at Praça Almeida Junior, Theatro São Paulo was demolished in 1969.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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.
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.
Mappin Stores moves from Praça do Patriarca crossing Viaducto do Cha to be located in front of Theatre Municipal.
actor playwright Gianfrancesco Guarnieri rides his bycicle in the 1950s.
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
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.
Congressman Miguel Leuzzi Junior & Maria Thereza dos Reis.
Maria Thereza greets her groom's best man: President João Goulart.