Wednesday, January 21, 2009
DEAN MARTIN'S CANCELLED APPEARANCE AT THE 1961 INAUGURAL BALL!
THIS HAS BEEN PUT TOGETHER & WRITTEN BY MY PALLIE DINO MARTIN PETERS AT HIS ilovedinomartinblog & I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO POST THIS VERY BIT OF DINOHISTORY TO MY BLOG AS WELL, TO REMEMBER THE LOVE & SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP THAT DEAN MARTIN & SAMMY DAVIS JR. HAD, AT THIS TIME IN THE NEW PRESIDENCY OF BARACK OBAMA.
Hey pallies, likes was so thrilled to read this stellar piece of Dinohistory at a blog tagged Tom's Blog. The year is 1961 and JFK has withdrawn his invite to the Sam to the Presidental Inaugural Ball...and what did our gallant hero Dino do...he cancelled his appearance at the bash in likes total support of his pallie Sam...how that is what I sez is total class...and that's our Dino...the greatest of the great...the coolest of the cool....a true man of courage....and a true freedom fighter for the rights of all people. Dinopraisin', DMP
1961- Frank Sinatra¹s Ratpack had campaigned hard for their friend John F. Kennedy for president. Black entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. had worked particularly hard to help Kennedy win the African American vote. But Sammy had a preference for blond white actresses and had married one, May Britt in 1960. To fend off negative publicity this day JFK had his secretary Mrs. Lincoln telephone Sammy Davis and un-invite him to the President¹s Inaugural Ball. We¹re Liberal, but not that liberal. And uhh..thanks for the help. Dean Martin was so angry at this insult to his friend that he cancelled his appearance at the inaugural. In 1968 Sammy Davis angered the black community when he embraced republican Richard Nixon.
POSTED & WRITTEN BY MY PALLIE DINO MARTIN PETERS