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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.
Handpainted barong by Franco modeled by Castelo
by Danny Dolor - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Danilo Franco is a noted designer. His clients include society matrons and young people alike.
Ricky Davao is Felipe de las Casas
by Danny Dolor - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
In 1983, Ricky Davao’s mettle as a theater actor was put to a test.
Lanvin in Manila: ‘Essence of femininity’
by Danny Dolor - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Bernard Lanvin, inheritor of the great name in French haute couture and perfumery, visited Manila in 1975 to present his summer collection at the Hyatt Regency. Lanvin came upon the invitation of Bienvenido and Glecy...
Kiss of Fire: The song, the film
by Danny Dolor - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The song Kiss of Fire is originally titled El Choclo in Spanish, meaning The Corn Cob. It was written by Angel Villodo, an Argentine musician, said to be in honor of a proprietor of a popular nightclub who was known...
‘All About Gemma’
by Danny Dolor - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
When Gemma Cruz won the Miss International title in 1964, a book titled All About Gemma was published shortly thereafter.
Montserrat Caballe: Spain’s renowned diva
by Danny Dolor - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Montserrat Caballe, Spain’s renowned diva, sang twice in Manila at the Metropolitan Theater and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Teddy and Timi thrilled Filipino fans in June 1962
by Danny Dolor - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Two American singers of Italian descents, Teddy Randazzo and Timi Yuro, thrilled Filipino fans at the Araneta Coliseum on June 15, 1962.
Atang dela Rama: ‘The First Star of Philippine Cinema’
by Danny Dolor - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Atang dela Rama is billed ‘The First Star of Philippine Cinema’ as she portrayed the title role in Dalagang Bukid in 1919.
Chito Madrigal in The Love of Leonor Rivera
by Danny Dolor - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
In November 1953, socialite Chito Madrigal portrayed the title role in Severino Montano’s three-act play The Love of Leonor Rivera. It was a first try at stage acting for the highly accomplished lady: Lawyer...
Lucio San Pedro’s Ugoy ng Duyan: Immortal lullabye
by Danny Dolor - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Lucio San Pedro has composed many songs and hymns, but he is most known for and associated with the lullabye Sa Ugoy ng Duyan.
8 more CCP Centennial Awardees
by Danny Dolor - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Weeks back, Remember When? named eight of the CCP Centennial Awardees, Parangal Sentenyal sa Sining at Kultura, in celebration of the 100th year of Philippine Independence last 1999.
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