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Fides Asensio: Actress, soprano
by Danny Dolor - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The public knows the beautiful Fides Santos Cuyugan Asensio best as movie actress and TV host.
Don Toribio Teodoro of ‘Ang Tibay’ fame
by Danny Dolor - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Senior citizens are in all probability familiar — or have worn — ‘Ang Tibay’ shoes. The brand was true to its name, durable and even stylish.
Aida played by 2 Batangueñas
by Danny Dolor - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Giusseppe masterpiece, the grand opera in four acts Aida, was staged only twice in Manila.
‘Duke’ at CCP in ’72
by Danny Dolor - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
A giant in American music, Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Jan. 20, 1972.
MIFF ’83: Festival for a Cause
by Danny Dolor - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Festival for a Cause. That was the slogan of the Manila International Film Festival (MIFF) ’83, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 4.
My Fair Lady ’65 at Assumption
by Danny Dolor - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The inaugural presentation in 1965 of Assumption Convent’s Mother Rose Hall was the musical My Fair Lady, directed by Fr. James Reuter, SJ. Chloe Cruz Romulo played Eliza Doolittle and Nick Lizaso, Prof. Henry...
Valera’s Kahirup ternos in the ’50s
by Danny Dolor - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The most famous and elegant ternos created by Ramon Valera in the ‘50s were worn by lovely ladies at the Kahirup’s annual balls, when Rigodon de Honor was danced, the hightlight of the event.
Scorpio Nights: Erotic, artistic
by Danny Dolor - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
In the ‘80s, Peque Gallaga took Philippine cinema by storm with two masterpieces.
Ramon Estella: Filmmaker, painter
by Danny Dolor - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
As filmmaker, Ramon Estella was acclaimed. In the late ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, he directed such important films as Buenavista, Huling Habilin, Voice of Freedom, Sundalong Talahib, Desperado and Buhay...
Stars, VIPs attend MIFF ‘kick-off’
by Danny Dolor - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The cinema event was billed as ‘kick-off’ of the Manila International Film Festival (MIFF), held on Jan. 7, 1982 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), within the CCP Complex on Roxas...
Filipino actors in Mission Batangas
by Danny Dolor - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Although not in the billing, three Filipino actors play important roles in Mission Batangas (1967).
Fashion show ’49 at Malacañang Park
by Danny Dolor - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Malacañang Park, at the other side of Pasig River, was venue of a fashion show on Feb. 16, 1949.
Memorable movies of Celso Ad. Castillo
by Danny Dolor - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Three memorable movies by Celso Ad. Castillo are shown on this page.
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.
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