Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dino was very rich, very famous, and very talented, but not very focused.



Hey pallies, likes today we gets to likes put the accent on our most beloved Dino's most beloved boypallie Dino Jr. Likes it is always so so cool to know that not only is our Dino never ever to be forgotten, but also that his prodigy, 'specially his name sake is continuin' to be remembered and honored as well.

Today ilovedinomartin takes you to the very very evocative blog, "Boomer Beefcake and Bonding" where blogger Jeffery P. Dennis has created photo/prose essay on our great man's great son. Dennis shares thoughts on Dino Jr. that likes I have never ever heard before, and thus this is a rather provocative post to say the least. Willa be very intrigued to hear all youse pallies responses to Jeffery's focus.

To read this Dino-material in it's original format, just clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report. Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino! Dino-awed, DMP

Dean Paul Martin

The Desi in the 1960s boy band Dino, Desi, and Billy was Desi Arnaz Jr., of course, and the Dino was Dean Paul Martin (left), the 13-year old son of famous crooner Dean Martin. Dino was very rich, very famous, and very talented, but not very focused.

After his group disbanded, Dino played professional tennis and semi-pro football; he got his pilot's license; he studied medicine and joined the National Guard. He started calling himself Dean Paul instead of Dino. He changed into a blond. He developed a spectacular physique.

And he acted, of course. Not a lot -- he was too busy. 7 movies, mostly in roles as playboys or a woman's illcit lover; some guest spots on tv shows (including his Dad's Dean Martin Comedy Hour), and some "as himself" appearances on talk shows and game shows.

Dean was married to women twice, briefly, but rumor has it that he enjoyed the company of men and women both. He appeared in a 1979 issue of After Dark, the interview-and-revealing photo magazine aimed primarily at an audience of gay men.



Dean's least heterosexist role was in Misfits of Science (1985-88), part of the mid-1980s fad for science fiction comedies (others included Automan, Max Headroom, and The Greatest American Hero). He played Dr. Billy Hayes, a young scientist who travels around in an ice cream truck with a group of mutants with weird powers. 15 episodes appeared during the 1985-85 season, and another in 1988. A lot of homoerotic buddy-bonding (notice the number of people who can't keep their hands to themselves in this photo), and not a lot of heterosexual machinations.

He died in 1987 when the small plane he was flying crashed.

Posted by Jeffery P. Dennis at 6:52 PM

4 comments:

Levi said...

Hi Dino Dude
Tried to do a message bout 3 weeks ago but forgot my pass word
Ky has that show Misfits of Science, she gave me copies of them
Its a cool show but would have been good if his dad was in one of the shows
Tried to get my driving licence but got nerves and failed, gonna try again tho
Bye Dude
Levi

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Deanager Levi, likes how wonderful to hear from you man...cool that you gets to view our Dino's boypallie in "Misfits." Not to worry 'bout the first try 'cause most pallies (includin' yours truly) didn't make it on the first attempt. Next time be sure to takes in huge quanities of our Dino to releave the stress and helps keeps your cool. Fab to hear from you Levi...and above all else, keeps lovin' our Dino!

Aloysius Anymouse said...

Dean Paul did not die in a "small plane" crash, he was a captain in the air force, flying a large jet fighter, an F4 Phantom.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Aloysius dude, you are so so on the mark on this observation...somethin' that we failed to catch when we posted this post. Thanks for droppin' by and hopes to gets patter from you real soon man! Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!