Ms. Charito Solis is an award winning actress with several films tucked into her colorful career. This is a 50 year-old advertisement postcard printed around 1968.
Ms. Charito Solis postcard (obverse)
She is better known as “Ina Magenta ” at Okey Ka, Fairy Ko ! . A fantasy sitcom aired in several television stations like IBC Channel 13 from Feb 1, 1987 to September 22, 1989 , then moved to ABS-CBN channel 2 from 1989 to 1995 then moved again to GMA channel 7 from 1995 to 1997.
Igorota film with Opera Theater directed by Mr. Luis Nepomuceno ( reverse side)
This is a type of advertisement postcard which was prevalent until the late 1990’s. The film outfit had printed thousands of this postcard as form of promotion and collectible item. This was issued around mid 1968 as part of local publicity for the film release.
This was collected by an aunt who watched the film. This was given to them when they attended the premiere night. The film had big budget for its time and the melodrama won 8 Famas Awards and highly acclaimed internationally. Miss Solis had her breast exposure twice and had two versions of the film.
One was released for the Philippine market and the longer version was release for international audience. She also had a lot of international suitors and fans.
According to my aunt, President Sukarno of Indonesia would give her some gifts ( according to old newspaper and magazines clippings). The film was also released in Brazil, Argentina and was also shown in several Asian countries.
Note: Photos was taken by the author from personal collection
Sources and References: Personal interview