Homes of the Western Stars — Dean Martin Tour #3

October 12, 2011

HOMES OF THE WESTERN STARS

DEAN MARTIN

by

SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER 

BOB SILER

PART THREE

In this section you’ll find Dino related sites, film trivia, cars he drove, etc.

MORE HOMES, REAL ESTATE PROPERTY, FAMILY HOMES

SOLVANG RANCH – SANTA BARBARA

He sold his ranch to Jimmy Stewart

HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH – THOUSAND OAKS

His ten – room Spanish colonial mansion on 63 acres of land. In September 1986 it was on the market for $5,900,000.

THE BRADFORD PARK APARTMENT HOUSES

OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD AND MULHOLLAND DRIVE

A rental property that he owned.

12812 SUNSET BOULEVARD – WEST HOLLYWOOD

Dean’s first wife was living here in the 1950s until losing the house in 1955.

10634 HOLMAN – LOS ANGELES

DEAN MARTIN JR.

His son was living here until his death in 1987.

LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY – WESTWOOD

DEAN MARTIN JR.

WHERE HE WORKED

THE RECORDING STUDIOS

1946

DIAMOND

He recorded his first two singles here.

 “Which Way Did My Heart Go?” / “All Of Me”

“I Got The Sun In The Morning” / “Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi”

1947

APOLLO

Recorded two singles here.

“Oh Marie” / “Walking My Baby Back Home”

“Hold Me” / “Santa Lucia”

EMBASSY (subsidiary label of Apollo)

And one here.

“One Foot In Heaven” / “The Night Is Young”

He then moved to Capitol Records in both New York City and Hollywood.

1948 – 1964

CAPITOL RECORDS

1750 VINE STREET – HOLLYWOOD

 1962 – 1974

REPRISE RECORDS

In 1964 Dean left Capitol and went to Reprise Records, owned by pal, Frank Sinatra.

He stayed here until 1974.

1983

WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS

FILM STUDIOS

SOME OF THE STUDIOS WHERE HE MADE HIS MOVIES

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

5555 MELROSE AVENUE – HOLLYWOOD

Dean and Jerry made all their comedy films here. He also made several movies here after they broke up.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES STUDIOS

WARNERS BROTHERS

TELEVISION STUDIOS

1965 – 1974

NBC STUDIOS – BURBANK, CALIFORNIA

THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW

Dean filmed his hit series here.

THE DEAN MARTIN WESTERNS

THE POSTERS, STUDIOS, LOCATIONS

Between 1956 and 1973 Dean made ten pretty decent westerns, and only except  a few were comedies with music, although most had some comedy in them. He starred along side some of Hollywood’s greats, such as John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Jimmy Stewart and Rock Hudson, and was able to hold his own. Here’s a look at those western movies.

(The following films are annotated with the year that they were released, the movie poster, the studio, and Dean’s role in the picture.  Whenever possible, the filming location is included)

1956

PARAMOUNT STUDIOS

AS SLIM MOSLEY JR. AND SR.

FILM LOCATIONS

IVERSON RANCH

IVERSON LANE, CHATSWORTH, CA.

MELODY RANCH

24715 OAK CREEK AVENUE  – NEWHALL, CA.

1959

WARNERS BROTHERS STUDIOS – BURBANK

AS DUDE

FILM LOCATIONS

OLD TUCSON

201 SOUTH KINNEY ROAD – TUCSON, AZ.

WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS – BURBANK

STAGE 5

STAGE 26

1962

AS SGT. CHIP DEAL

FILM LOCATIONS

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – BRYCE, UTAH

KANAB, UTAH

PARIA, UTAH

1963

WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS

AS JOE JARRETT

FILM LOCATIONS

MOJAVE DESERT, CA.

RED ROCK CANYON STATE PARK

HIGHWAY 14 – CANTIL, CA.

1965

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

AS TOM ELDER

FILM LOCATIONS

CASA BLANCA, DURANGO, MEXICO

CHUPADEROS STUDIOS, MEXICO CITY

EL SALTITO, DURANGO, MEXICO

1966

UNIVERSAL PICTURES

AS SAM HOLLIS

FILM LOCATIONS

ALABAMA HILLS, LONE PINE, CA.

Where Baldy, (Alain Delon), rescues Lonetta (Tina Aumont).

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

STAGE 28

1967

UNIVERSAL PICTURES

AS ALEX FLOOD

FILM LOCATIONS

KANAB MOVIE RANCH

5001 ANGEL CANYON ROAD, KANAB, UTAH

1968

20th CENTURY – FOX

10201 PICO BOULEVARD, CENTURY CITY

AS DEE BISHOP

FILM LOCATIONS

20th CENTURY – FOX STUDIOS

STAGE 20

ALAMO VILLAGE – HIGHWAY 674, BRACKETTVILLE, TEXAS

GLEN CANYON, UTAH

KANAB MOVIE RANCH

5001 ANGEL CANYON ROAD – KANAB, UTAH

1968

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

AS VAN MORGAN

FILM LOCATIONS

DURANGO, MEXICO

1973

UNIVERSAL PICTURES

AS BILLY MASSEY

FILM LOCATIONS

KERNVILLE, CA.

ABIGUIU, NEW MEXICO

CHAMA, NEW MEXICO

His last western film

FOOTPRINTS, STARS, CARS, ECT.

MARCH 21, 1964

GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER

6925 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, HOLLYWOOD

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Dean has three stars on the Walk Of Fame for movies, television and recordings.

6651 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD – HOLLYWOOD – TELEVISION

6519 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD – MOVIES

1817 VINE STREET, HOLLYWOOD – RECORDINGS

DINO’S LODGE

SUNSET BOULEVARD – LOS ANGELES

CARS HE OWNED

1962 GHIA COUPE

Dean Martin Ghia: but this is more than just a beautiful car. Originally owned by Hollywood star Lucille Ball and husband Gary Morton, it was then bought by legendary Rat Pack member Dean Martin and customised to his personal requirements by George Barris. Rare, beautifully preserved and with that celebrity connection it’s a true Hollywood car.

Image © Bonhams (Image © Bonhams)

STUTZ BEARCAT

Dean Martin and his Blackhawk

Dean Martin and his Blackhawk

Dean owned three Stutz Bearcats, one was crashed

drunky crash

FASEL VEGA

Bob Siler grew up in Burbank, not far from Universal Studios and Warner Brothers where they made his favorite monster movies.  A long-time fan of Westerns, he still has a hard time believing that the great John Wayne could die.  Bob has created many lists detailing where the famous and infamous lived, are buried, and the cars they drove.  He has recently completed this list of Western Stars homes after many years.  Burbank Bob now resides in Portland, Oregon.

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One Response to “Homes of the Western Stars — Dean Martin Tour #3”

  1. Hey pallie, likes how simply thrillin’ to read more of Mr. Siler’s Dino-reflections….tons of work has gone into producin’ this outstandin’ Dino-series and for one, I certainly have much Dino-appreciato for all your efforts. Know that your Dino-prose is bein’ shared this very day at ilovedinomartin

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