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Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Delia Razon is Lucy May Gritz, an Ilongga with German-American roots. She joined the acting business when she was 18 as a bit player in LVN studio. Her first film was the Lilia Dizon starrer Krus na Bituin in 1949. After barely four pictures, LVN matriarch Dona Narcisa de Leon saw a special spark in the spritely lass and assigned her to lead in the mammoth hit Prinsipe Amante, opposite Rogelio dela Rosa. She was best remembered on the many movies she made with Mario Montenegro, mostly costume epics.

Jaime de la Rosa started his film career using the screen name Jimmy de la Rosa, during the late 30s. At about the same time, he was also studying law. His first movie was Mga Anak ng Lansangan (1939) for Eastern Pictures. The next year, he did three films: Cadena de Amor , Bawal na Pag-ibig and Kahapon Lamang. And just before the outbreak of World War II, he was able to finish Ibong Sawi (1941) for Excelsior Pictures. But even the war couldn't stop the wheel of Jaime's fortune. Instead of putting his life to a halt, he married Beatriz, his hometown sweetheart, and started a family. After the war, Jaime resumed acting for LVN Pictures, starting with Garrison 13 in 1946, followed by his solo, Aladin (1947) and a string of many lead roles until 1958. During his heydays, he was one of the most sought leading man. As such, he lent his lead status to female stars who were primed for stardom like Nida Blanca in Korea (1952), and Charito Solis in Nina Bonita (1955). (From: Internet sources)

These two great LVN stars appeared together in a string of memorable movies, among them, Satur in 1951 and Luksang Tagumpay in 1956 where it won the FAMAS Best Picture that year.

See: Delia Razon and Mario Montenegro: LVN's Top Box-Office Draw
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Jaime de la Rosa/ His Movies

"Satur" (1951)- Stars Jaime dela Rosa, Delia Razon and Manuel Conde in the title role/ Directed by Lamberto Avellana

Courtesy of LVN Pictures

"Taong Paniki" (1952)- Stars Jaime dela Rosa, Delia Razon, Alfonso Carvajal, Frank Gordon, Rosa Aguirre, Gil de Leon/ Directed by Richard Abelardo

"Virtuoso" (1954)- Stars Jaime dela Rosa, Delia Razon/ with Milagros Naval/ Directed by Fred Daluz

" 12 Pares" (1954)- Stars Jaime dela Rosa, Delia Razon, Lilia Dizon, Mario Montenegro/ Directed by Lou Salvador Sr.

"Luksang Tagumpay" (1956)- Stars Jaime dela Rosa, Delia Razon, Rebecca Del Riop, Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Gregorio Fernandez

"Flying Cadets" (1957)- Stars Jaime dela Rosa,Delia Razon, Rebecca Del Rio, Willie Sotelo, Joseph de Cordova, Oscar Obligacion, Arturo Moran, Oscar Keesee/ Directed by Jose Silos, Jr.


Sam said...

What about Mario Montenegro? Di po ba sikat din yung tandem nila dati? Dito ko lang nalaman na madalas din palang nagkasama sila Jaime dela Rosa at Delia Razon sa mga pelikula nila dati.

Video 48 said...

Sam, i already have a separate post on Mario Montenegro and Delia Razon--- see link: http://video48.blogspot.com/2008/04/mario-montenegro-and-delia-razon-lvns.html

Sam said...

I mean, sino po kina Mario at Jaime ang naging mas sikat na katandem ni Delia Razon? Yung nag-"click" talaga as in bonggang bongga po?

Video 48 said...

Sam, tumatak ng husto sa mga manonood and Delia Razon at Mario Montenegro love team.

Sam said...

Ah, so sila Delia-Mario pa rin pala... Pero mukhang bagay din naman sila Delia at Jaime. Kungsabagay nung panahong yun madali namang magkaroon ng on screen chemistry ang karamihan sa mga magloveteam... ganun lang talaga sila kagaling.

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Sam said...

Hindi lang po ako sigurad0, Sir Simon, pero parang nakita ko na rin po dati yung picture ni Jaime dela Rosa na nasa post na ito. Kung tama po ang naaalala ko, 'yan din po yung picture ni Jaime na ipinakita sa akin ng best friend ko (dela Rosa din po siya. At lolo daw nga po niya sila Jaime, Rogelio...). Share lang po!

Events Bureau said...

Hi. Do you have Video of Flying Cadets of LVN.


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