[VIDEO] Post #ComedyCentralRoast Disaster, Let’s REWIND, Old-School: Don Rickles 1969Posted: September 6, 2016 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere | Tags: 1960s, Ann Coulter, comedy, Comedy Central, Comedy Central Roast, Dean Martin, Don Rickles, Hollywood, Insult Comic, Jimmy Carr, news, Pundit, roast, Rob Lowe, Stand up, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Duet: Dean Martin & Scarlett Johansson, ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’Posted: December 25, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Blue Christmas, Christmas, Dean Martin, Mariah Carey, Music, Scarlett Johansson, Sleigh Ride, The Little Drummer Boy, video Leave a comment
This duet between the infamous Rat Packer and the voluptuous actress would still be weird if it happened when Martin was still alive…Surprisingly, posthumous Christmas duets aren’t unusual, with Kelly Clarkson and Martina McBride teaming up with Elvis for “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” respectively.
[VIDEO] Martin & Lewis: Ed Sullivan ParodyPosted: October 20, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Dean Martin, Desi Arnaz, Groucho Marx, Jerry Lewis, Library of Congress, Lucille Ball, Martin and Lewis, Television, The Colgate Comedy Hour Leave a comment
Jerry Lewis performs an Ed Sullivan parody, with help from co-host Dean Martin. Of course the sketch is followed by one of the amazing song and dance performances that were part of every episode.
[PHOTO] Sammy Davis Jr. by Gene HowardPosted: March 23, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, History | Tags: 1950s, Aileen Mehle, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Gene Howard, George Martin, guitar, LAS VEGAS, Photography, Sammy Davis Jr., Show Business Leave a comment
[PHOTO] Dean Martin & Jerry LewisPosted: November 2, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: comedy, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Movies, Photography, Show Business, vintage 1 Comment
[VIDEO] REWIND: Classic 1970s Revlon “Charlie” Ad with Shelley Hack & Bobby ShortPosted: April 18, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Bobby Short, Charlie, Dean Martin, Doris Day, Madison Avenue, Revlon, Shelley Hack, Smothers Brothers, Southern California, YouTube 1 Comment
Certain commercial jingles get stuck in your head for years. Some even for decades.
That’s the case for me with this Revlon “Charlie” ad. I was a kid when I first heard it, during a summer in Southern California, and I never forgot the melody or lyrics. Or the brand of perfume.
From the YouTube description:
Still as classy as when it first aired. Featuring Shelley Hack and music by Bobby Short. Every shot is composed and lit like a Hurrrell photograph… this was Madison Avenue at its finest.
The finger-popping jazzy tune is a cross between a nightclub or Vegas lounge number, and elevator music. The “Kinda hip kinda now” and “wow” hipster jive talk was funny to me, even then, I knew it was cornball, but not without charm. It recalls the Smothers Brothers, Carol Burnett, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In era. When Dean Martin and Doris Day records were in the Columbia Record Club magazine ads right next to The Lovin’ Spoonful, Donovan, Cat Stevens, The Carpenters, and Led Zepplin.
If getting into your head is the objective in advertising, then the ad worked. This Revlon commercial conveyed sophistication. The name of the perfume, “Charlie” seemed fresh, inventive.