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.
Dante Rivero: Idol of the ’70s
by From the collection of DANNY DOLOR - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Dante Rivero was rightly billed the Idol of the ‘70s.
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.
Fernando Poe Sr.’s action pictures
by Danny Dolor - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
War sagas. South Sea adventures. Dramas. Costume movies. And of course, action pictures.
Irineo M. Cristobal: He carved Our Lady Mediatrix
by Danny Dolor - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
While leafing through the files of my late father, Don Leon Dolor, I came across the July 24, 1949 issue of the Sunday Times Magazine.
Two theaters along Ronquillo street
by Danny Dolor - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Ronquillo is a side street of Rizal Avenue, Manila, very near Santa Cruz church and leading to Dasmariñas and Escolta.
A night like no other at the CCP
by Danny Dolor - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
On the night of Aug. 26, 1977, three of the world’s greatest artists performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines: American pianist Van Cliburn, Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and Great Britain’s...
National Heritage Month: Four exhibits, one concert
by Danny Dolor - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
In celebration of the National Heritage Month last May, this columnist mounted four exhibits and one musical concert.
The versatile Leila Morena
by Danny Dolor - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the popular actresses of the late ’40s and ’50s was Leila Morena, noted for her versatility. She was at home in drama, comedy, fantasy and even costume pictures.
Borromeo Lou: ‘King of Jazz’
by Danny Dolor - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Luis Borromeo, popularly known as Borromeo Lou, was billed ‘King of Jazz’ in 1910 up to the ‘30s. Aside from jazz, he also popularized bodabil and songs dedicated to Carnival Queens like Mercedes...
Legendary Mommy Kate
by Danny Dolor - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Mommy Kate was how the legendary Katy dela Cruz wanted to be called later in life.
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