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Kahirup in the ’60s
by Danny Dolor - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The glorious years of the Kahirup were in the ’60s.
Stand-alone Avenue Theater
by Danny Dolor - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Sadly, the stand-alone theaters along Manila’s Rizal Avenue are all gone.
Gloria in Excelsis
by Danny Dolor - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Remember When? revisits, in a manner of speaking, the Juancho Gutierrez-Gloria Romero wedding on Sept. 24, 1960. This column first featured the wedding in July 2016.
The Greatest Story Ever Told
by Danny Dolor - April 1, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s more than a movie. It’s an epic.
Ben Farrales: Remembering the Dean
by Danny Dolor - March 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Ben Farrales, the Dean of the Filipino fashion, died at 88 last March 6. The Dean is loved, admired, respected. And at times feared.
Susan & Ronnie: A Dream Wedding
by Danny Dolor - March 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Philippine Cinema’s royalty eloped on Dec. 16, 1968. Nine days later on Christmas Day, they got married at the Santuario de San Jose Parish in Greenhills, San Juan (now city)
Alonzo and Farrales international fashion show
by Danny Dolor - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Two of the country’s top designers, Aureo Alonzo and Ben Farrales, joined artistic and creative forces in May 1970 to mount an international fashion show.
Mame: Broadway goes to CCP
by Danny Dolor - January 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Broadway went to the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Manila Encore for Brioni
by Danny Dolor - December 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The Fashion House of Brioni, an Italian menswear brand, was founded in Rome shortly after World War II, 1945.
Larawan: Theater event of 1979
by Danny Dolor - December 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Without doubt, it was the theater event of 1979. It starred two of the country’s top screen divas and the hottest actor. And it was directed by an esteemed name.
Salute to Spain
by Danny Dolor - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
In celebration of Felices Navidades (Spanish Merry Christmas), the clothes of Emil Valdes and Arturo Cruz were presented in December 1971 at the Eagle’s Nest of the Hong Kong Hilton.
Hollywood and Filipino producers’ collaboration
by Danny Dolor - October 31, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1963, Hollywood and Filipino producers collaborated on the making of To Be a Man, shot in the Philippines and topbilled by American and Filipino actors.
Tia Dely Magpayo’s 100th birthday & La Bella Filipina
by Danny Dolor - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Come Oct. 29, Tia Dely Magpayo, the First Lady of Radio, is celebrating her 100th birthday.
Calbes and Rosal: Philippines-Canada Friendship Concert
by Danny Dolor - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
It was a memorable evening of songs and music. Sopranos Eleanor Calbes and Conching Rosal were featured in a special concert, Philippines-Canada Friendship Concert, held at the CCP Main Theater on Oct. 22, 1980...
Armida, Irma in Larawan
by Danny Dolor - July 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Ponce Enrile sisters, Armida Siguion-Reyna and Irma Potenciano, played Candida and Paula, in the 1990 production of the play, Larawan ng Pilipino Bilang Artista.
The legendary Mang Ador of Tropicana Photo Studio
by Danny Dolor - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
His full name was Dominador J. Cruz Jr. But he was simply ‘Mang Ador’ to many, the legendary figure behind Tropicana Photo Studio.
Devotion to Sto. Niño
by Danny Dolor - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Devotion to the Holy Child (Santo Niño) is nationwide.
May Rosal at Torre
by Danny Dolor - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Two of the reigning sopranos of the ‘80s, Conching Rosal and Sylvia La Torre, teamed up on April 15, 1983 for a concert billed May Rosal at Torre.
The fabulous Takarazuka Revue
by Danny Dolor - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
In the late ’50s and early ’60s, whenever I visited Japan, I never fail to watch the Takarazuka Revue. The show was fabulous, participated in by 400 all-girl performers, held at the Grand Theater, which...
A bleak Christmas for Filipinos in December 1941
by Danny Dolor - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Christmas comes to us this year burdened with a message that is not as joyous as we all could wish.
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