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Tia Dely, Pepe in ‘Hamon sa Kampeon’
by Danny Dolor - April 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1993, the singing contest show Hamon sa Kampeon started airing on radio and television, with Tia Dely (Magpayo) and Pepe Pimentel as hosts. It lasted for more than 20 years, watched and listened to by millions...
Afternoon fashion show at Casa Marcos
by Danny Dolor - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
In the ‘50s, long before the influx of five-star hotels in Manila, fashion shows were held in classy restaurants, among them Casa Marcos and Botica Boie.
Sylvia La Torre as Micaela in ‘Carmen’
by Danny Dolor - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1958, Carmen in Tagalog was restaged at the Far Eastern University Auditorium, then the venue of many cultural shows. It was first presented in 1956 to critical acclaim, which ‘mandated’ an encore,...
‘The greatest drama in the world’
by Danny Dolor - April 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The great Hollywood producer Cecil B. DeMille said that the relationship between God and man is ‘The greatest drama in the world.’ Which is the timeless message of his monumental movie, The Ten Comm...
Gloria Romero as Virgin Mary
by Danny Dolor - March 25, 2018 - 12:00am
In the mid-‘50s, Gloria Romero played the Blessed Virgin Mary in the play Martir sa Golgota, staged at the Manila Grand Opera House. The English play was translated in Pilipino by Pedrito Reyes.
Paraluman in foreign films
by Danny Dolor - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Like many Filipino actors in the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s, Paraluman was featured in foreign films, including Surrender Hell! (Hollywood, 1959) and Elephant Girl (Singapore, 1951).
The other side of Hedy Lamarr
by Danny Dolor - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Hedy Lamarr is remembered as one of the prettiest and sexiest actresses of Hollywood in the ‘40s and ‘50s. But there is the other side of the Austrian-born star: Inventor.
Daisy Romualdez: Miss RP Movies ’66
by Danny Dolor - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
On Jan. 6, 1966, Daisy Romualdez was proclaimed 1966 Miss Philippines Movies at the Rizal Theater in Makati amid pomp and circumstances.
Vilma Santos’ grand debut
by Danny Dolor - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
More than 40 years ago, Vilma Santos turned 18, (Nov. 3, 1971). Her grand debut party was held at the posh Presidential Hall of The Plaza in Makati, attended by celebrities and other familiar names in and out of...
Classic stories on the big screen
by Danny Dolor - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Leafing through the book I published in 1994, The Golden Years Memorable Tagalog Movie Ads (1946-1956), I came across the 1950 LVN movie Sohrab at Rustum, topbilled by Rogelio de la Rosa, Armando Goyena, Lilia Dizon,...
Real jungle man played ‘Kulafu’
by Danny Dolor - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Sometime last year, this columnist met Mrs. Lorna Perez Laurel at the Cultural Center of the Philippines where we had a short talk. Knowing my interest in old movies, Lorna asked me if I was familiar with a Fil-American...
Two movies on Yamashita
by Danny Dolor - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
On Dec. 8, 1945, The Manila Times reported that Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita of the Japanese Imperial Army was found guilty of World War II crimes and was ‘sentenced to Hang Until Dead.’ An American military...
Helen Gamboa circa ‘75: Nun in love with priest
by Danny Dolor - December 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
In a 1975 heavy drama, Helen Gamboa portrayed a controversial role, a nun in love with a priest. The film was titled Iniibig Kita…Father Salvador.
Birth of the ‘Beecees’ and Terry Magsaysay
by Danny Dolor - December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Early June 1955, a group of young ladies from Manila’s prominent families met at the residence of Mrs. Fernado Lopez to discuss how to help poor children and their parents.
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.
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