Friday, March 31, 2017

More Dino-delight from Mr. Liam Rodgers

 Hey pallies, likes followin' yesterday's Dino-gram accentin' Mr. Liam Rodgers' new blog  "THIS QUIET MAN - 'All the Way," we decided to do a wee bit of reviewin' of Rodger's twitter posts to see how he might have expressed his Dino-adulation there.  Likes our search was rewarded with three deeply deeply Dino-centric tweets from the month of October 2016.

In the first terrific tweet on October 16, Rodgers, who as you will note tags himself "Duke @ Rodgey," shares a youtube vid of Dino speakin' of drinkin" and Rodgers refects, "You can only find advice as good as this after hauf 3 in the morning."

The next day, October 17,  Liam references our most beloved Dino as "Hero" with a coolly classic image of our Dino and the thought "Stay Drunk" from "Twelve Hangover Cures From Famous Heavy Drinkers."

Rodgers' October 28 post is that famous short gif from our Dino's performance in his last big screen effort, "Cannonball 2," where with ever present Kent cigarette in hand, Dino, instead of usin' a glass for a drink, simply lifts the bottle to his lips.

If we had any doubts 'bout Liam's Dino-delight these three twitter tweets leave no doubt in our minds of his awesome absolute adulation of our one, our only Dino.  And, likes we are sure that we will find many opportunities to feature his Dino-devotion on the the pages of our humble little ilovedinomartin blog.

We salute you Mr. Liam Rodgers and are powerfully pumped to see 'nother of today's youth deeply diggin' our main man.  Likes to checks these potent posts out in their original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Hullo Friday

Dino-devotion from new blog "This Quiet Man - 'All The Way"

Hey pallies, likes today offers all us pallies likes a totally totally new Dino-experience here at ilovedinomartin, as we shares with all youse Dino-holics the initial post of a new pallie enterin' the blogsphere for the very first time....and from first impressions dudes, this dude "gets Martin."  We likes don't ever remember havin' the privilege of sharin' a bloggers first post here, besides the first post of ilovedinomartin, that is.

We are proudly pleased as punch to introduce you to Mr. Liam Rodgers, who calls Glasgow, United Kingdom home, and to his beau-ti-ful blog "THIS QUIET MAN - 'All the Way'."  Likes how we knows this young man is deeply into Dino is 'cause as you will see below, he has proudly and openly shown his Dino-adulation by usin' two classic Dino-poses on pages of his featurin' our Dino with Miss Audrey Hepburn, and one with our most beloved Dino with his main pallie Mr. Frank Sinatra.  Likes in addition to that Rodgers has featured our Dino's most famous quotation on drinkin' and the floor pontently, powerfully 'n prominently on his home page, which if you clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram you will be led to.

Below you will find said Dino-pixs, the Dino-quotation, and Liam's first earnest entry tellin' his new readership 'bout himself, we thinks all youse Dino-philes will be incredibly inpressed as we are. We swankly salute our new-to-the blog world pallie Mr. Liam Rodgers, who solemnly shows both that more and more of today's youth are deeply deeply  into Dino, and truly truly Dino-devotion ever grows more and more international in nature!  And, here is the bit of patter that we left him on discovering his first post.....

Mr. Liam, welcome to the wonderful world of the blogsphere. Rare for us to have the pleasure of viewing someone’s first blog post, but while we were using the Twingly blog search engine searching for references to Mr. Dean Martin, we landed here. Know that early in the new year we will be doing an entry on your homepage that features one of our Dino’s most famous quotations. We wish you the best of success and hope to see the name of Dino often lifted up here.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on

Dean Martin

This Quiet Man


So here it is, my first dive into the shallow end of online blogging. I’m just toying around with this for now, so gimme some time to get to know it and then we can get on with getting to know me.

For the mean time, though, I guess an introduction is in order. My name’s Liam but on here I’ll probably go by my initials, L.B., because it’s got a nice ring to it, I suppose. What else about me? Well I’ve got a Law degree and I’m planning on becoming a Naval Officer, sooner or later.

The name for the blog was based on my favourite film, ‘The Quiet Man, and the tagline is title of my favourite song, ‘All the Way’ by Frank Sinatra. That’s pretty much what this blogs going to be about, me sharing the things that make up my life; from the films, music, food and clothes, to the little idiosyncrasies from a time gone by that I more often than not find along the way.

I’ll tend to stray away from politics and at most look at particular standout individuals that might happen to take my fancy. Same goes for religion too.

Well until I find something to talk about for real.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Topics explore perception, of one's own identity and reality, tolerance, judgement, Dean Martin and cleaning that sometimes degenerates into gossip.

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Hey pallies, likes our Dino is EVERYWHERE on the web and bein' coolly celebrated in so so many different ways!  Likes we moves from Singapore, in our last post, to Seattle in this one.  We move from food----The Dean Martin Shrimp Cocktail, to the performin' arts where Dino is part of  the accent of a live stage performance.

Likes we takes you to the blog "the Stranger," that highlights the lively arts in the Seattle, WA. area.
where we read of the one woman musical theater show, "Don't Assume I Clean" bein' staged at the Good Shepherd Center by Miss Janna Wachter this Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

And, likes, of course, our Dino is part of this marvelous musical comedy as you will read below.  Just as we wishes that we were able to travel to Singapore to partake of a Dean Martin Shrimp Cocktail, we also wishes that we could travel to Seattle this weekend to partake of Miss Wachter's show and experience has she accents our most beloved Dino as well as one of Dino's Golddiggers.

Likes, we completely celebrates the many and varied ways our Dino is bein' celebrated even all these many years after his passin' from our presence!  We delight in Miss Wachter's includin' of our main man in her original performance and the pallies at "the Stranger" for puttin' us on to it.   To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Don't Assume I Clean: Final Performance @ Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, Seattle [1 April]

 Don't Assume I Clean


Good Shepherd Center (map) Capitol Hill

Thurs, March 30 at 7:30 pm, Sat, April 1 at 7:30 pm

Don't Assume I Clean» is a one woman show produced, written and performed by Janna Wachter taking on various characters from back up singer of The Gold Diggers to a janitor of a movie house. Janna sings pop of the 60's and the Beatles. Topics explore perception, of one's own identity and reality, tolerance, judgement, Dean Martin and cleaning that sometimes degenerates into gossip. There is also an interview with a singer from Dean Martin's back up singers, The Gold Diggers with some dancing to boot.

Tickets at the door. $15 but, no one will be turned away.

Dean Martin Shrimp Cocktail

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Hey pallies, likes we are always powerfully pleased by the many and varied ways that our most beloved Dino gets hugely homaged 'round the Dino-universe.  Today we visit, through the awesome assistance of Twingly Advanced Blog search at the Singapore  restaurant blog "Epicurious Caniggia," home to blogger foodie Mr. Alvin Tan.

Mr. Tan's bio includes these intriguin' insights, "Alvin (Caniggia) was raised in a middle-low income strata environment. He’s had the luxury of tasting & experience foods of varied cultures, and in his years has developed keen appreciation for food of varied genres & echelons. Food indulgence is essentially a Singaporean lifestyle that is fast becoming an ingrain culture"

Likes, below is a part of Tan's food review of The Westin Singapore's restaurant "Cook & Brew," and were proudly pumped to find that the "Cook & Brew" has a Dino-dedicated dish tagged, "The Dean Martin Shrimp Cocktail.  Below is an illustration of said Dino-food as well as a deeply delightful description of this Dino-homagin' creation.
 Likes if Singapore wasn't so so far 'way we'd be off as quick as we could to indulge in this Dino-delicacy for Dino-sure.  Likes the terms Dino and cocktail goes together....and this cocktail is "laced with whiskey buerre blanc,." and likes Dino-philes everywhere knows that our Dino's liquid libation of choice was some J&B whiskey.

We thanks foodie blogger Mr. Alvin Tan for sharin' his post that includes this huge homage of our Dino a la shrimp cocktail.  To read his whole post that includes many many cook eats, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Cook & Brew @ Westin – Media Invite

Posted by ALVIN TAN on MARCH 29, 2017

Cook & Brew
12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2
The Westin Singapore, Level 33
Singapore 018961
T: +65 6922 6948


Dean Martin Shrimp Cocktail, is quite an engineering feat in terms of presentation. A skewer of sautéed crunchy bouncy juicy tiger prawns, plunged into a garlic mash, laced with whiskey buerre blanc, decked with flora & umbrella… Served in a double diameter margarita glass. It’s worth a visit (multiple revisits, if u please).

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

On This Date In Dino-history: March 29, 1973

Hey pallies, likes  the month of March was a the month for our most beloved Dino to officially break the ties with two of his wives.   As reported a few days 'go, it was on March 23, 1949 that our Dino legally finished his marriage with wife numero uno, Elizabeth Anne McDonald.  And, today is the anniversary of his legal partin' of the ways with wife numero duo.  It was on  March 29 in 1973 that our great man officially ended his marriage to Jeanne Biegger.

Dino has originally sought the divorce from Jeanne after he met, while playin' in 'Vegas baby 'Vegas, 21 year old Miss Gail Renshaw. Our most beloved Dino was stunnin'ly 'n swankly smitten by Renshaw, then servin' as Miss USA.

After 'bout six months that amore cooled, and at the point that our Dino's divorce was finalized, Miss Catherine Mae Hawn, a 24 year old beauty parlor receptionist was waitin' in the wings.  Dino met Miss Hawn while makin' the scene clubbin' at that swankest of swank spot, The Candy Store Discotheque.   Our Dino was engaged to Miss Hawn, who would become the third  Mrs. Dean Martin less then a month after our Dino's divorce was finalized from Jeanne.

Likes we truly does find it so interestin' that on the same day of the month of March, but 20 years apart our Dino's richly romantically crooned "Return To Me" in 1953 and then in 1973 legally made it clear that  he was not returnin' to Jeanne.   Likes it is always, always so great to remind ourselves of all these important dates in the life and times of our most most beloved Dino!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

March 29, 1973  Divorce with Jeanne Biegger is final

On This Date In Dino-history: March 29, 1953

Hey pallies, likes today  is likes 'nother very important day in Dino-history for more then one reason. This first Dino-post reminds us that on this 29th day of March in the year of our Dino 1953 one of our most beloved Dino's most beloved   musical hits, "Return To Me" was released. This is one of those amazin' Dino-classics that features our  Dino croonin' in both English and truly Dino-romantico....

Below via the magic of youtube is a tribute to our Dino featurin' "Return To Me."   Likes we can never ever gets 'nough of our great man...and so yearns for our Dino to return to us.....oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth. Enjoys rememberin' this detail of Dino-historial significance and enjoys the Dino-vid...

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

btw stay tuned for 'nother piece of Dino-history that took place on March 29 as well....

March 29, 1953 "Return to Me," one of Dean's biggest selling records, is released.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It was Dean Martin

Hey pallies, likes any and all of youse faithful Dino-holic readers of ilovedinomartin that there ain't any kind of Dino-devotion that we simply don't loves...if it's Dino-centric, then it is greater then great likes our great great man.   But, likes we gotta 'fess up that we always always loves to read yet 'nother everyday pallie's first person encounter with our most beloved Dino.  Likes today's Dino-remembrance has not been scribed by the original Dino-siter, whose tag is Joan, but by her friend Miss Carol Starr Schneider, who hangs her hat at her blog "SHORT JEWISH GAL."  Miss Schneider's bio tell us that she hailss from Sherman Oaks, Cali and that she is "a writer: TV movies, plays, humor blogs."

Likes in her recent blog post tagged, "Artistic License," Miss Carol shared a vital vignette 'bout one of her long term friends Joan, "a stunning octogenarian" who shared her quite up close and personal encounter with our Dino while she was in school and "walking home from Hollywood High."  Likes if Miss Joan in now eighty, and her glorious glance of our Dino took place while she was still in high school, it means that this Dino-sightin' took place 60+ years 'go.  Likes it musta been likes the total thrill of her life to of had our Dino wave at her from his Cadi!!!!!

We thanks Miss Carol Starr Schneider for passin' on this Dino-tale to her readers and for bringin' Dino-devotees likes we such such deeply deep Dino-delight!  To read all of Miss Carol's post and to view it in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

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 I'm just honored to spend time with Carrie, Nadine and Joan, a stunning octogenarian who has the best stories ever. "See that corner," Joan said, shlepping us through Hollywood because she loves to drive. Joan is the only person I know who loves to drive. "When I was in school," she said, "I was walking home from Hollywood High and a man in a Cadillac drove by and honked and waved hello. It was Dean Martin." "Did he want you to hop in?" I asked. "No! He just letting me know Dean Martin was driving by." "He wanted you, Joan, admit it." "He did not!"

Monday, March 27, 2017

..........oddly interrupted by a request to hear some Dean Martin.

Hey pallies, likes our most beloved Dino continues to be showin' up all over the web and in some of the most interestin' 'n intriguin' ways.  Case in point, likes today we visit at the blog pad tagged " INETHonduras" where swank scriber Mr. Miguel Barjum's has lifted up the name of our most beloved Dino in his potent post, "Boy meets artificial girl: My son got an Echo Dot, and here’s what he’s saying to Amazon’s Alexa."

Likes, it seems that Mr. Barjum's boypallie Henry recently celebrated his tenth birthday and grandparents gifted the lad with an Echo Dot last week.  We gotta 'fess up that we never ever heard of an Echo Dot 'til we read 'bout it in this Barjum's writin's.  Seems that young Henry has become supremely smitten by all the ways that "Alexa" can answer his questions.  If you clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram you can read the awesomely amazin' wondrous ways that Miguel's boypallie is havin' the time of his life usin' Alexa's services.

Of course, likes, what grabbed our Dino-attentionado was this sentence, "A running list of more music I’ve barely heard of is oddly interrupted by a request to hear some Dean Martin. No idea what prompted that."  Somehow, someway, seems that ten year old Henry has begun usin' Alexa to gets himself turned on to Dino-croonin'....and, of course, we celebrate Henry's discovery of the Dean scene!!!!!  We woulda loves to learn more 'bout Henry's awesome attraction to our King of Cool, but for now we simply share our terrific thrill of knowin' yet 'nother of today's youth are tunin' in to the smooth sounds of our great great man.

Likes, it brings us the deepest of deep Dino-delight to continue to share with all youse Dino-holics Dino-sightin's all over the ol' world wide web....'specially accentin' today's youth!  We thanks Mr. Miguel Barjum for his perfect post how our most beloved Dino has entered in boypallie's Henry's life through the most up-to-date technology.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Boy meets artificial girl: My son got an Echo Dot, and here’s what he’s saying to Amazon’s Alexa

by Miguel Barjum 7:44:00 AM

In my 10 years as a parent, I’ve served as the authority on a number of subjects, ranging from when one might expect a cut to stop bleeding to why there are no more dinosaurs.

But there’s a new voice in my house fielding questions from my curious kid, and we’re all learning what it’s like to live with one another.

Amazon’s Alexa showed up inside an Echo Dot last week, courtesy of grandparents on the other side of the country looking to wow a Seattle kid on his birthday. From the moment she was powered on and linked to various devices around our house, the voice-activated A.I. has had my son Henry’s attention.

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A running list of more music I’ve barely heard of is oddly interrupted by a request to hear some Dean Martin. No idea what prompted that.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Tik A Tee Tik A Tay"

Welcome back, my friends & welcome to our NUMERO UNO Sunday Serenade with our beloved Dino, Spring 2017!!!

We's made it, pallies...WE'S MADE IT!!!

Ahhhhh....Springtime. It & Dean just seem to fit SO SO nicely together.
Don't youse agree, pals?
O good!

 Kinda likes a hand in a glove...likes a foot in a fine Italian loafer...likes a green green olive in a dry dry martini! Haha!

Man o' man, mi amici... I thinks we need to kick this swingin' season off with a COOL COOL & BOUNCY little jam!
A tune that will REALLY shake off those wintery webs & gets us in a "sunshinin' state of mind"!

Let's get a wee bit silly for this special Serenade, pallies!

We'll start with a jumpin' drum beat...add some maniacal backup singin'... mix in a touch of Dean's sweet sweet Italian type croonin'...shake it all up...real good...& pour us a TALL, COOL, REFRESHIN' glass of "Tik A Tee Tik A Tay"!!! Ha!

Now THAT'S a concoction to get ANYONE flyin'!

I'm buzzin' just thinkin' 'bout it! Hahaha!!!

OK, my Dino-diggin' Spring chickens...I'm ready!

Are youse?!


 So as my pops, Big John G, would say..."Shake it...Don't break it"! Haha!!

I'm pourin' up shots of Dino, today!

Drink em' up, my friends!


Oh, how my heart beats tonight while we're dancin'
It beats with a rhythm so gay;
I'm so in love says my heart, while we're dancin'
It goes, tik-a-tee, tik-a-tay;
Ooo, hold me my love for this night of romancin'
Will make both our hearts soon obey;
Yeah, this is the thrill, and the will of a heart
When it goes, tik-a-tee, tik-a-tay.

Boom bidee, bidee bidee, boom bidee, boom bidee, boom bidee, bidee bidee boom!

Gira e rigira, biondina l'amore,
La vita godere ci fà,
Quando ti veggo, piccina! il mio cor?
Sempre fà: ti-ca ti, ti-ca tay.
Oh, gira e rigira, biondina l'amore,
La vita godere ci fà,
Quando ti veggo, piccina! il mio cor?
Sempre fà: ti-ca ti, ti-ca tay.
Boom bidee, bidee bidee, boom bidee, boom bidee, boom bidee, bidee bidee boom!

(Instrumental Break)

Hold me my love for this night of romancin'
Will make both our hearts soon obey;
Yeah, this is the thrill, and the will of a heart
When it goes, tik a tee, tik a tay.

Friday, March 24, 2017

We’ve had the entire restaurant singing to Dean Martin on a Saturday night.

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Hey pallies, likes we ain't gonna be 'round this Saturday, so a bit early here is a perfect post for Saturday with our Dino!

Likes words can't begin to describe the deep deep delight we gets when usin' the blessed blog search tagged Twingly Advanced Blog Search.  Why so you quire?   Well likes we never ever know where the pallies at Twingly will send us next and what sorta Dino-adulation that we will encounter.

Likes case in point woulda be a few 'go when Twingly sent us off to the restaurant review blog tagged "So Cal Restaurant Show," which is a podcast first and printed blog secondly.  The "about" section of the blog tells us that..."“The SoCal Restaurant Show,” the ultimate locals’ guide to food, restaurants and beverages with a side of travel with food at its center can be heard on AM 830 KLAA each Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon. It’s hosted by seasoned food, libation, and travel journalist, Andy Harris, and Chef Andrew Gruel the Executive Chef and Concept Creator of Slapfish Restaurant Group."

Of course, likes why Twingly sent us to this food pad is 'cause the local restaurateur, Mr. Rick Reich of Brix at The Shore was interviewed 'bout his business, and as you will note below Reich told scriber Mr. Andy Bell that " We’ve had the entire restaurant singing to Dean Martin on a Saturday night."

Now that's an experience that we are certain that all Dino-philes woulda coolly craves bein' a part of!!!!!  Likes we knows if we ever gets to So Cal, we'll be sure of makin' the scene at Brix on a Saturday night to be part of the Dino-action.  We can just picture a full Saturday night crowd croonin' 'long to our most beloved Dino!!!!  We're purely positive that many musta been drawn into the Dino-fold through such experiences!!!!!

We thanks Mr. Andy Bell and the So Cal Restaurant Show for accentin' Mr. Rich Reich's restaurant and for Reich's sharin' the Dino-devotion of Saturday night eaters at his food pad.  Likes to checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  btw pallies, we have only included a small portion of Mr. Bell's report, so be sure to clicks on the link to read the full report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Show 215, March 18, 2017: Rick Reich, Proprietor, W.I.N.O, Brix at The Shore, Long Beach

Posted on March 20, 2017

Rick Reich

When it comes to personable characters with their own sense of style on the Long Beach dining scene, Rick Reich of Brix at The Shore in Belmont Shore wears the befitting crown. It’s a taste of the Big Apple with its iconic, piled-high pastrami sandwiches, intimate wine bar ambiance and a standout rotating selection of craft beer. It’s all of 65-seats.....................

“I call Brix at The Shore an adult amusement park,” says owner Rick Reich, who also doubles as the restaurant’s sommelier. “Belmont Shore has plenty of places that appeal to college kids, but what the area was lacking was a hangout for a more established crowd who needed a place to unwind after work, enjoy a good glass of wine or beer, grab a bite to eat, and occasionally break out into song – trust me, it’s happens. We’ve had the entire restaurant singing to Dean Martin on a Saturday night. And that’s what makes Brix so appealing.”

The always cool Martin went on to cement his place in hipster folklore as a founding member of the Rat Pack

Hey pallies, likes today our pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog Search takes us to the marvelous blog "MEMORABLE TV" where we find 'nother Martin and Lewis accented post tagged "Hollywood Feuds: Dean Martin vs. Jerry Lewis."  We thinks it is a great follow-up bit of Dino-devotion from our last post on how our most beloved Dino was in the words of Mr. Jerry Lewis's first wife Patti, "a second wife" to Lewis.

The unknown scriber of this post reminds their readers that 'though our Dino and Mr. Lewis we an "unlikely pair," but as is often the case "opposites attract."  In the short section tagged "The Combatants" we really dig these particular thoughts..."When Lewis declared his love for Martin before their final movie, Dino replied, “You can talk about love all you want. To me, you’re nothing but a dollar sign.”  Those in the Dino-know know that this scriber has left up a particular explicative that preceded the phrase "dollar sign."

Likes, youse may be wonderin' why we tagged this post with the thought,"The always cool Martin went on to cement his place in hipster folklore as a founding member of the Rat Pack...."  Well, we largely love the way this swinger scriber has of turnin' the descriptive Dino-phrase, "hipster folklore"...'cause indeed our Dino is the hippest of hip hipster 'round!

It's a relatively short segment of Dino-prose 'bout a great introduction to what happened to the greatest comedic team ever...our Dino and Mr. Jerry Lewis.  We thanks the unknown author for keepin' the Dino-light glowin' bright at "MEMORABLE TV" and when we checked we found a few other Dino-centric posts there that we will share in the future here at ilovedinomartin.  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Hollywood Feuds: Dean Martin vs. Jerry Lewis
March 23, 2017

It’s not just Bette and Joan that have lit up Hollywood with their feuding, over the years there have been pistols at dawn between actors, directors and even publicists. Here in an occasional series we profile some of the best of them. First up is Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

The Combatants
The confident, Italian crooner from Ohio and the ambitious, young comic from the Borscht Belt made an unlikely pair when they first hooked up in 1946. But these opposites attracted the crowds, and during the decade following World War II, there was no bigger comedy team than Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Hollywood Feuds Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

Hollywood Feuds Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

The Bad Blood
In retrospect, it’s a wonder the crazy monkey and the handsome organ-grinder lasted together as long as they did. Dean grew tired of Jerry’s ego and worshipful toadying. Jerry chafed at the restrictions of playing the clown. By the end, not even their massive paychecks from radio, TV, stage and screen could keep the amóre alive. When Lewis declared his love for Martin before their final movie, Dino replied, “You can talk about love all you want. To me, you’re nothing but a dollar sign.”

The Upper Hand
Call this one a draw. The always cool Martin went on to cement his place in hipster folklore as a founding member of the Rat Pack and continued to churn out hit songs, movies and TV shows. Lewis carved out his own niche by providing fuel for a generation of comics, becoming a relentless telethon host and, inexplicably, attaining hero status in France. Viva Buddy Love!


Dean was like a second wife to me......

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Hey pallies, likes by readin' the tag of today's Dino-gram (without lookin' at the bottom of this post), likes can you guess who the phrase, "Dean was like a second wife to me....." was referrin' to?  Likes of course it's spoken 'bout our most beloved Dino's most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis.

Likes, we were totally totally thrilled to have Twingly Advanced Blog Search direct us to the blog, "Poseidon's Underworld" where the pallie whose pose is above tags himself "Poseidon3."  Likes all we could discover 'bout him is that he hails from Cincinnati, Ohio.  Recently, "Poseidon3" crafted a post tagged "As the Saying Goes..." that included a quotation from our Dino's partner Mr. Jerry Lewis, which you will read below, that speaks of why Lewis' first wife Patti never spoke a word 'gainst our Dino while he partnered with Mr. Lewis.

We digs the intriguin' insight (that we here at ilovedinomartin absolutely 'gree with" that "Dean was like a second wife" to Mr. Lewis.  Likes we digs even more the coolly crafted image that "Poseidon3" shares of Lewis with his family on the left portion of the picture with a famous pose of our Dino and Mr. Lewis gettin' ready to kiss each other while Patti and Jeanne are in front of 'em and 'nother pose of our Dino below likes he is part of the Lewis clan.

And, we greatly gets why Mr. Lewis made the statement, "I still love Dean, but I don't like him anymore."  As all us Dino-philes know without a Dino-doubt, Mr. Jerry Lewis never ever fell out of love with our Dino, but 'pon their goin' their separate ways Mr. Lewis didn't like him for all that happened in the process.

We thanks "Poseidon3" for this particular post that continues to remind us of the closer then close relationship between our most beloved Dino and his post beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Patti noted our Dino was like 'nother wife to Lewis.   To checks this out in it's original source, simply likes clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

As the Saying Goes...

"After the break-up, I asked Patti why she never said anything against Dean, and she told me that Dean was like a second wife to me and that she had no right to speak against him. Isn't that something? ...I still love Dean, but I don't like him anymore." - JERRY (and PATTI) LEWIS on DEAN MARTIN

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Trio Of Poses Of Our Dino and Elizabeth Ann McDonald

Hey pallies, likes we thought we woulda does a wee bit of 'net surfin' to see if we coulda comes 'cross more powerful pixs of our Dino with Elizabeth Ann McDonald, his first wife.  Likes as all youse Dino-holics knows, the wonderful world wide web is lovin'ly ladens with  unendin' incredible images of our Dino and we happened upon a pinterest pad that you can view  HERE that provided us with a couple of powerful poses below.

As you will note, the last pix includes our Dino's mother, Mrs.  Angela Crocetti 'long Dean and Betty..all lookin' so so happy at the time.  Likes though this day in Dino-history was very very sad for Dino's first wife Elizabeth Ann, it was the day that our Dino gained the freedom to soon marry the women of his dreams Miss Jeanne Biegger.

Likes as time permits we will try to continue searchin' for more images of our Dino and Elizabeth, and we woulda 'specially likes to be able to share poses of the couple with their four children:  Craig Martin (born 1942); Claudia Martin (born March 16, 1944); Gail Martin (born 1945); and Deana Martin (born 1948).

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean and his first wife Betty

Elizabeth Anne Betty <i>McDonald</i> Martin

Angela Crocetti ( Dean's mom ) ,Betty ( Dean's first wife ) and Dean Martin

On This Day In Dino-history: March 23, 1949

Hey pallies, likes today is 'nother memorable day in the life and times of our most beloved Dino. It was on this date, March 23, in the year of 1949 that our Dino's divorce to his first wife Elizabeth Anne McDonald was finalized.

The marriage had produced four prodigy for our Dino...Stephen Craig (born June 29, 1942), Claudia Dean ( born March 16, 1944), Barbara Gail (born April 11, 1945) and Deana (Dina) (born August 19, 1948).

Likes waitin' in the wings was beauty queen Miss Jeanne Biegger, who tied the knot with our Dino just a few short months later.   Likes it likes  always always so so great to grow in our knowledge of all these Dino-details.

 Keeps lovin' and learnin' 'bout our most beloved  Dino!

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

March 23, 1949 Betty and Dean's divorce is final

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What REALLY happened to Dean Martin's son, Deano?

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Hey pallies, likes we thoughts that we remembered that there were some incredibly insightful news clippin's relatin' to the death by flight of our most beloved Dino's most beloved namesake boypallie Dino Jr.  So, we just went over to google image search and typed in the terms Dean Paul Martin Pilot and came 'cross some intriguin' info gathered a blog tagged "TREASURENET - THE ORIGINAL TREASURE HUNTING WEBSITE.

Likes what we came 'cross are the followin' reproductions of newpaper articles scribed at the time of Dino's Jr. demise, which are part of a thread tagged " What REALLY happened to Dean Martin's son, Deano?."  After discoverin' this remarkable resource, likes we thoughts that perhaps we had shared this before, and indeed likes we found it appeared here at ilovedinomartin the first time four years 'go on March 21, 2013 as part of our Dino  Jr. remembrance can find that  HERE.

ilovedinomartin is grateful to all the pallies at "TREASURENET" for their interest in researchin' the untimely death of our great man's great son.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.   Hopefully in future years we will share all of these special postin's on the anniversary of Dino Jr.'s passin; from the planet.

Thus ended the hard-driving, golden-boy story of “Dino” Martin, the handsome, multitalented son of entertainer Dean Martin.....

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Hey pallies, likes as we were delvin' deeper into People Magazine features on Dino Martin Jr., we discovered perfectly powerful prose scribed my Mr. Ron Arias 'bout a month after Dino Jr.'s death by flight.  In checkin' back, we have shared this touchin' 'n tender tribute here before, quite 'long time 'go, on May 1, 2009 and it can be located  HERE.

Mr. Arias' wonderfully wise words come under the tag "Actor, Athlete and Dashing Pilot, Dean Paul Martin Dies When His Jet Crashes on a Mountainside.  There are a number of amazin' aspects of Arias' work that we coulda quote, but then you wouldn't need to read his original thoughts.  We will share what we most appreciated 'bout Ron's incredible insights, and that would be a quotation from our most beloved Dino 'bout his most beloved namesake boypallie..."I'm proud of him. I'd be proud even if he didn't become a jet pilot, because he's a good boy. He just doesn't know what he wants to be."

We just couldn't pass up the op to once 'gain pass on to all youse Dino-holics this well written tribute to Dino Jr. by Mr. Ron Arias.  We knows that you will much 'ppreciate gettin' more 'n more insights into Dino Martin Jr..  Likes, we sez our terrific thanks to the pallies at People Magazine and 'specially to Mr. Ron Arias for coolly craftin' this remarkable remembrance on the passin' from our planet of Dino Jr.  As usual, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Actor, Athlete and Dashing Pilot, Dean Paul Martin Dies When His Jet Crashes on a Mountainside


It was early Saturday afternoon, March 21, and Capt. Dean Paul Martin, 35, was doing what he liked best: piloting an F-4C Phantom jet on a routine exercise for the California Air National Guard. Before takeoff he said goodbye to his son Alex, 14, then taxied out for a flight over the snow-covered, cloud-laced San Bernardino Mountains. Martin’s fully fueled craft, which also carried his weapons officer, Capt. Ramon Ortiz, 39, was the middle jet in a line of three Phantoms. Ten minutes later, at 1:55 p.m. and after unaccountably dropping down from 9,000 to 5,500 feet, his plane slammed into the top of a ravine at 400 mph, killing both men.

Thus ended the hard-driving, golden-boy story of “Dino” Martin, the handsome, multitalented son of entertainer Dean Martin and his second wife, Jeanne Bieggers. As a singer, actor, athlete and pilot, twice married Dean Paul “lived the life of 100 people and had the energy of 200 kids,” says his sometime girlfriend, TV scriptwriter Wendon Swift. Adds Morgan Mason, son of James and Pamela Mason: “His life was fuller than most people 100 years old.”

Yet for all Dean’s efforts to carve a niche for himself apart from the Rat Pack glamour of his father, he never lost his image as a restless playboy unable to focus on a single passion. “The problem with Dean is that he was too good at too many things,” says Mason. “He had a lot of money and he’d spend it freely. He went through Ferraris when he was a kid. He was terrific looking, from a famous family, and he had talent. When you have all those things on your plate—well, it’s hard to resist someone like that.”

At 11, coached by tennis ace Pancho Segura, Dean began playing junior tournaments. At 13, he abandoned tennis and formed a rock band with his friend Desi Arnaz Jr. and a neighbor, Billy Hinsche. The group was called Dino, Desi and Billy and produced several teenybopper hits (remember I’m a Fool?). Eventually Dean returned to tennis at UCLA, where he joined the NCAA championship squad, which included Jimmy Connors. At 19, after two semesters, he dropped out of college to marry 19-year-old actress Olivia (Romeo and Juliet) Hussey, who would become the mother of Dean’s only son, Alex. Within four years they were divorced.

Then in the mid-’70s, the 6′,175-lb. Martin played briefly as wide receiver for a semipro football team, the Las Vegas Casinos (“the most irrational act of my life”), before trying a stint as a race car driver and seriously trying the pro tennis circuit. An avid firearms collector, he was arrested in 1974 for possession of unregistered World War II guns. He pleaded guilty, explaining that he started his collection when he was 12 but forgot to keep up with registration laws. Fined $2,000, he was placed on probation and subsequently gave up the hobby.

After another brief try at college (this time premed studies at USC), Dean continued pro tennis, and although he never rose above 496 in world ranking, he recalled his seven years on the circuit as “the happiest time of my life.” His athletic flair served him well in his lead in a tennis picture, Players, with Ali MacGraw. Meanwhile he returned to flying, a thrill since getting his license at age 16. Encouraged by his mother, who noted that he was the only one among his six brothers and sisters to share her love of flying, he joined the Air National Guard, earning his wings and commission in 1981. The next year, in a star-filled, Beverly Hills ceremony, he proudly donned his dress uniform to marry Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill. Friends for the previous five years, the storybook lovers overcame the strain of constant separation—she was skating and he was on the tennis tour. “Growing up in the celebrity environment,” says a friend, “Dean early on learned how to play it cool, put up the walls. It was a beautiful romance, but living together did them in. He just told her he had to get on with his life.” They were divorced in 1984.

Tina Sinatra, daughter of Frank and a friend of Dean’s since childhood, recalls his supreme confidence. “There was nothing he felt he couldn’t get,” she says. “We were once in a movie theater watching Romeo and Juliet, and Dean pointed to Olivia Hussey on the screen. He said, ‘I’m going to meet her one day and marry her,’ which of course he did.”

For all his bold career forays, Dean remains a promise unfulfilled even in the eyes of many who loved him. At his engagement party to Hamill, his father remarked, “I’m proud of him. I’d be proud even if he didn’t become a jet pilot, because he’s a good boy. He just doesn’t know what he wants to be.”

Martin began acting in earnest in recent years (landing a lead, for instance, as a science whiz in the 1985 TV series Misfits of Science and as a divorce in the comedy pilot A Single Man), but flying remained a great joy. He eagerly met his Guard requirement, flying about 125 days a year. While aloft, he once said, “The high I get seeing the sun come up is so great that if I die, it would have been worth it.” The irony is that of all Dean Paul Martin’s skills, piloting a jet was his true talent. And it killed him.

This Swinger Is Dean Martin's Son

Hey pallies, likes as we considered what we mighta do as a follow up to yesterday's Dino-gram accentin' our most beloved Dino's most beloved namesake boypallie Dino Jr.'s  untimely departure from the planet thrity years ago yesterday, we remember a post that we have done 'long time 'go from an amazin' article shared at People Magazine on November 06, 1978.  Our original postin' occurred on Saturday, June 27, 2009 and can be found by clickin' HERE.

Today we share a refreshed and renews postin' on the powerfully potent proses scribed by People's scriber Miss Martha Smilgis.   Likes in this potent  piece of Dino-prose we read some incredible  insights into our Dino by Dino Jr. includin' the one shared by Nick Tosches in his stellar Dino-bio..."I don't know him very well. We have never had a tremendous heart-to-heart conversation." And there is so much more here as well such as Dino Jr.'s perspective on smokin' grass..."It thuds me out, and tennis means more to me than getting high."

So, likes once 'gain, or for the first time, enjoys learnin' more 'bout our great man's great boypallie....his life and times....from football to tennis to the big screen and much more!  Likes it is just so so sad that Dino Jr.'s life was cut so so short by the fatal plane crash on March 21, 1987.And, as usual, just clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram to go to the original site.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

November 06, 1978 Vol. 10 No. 19

This Swinger Is Dean Martin's Son, Dorothy Hamill's Man and Maybe the Next Robert Redford By Martha Smilgis

If Dean Paul Martin, 26, has a fantasy about proving himself to the old man, it would be to wind up on Dino's TV dais—but as a tennis star rather than showbiz roastee. In fact, young Dino is so gone on the game that when producer Bob (Love Story) Evans asked him to star opposite his own ex-wife Ali MacGraw in the upcoming tennis film Players, Dean hesitated. "I'm just starting to cook with my game, and I've waited years for this," he explained. "This" was a two-year contract to play in the World Team Tennis league and a global ranking of about 250th at best. Actually, he's probably won more clippings for dating skating star Dorothy Hamill than for his skill on the courts, and Evans, a onetime actor himself, persuaded Martin to test. "They liked my look with Ali," allows Dean, who then accepted the role as long as he could stay for at least half the WTT season. "Dean would rather be Björn Borg than Robert Redford," puzzles Evans, "but I think he will be Redford."

"People assume that because of my father I would naturally fall into the entertainment world," says Dean. Raised in Beverly Hills, he is the oldest of three children from Dino Martin's second of three marriages. Dean got his blond, blue-eyed looks from his mother, Jeanne Biegger, and his footwork from Pop (who boxed at 15 as Kid Crocetti and later played baseball). "He taught me smoothness, a nonpanic, play-deliberate attitude," says Dean. "He is not as out-to-lunch as his image makes him. The truth is that he is very complex. If he drank as much as everyone says he does, he would be dead." Then Dino's son adds ruefully: "I don't know him very well. We have never had a tremendous heart-to-heart conversation."

Early on, the boy suffered the trauma of being a celebrity brat, and sports became his way to prove himself to his peers. By 11, he was being coached by tennis ace Pancho Segura, now Jimmy Connors' mentor. At 13, Dean abandoned the junior tourney trail to form a teenybop rock group—Dino, Desi and Billy—with Desi Arnaz Jr. and Billy Hinsche (later with the Beach Boys). They, incredibly, had several hits (remember I'm a Fool?), but Dean still regrets the interruption. "When I was out there rocking and rolling, Connors, Gottfried and Stockton were in the semis and quarters," he laments. Later at UCLA, Dean was on the same NCAA championship squad with Connors. Then, at 19, Dean dropped out of college to marry British actress Olivia (Death on the Nile) Hussey. They were divorced within four years. "If you have to go through such a thing, we did it the best possible way," he reflects. "There is no bitterness."

A versatile jock, Dean along the way played wide receiver ("extremely wide") on the semipro Las Vegas Casinos football team. "We weren't good, but we were real dirty," he laughs. Later he was recruited by the now defunct World Football League but instead returned to college, this time at USC, for premed and more tennis. "Pancho told me in tennis I had a chance, albeit slim," he says. "In football I could be over and done in one game."

In 1974 Dean was arrested for possession of unregistered World War II guns. He pleaded guilty, explaining that he started his $30,000 collection when he was 12 but failed to keep up with registration laws. "Patty Hearst was running around then," he recalls. "They tried to link me to subversive groups. They got me because they wanted someone with a name." The collection, most of which he got back, is now crated in his mother's cellar. "There was a lot going down in Beverly Hills when I was growing up. A lot of kids didn't make it through the drug era," observes Dean, who credits athletics with saving him. Nowadays he won't even smoke grass. "It thuds me out, and tennis means more to me than getting high."

Home is a one-bedroom apartment in Phoenix, where his WTT club, the Racquets, is based. When back in L.A. he shares a Beverly Hills cliff-hanger with Desi Arnaz Jr., who introduced Dean to his lady of the last two years. "I didn't really mean to get involved with Hamill," Dean admits, "because the less distraction the better." Nevertheless, she has visited him on his Players location once for a week, and he waxes smitten. "To be No. 1 you have to have a fanatical attitude. Dorothy will be up and at the rink at 5:30 in the morning." Not exactly his father's son, Dean doesn't drink and practices tennis six fevered hours a day.

Though Bob Evans has signed him to a five-picture deal, Dean insists, "I've got to concentrate on tennis now, films later." But there are times he mulls the not-so-harsh reality: "I'm not thrilled with movies," he says, "but I can make more in a year acting than either Connors or Borg did playing."

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Also On This Date 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 great great man  graciously consented to have his great great hand prints 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 toplace our hands where Dino placed his and feel 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 or Dino is surrounded by his boy and girl pallies and wife Jeanne brings the greatest of joy to our Dino-hearts.  And to see look of pride on Dino Jr's face on his 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 30 long 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 during a snowstorm. Dino Jr. and his Weapons System Officer, 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 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 tragicly 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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Set to Dean Martin’s “The Birds and the Bees,”

Hey pallies, likes stop the presses dudes!  Likes, likes as we were just doin' our almost every day perusin' of Dino-related blog entries usin' the beau-ti-ful blog search engine Twingly Advanced Blog Search, we came 'cross the newest and cool commercial 'round usin' our most beloved Dino's background croonin'.

Likes from the blog tagged "THE DRUM" comes Miss Minda Smiley, their US advertising reporter, potent postin' of how the pallies at Volkswagen "has rolled out a spot for its new seven-seat Atlas" usin' our delightful Dino's awesome artistic talents singin' "The Birds and the Bees."  Likes you can read all 'bout it below and, likes of course, we've included the vid of this grooviest of groovy commercial for your viewin' pleasure.

Pallies, likes we just couldn't wait to shares this with you knowin' that youse also woulda be powerfully pumped to know the latest and greatest way our Dino's is bein shared with the masses. We
Just knows that this little once minute commercial has the Dino-power to turn countless more pallies onto the Dino-sound.  Likes can't youse just hear tons of youthful viewers wonderin' who's the viral voice on the 'mmercial and findin' their way to our most most beloved Dino?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

We thanks the pallies at "THE DRUM" and 'specially Miss Smiley for makin' this neatest of neat news available for communicato.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply, per usual, clicks on the tag of these here Dino-thoughts.

We Remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Animals cast judging eyes on frisky young couple in funny VW ad

By Minda Smiley-20 March 2017

VW has rolled out a spot for its new seven-seat Atlas that shows a young couple who can’t seem to keep their hands off of each other.

Set to Dean Martin’s “The Birds and the Bees,” the spot opens with the couple getting busy in a VW Beetle. After upgrading to a Jetta to accommodate their newborn baby, the pair then steams up some windows in their new car while an owl disapprovingly looks on — a romp that ultimately leads to a second child and the purchase of a Tiguan SUV.

Three children and a dog later, the couple decides to purchase a VW Atlas to make room for their growing family. The purpose of the spot, which was created by Deutsch, is to show fans of Volkswagen that the brand has models available for all stages of life.

Todd Riddle, executive creative director at Deutsch, said that the ad also demonstrates “how people who grew up loving Volkswagens now have a new option when looking for a really big SUV.”

“Volkswagen has such a rich heritage, it’s easy to want to tell that story – so we actually try to borrow from their past very sparingly,” he said. “But we felt this was the perfect opportunity to use the brand’s strong history – since we’re literally demonstrating how the brand is growing – ultimately into the larger SUV category. Focusing on a young couple who loves the brand and watching them turn in one of their Volkswagen models to the next was a perfect parallel to a growing family of vehicles.”

The spot will air during the Final Four, Stanley Cup playoffs and other primetime programming.


Hey pallies, likes we have been tryin' to be on the 'lert for any and all news related to any and all centenary celebrations for our most beloved Dino whose entry onto our planet occured on June 7, 1917.  We've been searchin' Amazon every so often to see what new in the way of Dino-treasures might be comin' our way, so far only bein' able to report the recent  dvd release of "Dean Martin: A Reflection shared  HERE.

Well, likes we are thrilled to report to all youse Dino-holics that our pallies at Twingly Advanced Blog Search pointed us recently in the direction of the blog tagged "Musings of a Classic Film Addict," where a young lady, Samantha, holds forth.  Speakin' 'bout herself Miss Samantha sez, "I’m nineteen, and I’m from California, though I live in Florida at the moment. I’m an artist, a dreamer, a walking Irene (of My Man Godfrey fame), and I’ll admit first and foremost that I’m a film addict.

The deeply deeply delightful Dino-news that comes from this youthful film lover's blog is that Samantha is plannin' on hostin' "THE DEAN MARTIN CENTENARY BLOGATHON," set for June 5-7, 2017.  In speakin' of her decision, Samantha states, " When I found out that the iconic Dean Martin is celebrating the big 100 this year on June 7, I knew that he was the perfect person to honor in the grandest of fashions."

Likes, Samantha's announcement includes some info on our most beloved Dino's life work, the rules for the blogathon, and some premier promotional pieces....greatly glorious graphics to help spread the word of her energetic efforts on behalf of our King of Cool.  Of course, we will be lettin' Miss Samantha know of our interest in contributin' to her Dino-cause and we are hopin' that other ilovedinomartin supporters will consider joinin' up as well!

We thanks Miss Samantha for this wonderful way of coolly celebratin' our one and only Dino on the hundreth anniversary of his birth.  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


If you’ve followed my blog long enough, you probably know how much I love birthdays. I always give birthday shoutouts when it pertains to a blogathon entry that I’m writing, and my Tumblr really shows my adoration for all of classic film’s brightest stars on their birthdays. So, after trying long and hard to think of a great idea for my follow-up of my blogathon celebrating the 117th birthday of Humphrey Bogart, I couldn’t resist celebrating another birthday! Still, this time I wanted to change things up a bit and celebrate something more important. When I found out that the iconic Dean Martin is celebrating the big 100 this year on June 7, I knew that he was the perfect person to honor in the grandest of fashions.
Few people have ever achieved the level of legendary star status that Dean Martin has over so many forms of entertainment. From his film career that spanned four decades to his discography that includes over sixty albums (including compliation and those released after his passing in 1995) and memorable hits like “That’s Amore” and “Everybody Loves Somebody”, Dean continues to be a household name all over the world. His long-running television shows, “The Dean Martin Show” and “Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roast”, allowed him to reach even higher levels of notoriety, as did his on and offscreen associations with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the rest of the infamous Rat Pack. However, few of Martin’s accomplishments measure up to his partnership with the incomparable Jerry Lewis, which resulted in sixteen films and a lot of laughs. All of these fantastic achievements and so much more is why I’ve decided to celebrate his life and career.
  1. I am allowing TWO duplicates for each subject, but Dean has an extremely significant and diverse filmography with nearly seventy films to his credit, so I would still like to see as many different topics being written about as possible.
  2. Anything relating to Dean Martin is up for grabs! You could write about his partnership with Jerry Lewis, your favorite song of his, his lesser-known westerns, his many television appearances, or even his associations with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. The possibilities are endless!
  3. Once you think of a topic, please leave a comment with your blog’s name, your blog’s link, and your subject (include the year if you’re choosing a movie).
  4. Once you’ve been approved, I’d appreciate it if you help me spread the word! Please take one of my banners from below and put it somewhere on your blog, and make sure to tell your friends. I’d love to see as many participants as possible!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'm Not The Marrying Kind"

Hey pallies...Welcome to the LAST Sunday Serenade of Winter!

Yeaaaa Hooooo!!!

Told youse we'd make it through, mi amici...with a little bit o' help from our bestest pallie, Dino...of course!

Don't matter WHAT weather hits us now pals...Spring is Spring & I says BRING IT!!!

Anyways, my friends...I wanted to REALLY jump into this new SWINGIN' season with a FUN FUN Dino-jam!

A tune that REALLY gets thins' bouncin' & is COMPLETELY Dino-fied!

Had to thinks to myself..."Danny G....what cool cool croon comes to mind when I'm contemplatin' Dean's mentality & personality?!"

 "His thinkins' & his drinkins!"

"HIS SINGIN' & HIS SWINGIN'!!!" Haha!! THATS mucho contemplatin'!!! make this already TOO long story, short... It came to me.

It may seem kinda contradictin'...for obvious reasons...BUT...what better Serenade could I have chosen than "I'm Not the Marring Kind"?


As a mater of facto, makes PERFECT SENSE!!!
Dean was not made to be tied down, pallies!
 Likes I always says..."Youse can't tame what was meant to be wild"!!! Ha!

He tried. We all know he tried. Three times actually.
 I thinks we all can agree 'bout how he felt for Jeanne.
Loved her to death.
Just couldn't flow with the whole damn marryin' part!

Oh well,'s not for everyone.

 So, that bein' said...this my humble opinion...Dino's TRUE signature tune.

And it is with TRUE TRUE EXCITEMENT, that I gets to post this "last day of Winter", little jam!!!

"I'm happy bein' free, no girl gonna put a rain on me!" Hahaha!

Now if that ain't our Dean...I don't know WHAT is!!!

OK, youse diggers of Dino...hear we go!

Spring is here!!!
Let's soak it in, my friends!

I go my way alone free and easy like a rolling stone
I am strictly on my own not the marrying kind
I'm happy being free no girl gonna put a rain on me
It's always gotta be I'm not the marrying kind
I've been known to run a mile when they try to lead me down the aisle
So if you want me to stay a while don't start changing my style
It's always been my plan to stay single any way I can
I'm just a happy man I'm not the marrying kind
I'm not the marrying kind
It's always been my plan...
Not the marrying kind I'm not the marrying kind
(Not the marrying not the marrying not the marrying kind)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

On This Day 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 just a few minutes 'go 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 we have prepared 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

Dean Martin Interview 1984 with Randi Oakes

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Hey pallies, likes we are always powerfully pleased when fellow Dino-devotees share delightful Dino-finds with us to share with the larger world of Dino-holics.  We absolutely appreciate all the help we can get to uncover and share the many and varied ways that the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino are bein' shared all over the world wide web.

Likes today we are greatly grateful to our pallie Miss AOW(Always On Watch) who has been
perfectly passionate 'bout our most beloved Dino since her youth, and is also a commentator on the political scene at her blog you can locate by clickin'  HERE.  A few days 'go Miss AOW emailed us a youtube link to  a live interview that model and actress Miss Randi Oakes in 1984.

 We are absolutely always totally totally thrilled to drink in each and every word of our Dino's teachin's in these quite rare glorious glimpses of the man known as our King of Cool.  And, this interview in no exception dudes.

 Dino, ever present Kent Cigarette in hand,  begins his cool comments by proudly proclaimin' that "'Vegas is the place! Love it!"....and then he launches into one of his randiest (likes, pun intended pallies!) of randy jokes. Randi then has our Dino comment on his break up with his partner Jerry Lewis, where our Dino wisely comments, "I had to.  I was tired of doin' the same thin' with Jerry."

The conversation then moves to our Dino's powerful performance in "The Young Lions" and his closer then close relationship with co-star Montgomery Clift.  Dino speaks of his love for Monty by proclaimin' "I loved his so much 'cause he was so helpless and nobody else paid attention to him...nobody.  I loved him very much."  Then Randi moves to interview to focus on our Dino's drinkin' and he says, "I couldn't have stayed in this business for fifty years if I drank as much as people say I drink."

The interview closes with our Dino and Randi playin' a game of pool together, and you'll have to watch to see who wins.  Interspersed with the interview are a few great moments of our Dino croonin' some of his most famous tunes as well as other thoughts on our great man.  The folks who produced this intriguin' interview have been able to pack a lot of great stuff into a little more then six minutes.

We gotta 'fess up that the thin' that touched us most deeply was our most beloved Dino speakin' from his huge heart 'bout his love for Montgomery Clift.  This fact has been well documented in other places on the web, but to hear our Dino speak so openly 'bout his love for Clift truly warms our Dino-heart!

We thanks Miss AOW for pointin' us in the direction of this vibrant video of Miss Randi Oakes doin' this warm, wisely wonderful interview with our wise wonderful Dino!

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Dean Martin Interview 1984

Randi Oakes interviews Dean Martin in 1984. She also plays a pool game with Dean...