Tag Archives: Jerry Lewis

Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2013

Some of the things I’ve written in 2013, for my own site, and also other outlets. Thoughts on Memphis. “Memphis is wounded, and Memphis is obviously depressed. There are a lot of sad ghosts here. But Memphis does not forget. … Continue reading

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Rupert Pupkin Haunts Me Still: The Restored The King of Comedy

This review originally appeared on Capital New York. It’s been 30 years since Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy was released, with its bleak tale of fan obsession, celebrity worship, and rampant self-delusion. While it does not share the status … Continue reading

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The “menefreghista”

Excerpt from My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood Memoir: Shirley Maclaine on Dean Martin [the second movie she did was with them – Artists and Models – Martin and Lewis were in the process of breaking up at that point, so … Continue reading

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Nick Tosches’ Dino Book

So I’m reading Nick Tosches’ Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams and eventually I’ll have to post a ton of great quotes from it – I am loving it – but I just had to pull one … Continue reading

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Dean Martin: “the presumably ‘less talented’ half of the comedy team”

Came across this article about Dean Martin, with some really nice background information about his rise – and also recommendations on books to read, what to watch, what to listen to. (Mitchell, Alex, and any other big-band singer fan: that … Continue reading

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Martin and Lewis

Here is an amazing post with thoughts about Dino. Ever notice how most people will say they prefer Dean over Jerry? I’ve heard it time and again. I’ve also heard people say they prefer Dean over Frank. What was the … Continue reading

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Jerry Lewis on Dean Martin: “The best thing he ever had working for himself was his way of standoffishness.”

From Peter Bogdanovich’s wonderful Who the Hell’s in It: Conversations with Hollywood’s Legendary Actors. Excerpts from the chapter devoted to Jerry Lewis. The last time I saw Dean was one evening in front of the Beverly Hills restaurant La Famiglia, … Continue reading

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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

Excerpt from Peter Bogdanovich’s Who the Hell’s in It: Conversations with Hollywood’s Legendary Actors: Peter Bogdonavich writes: What I saw them do onstage at the Paramount was much like what they are seen doing at the end of The Caddy, … Continue reading

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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Colgate Comedy Hours

Excerpt from Peter Bogdanovich’s Who the Hell’s in It: Conversations with Hollywood’s Legendary Actors: Peter Bogdonavich writes: Recently I saw nearly all twenty-eight of their Colgate Comedy Hours (soon to be released on DVD), and a lot of the stuff … Continue reading

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Jerry Lewis on working with Dean Martin: “It was the Katzenjammer Kids.”

Excerpt from Peter Bogdanovich’s Who the Hell’s in It: Conversations with Hollywood’s Legendary Actors: Bogdonavich asks Lewis: “What was it like those first four years, before the movies? From 46 to 49?” Lewis responds: It was wonderful. It was the … Continue reading

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