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[SKU-300540]The Best Of The Dean Martin Variety Show (DVD) The King of Cool is back…. THE BEST OF THE DEAN MARTIN VARIETY SHOW DVD is available now for the first time at retail with over two hours of entertainment and brand new bonus features from his hit NBC variety show. This collection captures material never before released from some of the show's greatest episodes during its nine-year run on NBC TV from 1965 to 1974. Showcasing only the best moments, this single DVD contains an irresistible blend of classic entertainment by the "King of Cool" and his guests from 4 episodes with 20 musical performances. Hosted by Dean Martin on NBC, the acclaimed variety and comedy show was one of the highest-rated in television history, garnering 12 Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award (Dean Martin "Best Actor in a Comedy Television Series" 1967), frequented by hundreds of guests from across the world of entertainment including legendary actors and actresses from stage and screen, pop and jazz singers, dancers and comedians. An entertainer who could do it all, Dean and his celebrity guests fascinated viewers with music and outrageous comedy skits. Whether it was Dean's familiar entrance sliding down a pole or the famous living room door (he never knew who would walk through), Dean captured everyone with his easy-going personality and incomparable charm and talent. Dean Martin was a television pioneer with his unique variety and comedy show. There were no rehearsals, no re-takes,--and Martin simply just wasn't a host behind a desk-- he took part in virtually all the segments. Whether talking and singing with guests or performing a comedy sketch, Martin put every guest at ease and was able to coax even the most serious actors (like Orson Welles and Jimmy Stewart) to indulge in their comedic and musical sides. Guests had a great time, word got out, and after the initial success of the show everyone wanted in on the act. DVD Guest Stars Include: Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Don Rickles, Dom DeLuise, Don Adams, Michael Landon, Peggy Lee, Jack Jones, Juliet Prowse, Joel Grey, Sid and Marty Krofft Puppets and more --includes 20 musical performances. Bonus Features Include: Exclusive, NEW interviews with Florence Henderson, Jonathan Winters, Gail Martin Downey (Dean's daughter) and Angie Dickinson. Product Details:-Over two hours long-Includes 20 musical performances in 4 episodes-Digitally restored and re-mastered-Includes in-depth liner notesAbout Dean Martin: A famed star of the silver screen, television icon, Grammy® Award-winning singing sensation and member of the renowned "Rat Pack," Dean Martin's show business legacy is legendary. His musical career features such classics as "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," "That's Amore," "Mambo Italiano," "Everybody Loves Somebody," "Sway," "Volare," and more, releasing dozens of album recordings over his lifetime. Starring in dozens of well-known movies including Ocean's Eleven, Rio Bravo, The Caddy, and Who Was That Lady?, for which Martin received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor, coupled with a highly popular television career, Dean Martin certainly earned his nickname as the "King of Cool."