I thought I'd do a series of short posts--sort of work the lounge before I hit the Main room.
"How Did All These People
Get Into My Room?"
By ~ Robert J. Randisi
As I wait for Book #6 to be published, FLY ME TO THE MORGUE (June, 2011), I realize the true reason I like writing these Rat Pack Books. It’s because, going back to the 60’s, these guys have always made me feel good. Watching Dean on his T.V. show, listening to Sammy’s albums, watching Frank’s movies, has always made me feel good, no matter what was going on in my life.
My favorite Rat Packer has always changed over the years. When I’m watching Frank in Tony Rome or The Detective or Johnny Concho, he’s my favorite. If I’m listening to Sammy sing “What Kind of Fool Am I” or “Hey There” then he’s my favorite. But for the most part, it’s been Dino; his songs, his show, the roasts, his western movies (he’s excellent in westerns, especially playing the heavy in “Rough Night In Jericho”), and his supreme COOL. Dean Martin has always been cool without trying to be. Even when he was Jerry Lewis’ straight man he couldn’t hide the cool. That’s what has always drawn me to him.
Which was why I featured him in the first book, EVERYBODY KILLS SOMEBODY SOME TIME, and took the title from one of his most famous songs. For the most part my protagonist in these books, Eddie G., is me. He has my background, my love of Vegas, and he has my affection for Dean.
If I could have been friend with the Rat Pack I would have, but I would have loved to be close friends with Dean Martin. Because Dean was, and always will be, the Man!
(c) 2011 AT THE BIJOU debut ~ Author Robert J Randisi
I went to the BIJOU and read about myself as mystery man. Perhaps my posts will give some insight. As well as my answers.
Your pallyRJR (Bob)
There's more Robert J Randisi musings,
with the razz-a-ma-tazz of BIJOU authors
Eric Beetner, Paul D Brazill,
Kevin Michaels, Julie Morgan,
Sean Patrick Reardon, Anthony Venutolo
and that Absolutely*Kate ~
Saturday Matinees too.
Be there or be square.
AT THE BIJOU