34 thoughts on “**Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis at the New York Paramount 4 July 1951**

  1. kewlthings

    I think it's not remembered by many anymore and most people never really knew how popular Martin and Lewis really were. This film footage proves it. They were superstars.

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  2. Maureen Kolkey

    Once again in these videos, it's Dean who appears more emotional than Jerry who stays in character while Dean just looks amazed. Everyone says Dean was the cool one–well not here! Love it!

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  3. dirtysouthlepluv

    Oh man how I'd love to go back in time and be down there on the street, screaming my head off for these two (especially Jerry!) They had to have been absolutely on top of the world at this time, the biggest thing going and adoration everywhere they went. I can't imagine what that must have felt like.

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  4. H H

    What a beautiful time to be alive. So happy Jerry and Dean were experiencing this amount of attention and adoration.

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  5. Kevin Butler

    The only other comedy performer that created this type of bedlam at The New York Paramount Theater was Soupy Sales.

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  6. soapbxprod

    Oh you will DIE… He wrote Dino's NY Times obituary. Just go to the Times website and read it- he'll hook you! He has a style like F. Scott Fitzgerald mixed with Raymond Chandler. Just killer good. One amazing story in it- when Dean & Jerry got to Hollywood in 1948, "Little Women" was being shot at MGM (with my dear departed "auntie" Janet- and Elizabeth and June and Maggie)… that's when Dino's love affair with June began… as well as Jerry's lifelong relationship with Janet.

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  7. soapbxprod

    :)! You're way ahead of me as usual. Have you ever read "Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams" by Nick Tosches? The best book on Dean, bar none, IMHO.

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  8. soapbxprod

    There's a great book about the show written in the late 70s called "Ricky and Lucy and Fred and Ethel" (a la Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice)- pink book jacket… 🙂

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  9. soapbxprod

    Totally. They were the first TV stars with the Colgate Comedy Hour shows- that's what really made them so popular. They'd announce their premieres for their movies on the shows- NBC, shot at 30 Rockefeller Center- and thousands of kids would show up in front of the Paramount five blocks away in Times Square and go ape! 🙂

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  10. soapbxprod

    Sure thing- We produced the 1996 A&E Biography of Jerry- as well as the 1999 Bio of the Rat Pack. You can see them at the bio.com website as well as here. Jerry's bio is titled "Jerry Lewis… The Last American Clown"
    Thanks again for watching our channel- we appreciate it.
    PS- they got a bigger crowd than Sinatra… 🙂

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  11. MsMercury

    Now they go crazy over Justin Bieber. Those two had more talent in their pinkies than Justin does in his whole body. Ugh. Entertainment has gone downhill.

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  12. anonimousa

    I discovered Jerry a week ago (I've already seen around 8 of his solo films, and some of them with commentaries by him; so interesting!) and your ytube channel like 10 min ago. It's amazing, too bad in Spain is 1 am, I'm so watching all your Jerry vídeos tomorrow 😀

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  13. Arne Fogel

    After years of seeing this in excerpts, it's wonderful to see the entire footage… Thank you so much! By the way, it's actually on 44th street, not 43rd. I found the window and the scene as it looks today, and they are just above the current Starlite Deli, in the Paramount building.

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  14. Julia Jones

    This footage is amazing,just thrilled to even watch this,thankyou so much for posting x hope theres more to follow

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  15. garfield5788

    Great footage of two fantastic guys who were totally shocked by the volume of people. They were the best.. thank you so much for sharing .

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  16. spinout3

    wow thats amazing footage..just shows how much these guys were loved by the public..thanks for uploading.

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  17. LaoSoftware

    @soapbxprod Have you seen Jerry Lewis in Cinderfella? It's one of the sweetest movie I ever watched.

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  18. gerryracer

    Do you know Luke, thats right! I had forgotten that they received the same sort of response didn't they. Thanks again mate.

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