REVISED, EXPANDED AND UPDATED WITH NEW AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
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“I sang some songs, acted here and there, but no way would I call myself exceptional. I just hope I did my best for my audiences.”
A somewhat self-deprecating comment from DEAN MARTIN on his own career, but it was this laid-back approach to his work, however, that belied a dedicated and professional entertainer.
Author BERNARD H THORPE first got to know Dean in 1960 and what followed for the next thirty or so years was an unexpected working relationship between the two men.
Bernard became instrumental in many of Dean’s album releases in the UK and a staunch promoter of the man’s career across the globe. This book is a respectful and unique look back at the career of a true, world-class entertainer and the story of how an unassuming family man from the British media industry became a life-long advocate and friend. Bernard sadly passed away in 2015 before his manuscript found a home but had given his son ELLIOT THORPE his blessing to finish the work.
Originally published in 2017 as Just Dino – A Personal Recollection of Dean Martin by Chinbeard Books, this REVISED, EXPANDED and UPDATED edition features personal photos and letters of correspondence, as well as a comprehensive film- and discographies, extracts from The Dean Martin Association journals since 1960, never-before published essays and interviews with people who knew and worked with Dean, such as RICH LITTLE and JIMMY BOWEN as well as with DEAN MARTIN HIMSELF.
DEAN MARTIN – RECOLLECTIONS is an insightful look into the life of a reluctant but legendary celebrity who scaled the heights of Hollywood and worldwide fame.
Cover Painting: Steve Caldwell. Editor: Linda Nagle. Grosvenor House Publishing, 2018