NORA AUNOR : THE SUPERSTAR THEN & NOW!


Photo Courtesy: Then - Art Barbadillo/ Now - YES!Magazine

Ngayong nasa bansa na muli ang natatanging SUPERSTAR NORA AUNOR, asahang muli natin siyang ‘mararanasan’ sa mga proyektong nakalaan para sa kanya mula sa TV5 at movie production outfits.  Paulit-ulit mang sabihing wala pang nakahihigit pa sa epekto ng isang Nora Aunor sa lokal na industriya ng pelikula, sadyang hindi maiwasan ngayong antabayanan ang ano mang balita tungkol sa kanya. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

NORA AUNOR : TOUGHED UP AFTER LIVING ABROAD!


Maureen Marie Belmonte writes : More than anything else, living abroad for nearly eight years has taught iconic singer-actress Nora Aunor to be strong. If in the country, fans and friends of the Superstar flocked around her as soon as she returned, this wasn’t so in the US. “Dito kasi marami kang pwedeng tawagin. Marami kang pwedeng hingian ng tulong. [Doon wala,]” Aunor emotionally explained to TV Host Boy Abunda in an interview with “The Buzz” aired on Sept. 4. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

Rediscovering Anna Marie Gutierrez


ANNA MARIE GUTIERREZ

Isang icon sa showbiz na matatawag si ANNA MARIE GUTIERREZ.  Namayagpag ang kanyang pangalan hindi lamang sa mga sinehan , telebisyon at dyaryo kundi sa mga pantasya ng mga Pinoy noong dekada 80.  Una siyang nasilayan bilang isa sa mga DOLPHY’S ANGELS kasabayan nina Yehlen Catral, Carmi Martin at Liz Alindogan.  Makaraan nito’y naging paborito siyang tampok ng mga sineng ang tema ay sex-comedy hanggang sa tuluyan siyang kinilalang hindi lamang bilang sexy star kundi isang magaling na aktres sa pelikulang SCORPIO NIGHTS ni Peque Gallaga.  Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

‘BABAE… NGAYON AT KAILANMAN’ MULING IPAPALABAS!


Yes, muling mapapanood ang klasikong pelikulang ‘BABAE… NGAYON AT KAILANMAN’ ni JOEY GOSIENGFIAO sa Tanghalang Manuel Conde ng Cultural Center of the Philippines ito ay sa pamamagitan ng  The Society of Filipino Archivists for Film (SOFIA).  Magaganap ito sa  Mayo 14, ika- 2 ng hapon. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

PEPSI PALOMA : TRAGIC STAR OF THE 80S!


Sakop ng child exploitation clause ang kwento ng maigsing buhay ng isang PEPSI PALOMA.  Nakilala siya bilang isa sa mga softdrink beauties ng sikat na talent manager ng mga bold stars na si Rey dela Cruz.  Actually ang tawag kay Rey ay ‘Dr’ Rey dela Cruz, pero nang makilala ko siya ay sinabi niyang isa siyang optometrist so it is politically incorrect to call him such dahil technician  lang siya at hindi isang ‘ophtalmologist’ na nag-aral ng medisina at nagpakadalubhasa sa pangangalaga at sakit sa mata ng tao. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

rEMEMBERtHEfACE : ROSANNA ORTIZ!





Nakatatak sa kasaysayan ng pelikulang Filipino ang pangalang ROSANNA ORTIZ. Isa siya sa mga artistang sumabak sa bold noong dekada 60 sa edad na 16. Nguni’t higit siyang hinangaan nang manalo siya ng Asia’s Best Supporting Actress sa kanyang ginampanang papel sa “Patayin Mo Sa Sindak Si Barbara” ni Celso Ad Castillo. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

RICKY BELMONTE REMEMBERED : ‘Ang Rikitik ni Rositik’


Isa sa mga kinakiligang pelikula nina Ricky at Rosemarie (courtesy of Video48.blogspot)

Ricky Belmonte (1947-2001, Jesus Cruz in real life) was another popular teen star of the 60s. Discovered under the wing of D’lanor Productions, he was introduced in 1966 in the movie, Si Siyanang at ang 7 Tsikiting, a Susan Roces starrer. In 1967, Sampaguita Pictures got Ricky’s services and tapped him in several musical movies— Let’s Dance the Soul, Way Out in the Country, Bus Stop, Oh What a Kiss and Cinderella A-Go-Go, the last three with Rosemarie. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

VIC VARGAS, DEARLY REMEMBERED…


In the mid-‘60s up to the ‘70s, Vic Vargas was one of the handsomest and sexiest actors in Philippine cinema. He was paired with the country‘s loveliest actresses in romance-drama, sex, action, comedy and period films. One of his early films was Prinsipeng Tulisan opposite Josephine Estrada, produced by VP Pictures, sister company of Sampaguita Pictures, where he started his career as a contract star. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

BABALU : A ‘CHIN’ FOR SUCCESS!


Babalu is Pablito Sarmiento, another Dolphy sidekick best remembered for his longer than normal chin that was part of his comedic charm. He first worked as the driver for Panchito, where the comedy king discovered his natural knack for telling jokes, and then gave him a featured role on the television show Buhay Artista. He was introduced in 1965 in the movie Genghis Bond. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

HELEN GAMBOA, THE DANCING QUEEN OF THE 60s!


Helen Gamboa, one of the popular stars of the 60s, is best remembered for her singing and dancing prowess. Besides being a great singer , she is probably the “Dancing Queen” of the 60s where she starred in most of the musical movies featuring the latest dance crazes of that period. Movies like Boogaloo (1967), Mash K Pops (1967), Shing-a-Ling-a-Loo (1967), Bang Shang-a-Lang (1968), Grind-Grind (1969), among others, showed Helen’s versatility as a singer and dance performer. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa

KUMUSTA KA NAMAN, MS. TRIXIA GOMEZ?


Natisuran ko lately sa facebook si Trixia Gomez.  Karamihan sa mga teens of the 7os and 80s ay kilala siya bilang isa sa mga sex symbols sa pinilakang tabing.  Kahawig siya ng 60s star na si Blanca Gomez (kapatid ni Daisy Romualdez).  Mukhang masaya naman siya ngayon sa states kasama ang kanyang asawang si Neal Asbury at mga anak.  Maalalang lumabas siya sa mga pelikulang :

  • Diego Sta. Cruz (1980)
  • Mahal… ginagabi ka na naman (1979)
  • Tatay na barok (1979)
  • Isang kahit, isang tuka (1978)
  • Kid kaliwete (1978)
  • Sari-saring ibong kulasisi (1978)
  • Task Force Kingfisher (1978)
  • Mga Tinik ng babae (1978)
  • The Jess Lapid Story (1978)
  • Salonga (1978)
  • Mga Bilanggong birhen (1977)
  • Beerhouse (1977)
  • Inday Garutay (1976)

eKLAvUMER

TESSIE QUINTANA, LVN’S BRIGHTEST STAR


Tessie Quintana with her co-star Carlos Salazar in Dalagang Nayon

Teresita T. Quintana, one of the daughters of Francisco Quintana and Consuelo Talampas was born on July 17, 1931 in the town of Santa Rosa, Laguna.

At a young age, she was already a dancer/singer in Life Theater during World War 11.

She was 13 years old when Director Gerardo de Leon cast her in Dawn of Freedom where she co-starred with Fernando Poe Sr., Leopoldo Salcedo, Norma Blancaflor, Angel Esmeralda and Rosa Aguirre together with Japanese performers. The film was directed by Abe Yutaka, produced by Toho Production and distributed by Eiga Haiktusha. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa