Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We get to see rare footage of Dean Martin in the studio actually recording one of his hit records.

Hey pallies, likes cool Dino-finds are likes just floodin' the web this my total total Dino-delight. From the site "STUPEFACTION" comes this most astoundin' and very rare footage of our Dino in the Capitol recordin' studio with live orchestra makin' music.

As you will read below, this recently placed on youtube vid from created in 1951 as a promo film shown only to record execs. Featurin' Mel Blanc as a record dealer and Billy May as a potential, but resistant customer, the two eventually end up over at Capitol Records where among other greats they gets to see our Dino recordin' a tune live.

Likes pallies, it is so so thrillin' to see our Dino there in the studio croonin' away while the orchestra plays...certainly makes me likes very very desirous of bein' in that studio with our great man seein' him create a new recordin' for all his millions of pallies likes to enjoy.

ilovedinomartin sez our thanks to the pallies at STUPEFACTION for postin' this long lost film gem. BTW....the segment on our Dino begins 'bout 16:20 and only last a precious few seconds...but it is an absolutely awesomely rare Dino-experience for all us Dino-holics. To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this her Dino-message. Dino-awed, DMP

Movie of the Week - Buy a record with Mel Blanc at Wallichs Music City

Filmed in wonderful color, this special promotional film was made in 1951. It's 35 minutes long and of perfect quality. This lost gem, never shown to the public, was used for promotional use only among record executives, and hasn't been seen in over 55 years.

Mel plays a record dealer who is desperately trying to sell anyone a record at the corner of Sunset & Vine streets in Hollywood, California. While pestering several people Billy May approaches playing a regular guy walking down the street. Mel takes him into his record store (Wallichs Music City) and proceeds to pitch everything in the store to him.

In the end Billy won't pay the 85 cents for a record & Mel decides to show him exactly how records are made. They go over to the Capitol Records recording studios on Melrose, and meet with Alan Livingston who takes them on a tour. Here is where they run into several famous folks while getting into a little bit of mischief along the way. We get to see rare footage of Dean Martin in the studio actually recording one of his hit records. They run into Les Paul and Mary Ford, a vocal group, a country & western singer (Merle Travis?), and even Bozo the Clown.

Via Lindsay and Miriam


Always On Watch said...

Another great find!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, thanks Miss AOW, I thought so my Dino-self...been lots of totally totally awesome Dinofinds of late...keeps lovin' our Dino!

Karate Boogaloo said...

Thanks for the link! - Tim at Stupefaction

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, Mr. Tim the pleasure is all ours...loves to find and share unique Dino-features!