Friday, April 17, 2009

Dean Martin The Family Man

Here are some pictures of Dean Martin with his family that come courtesy of my friend The One & Only International Bond Girl. Dino had four children (Craig, Claudia, Barbara & Deana) with his first wife Elizabeth Anne. He had three children (Dean Paul, Ricci & Gina) with his second wife Jeanne. He would later go on to adopt the daughter (Sasha) of his third wife Catherine. I thought these were some really cool pictures. It's great to see Dino as a family man. Family is very important. I do wonder what kind of dad he was. I've read his son Ricci's book, but never his daughter Deana's. I know they each paint a different picture of what life was like in the Martin home.

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38 comments:

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I love all of these pictures. The first one is my favorite. It reminds me of being with my dad.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. I'm glad you liked these pics. I thought it was cool to see Dino with his kids.

joe said...

Cool pics, Keith! Too bad the end of his life wasn't as happy as the early days.

Lolita said...

They're astonishing! Wonderful! Glorious! I run out of adjectives...

jbfunky said...

Great pictures Keith! Dino had a wunnerful, wunnerful family

Cocktails said...

Even his house was cool!!

Have a good weekend Keith.

Keith said...

Hey Joe. Thanks for the comments. I know what you mean. It was sad how things turned out in the end.

Keith said...

Thanks Lolita. I'm so glad you liked them. I thought they were great.

Keith said...

Thanks jbfunky. I'm glad you enjoyed these. They are awesome.

Keith said...

Thanks Cocktails. I thought it was cool too. Take care.

Rev. Fred Phantom said...

Dino is proof you can be a dad and still be cool.

Keith said...

Hey Rev. I totally agree with you. He would be a cool dad.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, oh to be able to call Dino daddy-o....some wonderful pixs of our wonderful man with his boy and girl pallies....thanks for sharin' such terrific Dinotreasure....

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Great pix, cool dad for sure! Have a great weekend!

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks for the comments. Yeah, I would love to have called Dino daddy-o. Glad you enjoyed the pics. I thought they were really cool. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Jim. I'm really glad you enjoyed the pics. Have a great weekend. Cheers!

Tikimama said...

I don't know all that much about Dino's life, and had no idea he had so many children! He is a cool-lookin' dad.

Keith said...

Hey there. I don't know as much about his life as I would like. I'm trying to learn more. I've read two of the books about him. He did seem like he would be a cool dad.

La Couturier said...

The pictures are great!

Bisous,
La C.

Keith said...

Thanks La C. Glad you liked them.

dapper kid said...

These are so adorable :) It's wonderful to see how fatherly he was, if that makes sense lol.

Keith said...

Hey Dapper Kid. Good to hear from you. I hope you are doing better. I'm glad you enjoyed these pics. Cheers!

Allison said...

Keith, I love these pictures! It really is fun to see the interaction between Dino and his family :)
Hope your weekend was wonderful!

Keith said...

Hey Allison. Thanks. Glad you liked those pics. I thought it was neat to see Dino with his family. I had a great weekend. I hope you did too. Cheers!

Erma said...

These were great pics! Thanks Keith!

Keith said...

Thanks Erma for your comments.

Hester said...

Keith. I should show you a picture of my dad he looks very alike the beloved Dino. Haha funny story actually he's the one that got me interested in Dino. He kept singing Volare and Thats Amore when I was a kid, now Im singing Everybody Loves Somebody in A Cappella, and Aint that a Kick in the head to my gf.

Him and James Dean. Those two men have down as much for me as my parents and friends have.

you have an amazing blog

keep it up

10/6

Keith said...

Hello Hester. Thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoy my blog. Stop in anytime. I love hearing from people. I appreciate your comments. I was introduced to Dino by my grandmother. I'm so glad. I got to listen to so many of his records as a kid. Have a great weekend. Cheers!

The Dark Bohemiian said...

I love black and white vintage photos and this lil girl with the big shoes is so cute .....^^

thank you for your comment , its just so kind ..

Keith said...

Thanks for the comments. I'm glad you liked these. I thought they were pretty cool. You are very welcome about the comments on your blog. I really like it. Cheers!

CarolMR said...

Deana Martin was on THE O'REILLY FACTOR last week talking about her book on family life in the Martin household. She said that her dad never had more than one drink a day.

Keith said...

Hey Carol. Thanks for the comments. Nice hearing from you. Yeah, I saw Deana up there. It was great seeing her talk about her dad.

DINO-GAL said...

I HAVE ABOUT HALF OF THESE PALLIE, BUT THE ONES I HAVEN'T SEEN ARE SUCH A SWEET DINO SURPRISE. LOVE 'EM!

Keith said...

Hey pallie Terri. I'm glad you could see all of these. I thought they were awesome. It's cool to see Dino with his family.

Tonygirl said...

Dino was a great father after he married Jeannie, with his first wife things were a little more difficult. He loved his family and was so devastated when his son died.

Keith said...

Hey Mel. Thanks for the comments. You are so right. I do think it would have been cool to grow up in his family.

David said...

Really these are cool pics. How sweet Dino's children !!!

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Keith said...

Thanks David. Glad you liked these photos.