I am a collector of your dad’s records and movie posters from Apollo, Diamond,
Capitol, Reprise, to WB. Posters from “My Friend Irma” to “Cannonball
Run 2”, but there is one question following me over the years. Is it a
fact or rumor that your dad recorded live from Olympia in Paris back in the 50’s?
Could it be then he was over here for "The Young Lions”?
Best regards from Sweden
I have never heard of my father recording in Paris.
We love the Music Of Your Life show here in Amarillo. I
love your album; my daughter-in law purchased it for me in Springfield.
Thanks for autographing it for me. Loved your dad.
It’s a pleasure to write to you, and to have the opportunity
to express to you how very much I had always truly loved and admired
your dad. These are words spoken from a 51-year-old man with a
wonderful wife and 2 simply terrific sons. Shows just how much
your fathers impact had on so many people. His influence transcends
generations of time...what a wonderful tribute to the man he will
always be remembered as. Thank you for this forum, so that I may
have the chance to express how much we all loved and miss him.
With so many thanks to you and your wonderful family, we wish you
a most joyous of holidays, and may you have happiness and peace
in your lives.
God bless our soldiers.
I agree, God bless our troops.
I need to find the site where I first found your site. It is in
Italy I think it was DeanMartinit.com it played video's of your
dad and the Rat Pack also links to many other sites like yours.
I’ve been listening to you for about 2 months, and it is
so nice to hear your voice when I turn on the radio. I’m
in Charleston, SC listening to WLTQ 730 AM. You have such a beautiful
voice, I can just imagine what your CD sounds like. Some day soon
I will purchase your CD. Most of the music you play is just before
my time but always loved it. Especially music from the war years.
Do you have any recordings of Dean from some of his movies with
Jerry Lewis? Also, if you could play more of Dean and The Mills
Brothers. I would appreciate it very much. Thank you for "the
memories" and have a great day.
I was and continue to be a huge fan of your dad .I also grew up
in an Italian neighborhood. I remember the heated debates we had
about your dad and Frank Sinatra and who had the better voice...
of course I always voted for Dean.lol. Every year around the holidays
I get nostalgic like many others do and I can’t help think
of a time gone by and how much joy your dad brought into our home.
I have two older sisters who just adored your dad and my little
Italian mother loved his Thursday evening show. I now have teenagers
of my own and they also love to watch the old movies. I hope to
read your book soon and Jerry’s new book also...sorry for
the long rant. I’ll finish in saying that this web site and
many others that honor your dads memory give us fans a warm connection
to your dad.
Peace and love to you and your family.
This is not a question I am 54 yrs. Old and have loved your dad
from when I was about 10. I used to fight with my parents to stay
up to watch the Dean Martin Variety Show. He had such charisma
and charm and the most beautiful. Frank was good but no one compared
to your dad how I cried when he passed and now as Christmas comes
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Your dad was a great man.
We are very excited to see you have a new show, "Deana sings
Dino", and would like to know where you will be appearing?
Derek and Dawne
Hi Derek and Dawne,
It’s nice to hear from you. All of my concert dates
are posted on my website www.DeanaMartin.com under “Tours
Needless to say I am an admirer of your father and his music.
We are so fortunate to be able to listen to his music as if he
were still with us. I recently read a book 'Sinatra A Life'. It
was just published and was quite well written. I also read "Dean
And Me: A Love Story". The books have a conflict, which I
hoped you might clear up. The book on Sinatra says that he (Sinatra)
did not attend the funeral, but sent flowers. In his book Lewis
says that he spoke with Frank outside after the service.
Would you be so kind as to clear up this point? I thank you for
taking the time to read this and hope that all is well with you
and your family.
Bob Di Carli
I didn’t see my Uncle Frank at the memorial service. But
Jerry’s eulogy was beautiful.
I don't have a question. Instead I will say that I am a 31 yr
old man who always endured your father's career. From the music
to movies I’ve enjoyed them all. My personal favorite song
is “My Rifle, My Pony, And Me” with Ricky Nelson. That
western movie with also John Wayne will always be my favorites
I just recently found out about the festival in your father's hometown
I’m from Canton and never knew about it. Please send me info
on it so I can attend.
Enjoyed your book about your father immensely! I grew up
in Claremont, California therefore it was fun to hear about the
old L.A. haunts also. I have one question. I made,
last evening, your grandmother's pasta fagioli. I don't know
whether I did something wrong, however, was there a missing spice
ingredient not printed in the recipe? I did add the cinnamon!
My best to you,
Ann Arbor, Michigan
I’m glad you enjoyed my book. My grandmother’s
recipe is printed exactly as she taught me. As you know, it
was my father’s favorite. But remember, I added the caveat, “season
with salt & pepper to taste.”
I come from Egypt, and I like your dad so much as he is the king
of cool, I wanted to ask why didn't your dad ever visit Egypt?
And what did he think about Egypt?
Ahmed El Swefy
He always wanted to visit the pyramids, but, as far as I
know, he never had the opportunity.
Sorry, had to do it.
What an excellent tribute to your father I found “Memories
Are Made Of This” to be. Last year I read Ricci's work and
while his was great from a macho perspective, yours was more heartfelt
and put me there at 601 Mountain all those years ago. I appreciated
the opportunity to read it. I just wanted you to know you are giving
so much when you keep your father in the minds and hearts of his
old fans by adding fresh perspectives. And you welcome the new
fans by giving glimpses into what a great entertainer and human
being he was.
“Some Came Running” and ““Rio Bravo”” are
my favorites of his movies because he was so believable in them and it seemed
he not only was really enjoying making them, he was serious about putting out
a great product. My dad is 72 and we see ““Rio Bravo”” together
at least once a year. My dad's favorite thing to do is watch TV. My buddy Robert
and I have dinner at The Arches in Newport Beach every year in honor of your
father and Frank. They will be in our hearts and minds next week when we make
a toast to the greatest of cool, Dino & Frank. And if you and John ever
make it down to Newport, dinner is on us.
I'm 56-year-old Deana and I’ve been a fan of your father
since 1967. I listen to his music every day he’s the best.
The only thing I wish I could have done is met your father.
Just wanted to drop a line and let you know how inspirational
Dean is to me. I am a Steubenville boy who has moved away and said
that Dean made it possible to be very successful from our town.
I have modeled all over the world including been seen in: Cosmo,
Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Edge, on
E-TV! I also own my own gym & run a successful nationwide
personal training company by age 27. Just wanted to let you know
how much he was a big reason why I believed anything can happen.
Just a short note to say I loved your book. I’ve read it
4 times already. I want you too know I loved your dad and can honestly
say I have every record he ever recorded and then some. I would
like too ask you one question, as I am a watch collector also.
The bracelet watch your dad wore. What kind of watch is it and
is white or yellow gold. I’ve seen hundreds of pictures and
can't seem too figure it out. Oh well so much for the short note.
Take care and God bless.
All my best
It was yellow gold and it was his favorite watch.
Just wandering what day or days this year is Dean Martin day in
Steubenville. Thank you.
Ed and Christine
Hi Ed and Christine,
The dates are June 14th through 17th, 2007. You can
find the current schedule of events at:
I am 43 years old, and I have been a huge fan of your father's
since I was about 5 years old. Maybe you can guess what initially
sparked my interest. Sharing a name that is not all that
common in the US may have been what first attracted me to your
dad, but the talent, the music, and the aura are what have made
me a life-long fan. I wish I could tell you what your father
has meant to me over the years, but I really am having trouble
finding adequate words, and I find it is a topic that brings to
many thoughts to mind to put in just one e-mail. I stumbled onto
your web site quite by accident, and I am very happy that I did. I
did not know that you had put out a book on your dad, and I will
make it a point to get a copy of it as soon as possible. You mentioned
another book tour. Do you have any firm dates, and will you
be anywhere near New Haven, CT? I would love the opportunity
to meet you, even if ever so briefly, and have you sign my book.
Thank you for your work and for reading this e-mail.
P. S. I’ll tell you a secret: Frank was the man, and
he was cool, but your father was cooler, and Frank knew it.
Just saw the Frank Sinatra show at Asbury Park, NJ at the Paramount
Theatre December 10th and it was great. My husband and I
bought your book, which you signed for us. Thanks a million!! My
family and I loved your father and you look just like him. I love
reading about you dad--had no idea about his private life. I
was just a kid myself growing up and watching his TV show and listening
to his songs. Well thanks again and I really do hope I hear
from you. My husband sang for you a little at the book signing
and you picked up your head and said, "Oh you really do sound
You were so kind to answer a question for me a while back. I have
been reading other questions from others overseas looking for VHS
and DVD's that can be played outside of the US. One thing I can
recommend to help is have them do an internet search or check with
local stores for region free DVD players. Then they should be able
to watch and enjoy all of Dean's movies. Hope this helps other
I’m reading the Dean Martin's biography "King Of The
Road", by Michael Freedland. Is that the more reliable one?
I love Dean. And I thank him for having increased the Italian pride.
My book, “Memories Are Made Of This” is the
most reliable one, because I actually knew him.
Love your show with Les Brown "The Music Of Your Life",
and also when you do the show alone. Will be buying your CD next
week. One question, yesterday on the show you mentioned that your
dad, the great Dean Martin, used an after-shave or cologne called
Woodhue??? Could you verify the correct spelling please? I would
be very interested in purchasing something that Dean used. Thank
you and keep up the good work. I think your great.
I am sitting in my chair listening to Christmas with Dino and
I really do not have a question, I just have a comment or two!
I am writing you this e-mail two days prior to the 10th anniversary
of your dad's passing. I remember the night I heard he had passed
away; my mom and I both had tears in our eyes. When I was a kid
I was allowed to stay up on Thursday nights to watch the Dean Martin
Show, as he was a favorite in our household. I am now 52 years
old and God has blessed me with a son who is 7 years old. We have
a favorite family owned Italian restaurant in Tempe, AZ. That plays
a lot of your dad and Frank’s music. My son's favorite song
as he calls it is the pizza song, (That’s Amore) My wife
gave me your book “Memories Are Made Of This” last
Christmas and I was thumbing through the pages tonight and I just
wanted to e-mail you and thank you for sharing some very special
memories of your dad with someone that has always had a great deal
of respect for your dad and is very appreciative of the stories
that you have shared with all of us. My son's Godfather lives in
Pittsburgh and I sent him a copy of your book for Christmas this
year. My friend in Pittsburgh is my brother by a different mother
and I borrowed the words from your book on page 253 that Mr. Sinatra
spoke about your dad to tell my friend what I thought of him. I
wish I had an original thought for my friend, but after reading
what Mr. Sinatra said about your dad, I could not think of a better
statement to describe a very special friendship. Thank you again
for sharing some great memories of a person that will always be
a big part of my life. Merry Christmas and best wishes always to
you and your family.
Mike, Janet and Sean Corrigan
No questions just wanted to say your dad was is and always will
be in my heart like my parents and grandparents great entertainer
someone I loved and adored still listen to his music today thank
you for keeping him alive in my heart and many others God bless.
I don't want to ask a question I just wanted to write you and
say "thank you" to you and your family for sharing your
father with many people who loved him. One of which is me. I
fell in love with your father at age 14 and when other girls were
playing The Beach Boys, Dave Clark Five, etc., I was playing my
Dean Martin albums. I am a 55-year-old woman now who still
feels the same about Dean Martin 41 years later. The day
your father passed away, I cried with your family. I received
your book as a Christmas present and it is wonderful, open and
very full of love. Thank you again for opening your heart,
your home, and your life with people like me, who was one of your
father's biggest fans. May God richly bless you and your
family and I wish you all the best success with your book. Thank
you and your family again for sharing your father with millions
of people who loved him. Cherish his memories!
P.s. I lost my father six years ago and I truly do understand
First, I wish you both the best in the New Year. Just received
Jerry Lewis' book a week ago, and can't wait to start reading.
While I’m thinking about it, I would like to throw my hat
in the ring and encourage the possibility of having Jerry in Steubenville
this June. What a wonderful way to complete a sentimental
journey of his, then to have him as a guest this year. Please
see what you can do. You told me once that he would be receptive
to the idea. Also, is there any possible way to have your dad's
complete Christmas shows made available to the public? Those probably
have not been seen in at least 35 years. Thanks for your hard work
keeping your father's name alive for all us fans. See you
in Steubenville in June.
Robert and Carole Azzarello
What a wonderful, warm read your book is. I am another huge
fan of your father's and your reflections of him brought me closer,
and gave me a better understanding of him and his great career
and life. Can you please reflect on the comments in Jerry
Lewis' book that your father was surrounded, and indeed influenced
by the wrong people, and that that could have played a major part
in the break up? I don't get that impression from your account. Indeed,
your father did quite well, thank you, not long after he parted
from Jerry, so I don't entirely trust his account. Also, can I
impose upon you for an autographed photo? You belong in my
den right next to your father. Peace and happy holidays!
I’m glad you enjoyed my book. Yes, I would be happy
to send you an autographed photo, if you will send me your
I don't have a question for you today, but just wanted to talk
to you. I’m 75 years old, living in Valparaiso, Indiana
and listen to you and John Griffeth each morning as I wake up. I
enjoy "The Music Of Your Life" so much that I wanted
your book for Christmas. I just finished your book and it
was great. Many years ago my wife (who passed away in 2003)
and I saw your father perform at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas. It
must have been in the 60s. Anyway it was before the MGM
burned down. His show was really great and we both enjoyed
it so much. I also remember after the show riding on the
same elevator with 2 of the Gold-diggers. I still remember
how beautiful they were. Your dad had great taste. I
listen to you every day on 1500 (I think WAKE) in Valparaiso. Keep
playing the music of my life. Would like to meet you sometime.
Thank you for the opportunity to send you a question. You
are a busy person, so this is very nice of you to do for your fans.
My question is - in your wonderful book “Memories Are Made
Of This”, on page 59; you mention a recording made by Sammy
Cahn of a party thrown by Jeanne at the Villa Capri for your father. Do
you think this will ever be produced for purchase? It seems
that this would be a real treasure to hear. As millions of other
fans, my family has always felt a special connection with your
father. My Uncle Antonino, who had a resemblance to your
father, lived next door to us. As young children we truly
believed that we lived next to Dean Martin!! We were thrilled! What
great memories. Listening to your father’s recordings and
movies really holds a special place in our hearts.
For many, many years we have been fans, and it is an honor to send
you a note.
The party at the Villa Capri was a fabulous private welcome
home gathering for my father. Presently, there are no plans
for a public release.
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