Martini Man: The Life of Dean Martin

Martini Man The Life of Dean Martin Martini Man goes beyond the simple caricature of the boozy lounge singer with a penchant for racy humor to reveal the substantive man behind that mask Although Martin s movie roles receive in depth at

  • Title: Martini Man: The Life of Dean Martin
  • Author: William Schoell
  • ISBN: 9780815412885
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • Martini Man goes beyond the simple caricature of the boozy lounge singer with a penchant for racy humor to reveal the substantive man behind that mask Although Martin s movie roles receive in depth attention in this incisive biography, as does his career defining partnership with Jerry Lewis, details of Dino s personal life also abound, such as how Shierly MacLaine droppeMartini Man goes beyond the simple caricature of the boozy lounge singer with a penchant for racy humor to reveal the substantive man behind that mask Although Martin s movie roles receive in depth attention in this incisive biography, as does his career defining partnership with Jerry Lewis, details of Dino s personal life also abound, such as how Shierly MacLaine dropped by his house to tell Dean she was in love with him even though his wife was in the other room William Schoell s chronicle is a sympathetic portrait that recreates the life and times of one of America s favorite entertainers.

    One thought on “Martini Man: The Life of Dean Martin”

    1. Dino Crochetti portrayed a cool, suave, fun, boozing, crooning, womanizing Rat-Packer that women wanted to be with and men wanted to be like. But against my wishes, William Schoell does a great job delving deeper into the lonely man behind the man. I really wanted to believe that one of the most talented entertainers of our time - the man behind the music, the movies and the TV shows - was really THAT man. But you get a sense that Dean was so engulfed in performing and portraying a man with THE [...]

    2. He was the coolest of the Coole Deanster. Even my Generation X remember the dude who sauntered his way through a song and life itself. This book is the first biography written about Dean Martinafterhis death, and the author uses firm sources (listed fully in the notes section) for the recollections.The King of Cool's life unfolds chronologically, so it's easy for the reader to follow along. We learn about his first wife and first set of children, his days in debt, literally, to just about everyo [...]

    3. The author claims that this book is the first biography, written after the Dean's death in 1995, however there is another book, written by a different author in 1996. This is a well written book, but much of it is devoted all the films he made, and it tells you about the plot of the movie, Dean's performance in the movie, etc. The book however is quite lacking in pictures, just one rather short section in the middle. Also there's not much in the book about his family. It does tell about who he w [...]

    4. While I enjoyed reading and learning some things about the man, Dean Martin, it wasn't among my favored biographies. Sometimes the writing is a bit drab, and makes for boring reading (like the many film bios), and seems unnecessarily laggy at times. However, the life of Dean Martin is an interesting one.

    5. If it won't taint your ideal of Dean Martin to find out what kind of man he really was, go ahead and read this book. It was interesting. But I wish I hadn't read it.

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