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Finding Aid for the Dean Martin Collection , 1960s-1970s
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dean Martin Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1960s-1970s
    Collection number: 169
    Creator: Martin, Dean
    Extent: 13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: This collection consists of orchestrated scores of 52 song arrangements by Ernie Freeman, Van Alexander, and others
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dean Martin Collection, 169, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, June 17, 1917; worked various odd jobs including amateur boxer; started his career singing at Steubenville night spots; first used the name Dean Martin while singing with the Sammy Watkins Band in Cleveland (ca. 1941); partnered with Jerry Lewis (1946-56) as the straight half of one of America's most successful comedy teams of the 1940s and 50s; he remained a popular solo entertainer with song recordings, TV specials, his own long-running TV variety program (1965-74), and several motion picture roles; was a member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack" (early 1960s); died Dec. 25, 1995, in Beverly Hills, CA.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of orchestrated scores of 52 song arrangements by Ernie Freeman, Van Alexander, and others for Dean Martin.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Martin, Dean, 1917-1995--Archives.
    Entertainers--United States--Archival resources.
    Singers--United States--Archival resources.