Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sammy Davis Jr. Performs On The Chabad Telethon 1986

I watch the Chabad Telethon every year. It's to raise funds for a great cause. The Chabad Houses around the globe have been a real blessing in the lives of so many. They aid countless people in need, both Jews and Gentiles, through a variety of programs. Each year's telethon features wonderful stars performing on the show. This clip comes from 1986. It's Sammy Davis Jr., who was a convert to Judaism, performing The Candy Man.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Rat Pack In Sergeants 3

Here's Dino, Peter, Frank & Sammy hanging out on the set of the Rat Pack western comedy Sergeants 3 in 1962.


Monday, December 29, 2008

Remembering Dean Martin

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas. I had a wonderful time spending the holiday with my family and friends. It is always a bittersweet day for me, however, since it was on Christmas Day in 1995 that Dean Martin passed away. I make sure to take time out each Christmas to honor the memory of the King of Cool. It's hard to believe it's been thirteen years since Dean Martin died. The world has been a less cool place ever since then. Dino does still live on though in the hearts of all his fans. We cherish so much about him and what he brings to each of us. I raise a toast to Dean Martin. Cheers!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas From The Dino Lounge!

I hope you've enjoyed all my Christmas posts here at the blog. I've had a lot of fun sharing these album covers and videos with you. This is my last post until next Monday, which is December 29th. I'm going to take this holiday break from the blog to spend time with my family and friends. I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas however you choose to celebrate it. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I really feel full of life and joy during this season. I want to wish you all a safe and fun holiday. I love and care for you. Thank you for being my friend and a supporter of my blog. I really appreciate it so much. Merry Christmas to you all!!!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dean Martin - White Christmas

Here's a clip of Dean Martin from his Christmas in California special singing White Christmas. I think he does a really good job with this song. I also love his outfit and this set for this performance. Dino is definitely the man at the holidays and all year round.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Favorite Album Covers: Dean Martin - A Winter Romance


I really love the cover for A Winter Romance by Dean Martin. It's a beautiful picture of Dino and his girl (she looks so happy being with him) outside of the ski lodge on their winter holiday. We can see that the cad Dino is checking out another girl. She's got quite the smile on her face. I bet Dino's going to get double the action on this ski trip. Besides just having a nice cover, this album is also quite good. While the album does have Christmas songs on it, some of the songs are more winter related. I have this album in my collection. I love listening to it at this time of year.

P.S. Check out my latest post at Celluloid Slammer. I posted a video of Elvis Presley singing Blue Christmas. That is one of my all-time favorite Christmas tunes. I hope you'll check it out and leave me some comments there. Thanks.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas With Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby


I looked around before I was really able to find a clip of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby together. I finally came across this one. It's about ten minutes long. I hope you will watch it. It features a medley of Christmas songs.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Rat Pack Christmas Album Covers

Here are some of the Christmas albums from the Rat Pack. So which one do you like the best?



The Rat Pack Christmas Album


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dean Martin On Bob Hope Christmas Special 1975

Here is a great clip of Dean Martin on Bob Hope's Christmas Special in 1975. It's a short, but really hilarious clip. I love Dino's outfit here. Enjoy the clip.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Frank Sinatra Christmas Album Covers

Here are a few covers of Christmas albums by Frank Sinatra. I hope you like these.






P.S. I hope you'll check out my latest post at Celluloid Slammer. It's Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Little Drummer Boy. That's one of my favorite Christmas videos of all time. Please stop by to watch the video and leave me some comments there. Thanks. Cheers!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dean Martin 's Marshmallow World - Frank's There Too!

I really love hearing Dean Martin sing Marshmallow World. That's one of my favorite holiday songs. Here are two clips of Dino singing this song. The first one is Dean Martin on a Bob Hope Christmas special. I would definitely love to have a place like that decorated up for the holiday season. The other one is from The Dean Martin Variety Show. It's a duet between Dino and Frank Sinatra. I dig both versions of this song. I hope you enjoy them too.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Dean Martin - Christmas 1967 Issue Of Look Magazine

I've never come across this issue, but this is the December 26, 1967 issue of Look magazine. It's the Christmas issue for the year. It features Dean Martin on the cover. It says he talks about the Mafia, women, his drinking, Sinatra & Bobby Kennedy. I'm sure it was a really cool article. I love the pictures of Dino up here. Cheers!


P.S. Happy Birthday to Frank Sinatra! I definitely had to make sure I mentioned that. I poured myself a drink and listened to some Frankie tunes. There's nobody quite like the Chairman of the Board. He's a true legend that I love and admire greatly. I'm sure he's celebrating his birthday with his pallies at that big casino in the sky. Cheers!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Golddiggers - We Need A Little Christmas


Even Dean Martin's Golddiggers recorded some Christmas music. I really love this picture, plus that's such a cool set. I would love to have spent the holiday with those hot babes. It would definitely be a Christmas that I would never forget. :-)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sammy Davis Jr. Does Christmas Advertising For Alka Seltzer

A recent post from my pallie Gilligan at his super cool blog Retrospace turned me on to this. I had no clue that Sammy Davis Jr. ever did any sort of advertising for Alka Seltzer. It shows that there is plenty about the Rat Pack that I don't know about. That particular post inspired me to do a post here on my blog. Here are three Christmas ads, plus a commercial for Alka Seltzer featuring Sammy as Santa. I hope you like them.




Gil's post was inspired by a post at A Christmas Yuleblog. It's such a cool holiday blog. It definitely helps put me in the Christmas spirit. I hope you'll check out both these blogs. They've got some stuff I didn't post. Enjoy!

P.S. For all those pallies looking for holiday gifts related to Dean Martin and the Rat Pack, check out the widget I set up on the top right side of my page. I've put some items in there that I really love and highly recommend. If you purchase from Amazon itself, I get a cut of it. Thanks. Cheers!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Nancy & Frank Sinatra At The Holidays

This wonderful holiday picture of Nancy and Frank Sinatra was sent to me by my pallie Mel (otherwise known as Sinatragirl). I hope you like it. I know I really do.


P.S. I accidentally deleted my blog links yesterday. I've gone back and put back in all the ones I think were previously in there. If I by chance missed your blog, please let me know and I will add you again. I'll go ahead and apologize. Thanks.

Dean Martin, Frosty The Snowman & Bing Crosby - Santa's Good Time Band

I don't really know what to write about this video clip. You've just got to watch it. I hope you enjoy it. I thought it was really awesome.

P.S. I wanted to remind my pallies here to check out the Dean Martin Christmas video I posted at Celluloid Slammer. I hope you'll check it out and leave me some comments there. Thanks. Cheers!

Monday, December 8, 2008

My Favorite Album Covers: Dean Martin - Christmas With Dino

I plan to mostly post Christmas items related to the Rat Pack until my last post on Wednesday, December 24th. I'm taking a holiday break after that Christmas Eve post until the following Monday, which will be December 29th. I hope you will enjoy all these Christmas posts that I am going to do. Maybe they will help put you in the holiday spirit.

I thought that I would start with some of my favorite album covers. These are the covers for the two different editions of Christmas With Dino. The first album basically collects holiday tunes from several of Dean Martin's other Christmas albums. The second one features remastered versions of his Christmas songs, plus a virtual duet (Baby, It's Cold Outside)between Dino and Martina McBride. I actually have both of these albums. I love them both. They should both be among the albums any Dean Martin fan has, plus they are great Christmas albums to listen to during the holiday season.



P.S. Please check out my latest post at Celluloid Slammer. It's a video from the Dean Martin Christmas Special in 1977. I hope you enjoy it.

P.S.S. Today is Sammy Davis Jr.'s birthday. Happy Birthday to Sam. I raise a toast to him. I'm sure he's having a party up there at that big casino in the sky. Cheers!

Friday, December 5, 2008

My Favorite Album Covers: Sammy Davis Jr. - Something For Everyone

This is definitely one of my favorite album covers from Sammy Davis Jr. He looks like a pimp daddy or something. This is one groovy album. Something For Everyone was released by Motown. Many artists of the lounge era were trying to make a transition to this new era. Some had better results than others. Sammy changed his fashion and musical styles during the 1970's. I'm actually a big fan of a lot of what he did during the 70's.


I've also included a clip that features several of the cool tunes from this album. It's about ten minutes long, but I really do hope you'll give it a listen. Sammy does a really hip version of My Way. I'm sure you've never heard this song quite the same way before. I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me! Frank & Nancy Sinatra Appear At The Dino Lounge Today!

Happy Birthday to me! I turned 38 today. Just two more years and I'll hit the big 4-0. Frank and Nancy Sinatra stopped by today to sing me a very special rendition of Happy Birthday. It brought a big smile to my face. Cheers!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sammy Davis Jr. & Richard Nixon

Sammy Davis Jr. had always voted Democratic until he felt snubbed by JFK. His recent interracial marriage (he married May Britt on November 13, 1960) was quite controversial, so he was taken off the bill for an inauguration party thrown for Kennedy. Sammy did not forget this at all. He went on to become a big supporter of Republican Richard Nixon, even hugging President Nixon on television. Sammy even spent the night in the Queen's Bedroom of the White House. The picture I've posted here is from a meeting between Sammy and Nixon on March 4, 1973. The relationship between these two caused a huge uproar in the entertainment industry and the black community. It didn't really matter to Sammy though.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Rat Pack Art

This cool artwork of the Rat Pack was sent to me by my pallie Mia.


I think that is so fantastic looking. I really do dig it. It's awesome that Dean Martin is the center of attention in this picture as he should be. While Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. are two cool cats, Dino is the undisputed King of Cool. Cheers!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dean Martin In Ocean's Eleven

These two pictures of Dean Martin come courtesy of my pallie Steve.



Aren't these both from Ocean's Eleven? I think so unless I'm mistaken. Cheers!

P.S. Check out my latest post at Celluloid Slammer. It actually features one of Dino's beautiful co-stars. I posted the trailer for One Million Years B.C. It doesn't get much sexier than Raquel Welch as a cave girl. Wow!