Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It was January 27th, 1961, and Frank, Sammy and Dean were at Carnegie Hall in New York

Hey pallies, likes as a little followup post to sharin' earlier today 'bout risin' star on the musical scene, Miss Francesca Capetta, hugely homagin' our one and only Dino with a July 12 concert at  Carnegie Hall in celebration of our Dino's birthday centennial, we felt led to share blog post that helped us research our Dino's own appearance at the Hall in January of 1961.

Likes from the blog "The Rat Pack Blog" comes their May 31, 2010 post, "a classic rat pack photo" that gives all the facts and figures of how our most beloved Dino and his most beloved Rat Pack pallies Mr. Frank Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr. appeared with other entertainers at Carnegie Hall
for a benefit performance in honor of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is an incredibly informative post that gives delightful details 'bout the how and why of the event and we are thrilled to add to our and your Dino-knowledge with it.  We had seen the "classic rat pack photo" tons and tons of times before, but we don't ever remember knowin' the swank story behind it..or that there was yet 'nother version of the powerful pose shared at the end of the post.

We thanks the pallies at "The Rat Pack Blog" for this extraordinary entry helpin' us grow even deeper in our Dino-devotion.  To checks this 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

a classic rat pack photo



 It’s one of the most widely seen images of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., and it’s been reproduced as an art poster and even embellished by artists with colors and additional imagery.

Here’s the where, when and why of the photograph.  It was January 27th, 1961, and Frank, Sammy and Dean were at Carnegie Hall in New York for a benefit performance in honor of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sammy was instrumental in getting the Rat Pack involved in the event, which poet Maya Angelou helped organize.  In this famous photo, the Rat Pack members are seen backstage at the historic concert setting.  Today, in addition to seeing the original, you’ll sometimes see this photo re-created by Rat Pack Impersonators to promote a Rat Pack Tribute Show.

Also entertaining at that Carnegie Hall fundraiser were  Tony Bennett and comedians Nipsey Russell and Jan Murray.  In fact, there’s another version of the photo that’s rarely seen, which shows Jan Murray actually seated next to Dean.

Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration this July

Hey pallies, likes news of Dino-centennial celebrations are startin' to come in on the ol' world wide web and we are bettin' that as the days draw nearer and nearer to the date of our Dino's entrance into our world, June 7, we won't have the time and energy to share them all.  So, likes we are gonna have to make some decisions of what to share and what not to share with all youse Dino-holics.

Likes, as you probably are already guessin', today's Dino-devotion is 'bout an upcomin' tribute to our most beloved Dino on this 100 year mark of leavin' his  marvelous mark on this ol' world.  From the blog "Broadway WORLD" comes the wonderful word that a risin' star on the musical scene, Miss Francesca Capetta, whose list of cool credentials are posted below, is hugely homagin' our main man on July 12 at 8 p.m.  And, likes digs this pallies, this Dino-tribute is bein' held in the Big Apple and bein' performed at none other then Carnegie Hall.

We gotta 'fess up that this news made us wanna checks out whether our Dino ever played Carnegie Hall...'cause we couldn't remember, and we found that indeed on January 27, 1961 our Dino 'long with fellow Rat Packers Mr. Frank Sinatra and Mr. Sammy Davis, Jr. where part of a host of entertainers who partook of  a benefit performance in honor of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

So, we find it 'specially thrillin' to know that Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall in particular, will be hostin' this reverent remembrance for our King of cool.  All the details are below, and we are sure that tons of Dino-holics in the NYC area are goin' wanna pilgrimage to iconic palace of grand musical performances to hear our iconic Dino bein' coolly celbrated.  We thanks the pallies at "Broadway WORLD" for gettin' this news out in a timely manner givin' Dino-devotees plenty of time to make plans and provisions,  To checks this out in it's original source, likes clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration this July

by BWW News Desk May. 18, 2017

Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration this July

 Francesca Capetta Sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration this July

This performance celebrates the 100th birthday of Italian-American entertainer Dean Martin. The show, written and performed by Francesca Capetta, features Tony Award-winner Liliane Montevecchi (Broadway: Nine {Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical}, Grand Hotel {Tony Nomination}, Le Plume de Ma Tante. Irma la Douce, Gigi, Hello Dolly!) and cabaret singer Stacy Sullivan (It's a good day-A tribute to Miss Peggy Lee, On the Air, Since you've asked). Music Director: Ian Herman, Violin: Russell Farhang.

Francesca Capetta is a singer and actress who has appeared in major theaters in New York City, Canada, Italy and China. In the USA she has been spotlighted in "Broadway's Rising Stars" at Town Hall, "Francesca Capetta: An Italian In New York" at Feinstein's/54 Below, "Ziegfeled Midnight Frolic" at the Broadway Liberty Theater. This season Francesca Capetta premiered her solo show "Broadway and Jazz" in Italy for the Humanitarian Organization "Amitié Sans Frontières" with the patronage of the Principality of Monaco, Montecarlo, as well as in Hong Kong where she will be performing on June 2017 for the Italian National Day for the Italian Embassy. Francesca is also the recipient of the "Italian-American Award in the Performing Arts" from Mario Fratti. On stage, she recently appeared in the immersive musical "Bloody Beginning" directed by Cynthia Von Buhler. www.francesca-capetta.com

Ticket Information Tickets, priced at $35, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org

Monday, May 22, 2017

.....but the Dean Martin reference made my day.


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Hey pallies, likes today, we are perfectly pleased to share some Dino-devotion passed on to us by our pallie Miss "Mabel  Ƥιηєѕ," who is 18 years old, lives in Singapore, and is a delightful Deanager havin' been turned on to our Dino last Dino-winter season when she found herself fallin' for our Dino croonin' "Let It Snow."  You can read more of her Dino-delight at this recent ilovedinomartin post that accented her devotion to our main man.

Anywho, recently Miss "Mabel" dropped us some more patter sayin'  "I know this is random, but I found a comic fanart of one of my fav cartoon shows featuring lyrics from 'That's Amore'. It features a pairing I don't like, but the Dean Martin reference made my day."  And, likes, of course, we here at ilovedinomartin are deeply delighted to share her Dino-discovery as we always always appreciative of pallies sharin' their Dino-discoveries.

The cool cartoon accentin' our Dino's croon of "That's Amore" come from a young lady tagged Liz whose tumblr site is tagged "something secret steers us."  We shouts out our thanks to our Deanager "Mabel" for sharin' this Dino-devotion and to Miss Liz who originally posted it.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-report.  btw pallies, we couldn't resist givin' all youse Dino-holics a little Dino-bonus...a fav youtube clip of our Dino croonin' "That's Amore" live.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


I’ve wanted to make this joke for so long

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Mimi"




Hey pallies...what's new & excitin'?!
Haha!!
My ol' boss used to asked me that EVERY mornin'.

Used to crack me up 'cause back in those days...there were ALWAYS new & excitin' thins' happenin'!
ALL the time! Hahaha!!!

Oh well, mi amici...it's all part of bein' young & carefree.
Nothin' better than that feelin', pals.

What we ALL need to do...is hold on to that youthful vibe...always!

Oh, it can be done, my friends!

Don't forget...we gots us a card up our sleeves.

DINO!
Yup! Good ol' Dean will keep us young forever!

Maybe not in body...but in mind!

Don't EVER lose that passion for life, pallies!

Believe me...music is the key.
Dean's music.
Let me help youse out a wee bit.

Last week, I told youse I felt a "French Style" bender comin' on.
Well, pals...I was right! Haha!!
Can't gets my fill of this ULTRA cool cool record!

These tunes are SURE to get that youthful PEP back into your STEP!

I'm tellin' youse, mi amici...Dino has the power!

Let today's FUN FUN & SO SO freely silly Serenade be the start of a NEW youth minded life!

"Mimi" is easy on the brain.
It's carefree fun!
The way life should be!
Maybe once was.

Let's get it back, pallies!

Once you feel that zest for life...youse'll NEVER let it go again!

Mind over matter, my friends!
Dino-mind, that is.

Enjoy!

Mimi
You funny little good for nothin' Mimi
Am I the guy...for Mimi
You sunny little honey of a Mimi
I'm aimin' high
Mimi you got me sad and dreamy
You could free me...if you'd see me Mimi
You know I'd like to have a little some of a Mimi by and by
Oh Mimi you got me sad and dreamy
You could free me...if you'd see me Mimi
You know I'd like to have a little some
Of Mimi
By and by
By and by

Saturday, May 20, 2017

But Dean Martin never did anything like that. Dean make a move? Never, ever. He was the most wonderful man.”

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Hey pallies, likes we are always always totally totally touchin'ly thrilled to find 'nother of our most beloved Dino's contemporaries liftin' up his name in the most lovin' of lovin' ways and sharin' their deepest of deep delight in havin' worked professionally with him.  Likes today we proudly presents a potent portion of a recent incredible interview that scriber Mr. Michael Hodges of "RadioTimes" did with awesome actress Miss Goldie Hawn.  The title of said prose is "Goldie Hawn on staying young at heart, sexism in Hollywood and working with Amy Schumer"

The primary reason for the interview was for Miss Hawn to promote her co-starrin' in  Amy Schumer’s new film, "Snatched," which opened on the big screen on May 19.  To read the prose in total and view a promo clip of the new flick, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  What we are sharin' here today are a few paragraphs of Goldie's experiences with "sexism in Hollywood."  And, as she worked with our Dino on his swank show, Miss Hawn's remarkable reflections speak of her awesome appreciation for sharin' the stage with our King of Cool.

As you will read for yourselves below, Miss Hawn has nothin' but perfect praise for our most beloved Dino.... “But Dean Martin never did anything like that. Dean make a move? Never, ever. He was the most wonderful man.”  Truly, truly it warms the depths of our Dino-hearts to know in what high regard Miss Hawn continues to hold our one and only Dino.  Hearin' Goldie's awesome appreciation brings the biggest of big Dino-buddha grins to our faces and makes us love our Dino more then ever!

We thanks the pallies at "RadioTimes" and in particular Mr. Michael Hodges for interviewin' Miss Goldie Hawn and bringin' her remembrances of workin' with Dino to our attention.  We have included a couple of the coolest of cool clips of our Dino and Miss Hawn havin' fun on the Dino-show includin' the most famous of famous skit that accents "Dumb People.  In viewin' these treasured moments from our Dino's show, we can see just how much fun these two had workin' together.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Goldie Hawn on staying young at heart, sexism in Hollywood and working with Amy Schumer

Her nightclub gogo-dancing days are over, but the Oscar-winner and Snatched star hasn’t lost her shine



By Michael Hodges
Friday 19 May 2017

As a beautiful young actress in a business run by men, and cast alongside stars who were much older than her like Matthau or, in one sublime TV song-and-dance routine, Dean Martin, Hawn had to navigate her way through unwanted attention.

“Men are men,” she says. “It’s how we handle it. I wouldn’t want testosterone running through my veins, I really wouldn’t. Women are not built the way men are. Men are designed to spread their seed, that’s how they propagated the world. So forgiveness is important.”

Has Hawn had to forgive much? “When I was very young I had a couple of incidents,” she says. “Men can be kind of crazy and it also has to do with a lot of things about the woman. How does she handle herself? How does she carry herself? How does she deal with these situations? Because they come up all the time for women – whether they are movie stars or not.”

How did you react when it happened to you? “I would look the man in the eye and say, ‘Don’t ever do that again.’ I used my words. But I’m not talking about the really heavyweight stuff. If you start getting groped then absolutely you fight back. You do not allow that to happen.   But Dean Martin never did anything like that. Dean make a move? Never, ever. He was the most wonderful man.”



Friday, May 19, 2017

Mission accomplished stop. Kisses Matt Helm (1968)


Hey pallies, likes welcome back for yet more Dino-as-Matt-Helm action from Mr. Lucius Etruscus' Italiano blog, "IPMP - ITALIAN PULP MOVIE POSTERS - Vintage Italian Posters."  Today we finish our quartet of potent posts accentin' original pulp posters featured in the newspapers of the day
invitin' the masses to view our most beloved Dino as the swingin'est of swingin' spysters...none other then Matt Helm.

Likes bein' our fourth entry, today we share an amazin'  advert from the last of the Helm flicks, "The Wrecking Crew," but promoted on the movie posters as "Mission accomplished stop. Kisses Matt Helm."  This particular graphic is now as clear to view as some of the others, but once 'gain our Dino has his ever present gun ready to save the world.

We have really enjoyed sharin' this quartet of Matt Helm pulp posters with all youse Dino-devotees and relivin' some of the greatest of great days when our Dino walked the earth and pallies thronged to movie palaces to see our Dino in action....both romantic and otherwise!

We sez  our thank youse very much one more time to Mr. Lucius Etruscus for gatherin' up these Helmer adverts for our Dino-delight and to surely bring many more Italianos into a deeper knowin', a deeper lovin', and a deeper honorin' of our one and only Dino.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram.  Stay tuned for a bit more Dino-action from Mr. Etruscus' blog sometime in the future here at our humble little ilovedinomartin conclave.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters






Mission accomplished stop. Kisses Matt Helm (1968)


Matt Helm mission accomplished [04/03/1969]
Mission accomplished stop. Kisses Matt Helm ( The Wrecking Crew , 1968) by Phil Karlson, with Dean Martin and Elke Sommer.
Released in Italy April 3, 1969 / Italian release: April 3rd, 1969.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

L’imboscata (1967)


Hey pallies, likes welcome back for our third installment of international Dino-adulation from the Italiano pulp poster blog, "IPMP - ITALIAN PULP MOVIE POSTERS - Vintage Italian Posters," where Mr. Lucius Etruscus holds forth.  As this is our third visit to Mr. Etruscus' Dino-as-Matt-Helm entries we know the focus is on "The Ambushers." flick numero tres in the quartet of these coolest of cool capers.

Likes, this time 'round Lucius offers us Dino-philes a couple of original newspaper adverts where once 'gain our most beloved Dino as swingin' spyster Matt Helm has his ever present gun in hand.....a change, of course, from havin' his omnipresent  Kent cigarette in hand durin' the Dino-show.  This, as we have often spoken before is our least fav of the Helmers, but it certainly has mucho mucho Dino-viewin' pleasure.

We are really gettin' into these original  big screen pulp posters and we once 'gain thanks Mr. Lucius Etruscus for bringin' 'em our way at his beautiful blog.  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters









L’imboscata (1967)


Matt Helm L'imboscata [1968-04-21]
L’imboscata (The Ambushers, 1967) di Henry Levin, con Dean Martin e Senta Berger.
Uscito in Italia il 23 aprile 1968 / Italian release: April 23, 1968.
Matt Helm L'imboscata [1968-04-23]

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Matt Helm ... does not forgive! (1966)


Hey pallies, likes welcome back to day duo of incredibly intriguin' international  Dino-devotion from the Italiano pulp poster blog " "IPMP - ITALIAN PULP MOVIE POSTERS - Vintage Italian Posters," where Mr. Lucius Etruscus holds forth.  Likes today we share with all youse Dino-holics Etruscus' potent post accentin' Helmer numero dui, "Murders' Row," or as it was released in Italy, "Matt Helm....does not forgive!"

This time 'round we have only one pulp poster for our Dino-viewin- pleasure, but it's that well known, evocative image of our Dino laughin' with delight as he holds a gun in hand....and, of course, there's Miss Ann-Margret provocatively posed, our Dino's love interest in Helmer duo.  We are sure that tons and tons of Italiano pallies were drawn to local movie houses to digs all the pleasures of our Dino as Helm and we are certain that this newspaper advert don't hurt the Dino-cause in any Dino-way.

Likes once 'gain we sez our thanks to Mr. Lucius Etruscus for remarkable return to the Dino-glory of our King of Cool as the cooler big screen swinger spyster ever.  We will return 'gain tomorrow with more Dino-as-Helm action from  "IPMP - ITALIAN PULP MOVIE POSTERS - Vintage Italian Posters."  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



Matt Helm ... does not forgive! (1966)


Matt Helm unforgiving [04/14/1967]
Matt Helm ... does not forgive! Murderers' Row , 1966) by Henry Levin, Dean Martin and Ann-Margret. 
Released in Italy April 14, 1967 / Italian release: April 14, 1967.

Matt Helm… non perdona! (1966)
2 DICEMBRE 2015 / LUCIUS ETRUSCUS
Matt Helm non perdona [1967-04-14]
Matt Helm… non perdona! (Murderers’ Row, 1966) di Henry Levin, con Dean Martin e Ann-Margret.

Uscito in Italia il 14 aprile 1967 / Italian release: April 14, 1967.