Aurora Pijuan as ramp model
by Danny Dolor - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
When her reign as 1970 Miss International was over, Aurora Pijuan became a much sought-after ramp model by the country’s top couturiers, particularly Pitoy Moreno, Ben Farrales and Aureo Alonzo.
Valera’s 12 ‘pet theories’
by Danny Dolor - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s unequalled designer, Ramon Valera, decades ago came up with 12 fashion ‘pet theories,’ as called by a magazine writer. His words remain relevant to this very day.
Rita Moreno’s Oscar gown
by Danny Dolor - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Rita Moreno is only one of 12 artists to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards. Oscar (cinema), Emmy (television), Grammy (music), Tony (theater).
Paraluman, Van de Leon star in action-drama
by Danny Dolor - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1957, Paraluman and Van de Leon starred in an action-drama set in the South, Harangan man ng Sibat. Paraluman played a Muslim princess and Van a warrior.
Distinguished men behind 1953 Philippines International Fair
by Danny Dolor - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Behind the very successful 1953 Philippines International Fair were seven distinguished men, pillars of business and civic groups.
Songs for Gemma
by Danny Dolor - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Gemma Cruz is the very first Filipina to win an international beauty title: Miss International of 1965. Actually, she won the title in California in 1964, but her reign as Miss International started the following...
Dear departed actors
by Danny Dolor - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Nov. 1 (All Saints’ Day) and Nov. 2 (All Souls’ Day), the nation remembers the dead — lighting candles, offering flowers and saying prayers.
Quezon’s Lullaby
by Danny Dolor - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Some months back, Remember When?
Ferrer & Lee co-star in Vengeance of Fu Manchu
by Danny Dolor - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
In the 1967 film The Vengeance of Fu Manchu, our very own Tony Ferrer shared stellar billing with British actor Christopher Lee. Lee played the titular role, while Ferrer was Inspector Ramos. Also in the cast were...
‘Brioni con Brio’
by Danny Dolor - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1971, Manila Hilton scored a ‘first’ with the presentation of Brioni con Brio, a collection of high fashion for men and women from the House of Brioni in Rome.
Elsa Oria in California concert
by Danny Dolor - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
When Elsa Oria, the Singing Sweetheart of the Philippines, relocated to the United States in the ‘50s, she continued her musical career.
Tribung Pinoy 40th year: Looking back with fondness and sadness
by Danny Dolor - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Tribung Pinoy Cultural Foundation and its musical arm, Tribung Pinoy, mark 40th year this month.
‘Fashion gardener’
by Danny Dolor - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Kenn Scott is known as the designer of modernity and color, the so-called ‘fashion gardener.’
Fashion show at Rizal centennial
by Danny Dolor - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The Jose Rizal centennial in 1961 featured exhibits and contests, among other activities.
CCP opening in 1969: Pomp & circumstance
by Danny Dolor - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
In September 1969, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) opened with, as they say, pomp and circumstance.
Pierre Balmain in Manila ’69
by Danny Dolor - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Top French designer Pierre Balmain came to Manila in May 1969 for a fashion show at Hotel Intercontinental, with no less than the First Lady, Imelda Marcos, as guest of honor.
Fabian at his peak
by Danny Dolor - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
At the peak of his career in 1961, Fabian came to Manila to perform at the Araneta Coliseum.
The last of the Krupp dynasty
by Danny Dolor - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
In the late ’70s and ’80s, Baron Arndt von Krupp of Germany was a frequent Manila visitor, enjoying the city lifestyle and sunny weather.
Paco Rabanne: Collection ‘83
by Danny Dolor - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Manila Hotel was the venue of Paco Rabanne: Collection ’83, showing the spring-summer creations of the noted Spanish designer. He was from Basque, a region of Spain, but grew up in Paris.
A song for Doña Aurora
by Danny Dolor - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The Doña Aurora in reference to the head of this column is Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon, wife of President Manuel Luis Quezon (during the Commonwealth, from the ‘30s to the early ‘40s).
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