Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Barros de Alencar, radio DJ & singer


revista Melodias 1969. 


Barros de Alencar had been with Radio Tupi since 1965 when Helio Ribeiro upgraded the station making it Number One. Barros had the 10:00 AM to Noon slot and kept it strong for more than 10 years. 

Everyone who listened to his late-morning show still remember the jingle that was played at the last half-hour: 'Barros de Alencar vai apresentar as 7 mais do dia, as 7 campeãs!'. 

Mr. Alencar also kept a career as a recording singer. His RCA discs played only at his shows but soon started to have a more widespread appeal having reached its peak in 1975 when he had a big hit with 'Emanuela', a cover of the French novelty tune. 

Cristovão Barros de Alencar was born on 5 August 1940, in Uiraúna in the Northeastern state of Paraíba. He started his career at the microphones of Radio Borborema in Campina Grande-PB. Barros moved on to Recife, Fortaleza and Belo Horizonte before he settled in and made São Paulo his fortress. 

Barros de Alencar died on the first hours of 5 June 2017, in São Paulo and was buried at Cemiterio Primavera in Guarulhos in the afternoon of the same day.   

Monday, April 3, 2017

Teatro de Aluminio

children playing at Praça da Bandeira, having Teatro de Aluminio in the background... 1959.

Renato Macedo, Fausto Macedo & Ricardo Macedo

Macedo Family in 1932.
Ricardo Macedo at Revista Melodias #145 October 1969. Ricardo had a 2-hour Sunday show from 10:00 to Noon at Radio Record after having stayed with Radio Bandeirantes for many years. According to 'Melodias', Macedo had a soujourn of some years in Bahia and now was back in São Paulo doing what he did best: research the best selling singles, EPs and LPs and then counting them down on Sunday mornings. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cine São Bento

Cine São Bento in the 1920s.
a bluish Saint Benedict overlooks the entrance to his Basilica... 

Cine Recreio on Praça João Mendes 1940s

Cine Recreio - started as Pathe Palacio - in 1943 was already shut for impending demoliton...
Cine Eden changed its name to Cine Recreio...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Largo do Paisandú


São Miguel Paulista

Cine São Miguel located at Rua da Fábrica, opened in 1943... here's a photo taken in 1963, 20 years later. São Miguel Paulista had an older cinema called Cine V-8 at Praça Getulio Vargas Filho which was demolished in 1938; Vander Loureiro says he saw the last picture show screened at Cine V-8 - it was a Richard Dix flick about aviation... it could have been 'Sky Giant' released on 22 July 1938 in the U.S.A. 

Sao Paulo in 1939 and around...

a boy sells a copy of evening paper 'Diario da Noite' circa 1939. 
Luftansa's office in Sao Paulo in 1939 just a short time before WWII.

actor playwright Gianfrancesco Guarnieri rides his bycicle in the 1950s. 

Av. Sao Joao between Cons.Crispiniano & Av.Ipiranga

Cine Art Palacio on the left was playing 'Um roubo em Paris' (The viscount) released in 1967.

Avenida São João circa 1959... the fenced construction on the right is Grandes Galerias aka Galeria do Rock being built. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Miguel Leuzzi Junior weds Maria Thereza dos Reis

After Getulio Vargas won the Presidential election in 1950, there seemed to be a new movement in the media to be more diversified. Since 1930, when radio came into the scene, it grew really quickly and created new 'media barons' like Assis Chateaubriand who owned radio stations and newspapers throughout the country and Paulo Machado de Carvalho who concentrated his media ownership in Sao Paulo. 

In the political party scene there were basically two positions: those for Getulio and those against him. Getulio actually had formed two political parties to give him support at the National Congress: PSD (Social Democratic Party) was a right-of-the centre political party made up of landowners, businessmen and professionals such as doctors (like Juscelino Kubistchek); PTB (Brazilian Labour Party) was a left-of-the-centre party that was made up not only of workers but open-minded landowner (like João Goulart), businessmen and... workers.

Those against Getulio were right-wingers pro-USA and mostly congragated in the UDN (National Democratic Union) like journalist Carlos Lacerda and some Catholic reactionaries. 

João Goulart 

Congressman Miguel Leuzzi Junior & Maria Thereza dos Reis.


Maria Thereza greets her groom's best man: President João Goulart.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

1971

rua do Seminário, looking up to Santa Efigenia's church... 1971. 
Largo da Polvora in 1970, according to Arquivo do Estado's archives.
Avenida da Liberdade looking towards Praça João Mendes in 1970. 

Churches

Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, rua Martiniano de Carvalho, 114.
Nossa Senhora da Penha. 
Nossa Senhora de Fatima. 
Saint Anthony's at Praça do Patriarca.
Santo Antonio himself holding Baby Jesus... 

Cine Santa Helena demolished in 1971

'O vingador mascarado' seems a proper title to the demise of Cine Santa Helena.
part of the lobby of Cine Santa Helena just before being demolished... 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Theatro Municipal




Associação Auxiliadora das Classes Laboriosas

Assistant Association of the Labouring Classes was a association found on 31st May 1891 to help Portuguese workers and their families who had migrated recently to São Paulo. This is what remains of its building after a big fire that almost destroyed it completely in 2008. The remains of the great Art-Deco building stills stands on Rua Roberto Simonsen, 82.  Read more at Wikipedia:

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edif%C3%ADcio_da_Associa%C3%A7%C3%A3o_Auxiliadora_das_Classes_Laboriosas



Rua Roberto Simonsen, 82.