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Otoniel Gonzaga:World-class tenor
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
It was a much-awaited event in the field of classical music.
Heston at Red Cross: Even ‘Moses’ shed blood
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - June 27, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1956, Charlton Heston and his wife Lydia Clarke visited Manila as guests of the Rufino family, owners of a chain of theaters in the city.
The rebirth of The Met
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - June 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Dec. 17, 1979 was an important date in the cultural and artistic life in Manila.
Sarung Banggi: Bicol’s love ballad
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - June 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Sarung Banggi, Bicol’s well-loved ballad, was made into an LVN movie in 1947. It starred Rogelio de la Rosa and Mila del Sol.
Carmen Rosales’ LVN movies
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - June 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Although identified with Sampaguita, Carmen Rosales appeared in five movies with rival studio LVN.
Vic Damone show in Manila
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - May 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Popular American singer-actor Vic Damone held a limited show in Manila on Dec. 24, 1960, Christmas Eve, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Luningning: Poe Sr. star
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the leading ladies of the ‘40s and early ‘50s was Luningning. She might as well be called the star of Fernando Poe Sr.
Lilian Velez musical films
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Lilian Velez starred in the ‘40s in two musical films, Sa Kabukiran and Binibiro Lamang Kita, whose theme song was Ako’y Kampupot.
The Bridge on the River Kwai: Acclaimed movie of 1957
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
(With this story, Remember When? is celebrating its 26th anniversary as it continues to be a widely-followed column especially by readers craving for nostalgic items.)
Leonor Orosa-Goquingco: National Artist for Dance
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The accomplishments of Leonor Orosa-Goquingco, National Artist for Dance, were truly awesome. She founded the Filipinescas Dance Company and the Philippine Theatre Dance Group.
Santa Cruz de Mayo
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
What things are associated with the merry month of May?
Mayor Earnshaw: Father of Metropolitan Theater
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - April 12, 2020 - 12:00am
When the cornerstone was laid, a book was placed in it bearing the signatures of these men, from left: Gov. Gen. Davis, Mayor Tomas Earnshaw, Horace B. Pond (writing), Angel M. Varela (secretary of Metropolitan Theater),...
Lenten presentation: Kalbaryo ni Hesus
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1952, Lebran’s Lenten presentation was Kalbaryo ni Hesus, hyped as ‘The first local screenization of the life and passion of Jesus Christ!’
Botong Francisco’s Stations of the Cross
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
In a small church inside the Don Bosco school in Mandaluyong City hang the 14 Stations of the Cross by Carlos ‘Botong’ V. Francisco.
‘West Side Story in Rock’
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
West Side Story tells of the gang war in New York between the Sharks (Puerto Ricans) and the Jets (whites).
Bb. Amanding Montes: Queen of Vod-a-Vil
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
In the ’30s, Bb. Amanding Montes was the undisputed Queen of Vod-a-Vil. She was the highest paid star.
Conchita Gaston as Carmen
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
After conquering Europe and the United States, Conchita Gaston returned home in 1972 to sing Bizet’s Carmen, her favorite opera role, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Hailed by critics as one of the...
Barrio fiesta for George & Mona
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
After the shoot of Huk, the lead stars, George Montgomery and Mona Freeman, were honored with a barrio fiesta at the Crystal Bowl of Avenue Hotel in downtown Manila, Nov. 12, 1955. Cast and crew shot Huk for a month...
James Stewart promo tour
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
James Stewart won Filipino fans (this columnist included) during a promotional tour of the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock movie Rear Window opposite Grace Kelly. Mr. Stewart turned out to be gracious, charming and accom...
The Spanish song behind Kumakaway Ka Pa, Irog
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The theme song of the 1949 movie Kumakaway Ka Pa, Irog was borrowed from the Spanish song Adios Muchachos. The movie, a tearjerker, starred Victor Sevilla and Pacita Francisco, also a beauty queen (Miss Luzon).
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