Attentive readers will recall that the very first reply submitted to this blog came from a Dean Martin fan who runs a blog on Deano’s classic television variety show in the mid-1960s.
We’ll call our correspondent “Ralphie” — his name is Ralph Baker — because it evokes the kind of Matronrofilia and Femcondescension we know gets you guys off.
(That series, by the way, spanked. As good as it was, it arguably was only Martin’s second-best TV product. The best? The “Dean Martin Roast” specials, which produced some of the finest bon mots — and even the occasional WomWam fetish fodder, as in Ruth Buzzi’s dominatrix scene — this side of Mae West and W.C. Fields.)
In that spirit of affable cooperation with women doing things to men, we have Joey Heatherton nearby, from one of her WomWamesque appearances on the Dean Martin show. The clip is available now on YouTube, but knowing the arbitrary vicissitudes of the YouTube Nazis — if it’s from an advertiser, it’s good; if it’s not, it’s pornography or an IP violation — we’ve also backed up a copy and will make sure to keep it in the archives.
It’s a nice dance number featuring Heatherton as a deadly gun-girl dancer. As you enjoy it, see how many WomWam filias you can identify.
I have some ideas about both Ms. Heatherton, and the whole Dean Martin slash Frank Sinatra slash Ratpack attitude towards ladies…. all based on WomWam theory.
Rather than lay these out, and spoil the discussion, I’m interested in hearing from readers about this, and would also welcome a piece on the Golddiggers, Ms. Heatherton, and any of the other Ratpack sirens.
Meantime, here’s another videclip link WomWam readers will appreciate.
You can also join our new Joey Heatheron Fan Group at Yahoo, for occasional clips and updates.