Sampaguita films on the cover of pre-war Song-Movie magazine
April 16, 2016 - 10:00am
The pre-war issues of Literary Song-Movie magazine featured on its cover three Sampaguita films.
FPJ-Saxon starrer: Tagalog, English versions showing simultaneously
by Danny Dolor - November 14, 2015 - 9:00am
In February 1965, the Fernando Poe Jr. and John Saxon starrer, Only the Brave Know Hell and its Tagalog version, Hanggang May Kalaban, were showing simultaneously in downtown Manila. The English version at Podmon...
Zaldy-Marlene starrer: A bitter-sweet love story
by Danny Dolor - January 25, 2015 - 12:00am
In the ’50s and early ’60s, it would have been difficult, if not impossible, to team up Zaldy Zshornack and Marlene Dauden in a movie. They then belonged to different studies, Zaldy with Premiere and...
Fred Galang, actor-pastor
by Danny Dolor - December 28, 2014 - 12:00am
The late Fred Galang was an actor who turned pastor when his showbiz years were over. He died last July 18 when he visited relatives and friends in the Philippines. Fred was based in the US, where he preached the...
Marita: Demure on, off camera
by Danny Dolor - October 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Then and now, Marita Zobel is noted for her demure ways, her sweet face perfect for lady-like roles. A Spanish mestiza, Marita (Mary Ann Blanche in real life) started her acting career in late ‘50s at LVN,...
Aliwan: Popular magazine in the ’40s
by Danny Dolor - August 10, 2014 - 12:00am
In the ‘40s, reading was the most popular form of entertainment, along with listening to the radio and watching movies. There was no television then. And needless to say, social media were unheard of. No computer,...
Four stories in one movie
by Danny Dolor - July 6, 2014 - 12:00am
Kwintas ng Alaala was Sampaguita Pictures’ omnibus offering for 1960. ‘A picture with something for everyone,’ it was billed.
Carmen Rosales is Matandang Dalaga
by Danny Dolor - March 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Carmen Rosales, pre-war and post-war movie queen, was at home in drama, musical (she has a beautiful singing voice) and comedy, like Matandang Dalaga (1953).
Beauty products of the ’40s
by Danny Dolor - April 28, 2013 - 12:00am
In the ’40s, beauty products like Waling-Waling, Madame X and Gloria were very popular with the masses.
Five orphans in Ang Maging Ulila
by Danny Dolor - March 3, 2013 - 12:00am
Facing and fighting ‘the world’s cruelty and people’s tyranny’ in Ang Maging Ulila (1961) are Leopoldo Salcedo Jr., Rory Santiago, Romeo San Jose, Jovy Baretto and Chiquito Pangan Jr.
Mario Montenegro topbills Sampaguita’s war picture
by Danny Dolor - January 13, 2013 - 12:00am
Every now and then, Sampaguita produced action-packed war pictures. One of them was Karugtong ng Kahapon (1961), topbilled by LVN actor Mario Montenegro and directed by Eddie Garcia.
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