Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shirley MacLaine Had A Crush On Dean Martin

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I wonder what Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine are looking at. I also wonder if Dino told Shirley a joke to crack her up. She definitely has a case of the giggles.

I really love this picture. We know that these two were great friends. They played in quite a few films together, including Artist and Models, Some Came Running, Ocean's 11, and Cannonball Run II.

Shirley had a huge crush on Dino. Here are a few excerpts about her feelings for him.

From Contact Music:
Veteran actress SHIRLEY MACLAINE had a secret crush on DEAN MARTIN back in the 1940s, while the Hollywood legend was still married. The 73-year-old actress, who went on to wed businessman Steve Parker, was coy about defining her relationship with the Rat Pack star at the time, because he was married to Elizabeth MCDonald, the mother of his four children. But MacLaine - who divorced Parker in 1982 - now admits she was beguiled by him. She says, "It was a crush for about six weeks. He was so funny. We had the same agent and we would all have dinner together. He would try out his material on me because I'm a great laugher. And I would try out material on him, and Mort, the agent, would be the referee. "He was an interesting man, Dean. Totally uneducated. And then he self educated..."
From the Belfast Telegraph:
I had kind of a crush on Dean, but Jeanne (his then wife) was always around. Dean was the funny one.


7 comments:

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, dude likes don't forget the stellar Dinopix "What A Way To Go" that features Miss Shirley....ands the story 'bout the time that Miss Shirl went to our Dino's pad to try and take him away from the Jeanne...if my Dinomemory is correct this Dinostory is told in Nick Tosches stellar Dinobio....

Jeremy Richey said...

Great pic Keith...also I tagged you at Moon in the Gutter for a fun Meme...I hope you will create a Rat Pack film festival for us...

The King Of Cool said...

DMP: Oh yeah. She was in that flick as well. I do remember that story about how she went to Dino's pad to try to take him away from Jeanne. She changed her mind once she saw him with his family.I think it was in Tosches' Diobio.

Jeremy: Glad you liked it. Okay, cool. I'll check out that meme. Thanks.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I certainly can't blame her. Look at him. He's so handsome. I've got a crush on him myself.

The King Of Cool said...

NSF: Like they say, the ladies loved Dino and Dino loved the ladies. It's no surprise that Shirley would be crushin' on Dino.

sushay said...

It is a great picture. Of course she had a crush on Dino! Who wouldn't?

The King Of Cool said...

Hey Sue. Like they always said, Dino loved the ladies and the ladies loved Dino.