Monday, 30 January 2017

'Moral em concordata' - November 1959

'Moral em concordata' was adapted to the screen from a play by Abilio Pereira de Almeida. Maria Della Costa & Odete Lara play sisters in distress... Looking at the glossies I could not but realize how similar the whole thing is to Hollywood productions of Tennessee William's plays 'A street car named desire' (1951) and 'Cat on a hot tin roof' (1958)... Look at the photos and see if you agree with me... 
sister act... Odete Lara & Maria Della Costa. 
Hollywood, eat your heart out...
Maria Della Costa on a big brass bed... any similarity to the Elizabeth Taylor scene in 'A cat on a hot tin roof' is not mere coincidence... 
Italian neo-realism? No, Brazilian's... 
Odete Lara working her troubles away at a Leonam sewing machine.
DKW & Caracu beer ad in the back... 

it looks like Bela Vista to me... 
but now it looks like a studio scenery... but I'm not quite sure... 
Lambretta... Armando Bogus, Jardel Filho & Benjamin Cattan. 
Jardel Filho doing his best Marlon Brando impersonation...
21 November 1959 - Fernando de Barros' 'Moral em concordata' premieres at Cine Paisandu in Sao Paulo... 
Morgana sings at a night club where Maria Della Costa works as a chorus-girl.




Monday, 2 January 2017

O petróleo é nosso

14 Novembro 1954 -
Heloisa Helena & John Herbert.
Sergio de Oliveira, John Herbert & Heloisa Helena.
Johnny Herbert & Adelaide Chiozzo. 
Violeta Ferraz, Catalano & the Ruy Rey Orchestra. 
Violeta Ferraz & Pituca.
 Gilda Valença sings 'Casa portuguesa'. 
Emilinha Borba in 'O petróleo é nosso'. 
Mary Gonçalves & John Herbert in 'O petróleo é nosso'.