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).
NCAA ’59 muses & cheerleaders
by Danny Dolor - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In the ‘50s and ‘60s, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was the so-called basketball’s glamour league. The most popular sports event in the country was watched at the Rizal Coliseum...
‘The Spanish fashions of Pedro Rodriguez’
by Danny Dolor - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
In February 1962, the top Spanish couturier, Pedro Rodriguez came to Manila for a two-day fashion show at the Philamlife Auditorium, then the venue of cultural events.
Gilda Walstrom: Miss Mindanao ’53
by Danny Dolor - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
At the Manila International Fair in 1953, lovely ladies from all over the country vied for the title of Miss Philippines, won by Christina Galang.
Karilagan ’70
by Danny Dolor - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
May and June in 1970, four of the top models of Karilagan were in Hong Kong to showcase the collection of Casimiro Abad and Emil Valdez.
Claudio Bravo: Int’l painter
by Danny Dolor - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Claudio Bravo was Chilean by birth (Nov. 8, 1936) but he might well be called citizen of the world. He lived and studied all over the globe, his paintings internationally acclaimed.
Mario Montenegro: The Brown Adonis as mighty Thor
by Danny Dolor - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am
In the ‘50s, Mario Montenegro was billed the Brown Adonis. He with the brown skin, handsome face and well-sculpted physique.
Sampaguita’s big 1952 movies
by Danny Dolor - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Newspapers and magazines carried ‘Sampaguita Pictures attractions for 1952…four more big films.’
Justice Victorino: From showbiz star to legal luminary
by Danny Dolor - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Perhaps not many people know that Associate Justice Esperanza Fabon-Victorino of the Court of Tax Appeals used to be a showbiz star.
Tiya Dely (Magpayo) as ‘fashionista’
by Danny Dolor - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Long before the word ‘fashionista’ became popular, Tiya Dely (Magpayo), First Lady of Radio, was already one. Whether in formal or casual attires, Tiya Dely was well-dressed, a fashion plate.
Leonila D. Garcia:Gracious First Lady
by Danny Dolor - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
From 1957 to 1961, Carlos P. Garcia served as President of the Philippines.
‘Elegance Francaise’
by Danny Dolor - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Elegance Francaise was what Miss World 1955 May Louise Flodin and three other models brought to Manila during a short visit in November 1955.
‘Doña Clara’: Theater and fashion event
by Danny Dolor - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
In the late ‘60s, the legendary beauty and brilliant lawyer Pacita de los Reyes Phillips was persuaded by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) to star in a play, Doña Clara.
Song dedicated to Margie Moran
by Danny Dolor - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The great composer Constancio de Guzman wrote a song titled Maria Margarita dedicated to Miss Universe of 1973, Maria Margarita Moran. With lyrics by Inocencia Revilla, the song is set to the beat of danza.
Tia Dely, Pepe in ‘Hamon sa Kampeon’
by Danny Dolor - April 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1993, the singing contest show Hamon sa Kampeon started airing on radio and television, with Tia Dely (Magpayo) and Pepe Pimentel as hosts. It lasted for more than 20 years, watched and listened to by millions...
Afternoon fashion show at Casa Marcos
by Danny Dolor - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
In the ‘50s, long before the influx of five-star hotels in Manila, fashion shows were held in classy restaurants, among them Casa Marcos and Botica Boie.
Sylvia La Torre as Micaela in ‘Carmen’
by Danny Dolor - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
In 1958, Carmen in Tagalog was restaged at the Far Eastern University Auditorium, then the venue of many cultural shows. It was first presented in 1956 to critical acclaim, which ‘mandated’ an encore,...
‘The greatest drama in the world’
by Danny Dolor - April 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The great Hollywood producer Cecil B. DeMille said that the relationship between God and man is ‘The greatest drama in the world.’ Which is the timeless message of his monumental movie, The Ten Comm...
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