Angela Maria was a new kind of popular singer when she appeared in the early 1950s. Differently from Emilinha Borba and Marlene, the reigning queens she had a powerful voice. Angela could really sing and she had a good repertoire too (which unfortunately she could not keep up with as the 1950s came to an end).
Angela was on top of the heap when she visited Marilia in August 1956. She was the Queeen of Brazil, and the regal frocks she wore meant exactly that.
Octavio Lignelli keeps Angela entertained at Hotel Lider's lobby.
Octavio gets the photo opportunity he wanted...
Neusa Maria Martins is crowned 'Rainha do Radio' while MC Wilson Matos describes the scene to the myriads of Radio Club de Marilia's listeners at home. Amateur singer Sabonetão holds the shash saying 'Rainha do Radio de Marilia'. Courtesy: Neusa Velasco.
Octavio Lignelli climbs down from the VASP plane while Ivon Cury greets some Mariliense and Angela Maria greets other Marilienses.
Airport in Marilia - August 1956.