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Dean and Me - A Love Story

Jerry Lewis

They were the unlikeliest of pairs-a handsome crooner and a skinny monkey, an Italian from Steubenville, Ohio, and a Jew from Newark, N.J.. Before they teamed up, Dean Martin seemed destined for a mediocre career as a nightclub singer, and Jerry Lewis was dressing up as Carmen Miranda and miming records on stage. But the moment they got together, something clicked-something miraculous-and audiences saw it at once. Before long, they were as big as Elvis or the Beatles would be after them, creating hysteria wherever they went and grabbing an unprecedented hold over every entertainment outlet of the era: radio, television, movies, stage shows, and nightclubs. Martin and Lewis were a national craze, an American institution. The millions (and the women) flowed in, seemingly without end-and then, on July 24, 1956, ten years from the day when the two men joined forces, it all ended. After that traumatic day, the two wouldn't speak again for twenty years. And while both went on to forge triumphant individual careers-Martin as a movie and television star, recording artist, and nightclub luminary (and charter member of the Rat Pack); Lewis as the groundbreaking writer, producer, director, and star of a series of hugely successful movie comedies-their parting left a hole in the national psyche, as well as in each man's heart. In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a fifty-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and Fifty-fourth Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man. In Dean & Me, Jerry Lewis makes a convincing case for Dean Martin as one of the great-and most underrated-comic talents of our era. But what comes across most powerfully in this definitive memoir is the depth of love Lewis felt, and still feels, for his partner, and which his partner felt for him:

They were the unlikeliest of pairs-a handsome crooner and a skinny monkey, an Italian from Steubenville, Ohio, and a Jew from Newark, N.J.. Before they teamed up, Dean Martin seemed destined for a mediocre career as a nightclub singer, and Jerry Lewis was dressing up as Carmen Miranda and miming records on stage. But the moment they got together, something clicked-something miraculous-and audiences saw it at once. Before long, they were as big as Elvis or the Beatles would be after them, creating hysteria wherever they went and grabbing an unprecedented hold over every entertainment outlet of the era: radio, television, movies, stage shows, and nightclubs. Martin and Lewis were a national craze, an American institution. The millions (and the women) flowed in, seemingly without end-and then, on July 24, 1956, ten years from the day when the two men joined forces, it all ended. After that traumatic day, the two wouldn't speak again for twenty years. And while both went on to forge triumphant individual careers-Martin as a movie and television star, recording artist, and nightclub luminary (and charter member of the Rat Pack); Lewis as the groundbreaking writer, producer, director, and star of a series of hugely successful movie comedies-their parting left a hole in the national psyche, as well as in each man's heart. In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a fifty-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and Fifty-fourth Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man. In Dean & Me, Jerry Lewis makes a convincing case for Dean Martin as one of the great-and most underrated-comic talents of our era. But what comes across most powerfully in this definitive memoir is the depth of love Lewis felt, and still feels, for his partner, and which his partner felt for him:
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They were the unlikeliest of pairs-a handsome crooner and a skinny monkey, an Italian from Steubenville, Ohio, and a Jew from Newark, N.J.. Before they teamed up, Dean Martin seemed destined for a mediocre career as a nightclub singer, and Jerry Lewis was dressing up as Carmen Miranda and miming records on stage. But the moment they got together, something clicked-something miraculous-and audiences saw it at once. Before long, they were as big as Elvis or the Beatles would be after them, creating hysteria wherever they went and grabbing an unprecedented hold over every entertainment outlet of the era: radio, television, movies, stage shows, and nightclubs. Martin and Lewis were a national craze, an American institution. The millions (and the women) flowed in, seemingly without end-and then, on July 24, 1956, ten years from the day when the two men joined forces, it all ended. After that traumatic day, the two wouldn't speak again for twenty years. And while both went on to forge triumphant individual careers-Martin as a movie and television star, recording artist, and nightclub luminary (and charter member of the Rat Pack); Lewis as the groundbreaking writer, producer, director, and star of a series of hugely successful movie comedies-their parting left a hole in the national psyche, as well as in each man's heart. In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a fifty-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and Fifty-fourth Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man. In Dean & Me, Jerry Lewis makes a convincing case for Dean Martin as one of the great-and most underrated-comic talents of our era. But what comes across most powerfully in this definitive memoir is the depth of love Lewis felt, and still feels, for his partner, and which his partner felt for him:

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Kaplan, Gregory Jbara

Length:

5h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:48


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:02


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:41


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:03


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:58


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:08


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:40


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:36


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:37


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:45


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:52


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:34


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:14


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:11