Monday, January 19, 2009

Our Dino Sticks Up For His Pallie Sam On This Day In Dinohistory 1961

Hey pallies, likes was so thrilled to read this stellar piece of Dinohistory at a blog tagged Tom's Blog. The year is 1961 and JFK has withdrawn his invite to the Sam to the Presidental Inaugural Ball...and what did our gallant hero Dino do...he cancelled his appearance at the bash in likes total support of his pallie Sam...how that is what I sez is total class...and that's our Dino...the greatest of the great...the coolest of the cool....a true man of courage....and a true freedom fighter for the rights of all people. And, if you wanna read this Dinostory in it's original form, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram. And, thought it would be very appro to share this wonderful clip of our Dino honorin' the Sam as only our Dino can.... Dinopraisin', DMP



1961- Frank Sinatra¹s Ratpack had campaigned hard for their friend John F. Kennedy for president. Black entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. had worked particularly hard to help Kennedy win the African American vote. But Sammy had a preference for blond white actresses and had married one, May Britt in 1960. To fend off negative publicity this day JFK had his secretary Mrs. Lincoln telephone Sammy Davis and un-invite him to the President¹s Inaugural Ball. We¹re Liberal, but not that liberal. And uhh..thanks for the help. Dean Martin was so angry at this insult to his friend that he cancelled his appearance at the inaugural. In 1968 Sammy Davis angered the black community when he embraced republican Richard Nixon.

5 comments:

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallies, my great Dinoholic pallie Todd, not yet a member of blogger left me this Dinopatter 'bout this Dinopost that I wanted to share with all you pallies....


"I tried to leave this on your blog, but you don't allow anonymous comments:

That is amazing stuff. Even older, Dino lights up when on stage. Love the 1961 JFK story. I would have been livid, too, if I were Frank, Dean, or Sammy. Those guys were true and loyal, and were always proving it, too.

*****

Hope all is great with you, pally."

DINO-GAL said...

THIS IS A GREAT FIND ON YOU-TUBE PALLIE. THANKS FOR FINDING THIS AND POSTING TO YOUR BLOG. WHAT A GREAT TIME TO HONOR OUR DINO HONORIN' SAMMY! DINOGAL

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Terri, likes you are most welcome Dino-gal...was thrilled to find this Dinoclip with our great man makin' cool for the Sam....

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks for posting this. It's so awesome that Dino stood up for his pallie Sammy even against the President of the USA. Sammy faced so much discrimination and prejudice. I'm glad that Dino defended and supported him. These two were such great pallies. We would all do well to have a pallie like that. Cheers!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, yes we would do very very Dinowell to have a pallie likes our Dino...but we also needs to try and be more likes our Dino as well...and be that kind of pallie to each other....and that's true Dinopalliedom...