Sammy and Dino Episode 5: A Serious Man

Sammy and Dino Episode 5: A Serious Man

Sammy and Dino Episode 5: A Serious Man

You Must Remember This - November 23, 2021 - 48:34

After the breakup of Martin and Lewis, Dino has to figure out how to stand on his own as a solo act. He ends up developing an on-stage persona as a happy drunk, while at the same time, developing a resume as a serious actor in some of the biggest hits of the late 1950s, such as Some Came Running and Rio Bravo, through which he emerged as a kind of icon for the white masculinity crisis of the 1950s. How did Dino pull this off, and why was his interest in being taken seriously so apparently short-lived?

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