Sunday, June 29, 2008

When you see Dean Martin in the typical Martin & Lewis movie, you aren't seeing him as he really and extraordinarily is. His characters are generally obnoxious and arrogant, and whenever he sings a song he strikes one as a bit stiff and put-on.

In reality, he's one amazing singer. When he's up on stage he's natural, he has fun, and in short, he really and truly belongs to that practically extinct group: the performers.

This is one of my favorite videos. He makes it look so very easy. He's positively dazzling. (And is that Frank Sinatra teasing him in the background?)

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