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‘Larawan’ actors are equal to ‘challenge’

‘Larawan’ actors are equal to ‘challenge’

Am referring to two past staging of “Ang Larawan” at Fort Santiago’s Raha Suliman theater, both directed by Lino Brocka. This was in the ‘70s.

Leading men of the ’50s and ’60s

Gloria Romero and Nida Blanca were the queens of the ‘50s. Susan Roces and Amalia Fuentes were the queens of the ‘60s.

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Lolita Rodriguez at Gil Portes, may tribute sa Cinemalaya Festival

BIBIGYAN ng tribute ng Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2017 ang mga pumanaw na sina Lolita Rodriguez at Direk Gil Portes sa darating na buwan ng Agosto.

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So what else is new?

Highspeed’s items on Filipino stars with foreign blood drew varied reactions from readers, one of them saying, “So what else is new?”

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The death of Romeo Vasquez at 78, the “Pretty Boy” of the ‘50s and ‘60s, brings to mind the other stars of Sampaguita Pictures who are shining in another world. But let it be said that Bobby (Ricardo Allan Sumilang of Tayabas, Quezon) was more than a “Pretty Boy.” He was Asia’s best actor in 1958 for “Ako ang Maysala,” a distinction he shared with only two other Filipino actors, Rogelio de la Rosa and Efren Reyes.

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Lolit and other drama greats

The death of Lolita Rodriguez in California is felt by all those who love drama movies. In the ’50s at Sampaguita Pictures, Lolit formed a triumvirate with two other drama greats, Rita Gomez and Marlene Dauden.

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