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.
Joseph brothers of Tamaraw Studios
by Danny Dolor - July 21, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the big movie outfits of the ‘50s was Tamaraw Studios.
Parangal Sentenyal sa Sining at Kultura
by Danny Dolor - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
On Feb. 2, 1999, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Centennial Commission honored 100 outstanding Filipinos in various fields of arts and culture, literature, journalism, music, cinema, theater,...
Prof. Ernani J. Cuenco: National Artist for Music From the collection of
by Danny Dolor - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The obra maestra of Prof. Ernani J. Cuenco, National Artist for Music, is Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal, dedicated to his beloved wife Nena Marcial. They were inseparable and had two children.
Versace in Manila
by Danny Dolor - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
In 1982, Versace came to Manila. Not the noted Italian designer himself, but his creations, at a fashion show held at the Manila Hotel.
Delia Razon: Queen of Costume Pictures
by Danny Dolor - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
In the ’50s, Delia Razon was billed Queen of Costume Pictures.
Mario Montenegro: Painter after Botong’s own heart
by Danny Dolor - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Brown Adonis of the ‘50s, Mario Montenegro, was also an accomplished painter.
Harry Belafonte: Actor-activist
by Danny Dolor - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Harry Belafonte is one of the first black entertainers to achieve star status as actor and singer.
House of Dior show in Manila
by Danny Dolor - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Dior, one of the top pacesetters in the world of fashion, presented for the first time in Manila in the mid-’70s the 180-piece collection designed by Marc Bohan.
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