Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The day Carmen Miranda died...

6 August 1955 - Rio de Janeiro's leading paper 'Correio da Manhã' splashes the bad news: Morreu Carmen Miranda!

13 August 1955 - The day Carmen Miranda's body was laid to rest at Cemiterio São João Baptista.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Carmen Miranda visits Brazil after 14 years in the USA

In a period less than one year - 9 months actually - the tragedy which became Carmen Miranda's life was reported almost daily in most Brazilian newspapers. Aurora Miranda decided to travel to California to try and bring her sister to Brazil to save her from a great depression that had set in and the US doctors didn't know how to deal with.

Here are some newspaper articles clipped from Rio de Janeiro's 'Correio da Manhã' from December 1954 through to August 1955, when Carmen Miranda dies in Hollywood - 5 August 1955 - and her body is flown down to Rio and is buried on 13 August 1955.

4 December 1954 - Saturday - Correio da Manhã's headlines was a total misconception of the drama Carmen Miranda was living.
3rd December 1954 - Friday - 5 December 1954 - Sunday

2nd December 1954 - NBC news script from WBAP-TV, Fort Worth, Texas kept by University of North Texas tells of Carmen Miranda's stop-over in Dallas, Texas on her way to Brazil. Carmen was accompanied by her Mother & sister Aurora. She had a chance to talk to the press and be 'cheeky' as was her usually was.

10 December 1954 - Saturday -

18 December 1954 - Sunday -

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

1961 Best Recording Artists receive their Euterpe trophy

31st December 1961 - On the very last day of 1961, Rio de Janeiro's 'Correio da Manhã' shows the list of the best performers for the year who would receive their Euterpe trophy in the first week of 1962. Even though this blog is about São Paulo's night life we make some exceptions when it comes to relevant facts.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Joubert de Carvalho in 1958...

Joubert de Carvalho - born in Uberaba-MG on 6 March 1900; died in Rio de Janeiro on 20 September 1977 - was a doctor who wrote 'Taí' in 1929, and gave it to very young singer called Carmen Miranda who recorded it for RCA Victor. It became a smash-hit in 1930, and put Ms Miranda on the path to stardom.

He wrote many other hits like 'Maringá' which ended up being adopted as the name of a town in the State of Paraná which is a medium-sized metropolis today.

Here's an interview daily 'O Estado de S.Paulo' did with the doctor-song-writer in 1958, when Carmen Miranda had already conquered Hollywood & the world and departed from it.

11 May 1958 - daily OESP (O Estado de S.Paulo) with a long article about 1930s song-writer Joubert de Carvalho...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The day ASSIS VALENTE finally managed to kill himself...

11 March 1958, the day Assis Valente took swallowed ant-killing poison washed down with guaraná, a popular Brazilian soft-drink and died a few minutes later at a busy square in Rio de Janeiro. 

'O Cruzeiro' 22nd March 1958.

'O Cruzeiro' 22nd March 1958.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


'Radiolândia', yes, with a circumflex accent on 'lândia' was the aswer to weekly 'Revista do Radio' from journalist Roberto Marinho who owned Rio de Janeiro daily 'O Globo' - and had the Brazilian franchise for 'Screenland' (Cinelândia). It ended up turning out to be a much better magazine than RR but it had a shorter span of life for it folded in mid-1963. 

7 April 1956.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Miscelaneous lyrics magazines

Carlos Gonzaga 'O rei do rock-balada'; Lucio Alves.
gorgeous Elizeth Cardoso at Club dos Artistas.