Sunday, July 1, 2018

FIRST ISSUES


FIRST ISSUES

          It’s the first of July, my birth month. I’m itching to post something! I thought, it should be something connected to me. Ah yes! The first of my birth month, so I’m posting the covers of the First Issues of my magazine collections.
          I have already previously posted some of them in this same blog together with my collections of Philippine komiks first issues on the particular day they were released.
          Among those published in the United States and other countries are the following:

 
PEOPLE WEEKLY
          Mia Farrow on the first cover of this American celebrity magazine. Contains human-interest stories, and news and current events about the life of celebrities.
People Weekly (March 4, 1974).
 
MARTIAL ARTS MOVIES
          Jackie Chan, when he was still on the rise to stardom, on the first cover of this Inside Kung-Fu offshoot. Contains interviews, reviews, and insight about different martial arts films.
Martial Art Movies (1979).


SHORT LIST
          Daniel Craig (as James Bond) on the first cover of this weekly men’s magazine. Contains articles of just about everything from cars to news, to lifestyle catering for men.
Short List (September 20, 2007).

 
COMPLETE SURVIVALIST (Survive without fear)
          Featured on the first cover of this pro-intuitive magazine is a Swiss knife stabbed on the desert sand. Contains, as its editor puts it, the “broadest range of information on survival, preparedness, and self reliance” in a “rapidly changing and increasingly dangerous world” facing the threats of natural and man-made disasters.
Complete Survivalist (2010).


KASANOVA (That’s with a “K”)
          Model-actress Bridgetta Tomarchio on the first cover of the “exotic edition” of this men’s magazine. Contains sexy pictures, and articles and insights about sex, dating, cars, gadgets, travel, etc.
Kasanova Exotic Edition (January-February 2011).
 
SECRET SOCIETIES
          Portrait of American president George Washington on the cover of this US News publication. Contains many interesting information and insights on the title subject – secret societies.
Secret Societies (Mysteries of History, May 2011).

AEON (No Flux?)
          Anne Ilonzeh, the first African-American Charlie’s Angel, on the first cover of this magazine of men’s “empowerment.” Contains, aside from erotic pictures, an array of articles that provide “sexy, savvy, style solutions” to men’s attainment of wealth, power and respect.
Aeon Men’s Magazine (October 2011).

MILITARY SURPLUS
          The Russian M91/30, the German K98k, and the U.S. M1 Garand, featured on the premier issue’s cover of the magazine. Contains an “arsenal” of articles about guns and weaponry relics.
Military Surplus (April 2013).




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FIRST ISSUES


FIRST ISSUES

          It’s the first of July, my birth month. I’m itching to post something! I thought, it should be something connected to me. Ah yes! The first of my birth month, so I’m posting the covers of the First Issues of my magazine collections.
          I have already previously posted some of them in this same blog together with my collections of Philippine komiks first issues on the particular day they were released.
          Among those published in the Philippines are the following:

MS. CLAVEL (Who’s she?)
          Featured on this first cover of the unique “sneakers” magazine with a twist is a rather equally unique view of model Cristina Esposito’s bosom conspicuously and calculatingly concealed only by Nike “Tiffany Dunk” sneakers. The foremost theme of the magazine is about anything and everything about “sneakers,” most especially the high-end rubber shoes. It also features sexy pictures of women holding or using as props, what else, sneakers.
Ms. Clavel (December 2008-January 2009).

BALLER
          Cager James Yap on the first cover of this “official lifestyle magazine of the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association). Contains stories mostly about basketball particularly the “what’s going on?” in the PBA.
Baller (October-November 2010).
 

KUSINA NI MOMMY NATY (Mommy Naty’s Kitchen)
          Featured on the cover is a bowl of the native dish kare-kare, with Chef Thomas “Tom” Ryandyan holding a plateful in the inset. Contains kitchen and wet market tips, dish profiles, and recipies.
Kusina ni Mommy Naty (2011).

Vault (Possibly because it’s a small magazine that contains a lot of items)
          On the first cover of this modish magazine is the Mercedes-Benz 300SL vintage car from the collection of businessman Danding Cojuangco. Contains, well, just about anything classy and expensive.
Vault (2011).



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FIRST ISSUES


FIRST ISSUES

 
          It’s the first of July, my birth month. I’m itching to post something! I thought, it should be something connected to me. Ah yes! The first of my birth month, so I’m posting the covers of the First Issues of my magazine collections.
          I have already previously posted some of them in this same blog together with my collections of Philippine komiks first issues on the particular day they were released.
          Among those published in the Philippines are the following:

PUMP (I’d love to! Who wouldn’t?!)
          One of my most favorite actresses, Chynna Ortaleza, on the cover of this “naughty but not rude, sexy but not lewd, provocative but not crass....” magazine. Contains sexy pictures, celebrity profiles, sex tips, and an assortment of stories from adventure to health, to sports (SEE more information about it on July 5, 2012 post).
Pump (Fuel for Men, July 2005).


HOMESTYLE (Redefining the Filipino Home)
          Avid art collector Celine Lopez, surrounded by her treasures, on the first cover of this multi-faceted magazine. Contains articles on architecture, interior design, landscaping, food, travel and concepts at views about life, professions and dreams.
Homestyle (September 2007).


PLAYHOUSE (I’m in!)
          There are two first cover for this one-of-a-kind men’s magazine, “The Female Centaur” (portrayed by Claire Barberis), and “Lesbian Lovers” (anyone recognizes the two?). Contains among others unique stories unique sex and sexuality. It also contains insights and reviews on gadgets, books,  films and men’s accessories, and never-before featured columns such as Sexopedia and Calvento Files (SEE more information about it on December 8, 2012 post).

Playhouse Men’s Magazine (January 1, 2008).

SPIFF (“Neat and smart,” if you’re ignorant of the meaning of the word.
For this magazine, however, it is weirdly a slang for “incentives.”)
          The first cover (design by Kevin Sabino) of this “call center” magazine I can only described as a quandrantal (tough word, again) collage of possibly the personalities featured in the magazine’s pages. Contains interesting articles that particularly, but not exclusively caters to call center workers.
Spiff (Powering Up the Call Center Life, January 2008).

LIBERTINE
          Part-time model and marketing student (at the time), Rachel Mitzki on the first cover of this men’s magazine. Contains sexy pictures, articles relevant to the interest of men in general (of course, but women may find them interesting, too), erotica, celebrity profiles, film reviews, and other human interest stories.
Libertine Men’s Magazine (September 2008)

MAGNEGOSYO TAYO (Let’s Do Business)
          The first cover of this entrepreneurial magazine featured sweet delicacies like kaong, saba, buko, beans and ube ice cream, which are the traditional ingredients for halo-halo. Contains profiles of local business ventures, tips, reports, how tos, etc.
Magnegosyo Tayo! (2008).




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FIRST ISSUES


FIRST ISSUES

          It’s the first of July, my birth month. I’m itching to post something! I thought, it should be something connected to me. Ah yes! The first of my birth month, so I’m posting the covers of the First Issues of my magazine collections.
          I have already previously posted some of them in this same blog together with my collections of Philippine komiks first issues on the particular day they were released.
          Among those published in the Philippines are the following:

MEN’S EDGE
          Supermodel Abbygale Arenas on the first front cover of this men’s magazine. Contains articles particularly for men, from cars, high-tech gadgets and guns to good grooming, actions and adventures (SEE more information about it on June 1, 2012 post).
Men’s Edge (June 1994).

THE GOOD LIFE
          On the first cover of this magazine are “happy” masks, the photo was courtesy of the Department of Tourism. Contains as its subtitle connotes, “brightest ideas, best buy,” trivia, facts, stories, anecdotes, news, and everything else (SEE more information about it on June 5, 2012 post).
The Good Life (June 1996).

TV STAR
          Hollywood actors Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet (a scene in the film Titanic) are on the front cover, and Maricel Soriano (for the Green Cross alcohol print ad) on the back cover of the premier issue of this film and entertainment magazine, and TV guide. Contains celebrity news, profiles, film and television reviews, and program schedules for both free TV and cable (SEE more information about it on December 1, 2012 post).
TV Star (December 1999).


FHM PHILIPPINES
          Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone graced the cover of the first issue and, on the second issue, Sunshine Cruz became the first Filipina cover girl of this magazine. Contains sexy picture, sex advisory columns, “true” stories and confessions of sexual encounters, and articles on varied subjects mostly catering to male interest and predisposition.
FHM Philippines (March and April 2000).

GM (Short for Gentlemen’s Magazine. I’m certainly a gentleman!)
          On the front cover are the rather interlocked bodies of Stella L. and Monica Montes, and on the flip-up back cover are Mark Anthony Fernandez and Rica Peralejo. Contains sexy picture (some breast exposures and nudes), spicy interviews and write-ups about starlets, and stills of adult films.
GM (Gentlemen’s Magazine, December 2001).

18 (I’m 99.9 percent sure it represent the age)
          Sexy model and actress Tracy Torres graced the front cover of the first issue of this men’s magazine, and Maye Tongko at the back cover. Contains sexy pictures, lists (such as “10 Most Fantasized Female Star”), erotica, trivia, sex jokes, sex-related articles (SEE more information about it on September 8, 2012 post).
18 Magazine (December 2003).


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FIRST ISSUES


FIRST ISSUES

 
          It’s the first of July, my birth month. I’m itching to post something! I thought, it should be something connected to me. Ah yes! The first of my birth month, so I’m posting the covers of the First Issues of my magazine collections.
          I have already previously posted some of them in this same blog together with my collections of Philippine komiks first issues on the particular day they were released.
          Among those published in the Philippines are the following:

MOVIE FAN
          Actress Barbara Perez on the first cover, this magazine contains news, stories and articles about movie stars in particular and the film industry in general (SEE more information about it on April 14, 2012 post).
Movie Fan (April 1957).

POGI (Filipino colloquial word for “handsome”)
          I don’t know the name of the lady in the jungle-motif bikini, nor the lion. If anyone knows, I would appreciate it if you post it here. It contains sexy pictures, essays, stories and komiks about sex and sexuality, but not vulgar (SEE more information about it on April 3, 2012 post).
Pogi Magazine for Men (April 3, 1969).

BARAKO (Slang for “stud” like its subtitle, which translates to “genuine men’s magazine”)
          Who’s the woman in the cover? I don’t know. I’ve sold this one already. Contains erotica, articles about and komiks depicting sex.
Barako (Magasing Lalaking-Lalaki, September 1969).

TOPSTAR PIP (That’s Tirso Cruz III movie nickname during the 1970s)
          Tirso Cruz III, Edgar Mortiz and Vilma Santos on the cover of this movie and entertainment magazine (This was actually my former yaya’s magazine). Contains stories and gossips about, inside and around celebrities, films and the film industry.
Topstar Pip Movie & Entertainment Magazine (December 28, 1970).

Focus Philippines
          This magazine went into circulation just a few months after the declaration of martial law, with its cover (raised hand with a broken chain) and featured article (“Emancipation 1972” by Blas F. Ople) reminiscent and symbolic of freedom (from foreign dictates). On the background is the Declaration of Martial Law in President Ferdinand Marcos’ own handwriting (SEE more information about it on November 18, 2012 post).
Focus Philippines (November 18, 1972).

ATOMEDIA PHILIPINES
          On the cover of this first magazine in the Philippines about atomic energy is a very simplified representation of an atomic burst. This came into being to streamline the nuclear energy program of the Marcos government, educated the public, and serve as forum for articles and discussion regarding nuclear energy. It became the publication of the Atomic Energy Commission.
Atomedia Philippines (1975).

SCENE
          Actress Elizabeth Oropeza on the first front cover of the magazine, stuffing a stuff toy on his front stuffs. Contains sexy pictures, public interest articles, more or less, directly or indirectly connected to sex (SEE more information about it on November 30, 2012 post).
Scene Magazine (November 30, 1982).

Aglow (as in radiance of color, spirit and emotion)
          Ten-year-old Bernadette E. Salas on the cover of this magazine, in my book, one of the best first issue covers I’ve seen. Contains trivia, essays and articles about Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular vulgar (SEE more information about it on September 23, 2012 post).
Aglow Weekly Magazine (September 23, 1988).

PHILIPPINE GRAPHIC (Indeed!)
          On the premier cover is one unique “graphic” illustration titled Independence: An Endangered Species: A woman seemingly crucified (more like afloat with her hands tied); looking upward with her visually decapitated head attached to her neck; her left breast exposed apparent to breastfeeding a child also floating infront of her. A dovelike silhouette can also be seen emanating from the child’s head. Notice that at the back of the woman is the Philippine flag with its red portion on the left side signifying that the country is in the state of war. On the background are intertwining depiction of hardship and struggle (SEE more information about it on June 18, 2012 post).
Philippine Graphic Weekly Magazine (June 18, 1990).
       
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

JOSE RIZAL ON THE COVERS




JOSE RIZAL ON THE COVERS

 
          I am among those who believe that heroes should be remembered on their birth date, not on the day they died. Aside, of course, from book covers, Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, have been featured in several komiks and magazine covers. Here are a few of them.
 

          On his 92nd birth anniversary, Tagalog Klasiks featured an illustration of Jose Rizal with a caption: “Isinilang ang isang Rizal upang makintal sa isip ng kabataan na ang liping kayumanggi’y lahi ng kagitingan....” (A Rizal was born to instill in the minds of the youth that the brown race is lineage of heroism....).
Tagalog Klasiks, June 27, 1953

          On the year of the centennial of Philippine Independence, Rizal was featured on the cover of a magazine appropriately titled 1898.
1898, October 1998

          On its Rizal Day issue, Philippine Panorama gave tribute to the National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
Philippine Panorama, December 26, 1999
 
           Exactly on Rizal’s 150-year birth anniversary, the Sunday Inquirer Magazine featured on its cover a quite different illustration of the Philippine National Hero title “Rizal Reimagined” by John Paul Cuison.
Sunday Inquirer Magazine, June 19, 2011
 


Sunday, June 17, 2018

OF CELEBRITY FATHERS & THEIR CHILDREN


 OF CELEBRITY FATHERS & THEIR CHILDREN

 
          Seldom do you see celebrity fathers and their children on the covers of magazines, except on special occasions like Father’s Day, or when they are really worth to be on the covers. Here are some of them.

 
Albert Martinez
and his daughter Alyssa (by Anna Lisa “Liezl” Muhlach Sumilang, 1967-2015).
MOD, June 17, 2005
 
Benjie Paras
and his sons Andre and Kobe (by Jackie Forster).
Mr. & Ms., August 21, 2001
 
Gary Valenciano
and his daughter Kiana (by Maria Anna Elizabeth “Angeli” Pangilinan).
Mr. & Ms., June 23, 1998


 
          This cover page, though apart from the others, I need to add. Well, they are one of my favorite father and daughter Hollywood personalities and, of course, because of the nostalgia and the vintage.

Hollywood actor Henry Fonda (1905-1982)
and his daughter Jane (by Frances Ford Seymour, 1908-1950).
Life, February 22, 1960

Aerosmith’s topman Steven Tyler
and his daughter Liv Tyler.
Rolling Stone, November 3, 1994


 
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