Living It Up With Dean
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.
Volume 2 of Kimmy’s Collection: Images of Dean with Other Celebrities
(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) 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.
(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.
(below) On stage for the final show, which is available uncut on DVD under the title Judy, Frank & Dean: Once In A Lifetime
(above) Jammin’ with Bob Hope and Barbra Streisand for a Bob Hope Special first broadcast on Sept. 27, 1963.
(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
(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
(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.
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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