Monday, June 21, 2010

Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Are Comedy Gold

I thought it was time for another vintage post. Here are some photos of one of the greatest comedy duos of all time, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The team of Martin and Lewis had the Midas touch for a decade. They captured the public's attention on the radio, in nightclubs, on television, in movies, in comics & so much more. They went their separate ways after ten years of creating magic together. They did each go on to very successful careers as solo entertainers. I hope you like these photos. So who's your favorite comedy team of the past? Let me know what you think.

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This photo is with Cary Grant.

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This photo is with Frank Sinatra.

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31 comments:

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

The Legends are back! This place wouldn't be the same without the occasional Dean and Jerry pics! I can practically smell the smoke and booze in those nightclubs.

Leah said...

I missed the legends... glad to see that they're back in your blog. xoxo

Laura Tenshi said...

Hello,I hope you are having a great Monday. About World Cup I am enjoying it so far. Too bad about South Korea though, 4-1 with Argentina.I am sure they will do better against Nigeria. Great post, it's always nice to remember the classics. My favorite comedian couple would have to be Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, I remember growing up watching their shows.
Have a great week

Zuzana said...

I love when you post vintage photos of the most incredible gentlemen that ever lived, I love them both.;)) They just do not make men like these anymore.;))
xoxo

Stéphanie said...

I adore Dean Martin !!!
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sweetpralinemadness said...

Jerry is great. However, I love the picture of Carry Grant. Fabulous post! I returned from my trip to New Orleans and finally sat down to catch up on my e-mails and blogging. I've missed some good ones while I was gone. I like the one of Kobe. Hope things are well with you and you're enjoying your summer.

Couture Carrie said...

Love your vintage posts, K!

That pic with Cary Grant is fabulous!

xoxox,
CC

Stefanie Valentine said...

Oh yes, these two are wonderful together!
I think that Laurel and Hardy are my favourite comedy duo. Or Lucy and Ethel.

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

i adore dean...nice pictures...gorgeous post

FashionJazz said...

Welcome back!! Love the vintage pics! xx

Savvy Gal said...

i used to watch their movies. : )

Erika said...

I can't say that I have a favorite comedy team myself; though I'm loving these pictures!! :)

ellie said...

so sweet. I always remember when I was really little and I'd see an old movie with Jerry, and think..I want somebody to make me laugh like that some day. Of course, it didn't always work out to be the best boyfriends in the world. They said I could never take them seriously.

Thanks so much for the note. Great post!

Midtown Girl said...

So classic - love your vintage pics!!

Scott (gotankgo) said...

great photos - always dig the black and white vintage shots

Catie said...

i used to think Abbott and Costello was the best but then i found Dean and Jerry...one thing A&C really werent funny in but M&L were absolutly great in was t.v. plus Martin and Lewis had the greatest straight man of all time :)

clarabelleblog.com said...

These photos are epic! Such great finds!

lorenabr said...

Love all the movies they d 2geder.

Josie said...

I've always thought that Danny Kaye and Bill Crosby played off of each other beautifully in "White Christmas" -- it's a favorite of mine!
xo Josie
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Charleston said...

i always have time for a vintage feeling x

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Terence Sambo said...

Impeccable tailoring...

Niki B. said...

whaaaaat? you're blogging again! welcome back, although i fear that is much belated..

xx Niki
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Marian said...

they did make a great team, they look immaculate in these images
xoxo
marian.

Fabíola Beltrão said...

they are really great


xoxo

Clarity said...

I adore your classic posts, film to fashion, more please.

Dino was my favourite of the rpack lot. As for comedy team, not sure I have a favourite - my comedy favourites go as far back as Harold LLoyd - way before my time... sowhat :)

P.S. Glad we are both "back" although I wish I was as prolific sometimes.

knk said...

after such a long time back i see their pics nice post

coolboy said...

lovely old pics

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh this is great! they look so classy. :)

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Bob G. said...

Keith:
Good to see Dean and Jerry back!

As to favorite duos?
That's a real had question...
-Laurel and Hardy (early on).
-Abbott & Costello.
-Burns & Allen
-Gleason & Carney (although not "formerly" a DUO.
-Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye
-Hope & Crosby
-Rowan & Martin (the late 60s)
Not many people think of them as a "duo", but Harvey Korman & Tim Conway were fantastic together.

Loads of funny in that group.

simplychic said...

love these vintage photos. men were so debonair back then!

Kinezoe said...

I love all these photos, Keith. They were great, really great. Marx Brothers were great too, probably the best ones.

Have a good week, my friend ;)