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Charito & Nestor tandem in Dahlia
by Danny Dolor - May 6, 2017 - 9:05pm
Although noted for different genres, Charito Solis and Nestor de Villa teamed up at least twice in LVN movies, Krisalis (1957) and Dahlia (1960). Charito was then LVN drama queen, while Nestor excelled in light comedies...
Philippine night at 1956 Asian filmfest
by Danny Dolor - April 30, 2017 - 12:00am
It was truly a Philippine night at the 1956 Asian Film Festival in June 1956 held in Hong Kong.
The whirlwind romance of Armi & Virgilio
by Danny Dolor - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Remember When? recalls with fondness the whirlwind romance of the first Miss Universe, Armi Kuusela, and the Filipino who won her heart, Virgilio Hilario, in 1953.
Gabriel ‘Flash’ Elorde: Well-loved boxing legend
by Danny Dolor - April 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Long before Manny Pacquiao ruled the boxing world, there was Gabriel ‘Flash’ Elorde, world boxing champion in the early ‘60s (junior lightweight). Like Pacquiao, Elorde made several movies, including...
Canuplin: The Phil’s ‘Little Tramp’
by Danny Dolor - April 9, 2017 - 12:00am
All his life, Canuplin idolized ‘The Little Tramp,’ as Hollywood’s Charlie Chaplin was known. His real name was Canuto Francia and the showbiz name Canuplin was a coinage from Canuto and Chapl...
In 1947, Miss Philippines & her court
by Danny Dolor - April 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Philippine Trends Pictorial Monthly featured in September 1947 Miss Philippines and her court of honor. Philippine Airlines sponsored the pageant which attracted contestants all over the country.
Leopoldo Salcedo: The Great Profile
by Danny Dolor - March 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Side view, either to the right or the left, was the favored photographic pose of Leopoldo Salcedo. And for good reason. His profile was perfect, earning him the tag The Great Profile. Whether onscreen or in print,...
Sweethearts on-and-offcam
by Danny Dolor - March 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Zaldy Zshornack and Shirley Gorospe first teamed up in Cirio H. Santiago’s romance comedy Sweethearts, directed by no less than future National Artist Gerry de Leon in 1957. From Day 1, it was obvious that...
Walang Sugat: From stage to screen
by Danny Dolor - March 12, 2017 - 12:00am
The nationalistic sarswela Walang Sugat by Severino Reyes was first staged on June 14, 1902 at the Teatro Libertad in Manila. It was revived in 1970 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with additional music...
Best Dressed Women of the Philippines
by Danny Dolor - March 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Who are the Ten Best Dressed Women of the Philippines in the late ’60s and early ’70s?
Rosa del Rosario: Border Bandits leading lady
by Danny Dolor - February 26, 2017 - 12:00am
In 1946, Rosa del Rosario, an American mestiza (Rose Stagner), was stranded in California during World War II.
Bulaklak Magazine (Hiyas ng Tahanan)
by Danny Dolor - February 19, 2017 - 12:00am
During the pre-war and post-war years, one of the more popular magazines in Tagalog was Bulaklak (Hiyas ng Tahanan), with Jose Santos as patnugot (editor) and Francisco Guballa as taga-pamahalang pangkalahatan (general...
Brothers De la Rosa co-star in Garrison 13
by Danny Dolor - February 12, 2017 - 12:00am
Two very popular big screen brothers in the ‘40s and ‘50s were Rogelio de la Rosa and his younger brother Jaime. The first and only time they co-starred was in the 1946 LVN movie Garrison 13, where they...
‘Darna’ is Uncle Mars’ most enduring creation
by Danny Dolor - February 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Late last year, the Cultural Center of the Philippines paid tribute to Mars Ravelo and as expected the Pinay superwoman Darna was the most talked about. Understandable as Darna is the most enduring creation of Uncle...
Rosa Rosal: More than a fashion trendsetter
by Danny Dolor - January 29, 2017 - 12:00am
In the ‘50s, one of the best-dressed actresses was Rosa Rosal, a fashion trendsetter. Photos taken by Bob’s show Rosa in varied dresses — formal, casual, sporty. In various hues: black, pink, gold,...
I Was an American Spy: The Song and The Story
by Danny Dolor - January 22, 2017 - 12:00am
The 1951 movie I Was an American Spy may have been long forgotten, but its theme song, Because of You, is to date still being sung. It was Tony Bennett’s first major hit, reaching No. 1 on Billboard and stayed...
Lyric Theater: Escolta’s magnificent landmark
by Danny Dolor - January 15, 2017 - 12:05am
In days gone by, Lyric Theater was a magnificent landmark along classy Escolta in Manila. Along with Capitol Theater, Lyric was the favorite of many a moviegoer. Sadly, Lyric with its art deco façade, is no...
Debbie Reynolds: Endearing, enduring Hollywood actress
by Danny Dolor - January 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Hollywood’s endearing and enduring actress, Debbie Reynolds, 84, is smiling and shining in another world. Death (of stroke) came to Debbie a day after her own beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher, 60, died of heart...
George Montgomery in Huk and Steel Claw
by Danny Dolor - January 1, 2017 - 12:00am
Hollywood actor George Montgomery starred in two action films shot in the Philippines, Huk! (1956) and The Steel Claw (1961).
Jesus ‘Og’ Ramos: Tarzan of the ’50s
by Danny Dolor - November 27, 2016 - 12:00am
In the ’50s, Jesus ‘Og’ Ramos, muscleman and former Mr. Philippines, was billed the Tarzan of local movies.
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