Living It Up With Dean

September 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

From Graham’s Gallery

THINKIN’ ‘BOUT THINGS: Whether consciously or not, Dean (above) affects a pensive pose reminiscent of Rodin’s famous statue, The Thinker (below)
I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA: Sonny Boy plants a peck on the cheek of the woman who brought him into the world, Angela Barra Crocetti.
DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE: Dean and wife Jeanne attend a showing of the 1967 musical film Doctor Dolittle, for which a longtime staple of the choir on Dean’s TV series, Diana Lee, dubbed all of the singing parts in lieu of Rex Harrison’s female co-star in the picture, Samantha Eggar.

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(above) Flanking Marilyn Monroe, with whom Dean was slated to co-star in the 1962 motion picture Something’s Got To Give. Having missed a number of days of production on the film, Monroe was fired by 20th Century Fox, which sought to bring in Lee Remick as her replacement, but Dean refused to continue without his original co-star. Eventually, Marilyn was rehired, but died before the movie could be completed. With only about a half-hour of footage in the can, the picture was ultimately shelved.
(above) With Susan Hayward on the set of the 1961 drama that blended politics and romance, Ada
(above) With the original Maverick himself, James Garner
(above) Embracing fellow singer Keely Smith
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(above) At a 1964 L.A. Dodgers game with Nat King Cole (center) and TV’s Ben Casey, Vince Edwards (right)
(below) In more formal garb, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Nat King Cole, several of whose signature hits Dean covered on his TV series.deannatcoleyoung
(above) Back at the ballpark several years later — 1975, to be exact — this time with All In The Family‘s Sally Struthers and Carroll O’Connor.
(above) Rehearsing with Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra for Judy’s acclaimed 1962 CBS special
(below) On stage for the final show, which is available uncut on DVD under the title Judy, Frank & Dean: Once In A Lifetime
(above and below) In rehearsal with Louis Armstrong for two different episodes of Dean’s series0deanandlouiearmstrong
(above) Jammin’ with Bob Hope and Barbra Streisand for a Bob Hope Special first broadcast on Sept. 27, 1963.
(above) Hobnobbing with “The First Lady of American Theater”, Miss Helen Hayes
(above) Taking aim with Ursula Andress in the 1963 Western 4 For Texas.
(above) Nuzzling up to a favorite guest on his show, the legendary Peggy Lee
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(above) Listening intently to co-star Stella Stevens on the set of 1966’s The Silencers, the first of four big-screen spy spoofs in which Dean essayed the role of gun-and-girl-toting secret agent Matt Helm
(below) Silence appears to be golden in this intimate scene with StellaSilencersedwithstellab
(above) Gently stroking Sharon Tate’s hair on the set of The Wrecking Crew, the last of the Matt Helm features, which Dean elected to stop making following Sharon’s tragic death
(above) Lucy dates a man whom she thinks is Dean’s stunt double, only to discover that he’s the real McCoy, on this 1966 episode of The Lucy Show
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(above) Cutting the cake with Shirley MacLaine, with whom Dean co-starred in several films, and Elvis Presley, whose vocal style is often cited as having been strongly influenced by Dean’s.
Raquel Welch & Dean Martin in BANDOLERO! (1968)
(above) Taking it easy with co-star Raquel Welch during the filming of 1968 oater Bandolero

Note: The last two photos are drawn from an impressive portfolio of Dean Martin shots, some of them very rare, that can be found on a website called Scott Marks’ Emulsion Compulsion. Dinophiles who’d like to view the complete set of these photos can do so by clicking here.

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