Friday, July 18, 2008

Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Make Comedy History 62 Years Ago

Looking at Google Alerts, I came across this from the AP on the website of the Star Tribune:

Entertainment highlights during the week of July 20-26:

1946: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis began their partnership as a nightclub
song and comedy act with a performance in Atlantic City, N.J. They split up in

I had almost forgotten about this. I can't believe I let it slip my mind. I will definitely have to watch a couple of their great comedy classics this week in celebration. The Martin-Lewis comedies were actually my first introduction to Dean Martin as an actor. They will always hold a special place in my heart. These guys were magical together. They had such great chemistry. Dino and Jerry ruled the box office for pretty much an entire decade. They were all over the place, whether it was on the big or small screens, on the radio, or at the nightclubs.


Dean Martin Fan Center has a really great article on the history of the Martin and Lewis partnership. The guys are definitely true comedy legends. Are any of you fans of their movies together? If so, which are your favorites? Let me know what you think.


Planet Mondo said...

Will you be featuring anything from Frank's 'Cycles' album - it's one of my faves along with 'Live At The Sands'

The King Of Cool said...

Hey there. I'm sure I will. I've got a lot of ideas of things I want to do with this blog. I definitely want to cover all the guys in the Rat Pack.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, dude likes you know, I have been very Dinopassionate 'bout the Dino and the Jer flicks...with my fav of favs bein' the almost perfect "Artists and Models." See that you plann to watch some Dino and the jer...likes have you gotten either Vol 1 or 2 or both of the Dino and the kid collections on DVD? Inquirin' Dinominds wanna know!!!

dino martin peters said...

btw pallie Keith, dude like which of the Dino and the jer flicks turns you on the Dinomost?

Jeremy Richey said...

CYCLES is one of my favs as well...really inderrrated album.

The King Of Cool said...

DMP: Pallie, I don't have either of those volumes. I really need to. Right now it's a matter of bread. I'm still in the hole. Less hours, less pay. I would say that "Artists and Models" is my favorite as well. There are so many other good ones. I think I saw most of them back in the day.

Jeremy: It is a really good album of Frank's. I do want to actually do some album reviews of all the Rat Packers. I also might post some album covers at times even if I don't have a review ready for that particular album.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Keith...thta cover to CYCLES is killer. One of my favorites of all time.