Thursday, October 9, 2014

On DVD: Dean's Place (1975)

A year after his variety show had ended, Dean Martin wanted to try something different to complement his Celebrity Roasts. So, Martin and producer-director Greg Garrison came up with Dean's Place, the setting of which was a lavish Beverly Hills nightclub. The idea was that Martin wanted to showcase some new talent, such as comedians Kelly Monteith and Kip Adotta, who would make the rounds in the latter half of the decade, and, as memory serves, Monteith even got his own show----on CBS!

The star studded lineup is filled with familiar names, including Angie Dickinson (Police Woman), Robert Mitchum, Milton Berle, and Jeffersons stars Sherman Hemsley & Isabel Sanford. John Harlan is the announcer.

Too busy, if you ask me, as this was actually trying to do two things at once. Wouldn't ya know, the Muppets would perfect the format a year later.......

Rating: C.


dino martin peters said...

Thanks man for uncoverin' this blast from the past. "The "New" Golddiggers" sing that "The Best Thing About Dean's Place....DEAN. And, that is the absolute truth! Never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool...oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth! Know that your reflections are bein' shared this day at ilovedinomartin.

hobbyfan said...

Well, thank you. I've got some Celebrity Roast videos up here and at Saturday Morning Archives for perusal, and a look at Dean's variety show will be coming soon.