-loved vocalist on this list. Incredibly handsome, he certainly was a favorite with his large female audience. And the fact that he sang so many love songs didn’t hurt his appeal. His classic crooning voice added to the appeal of songs such as “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime,” “Return to Me,” “Innamorata” and “That’s Amore.”

Monday, March 19, 2018

On This Day In Dino-history: March 19, 1968

Hey pallies, likes once 'gain our musical history pallie Mr. Bob Dearborn over at his  bodacious blog,
"The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac," shares 'nother hugely historic homage to our Dino in that it was on this date March 19, in the year of our Dino 1968 that our absolutely awesome man's absolutely awesome al-b-um "Houston" we certified Gold!

Likes in honor of this amazin'ly august occasion, we share the image from the cooler then cool front 'n back covers of this veritable vinyl al-b-um as well as the youtube clip of our marvelous man sharin' the title croon as performed on the Dino-show.

Once 'gain, we sez our thank you very much to Mr. Bob Dearborn for his wonderful work of keepin' all us Dino-honlics up to date and all these incredibly important dates in Dino-history.  Likes to checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this particular Dino-message.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


March 19, 1968…Dean Martin's album "Houston" was certified Gold.

Yesterday In Dino-history: March 18, 1960

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Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that we ain't been very good on reportin' many important dates in Dino-history likes the openin' dates for our most beloved Dino's big screen epics, or the dates of the releases of our Dino's al-b-ums, or the dates when our Dino recorded a particular croon,  Likes I guess if we did, we wouldn't have the time to report much else.

But likes last year 'bout this time we learned from a pallie tagged  Ron Smith over at his blog,"Eight Days A Week -Ron Smith's Oldies Calendar" that it was on this very date, March 18, in the year of our Dino 1960 that perhaps our Dino's greatest role on the silver screen premiered....our Dino as the Dude in that classic of classic western "Rio Bravo."  Indeed, we believe that this is the fabulous flick that our Dino oughta been nominated and won the Oscar for Best Actor.

Well, likes when we learned this Dino-detail, likes we just couldn't let this date pass ilovedinomartin by and so each and every Dino-year we will do our best to have a little blog post to celebrate our great man with some great moments from "Rio Bravo."  Below are two youtube vid clips accentin' our Dino's awesome actin' as the Dude 'long with a couple of vid clips of our Dino croonin' the title tune "Rio Bravo" and, of course, our Dino and company singin' "My Rifle, My Pony, and Me."

Likes over the course of time, ilovedinomartin has shared many many marvelous reviews of "Rio Bravo, and if you woulda likes to checks 'em out, simply puts "Rio Bravo" in the search engine at the top of the blog page to do so.  We sez our thanks to Mr. Ron Smith for makin' us aware of this intensely important date in the life and times of our one and only Dino.  To check the info out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Rio Bravo (1959) - John Wayne - Dean Martin - You Ain't Good Enough

Rio Bravo.

 Rio Bravo, song by and movie with Dean Martin

Rio Bravo - Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson & Walter Brennan (High Quality)

The film "Rio Bravo" (with Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan and John Wayne) opens in 1960

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "So Long, Baby"

Hello there, pallies!

OK, now...follow 'long...sung to the tune of "So Long, Baby" by Dean Martin.


Here we go!

"So long... Winter...Youse better go now...So long...Winter...We's hads 'nough now!"

Hey pals...that was pretty damn good!

Man o man...we's is croonin'!

Youse thinks Ol' Man Winter gets the bloody hint?! Hahaha!!!

Yea, mi amici...I is hopin' so.

We here in good ol' New England has been catchin' a snowy "beat down" these last couple weeks.

Hey...don't gets me wrong...we's can take it, pallies!

But...seein' how this IS the LAST Sunday Serenade with Dino of Winter 2017-18...I am ready to say "See ya'!", to snow & "Hi ya'!", to some sunny Springtime days!

Well, my friends...It was a GREAT GREAT season!

We had lots of laughs & plenty of fun fun wintery times!

From Christmassy Happy New Years 28 Cool Cool & totally Romantico days of Dino-Amore Month!
Yes, pals...I loved every Dino-minute! we leave these GREAT times behind...let us 'member the fun...'member the laughs...& 'member ALL the blessins' our ONE & ONLY Dino has shared!

Now...that bein' said...let's get ready for Spring...Only 2 days to go... & get back to the Dino-croonin'!


"So long...Winter...Youse better go now.
So long...Winter...We's hads 'nough now!"

(So long baby so long)
So long baby you better go now
So long baby I guess I know now
Well you didn't care for me the way I cared for you
Yeah you took my lovin' heart and broke it in two
So long baby let's say goodbye now
So long baby I better cry now
All I can tell you even though I might be wrong now
So long baby so long
Well you didn't care for me the way I care for you
Yeah you took my lovin' heart and broke it in two
So long baby let's say goodbye now...
Cause so long baby so long
Cause so long baby goodbye

Saturday, March 17, 2018

At War with the Army (1950) - (Martin & Lewis) Italian locandina

Hey pallies, likes this Dino-innocence is simply just too completely cool not to pass it on to all youse Dino-holics ASAP!!!!!  This mornin' as we were doin' our almost daily Dino-treasure searchin' usin' the most marvelous search engine of Twingly Advanced Blog Search we were delightfully directed to a movie poster pad that we have shared Dino-devotion from in the past.

Simply tagged, "Movie Poster Collecting," this beau-ti-ful blog site shares original movie advert posters that are bein' sold.  Today's second helpin' of Dino-devotion to all youse Dino-philes accents a potently powerful poster from of all Dino-flicks, "At War With The Army."  Likes pallies that is the exact Dino and Jerry big screen effort that our wearin' of the green post earlier this day comes from.
It is in this Dino-feature that our most beloved Dino croons the incredible Irish ballad, "Irish Lullaby" to his most beloved partner Mr. Jerry Lewis.

Likes when we lovin'ly landed at this particular post from "Movie Poster Collecting' that includes an awesomely amazin' original Italian poster of "At War With The Army" with a youtube vid to said feature flick, we keenly knew that we wanted to gets this post out to all other deeply devoted Dino-holics right 'way.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Friday, March 16, 2018

At War with the Army (1950) - (Martin & Lewis) Italian locandina


This is a 13" x 26" Italian locandina for the 1950 Hal Walker film At War with the Army starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in their first feature film together. Plot summary: Pfc. Alvin Korvin [Jerry Lewis] is not cut out for the army and goes from one mishap to another. He helps First Sergeant Vic Puccinelli [Dean Martin] cope with some of his problems as a womanizer.

Cast and crew: Hal Walker, James B. Allardice, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mike Kellin, Jimmie Dundee, Dick Stabile, Tommy Farrell, Frank Hyers, Danny Dayton, William Mendrek, Kenneth Forbes, Paul Livermore, Ty Perry, Jean Ruth, Angela Greene, Polly Bergen

Watch on YouTube

Our Dino O'Martin Croonin' Irish Lullaby On This Day Of The Wearin' Of The Green

Hey pallies, likes top of the mornin' to Dino-holics every which way on this Day Of The Wearin' Of The Green.  On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, everybody is Irish for at least one day of the year, and likes  continuin' our long standin' proud Paddy pallie practice here at ilovedinomartin, we once 'gain shares with all youse sold-out-to-Dino devotees our most beloved Dino O'Martin singin' his version of "Irish Lullaby" to Mr. Jerry Lewis.

This is indeed our most fav moment from the Martin and Lewis big screen epic "At War With The Army."  While we gotta 'fess up that "AWWTA" is our least fav of the Martin and Lewis flicks, we have powerfully  pure passion for this most touchin' and tender moment of screen magic. Our  Dino's hugely heartfelt rendition of "Irish Lullaby" brings such joy to our heart as he sings it in the most wondrously winsome  way.   The music box background music is perfect for this genuinely gentle Dino-croon.

And, with yester-Dino-day bein' the 92 anniversary of Mr. Jerry Lewis' birth, we find this truly touchin' 'n tender tune sung by our most beloved Dino to his most beloved partner most most marvelously meanin'ful now that our Dino and Mr. Lewis have both departed planet earth.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Friday, March 16, 2018

Remembering Our Most Beloved Dino's Most Beloved Partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis

Hey pallies, likes today, March 16th woulda been the 92nd birthday of our most beloved Dino's most beloved partner in comedy, Mr. Jerry Lewis.  Mr. Lewis entered the world on March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey with the name Joseph Levitch.

Likes as many of you pallies knows,  for decades we had not been much of a fan of Mr. Lewis . But, likes after readin'  Mr. Lewis' touchin' and tender  tome on his relationship with our Dino: "Dean and Me: A Love Story," we've become aware of two thin's. One, the truth is that Mr.  Jerry Lewis always always loved our most beloved Dino. Two, the truth is no one ever has gotten closer to knowin' our Dino then Mr. Lewis durin' their ten year partnership of comedic joy.

Our Dino once in a live interview spoke of himself as a fatalist, and thus we believe he knew without a doubt that it was meant to be that he would meet up with and partner with Mr. Lewis in the early years of his career.  And, we believe that our Dino also knew without a doubt that he was meant to part ways with Mr. Lewis after a decade of stunnin' success.

Likes, it is obvious that Mr. Jerry Lewis absolutely adored our great great man.   While Mr. Lewis was still alive he was quired 'bout what he loved 'bout his partner, our Dino, Lewis replied "EVERYTHING!"  Well, we boldly believed that our Dino also truly loved Mr. Lewis, and today, on this 92nd  anniversary of Lewis' birthday we once 'gain are most perfectly proud to share a youtube vid of the Birthday Song that our Dino wrote and professionally recorded 'bout his remarkable relationship with Mr. Lewis on the occasion of Lewis' birthday in 1953.

As you listen to the song tagged "You Skinny Hebrew,"  you can really hear and feel our Dino's long lastin' love for his partner.....endin' the song with the absolutely awesome acclamation, "I love you Skinny Hebrew."  If you woulda likes to know more 'bout the recordin' of this song, click  HERE to read a post shared here at ilovedinomartin on February 5, 2010.

So, likes on this day of the anniversary of the birth of Mr. Jerry Lewis, ilovedinomartin  remembers him and thanks him for lovin' on Dino likes all our Dino's other devoted followers does. And, likes on this day, ilovedinomartin shares with you this great pix of our Dino and Mr. Lewis embracin'  and a clip of that greatest of great birthday presents that our Dino gave Jerry in 1953...the professionally recorded song that our Dino wrote for his partner, "You Skinny Hebrew"....our Dino's most personal of personal way of sharin' his awesome affection for Mr. Lewis.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ultimately his wife decided it should be named after her favorite Rat Pack singer, Dean Martin.

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Hey pallies, likes how do we love you Dino.....let us count the ways.  That's the thought that crossed our minds when our pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog Search send us to the fantastic fashion blog, "Vintage Style FILES - Where nostalgia and fashion are always a passion."  When we lovin'ly landed there we delightfully discovered the post "The Marvelous Mod Prints of Mr. Dino Fashions" sweetly scribed by blog host Miss Theresa, who describes herself as  "an over 40 blogger, ex yacht chef and caterer turned vintage clothing seller who has one foot firmly planted in today with the other planted 'back in the day.'”

Miss Theresa's post features fashions by designer Mr. Max Cohen from Miami, Florida that we sold under the label "Mr. Dino Fashions.  Of course, youse have guessed it pallies, the "Mr Dino" lovin'ly refers to our most most beloved Dino!!!!! Likes below you will read a short excerpt from the post that excellently explains how Mr. Cohen got to name his funky fashion line after our Dino.

Likes pallies Mrs. Cohen "decided it should be named after her favorite Rat Pack singer, Dean Martin."  Not ain't that the coolest of cool ways to show love to our one and only Dino?!?!?!?!   Truly truly there are never endin' ways to express our awesome affection for our Dino and this is one of the most ultra ubber unique ways that we have ever read 'bout.  Our swingin' Dino bein' the incredible inspiration of a line of the moddest of mod female clothin' lines.

And, likes pallies as the years progressed, our Dino himself took to wearin' the moddest of mod fashions himself....makin' himself the swingin' hipster 'round.  We thanks Miss Theresa for makin' Mr. Dino Fashions the awesome accent of her recent vintage fashion post and thus lovin'ly liftin' up the name of our one, our only Dino.  To view an example of what the Mr. Dino Fashions look like and to read the post in total, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

The Marvelous Mod Prints of Mr. Dino Fashions

By Theresa.

And one of the better known Miami labels was Mr. Dino, though it may not be familiar to many today.  Max Cohen was the founder of the company.  And when trying to come up with a name for his clothing line his family sat around the dinner table to brainstorm.  Ultimately his wife decided it should be named after her favorite Rat Pack singer, Dean Martin. And so in 1958 the Mr. Dino clothing line was born!