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More ‘forgotten’ directors

More ‘forgotten’ directors

Let’s start with women behind the camera, the earliest of whom was Carmen Concha, pioneer producer and director in the ‘30s. She was also costume designer. Concha was the aunt of Armida Siguion Reyna.

Poetic, unusual showbiz names

A dear friend from Makati, Benjie Henson, called up to say how much she enjoyed reading Highspeed items on the movies and stars of yesteryear. Her all-time favorite is Susan Roces, “The Face that Refreshes.” And yes, Benjie watches regularly “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” where Susan plays the grandma of Coco Martin.

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Top actors of the ’30s and ’40s

Readers note that Highspeed writes mostly about movie queens, “neglecting” their partners. Agree. Very well then, Highspeed will concentrate on actors this week. Let’s start with the top actors of the ‘30s and ‘40s.

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Liza ready to become Darna

It was a surprise for many when ABS-CBN star Liza Soberano, poised to play the iconic role of Darna from the Mars Ravelo comics of the same name, was seen on the 2nd day of Toycon at the SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia.

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On loveteams, reel and real

There are loveteams that are strictly reel. They have strong screen chemistry even if REAL romance is out of the question.

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Liza is ‘Darna’… and ‘Dyesebel’ too?

Am referring to Liza Soberano who’s been chosen by Star Cinema to play the Pinay superwoman “Darna.” But then this columnist says Liza’s the perfect “Dyesebel,” pretty and innocent-looking. So, why not also give her the mermaid role?

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