REMEMBER WHEN?
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.
Rudy Robles’ journey from Leyte to Hollywood
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - November 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Many of us have forgotten Rudy Robles, one of the first Filipino actors to appear in Hollywood films.
George Nader in Zigzag
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1963, George Nader came to the Philippines to shoot Zigzag, produced by Medallion Films, Inc. In Hollywood, it was billed The Hunter.
‘The Prince’ came to Manila
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - November 7, 2020 - 12:00am
In December 1980, “The Prince” came to Manila to launch his fashion line.
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...
Noli Me Tangere: ‘First Filipino opera’
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Noli Me Tangere, an opera in Tagalog, premiered on Feb. 5, 1957, at the Far Eastern University Auditorium. Don David and Juanita Javier portrayed the ill-fated lovers, Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara.
Badjao at the Tokyo filmfest
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1956, Anak Dalita won awards at the Southeast Asian Film Festival in Hong Kong. The following year 1957, Badjao competed at the Tokyo Film Festival, where it merited critical acclaim.
Miriam Jurado’s visit to the US
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In December 1963, Miriam Jurado spent several memorable weeks in the United States.
Bituing Marikit: Nicanor Abelardo play
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Bituing Marikit is one of Nicanor Abelardo’s famous compositions, along with Mutya ng Pasig, Nasaan Ka Irog, Kundiman ng Luha. Abelardo also composed operas, zarzuelas, concertos, sacred and patriotic hy...
Evelyn Mandac: NY’s Met Diva
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Evelyn Mandac holds the distinction of being the first Filipina to sing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. Only the best singers in the world perform at the Met.
Lily Padilla: ‘Classy Lady’
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - September 5, 2020 - 12:00am
That is how people remember Lily de las Alas Padilla: ‘Classy Lady.’ Friends, colleagues, contemporaries, media members, relatives speak fondly of Lily, wife of Sen. Ambrosio Padilla and daughter of Batangas...
Estereminggoles at CCP Little Theatre
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
In celebration of the Filipino talent, Estereminggoles was mounted at the CCP Little Theatre in September 1984. Behind the play was the Junior Friends of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, with Irene Marcos...
Rosa del Rosario: ‘The Queen Retires’
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - August 22, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1982, right after the Walang Kupas awards night at the PICC, I had the honor and pleasure of hosting a dinner for two winners, Rosa del Rosario and Norma Blancaflor.
Miss Rosa Rosal: Magsaysay awardee
by Fr. Edd B. Lleva - August 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Miss Rosa Rosal has the distinction of being the only Asian movie star to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. She was honored for her lifetime services to the Philippine National Red Cross in the...
Eleonora Enachescu sang for Conching Rosal Foundation
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - August 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Eleonora Enachescu, famed Romanian soprano, came to Manila to sing for the initial presentation of the Conching Rosal Music Foundation in 1987 at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino of the Cultural Center of the Philippines....
‘Susan Roces: Beauty as Envoy’
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - August 1, 2020 - 12:00am
As Susan Roces celebrated her 79th birthday last Tuesday, July 28, Remember When? recalls her glory days decades back.
Anita Linda’s Premiere movies during the ‘40s
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - July 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Although Anita Linda’s career peaked at Premiere Productions during the ‘50s, she was already a star in the ‘40s.
The Boy Next Door & the Movie Queen
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - July 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Before Ric Rodrigo, Luis Gonzales and Juancho Gutierrez, the Movie Queen of the ‘50s Gloria Romero was teamed up with ‘The Boy Next Door,’ as Ramon Revilla was billed in their starrer, Mr. Kasintahan...
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