As someone who only speaks English, I’m more accustomed to the adjective coming before the noun. So I sometimes get confused when it’s the other way round as is the case in so many other languages.
It was this confusion that recently lead me to learn about Gloria Cámara, when what I was really searching for were photos of packaging shaped cameras…
1. Cámara Gloria
Gloria brand evaporated milk is a popular food staple in Peru. Gloria’s promotional, can-shaped cameras came, packaged in a box labeled: Cámara Gloria.
2. Gloria Cámara
She also appeared in a few movies. The one that I’m most interested in seeing right now is Megatón Ye Ye, directed by Jesús Yagüe in 1965.
Cámara plays the role of Isabel, who appears to be a competing brunette love interest for the main male protagonist, Juan (Juan Erasmo Mochi).
“One day Juan meets Isabel, daughter of a film producer and forgets about Elena.”
This movie has a lot of 1960s Spanish rock music, and at least one atomic explosion during the opening credits.
Don’t know much about it, but I’m hoping I can find a version with English subtitles so I can watch it and fully comprehend.
Cámara is the brunette woman first appearing around 1:08 in the video clip below with Mochi accompanied by “Micky and the Tonys.”
(Some screen shots, album covers & another evaporated milk camera, after the fold…)
If I’m not mistaken, I’d say that’s Gloria Cámara dancing at the far right on the album cover above.
Regarding the atomic explosion during the opening credits of Megatón Ye Ye, Micky’s website has this to say:
“The title is anecdotal or surreal, depending on your point of view. Nuclear power has nothing to do with the plot of the movie. Perhaps he wanted to relate the socio-cultural explosion that came from Britain with the explosion of an atomic bomb (which itself shows pictures at the beginning of the tape).”
More about Gloria evaporated milk: tomorrow…