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Were Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis In Love? (Oh, Brother)
Village Voice ^ | Thu., Apr. 19 201 | Michael Musto

Posted on 04/20/2012 10:33:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Way before Adam Sandler did wacky comedy movies opposite himself, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the reigning goofball team of 1950s cinema. Well, I just dug up a book about the singer/shticker duo by Arthur Marx (son of Groucho), and it points to some real affection that lurked beneath the animosity that ultimately broke them up.

Martin and Lewis, asserts Marx, had "the kind of chemistry that makes for a real love affair."

"The feelings the two of them had for each other during the early days of their romance," he writes, "no doubt stemmed from nothing more than the usual 'latent homosexuality' that psychiatrists claim exists between all close friends of the same sex."

But Marx quotes a source close to the duo saying that this partnership was based on a real infatuation.

"Everything Jerry did was either to amuse or please Dean," he swears. He adds that Jerry craved a laugh from Dean even more than he wanted it from the audience.

The source also says that some of the sketches Jerry wrote for the duo to perform "had a mild homosexual flavor to them"--like one in which Jerry was hurt when, after he cooked a big meal for Dino, the crooner dissed him to go play golf.

"Jerry was always the 'wife' or 'girlfriend' in those situations," writes Marx.

It's so sweet that a Jew and an Italian with fake names could be so deeply, intricately bonded.

Unfortunately, there was one person Jerry Lewis loved even more than Dean Martin, and that was Jerry Lewis!

End of relationship!


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1 posted on 04/20/2012 10:33:44 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Everybody loves somebody... sometime....


2 posted on 04/20/2012 10:35:42 AM PDT by uncle fenders
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To: nickcarraway

And while we’re at it, every time I hear the term “man crush” used I almost want to gag.


3 posted on 04/20/2012 10:35:59 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: nickcarraway

homosexuals only have one word for love, that word is sex. (the verb)

They have no brain capacity beyond that.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 10:38:51 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: nickcarraway

Arthur’s a good writer. It’s not homosexuality here but a desperate need to be liked by the cool guy. I never found Jerry Lewis to be a nice person.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 10:39:13 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: nickcarraway

Oh Dean, with the thing and the...Oh, Lady! PRETTY LADY!


6 posted on 04/20/2012 10:39:20 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: nickcarraway

Agape - Unconditional Love
Eros - Passionate love
Philia - Friendship
Storge - Affection

The Greeks understood that Love came in more than one form. If Martin and Lewis “loved” each other, it should be not surprising or all that “interesting”.

I swear our society now operates at the level of Fourth Grade.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 10:42:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: nickcarraway

Alinsky Rule #13:

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”


8 posted on 04/20/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Yaelle

Have you read the book Jerry Lewis wrote about Dean martin?

Good book, IMHO.

http://www.amazon.com/Dean-Me-A-Love-Story/dp/0767920872/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1334943819&sr=8-2


9 posted on 04/20/2012 10:44:26 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: nickcarraway
I remember seeing Arthur Marx on Tom Snyder's Tomorrow show back in the 70's when that book came out. The book seemed to be particularly critical of Lewis. Snyder had Jerry on a few weeks later, and he refuted the entire book.
10 posted on 04/20/2012 10:47:12 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well said - If everything is to be reduced to sex then the world is much poorer for it. Is it any wonder young men nowdays don’t know how to be close to each other - they are all afraid of what it might lead too.

Mel


11 posted on 04/20/2012 10:51:48 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I swear our society now operates at the *crotch* level of Fourth Grade.
Fixed.
12 posted on 04/20/2012 10:53:56 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: sonofagun

What about “bromance”? I hate that one.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 11:12:15 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: Bratch

Don’t put “crotch” and “fixed” in the same sentence unless you are talking about a domestic pet.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 11:15:46 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Yaelle

I never found Jerry Lewis to be a nice person.

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You two were close?


15 posted on 04/20/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Yaelle

One of my Aunts worked as a personal assistant for Jerry Lewis for a number of years. She would confirm that statement.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: ClearCase_guy
Agape - Unconditional Love, Eros - Passionate love, Philia - Friendship, Storge - Affection

The Greeks understood that Love came in more than one form.

The sodomite cannot help but see everything through his corrupting filter. It's disgusting. ("Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieveing is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled." (Titus 1:15))

You need to read D.A.Carson ("Exegetical Fallacies") or Moises Silva ("Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics") to correct the simplistic (and fallacious) approach to the meaning of words typified by C.S. Lewis' work "The Four Loves", specifically "agape".

[agape](noun) and [agapo](verb) do not exhibit the narrow unmarked meaning so stated: "unconditional love". [agape/agapo], like the English word "love", can carry a wide variety of related meanings, the specific which can only be determined from context. One wonders why Paul went to such great lengths in 1 Corinthians 13 to explain what [agape] means, if its meaning was so narrow (unconditional love). It also raises other problemmatic questions--did the Greek lexicon already possess a word which precisely embraced God's (God Almighty/Jehova/JesusChrist) love? Hardly, Paul was revealing a sense of love previously little understood.

"Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love [agapate] the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets." (Luke 11:43) -- always "unconditional love"? Clearly not.

17 posted on 04/20/2012 11:34:01 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: USMCWife6869
What about “bromance”? I hate that one.

I forgot about that one.

Labels invented by liberal progressives to paint any guy that has a good buddy as, uh, one of those sexually confused individuals who call themselves GAY!

18 posted on 04/20/2012 11:36:10 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: sonofagun

My parents met Dino at The Latin Quarter. He bought a round for their table and brought Jerry Vale over to meet my mother because her name is Stella.
Jerry Lewis didn’t leave the hotel room.


19 posted on 04/20/2012 11:46:48 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nickcarraway

Homosexuals fantasize that everyone else shares their perversion.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 11:54:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Or “phobic.”

Rather than debate the corrupting influence of sodomites, the personal attacks follow.

Are Sharpton and Rev. Jackson white-ophbic? Are libs like ACLU Christo-phobic??


21 posted on 04/20/2012 12:28:04 PM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: nickcarraway

Sometimes the moon just hits your eye like a big pizza pie.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 12:42:19 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: nickcarraway

This is absolute GARBAGE! What a pile of tawdry trash. I hope the books head to recycling because they can’t sell any of them.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 1:37:18 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: massgopguy

What a fun memory for your parents!


24 posted on 04/20/2012 2:22:25 PM PDT by midnightcat
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