Tuesday, January 10, 2012

59. 1930s Philippine MOVIE STARS on TEKS Cards


These “TEKS” cards were printed during the late 1930s.  My dad who is 81 years old now, remembers playing with these cards.  The cards featured pre-war Filipino movie actors and actresses.  The 1930s was known as the Peace Time Cinema reflecting the Filipino character of being a happy and gay people. Among the popular Filipino actors during the early 1930s were Mary Walter, Rosa del Rosario, Rosita Rivera, Rogelio dela Rosa, Rosa Aguirre, Silvia Rosales, Tia Duran, Carmen Rosales, Gregorio Fernandez, Rodolfo Ruiz, Leopoldo Salcedo, Ely Ramos, Fernando Poe Sr., Corazon Noble, Elsa Oria, Norma Blancaflor and Jose Padilla.

There are also teks cards featuring American Hollywood stars during the same era.  The 1930s decade (and most of the 1940s as well) has been nostalgically labeled "The Golden Age of Hollywood". 

The cards were printed on cardboard like our teks during the 1960s.   These 1930s teks cards are a bit bigger, twice the size of the 1960s cards, measuring  60 mm x 78 mm.

They were played in a toss up manner similar to how we play the modern teks cards.  I hope you enjoy looking at this vintage teks cards.

Rodolfo Ruiz, Jose Inigo, Silvia Rosales, and Angelita Rumba Ray

Silvia Rosales, Andres Guevarra, Angel Esmeralda and Taita Sari

Jose Padilla Jr., Fernando Poe, Josefino Cenizal, Miguel Barbeyto

Domingo Principe, Fernando Poe, and Jose Padilla Jr.


Fred Cortes, Serafin Garcia, Roberto Rosales, Angel Esmeralda


Tita Duran, Pacita Del Rio, and Taita Sari

1930s HOLLYWOOD STARS on TEKS CARDS

Margaret Sullivan, William Haines, Leslie Howard and Bobby Breen

MargaFernad Gravet, Herbert Marshall, Allan Jones, and Jane Withers

Charles Boyer, Hoot Gibson, Mischa Auer and William Powell

Jessie Matthews, Charles Butterworth, Lawrence Tibbell and June Lang

Richard Arlen, Brian Donlevy, Bobby Breen and Grace Moore




12 comments:

  1. just came across this blog of yours sir. You have a very nice niche! being a collector myself id say your blog is very nice. keep it up!

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I looked at your blog and found on article on "Game and Watch". I remembered playing with them when I was a child and it brings so much fum memories. Keep on collecting and blogging about retro games.

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  2. Hi Pinoy Kollektor! I am big follower of your site and like you, have the same interest, Philippine cinema in particular. Thank you for sharing these rare and wonderful collection of yours.

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    1. Hi Video 48. The feeling is mutual I also follow your blog and read your articles. I am fascinated by your stories of Ana Marie Gutierrez, Sarsi Emmanuel, Lala Montelibano, Pepsi Paloma, and Lampel Cojuangco. They were the starlets when I was growing up. I have some movie flyers from the 1930s that I would like to share in the near future. Ed

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  3. Good day sa iyo, followers na ako ng blogs mo. Wala ka bang posts or collection ng Philippine phone cards or even abroad phone cards.

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    1. Hi Brian, I have some Philippine phone cards and planning to post them but the problem is time. I have to scan them and do some research before I can post them. If time will permit I can do it within the year. Marami pa kasi akong naka-line up for posting. Thanks for your suggestion. Ed

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  4. Oh wow Taita Sari Is my grand mother. Taita Sari is her stage name.

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    1. Stefan van den BroeckJune 3, 2012 at 12:52 AM

      To the best of my knowledge, Taita Sari was a daughter of Dolores Vital and Joaquin Luna. Earlier Dolores Vital was married to a Belgian treasurer Peter Jules van den Broeck and had two children by him: Robert Sydney and Helena Gracia. I am Stefan van den Broeck, grandson of Robert Sydney van den Broeck, Peter Jules' and Dolores' great grandson. So Taita Sari and you are sort of my family too, be it somewhat removed. Would you care to get in touch? My father, Walter, is very interested in our family history in the Philippines. You can contact me on stefan.van.den.broeck@telenet.be

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    2. Hello Stefan,

      I read your reply. I am Nanette, daughter of Taita Sari (real name is Aida). I met Tito Bobby (Robert Sydney) way back in 1973 when I flew to Amsterdam as a Philippine Airlines stewardess. Tito Bobby made a trip from Belgium to see me. Unfortunately, I lost contact. I am so excited to correspond with you. We are related since you are the grandson of Robert, who is my uncle. Pls. respond.






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    3. Hello Stefan, my e-mail is chinette6@hotmail.com. this is Nanette Salumbides

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  5. The features of Jose Padilla, Jr. are very similar to those of the present-day Padilla brothers of the Philippine entertainment industry!

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  6. Natuwa ako sa ilan kong kalalawigan from Bulacan! Btw, Angel Esmeralda is the son of Hermogenes Ilagan, father of Zarzuela, from Bigaa (now Balagtas), Buacan. Tita Duran whose real name is Teresita Durango is from Malolos, Bulacan. Jose Padilla Jr. son of the former governor of Bulacan province Jose Padilla Sr.

    jaime s. corpuz jimmy
    09172036191 / jmmycorpu@yahoo.com

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