Wednesday, September 16, 2009

48. Movie Poster: TAGUMPAY

A small handbill features the pairing of the Golden Boy of Philippine Cinema Rogelio dela Rosa with Arsenia Francisco in one of the first post-war movie offerings of LVN Studios, entitled "Tagumpay" (Victory), with obvious patriotic stirrings in its theme. Rogelio eventually became a senator and a diplomat while Arsenia became the wife of Jose Padilla Sr. This piece of showbiz ephemera came from a dealer in Bulacan whose family owned the printing press that printed these cheap newsprint promotional handbills.