An Evening With Deana
Are Made Of This: Dean Martin, Through His Daughter's
Saturday, July 23, 7:00
Martin, born Dino Paul Crocetti, and internationally known
as the "King of Cool," is an Entertainment Icon.
For a time he was literally the most successful performer
in the world, accomplishing the rare feat of conquering all
five facets of the entertainment industry, stage, radio,
television, motion pictures and recordings. It is a record
that has never been broken. As a young man, he was also a
prize-fighter, steel mill laborer, gas station attendant,
and black jack dealer, before his success as half of the
number one comedy team in history, Martin and Lewis. He starred
in 60 movies comprised of both dramatic and comedic roles.
He also achieved unprecedented success with the "Dean
Martin Show", his television variety series that ran
for nearly a decade and was, the longest running number one
rated television show. His image as a smooth sophisticated
swinger was burnished during his years in Las Vegas as part
of the famous Rat Pack, a group of hipsters including Frank
Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop,
who reigned supreme while performing at the Sands Hotel.
His musical career has hundreds of recordings both gold and
platinum, with another platinum CD being added in the past
year. More than that, Dean Martin achieved immortality of
the best possible kind. His humor kept us laughing, his music
kept us singing and his carefree nature warmed our hearts.
evening, Deana Martin, an actress, entertainer,
and author, draws on her recently released book, 'Memories
Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter's Eyes', to
share wonderful, never-before-told stories about her father
and her life as the daughter of one of Hollywood's Superstars.
She closes the evening with a musical tribute to Dean Martin.
A book signing follows.
Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History,
14th & Constitution Ave., N.W.
Left to Right: Nancy Sinatra, Lorna Luft
|Left to Right: Paul
Herman, Ann Turkel, Alana Stewart, Lorna Luft, Ed O'Ross,
Deana and John
and John joined friends from the entertainment community Raquel
Sinatra, Ed O'Ross, Joel Brooks, Paul Herman,
Al Martino, Nicolette Sheridan, Louise Sorel, Tawny Kitaen,
Monti Rock III and Natalie Raitano for YELLOW
This ribbon tying ceremony was organized by Lorna
Luft, Alana Stewart and Ann
Turkel to show support for the men &
women of our armed forces and the brave sacrifices they've
made. Throughout the afternoon attendees decorated the stately
palms along Beverly Drive and in the Will Rogers Memorial Park
in Beverly Hills with
yellow ribbons of hope and support.
Honored guests included wives
and children of our servicemen
& women overseas,
members of support groups for the wives of servicemen overseas
Hills Mayor, Tom Leyvn.
The event was covered
by local Los Angeles stations CBS2, KCAL9, The Beverly
Hills Courier and international outlets including UPI, BBC
Please visit The
Beverly Hills Courier for coverage of this event.