I do not have a specific
question, but I just wanted to let you know how much i loved
your fathers music. Though I am only 21 I have listened to his
music since I was born. My father has a gambling supplies store
in las vegas and he sells a lot of memorobilia, so everytime
he gets a new shipment of anything that has to do with your father
I am the first to go through it and take my pick. I know you
get these letters a lot but, I just wanted to say how much love
Thank you for your time,
Andrea Maria Fabrizio
I receive emails from fans aged 9 to 90 and I appreciate every
them. I'm happy to know that you enjoy Dad's music.
We are planning a cross country trip.
Our first stop will be Steubenville.Can you let us know of all
the Dean Martin places to go? We are
Have a great vacation and I suggest you visit the following internet
Dean Martin Steubenville:
The Steubenville Visitors Bureau
Although the home where Dean was born is no longer standing, several
places that played key roles in his boyhood life can be seen when
you visit Steubenville. Dean grew up in the South-end neighborhood,
and the site of his home (a) is a lot at 319 Sixth Street. This
was also the location of his father's barber shop. Around the corner
is St. Anthony's Church (b), where Dino was baptized. Dean was
educated at Grant School (c) on South Fourth Street. On the North
end of downtown is Wells School (d), formerly Wells High School,
where Dean attended ninth and tenth grade. One block away is Naple's
Spaghetti House (e), one of Dean's favorite places for Italian
food and which hosted Dean's friends and family for a dinner during
his visit to Steubenville in 1950. Steps leading to what was once
the Walkers Café (f) can be seen from Washington Street.
Dean Martin liked to hang out here, and he entertained the patrons
with his singing. The Spot Bar (g) on South Fourth Street is the
last existing bar where Dino went with his pals. He used to play
dice in the back room.
The Mansion Museum
(h) of the Jefferson County Historical Association on Franklin
Avenue displays some Dean Martin items in the Celebrity Room.
In the Wedding Room on the second floor is a wedding dress
that was handmade by Dino's mother.
The building that now
houses Gertrude Lee Candies was once Dean's parents' last
residence (i) before he moved them to Los Angeles.
The Dean Martin Mural
(j), painted by Robert Dever in 1998, celebrates the memory
of this local favorite. Route 7 has been named Dean Martin
Boulevard (k). In the Gazebo Park at Route 7 and North Fourth
Street is a State Historical Marker (l) that was dedicated
by Ohio Governor Bob Taft. The plaque commemorates June 7
- Dean Martin's birthday - as Dean Martin Day, an official
State of Ohio holiday.
I have not read much about your sisters except to hear about Claudia's
passing and was so very sorry at hearing that news. Will you
have stories about Claudia and Gail and also Craig in your
new book? I have preordered the book and I am looking forward
to reading it. I have been a fan of your Dad's since 1952.
Among my fondest memories is
your dad kissing me (1977) at the Saber Room during a performance
with Frank Sinatra. He was such a dear man to appreciate his fans.
SOMEDAY, I will make it to Stuebenville. In the meantime I light
candles for him at Christmas and on his birthday. We, all my family,
adored him and miss him terribly. You are one sweet daughter to
work so hard keeping his memory alive. Bless you.
This is one of the sweetest letters I have received. Thank you
for you kind words.
I am happy to say there are many wonderful stories about
all my brothers and sisters in my new book, "Memories Are Made Of
This." I know you will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing your memories
of Dad and I hope someday you will make it to the Dean Martin Festival.
Thanks for lighting the candles.
I just found your web site I love
your homepage I've been big fan of your fathers for over 30 Years.
I have some of his records. I just loved watching his TV shows
when they were On TV. I also have your brother Ricci's book also.
Great reading! I can't wait to get yours! Good Luck with the
book and the web site!
Thanks for your email. I'm
glad you like my website and thanks for being a fan of Dad.
I know you will enjoy my book, 'Memories Are Made Of This'.
Deana---I have always been a big fan
of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. I always enjoyed watching your
dad`s TV show. The episode in which the Martin family and the
Sinatra family are on---could you tell me how I can get a copy
of that tape?
That was the Christmas show
and I had a lot of fun singing with Dad, Uncle Frank and Tina.
I am happy to say that we are working on releasing it in the
near future. Keep an eye on my web site and I will post a notice
when it is going to be available.
How are you? I just wanted to let you know that I am a really big
fan of your father's ever since I was a little boy of 5 or
6 years old. As I was growing up I watched your father's show
with my parents. They never missed a single week. When we would
go somewhere in the car my parents played your fathers music
on 8 track tapes. and at home we played your dad's records.
I personally own 4 of your Fathers' CD's my favorite is the
latest one I got it's Dino the Essential Dean Martin. It has
many wonderful songs many I haven't heard in years. I have
to tell you I loved the story you wrote in the liner notes
about attending your father's recording session. What a thrill
that must have been. Thank You for sharing that story with
us, your fathers fans.
Sincerely Steve Tamplin Ivins, UTAH
I am glad you are enjoying
Dad's newest release, 'Dino the Essential Dean Martin'. I love
it too. I'm happy to hear you liked my liner notes and I enjoyed
telling the story. Wait until you read my book 'Memories Are
Made Of This'. Sorry to say that I don't know where to get
a copy of the video you requested.
No question...just a note. I want to tell you how much I appreciate
your work in preserving your father's legacy. As a fan of your
dad, FS, Sammy, Tony Bennett, etc...the music has been part
of my life as long as I can remember. I have in the last 10
years learned more about your father and his music and his
humor. To me the funniest human being I have ever heard. I
cherish every chance I can listen to him or all of them together.
I have been in Iraq for the
past 7 months, and working in the Green Zone for 2 weeks now
(on loan). I have found a fellow northerner from NJ who is
a fan as well...so we have spent the last 2 weeks every day
That a Kick in the Head"...just wanted to let you know your
dad is here and he's keeping me and the rest of us company.
Buffalo, NY...and Baghdad, Iraq
Thank you for your sweet letter.
I am glad to hear that Dad is a comfort to your pallies. Keep
up the great work and know that I am supporting you 100%. Keep
singing and God bless.
Which was your dad's favorite movie role? Which was his least favorite?
This is a very difficult question
to answer as there are so many that I truly love. I can say
that two of my favorite roles were when Dad played, Dude in
'Rio Bravo' and Michael Whiteacre in 'The Young Lions'.
I've read an uncorrected proof of
I have been a fan since age 4 (i'm
43 almost). I have loved your dad forever.
I've read every book ever.
This is the best book I have ever
read. You really not only knew him, you KNEW him. It is a privilege
to read this. Thank you SO much for writing this!!...
Thank you for your kind words.
I have worked diligently for the last three years writing "Memories
Are Made Of This' and I am very proud of the final product.
I have made quite a number of changes since the uncorrected
proof and I know you will be happy with final version. Also,
on November 9th, when the book is released, you will be happy
to know that I am including 16 pages of my personal photographs
in the book
Hello, My Mom and I are huge fans of Dean Martin. We were wondering where we
could find some of Dean's movies and some tapings of his variety show. I am only
18, but I am already a huge Dino fan.
Any help you could give would be greatly
Thank You and God Bless,
I am glad to hear that you
and your mom are Dean Martin fans. My father's movies are available
where ever DVD's and VHS movies are sold. It's very easy to
find them for sale online. You could check The Dean Martin
Fan Center: http://www.deanmartinfancenter.com.
My question is this, I know your father had a younger brother.
What ever became of him? I can find no information on him or
his children. Are you still in contact with your cousins? Hope
to hear from you. Thanks.
My Father had an older brother
named Guglielmo (William) Crocetti, known to us as Uncle Bill.
He passed away a number of years ago and I am in touch with
his son Guy.
Hello Deana !!!
Thank you so deeply for this chance to ask you about your family.
You see, I just turned 36 and began listening to your father's
music last summer.
I haven't even seen any movies yet but plan to.
My beloved Aunt was a bobbysoxer (is that the right word) back
in the 50's and 60's and still listens to Dean and Frank...
The other week I had the radio on
my favorite jazz station and heard a new version of Dean's song "Sway".
I think the DJ said the singer's name was Micheal (forget the
I was wondering how you feel about other singers covering your
Thank you again for doing this website.
I have so much yet to learn.
Sharon E. Snyder
By the way, I only live a few hours
west of Steubenville. I am planning a pilgrimage there, hopefully
next year. When is the festival set for 2005?
Blessings to you and yours, Deana.
You're in for a treat when
you watch Dad's movies. He's terrific. As for new singers covering
Dad's songs, they have been doing it for years and it's a pleasure.
Hope to see you at the festival in 2005. You'll have a lot
It's Sue for NY. I just met Ernie Barry, does a stand-up Dean Martin.
He said he is good friends with you and John. It was great
talking with him tonight. We had alot of fun singing with him.
He mentioned the San Gennaro feast coming up. Please keep me
posted about it. Will try to go. Also how did your eye surgery
My son CARMINE is still in Iraq.Ii do hear from him every so often.
It was great seeing you and John again this past June. Please let
me know when you come to NY. I would love for you to come visit
Roy and I. Stay well. Hello to John and family.
K eep in touch.
It's great to hear from you.
Please send my love to Carmine and we are all praying for his
safe return. I'm happy to hear that you've met Ernie. He is
very talented and a lot of fun. Yes, I will be involved with
the San Gennaro Feast in Los Angeles again this year, and the
surgery on my left eye went perfectly. Thanks for asking. All
the best to you and Roy, and John says hi.
Your dad had a very cool easy style
on the stage and was very funny. Did he act the same way at home?
Absolutely, he was just as
funny at home as when you watched him perform.
I am forty seven years old, I used
to watch your dad on tv with my dad in the sixtys, As I grew
older I was a big fan of the Beatles and still am, But as I remember
my youth, I truly am a big fan of your father, I just wanted
to let you know that and also I pray that his memory will be
My Question is this, Is there gonna be a DVD Collection of him
singing his best songs.
We are not working on anything
at the moment, but it's a wonderful idea. I'll work on it.
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