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Kasaysayan ng Lahi: FAT grand opening in ’74
by Danny Dolor - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Pomp and pageantry attended the opening of the Folk Arts Theater (FAT) in 1974.
Joel Alano remembered
by Danny Dolor - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
As Valentine approaches, remembered with fondness and sadness by his friends, fans and admirers is Joel Alano, one of the finest and most promising actors of the ‘80s.
Two ‘Bataan’ films from Hollywood
by Danny Dolor - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
In 1949, two war movies from Hollywood were shown in Manila theaters.
Guia Balmori: 1938 Carnival Queen
by Danny Dolor - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Guia Balmori, 1938 Carnival Queen (Miss Philippines), was named after Nuestra Señora de Guia, patron saint of Manila’s Ermita district.
Maria Clara Awards: Short-lived but glorious
by Danny Dolor - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The Maria Clara Awards, established by the Manila Times in 1950, was short-lived.
Very important fashion show for premiere of The V.I.P.s
by Danny Dolor - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
For the premiere night of The V.I.P.s in 1963, a very important fashion show was staged the classy Ideal Theater.
‘The Balestra Look’
by Danny Dolor - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Italian designer Renato Balestra and his models came to Manila in 1981 to mount a fashion show at The Manila Hotel Fiesta Pavilion on Sept. 6, 8 and 11.
Melanie Marquez: Miss Miss International, top model
by Danny Dolor - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Tall, long-legged and lovely Melanie Marquez was crowned 1979 Miss International in Tokyo.
Rosa del Rosario’s centennial year
by Danny Dolor - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
While leafing through the authoritative book of Vicente Salumbides on Philippine cinema, this columnist came across an item on Rosa del Rosario, putting her birthday on Dec. 15, 1918.
Edith Nakpil: ‘Woman of grace and courage’
by Danny Dolor - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Edith Nakpil, Miss Philippines of 1965 (Boys Town), had been described as ‘woman of grace and courage.’
Aurora Pijuan as ramp model
by Danny Dolor - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
When her reign as 1970 Miss International was over, Aurora Pijuan became a much sought-after ramp model by the country’s top couturiers, particularly Pitoy Moreno, Ben Farrales and Aureo Alonzo.
Valera’s 12 ‘pet theories’
by Danny Dolor - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s unequalled designer, Ramon Valera, decades ago came up with 12 fashion ‘pet theories,’ as called by a magazine writer. His words remain relevant to this very day.
Rita Moreno’s Oscar gown
by Danny Dolor - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Rita Moreno is only one of 12 artists to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards. Oscar (cinema), Emmy (television), Grammy (music), Tony (theater).
Paraluman, Van de Leon star in action-drama
by Danny Dolor - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1957, Paraluman and Van de Leon starred in an action-drama set in the South, Harangan man ng Sibat. Paraluman played a Muslim princess and Van a warrior.
Distinguished men behind 1953 Philippines International Fair
by Danny Dolor - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Behind the very successful 1953 Philippines International Fair were seven distinguished men, pillars of business and civic groups.
Songs for Gemma
by Danny Dolor - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Gemma Cruz is the very first Filipina to win an international beauty title: Miss International of 1965. Actually, she won the title in California in 1964, but her reign as Miss International started the following...
Dear departed actors
by Danny Dolor - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Nov. 1 (All Saints’ Day) and Nov. 2 (All Souls’ Day), the nation remembers the dead — lighting candles, offering flowers and saying prayers.
Quezon’s Lullaby
by Danny Dolor - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Some months back, Remember When?
Ferrer & Lee co-star in Vengeance of Fu Manchu
by Danny Dolor - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
In the 1967 film The Vengeance of Fu Manchu, our very own Tony Ferrer shared stellar billing with British actor Christopher Lee. Lee played the titular role, while Ferrer was Inspector Ramos. Also in the cast were...
‘Brioni con Brio’
by Danny Dolor - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1971, Manila Hilton scored a ‘first’ with the presentation of Brioni con Brio, a collection of high fashion for men and women from the House of Brioni in Rome.
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