Home » Blogs & Archives » Archives

Archives

Archives of GUIDEPOST’s web and print issues.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Public Transportation–‘Best in Europe’,” 15 September 1972 »

1 Feb, 2024
Comments: 0

"Madrid’s system of transportation has to be the best in Europe and the most varied because Spanish society has placed a heavy burden on it. That burden is the custom of the siesta which means that, unlike Paris or London, there are four rush hours in the nation's capital instead of two."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spain Through an American’s Eyes,” 14 July1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spain Through an American’s Eyes,” 14 July1972 »

2 Jan, 2024
Comments: 0

"Robert Barnete is probably the best-known foreign painter of Spain today.   More than a painter, he is an interpreter of the color and vitality of Spanish lore.   His principal themes flamenco and bulls come alive on canvas. Recently, in the offices of the Ministry of Information and Tourism, in a ceremony presided by the Minister himself, the American painter was honored.  His public acclaim results from his graceful, action-filled expressions of Spanish life.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 1)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 1) »

19 Dec, 2023
Comments: 0

"I am one of those travelers who tend to identify places with what was eaten there! Perhaps by trying to develop a little more of the atmosphere of those old-fashioned Christmases at home that we want to re-live, we would do more to recapture them than depending on the elements of a menu to do so. What most of us want is the sense of a family together, sharing in the meaning and merriment both of the holiday season."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 2)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bringing Back Them Old Family Christmases,” 22 December 1972 (PART 2) »

19 Dec, 2023
Comments: 0

Betty Sode, GUIDEPOST's chef of chefs in the 1970s, says "Try a real home-made Christmas – they’re still the best." Here's how!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Zucchini”, 30 June 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Zucchini”, 30 June 1972 »

6 Dec, 2023
Comments: 0

One of the most prolific vegetables is the squash, a.k.a. zucchini. Zucchini can be prepared into a variety of dishes: sauté, broiled, stuffed, scalloped, pancake, mousse, casserole. . .  Great for family meals as well as for parties. They can be served hot as vegetable or cold as dessert. Besides, zucchini are handsome enough in themselves to be used for decorative purposes.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Chunga: A new Beginning”, 19 June 1970

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Chunga: A new Beginning”, 19 June 1970 »

21 Aug, 2023
Comments: 0

La Chunga went through a period when the purity of her dance was seriously threatened by the criticisms of those who wanted her to be more “sophisticated”. Came the dance lessons, arrangements, costumes and make-up came. Each one marked the threat of a gradual transformation into a good but no longer “different” bailaora. . . Chunga has recently “re-appeared” at the newly inaugurated Café de Chinitas. For many who have seen her dancing there in the past two weeks, La Chunga seems to be bringing back to life the legend that once made her the hope of flamenco purists.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spanish Fashion Holds Its Own,” 24 July 1970

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Spanish Fashion Holds Its Own,” 24 July 1970 »

20 May, 2023
Comments: 0

In the summer of 1970, GUIDEPOST reports: "Spain’s fashion designers bowed to the applause of buyers and members of the press who came from all over the world this week to preview what you might be wearing come September. Of all the collections, Pertegaz’s was the most expensive; Pedro Rodriguez’s, the most conservative, Elio Berhanyer’s, futuristic and Lino’s, the most elegant. However, Marbel Jr.’s collection seemed to demonstrated how to dress to look like a tart. And Herrera y Ollero’s collection was one hundred pieces of general unexcitement."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Valley of Lozoya: Rascafría & El Paular,” 14 August 1970

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Valley of Lozoya: Rascafría & El Paular,” 14 August 1970 »

4 May, 2023
Comments: 0

The pine forest of El Paular in the Valley of Lozoya is the most beautiful of all Spain, so the people who live there claim. Thousand-year-old tales, as romantic as any ever told in Spain, originated in the valley which lies just behind the Guadarrama Mountain Range, visible from Madrid. Not only tourists and historians find a store of history here, but fishermen, hunters, hikers, skiers, bird watchers, swimmers and mountain climbers too. The visitor’s first surprise is a luxuriant green valley dotted with vegetable gardens, a contrast to the bleak Castilian plateau. But there was a time in the long history of Lozoya when, despite the prodigious gift of beauty from Nature itself, the valley lay in ruins.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Granja: Spain’s Little Versailles”, 21 August 1970

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Granja: Spain’s Little Versailles”, 21 August 1970 »

12 Apr, 2023
Comments: 0

La Granja with its formal gardens, arranged with geometrical precision, its statues depicting mythological figures, its serene, ordered beauty, is often called the "Little Versailles" for it bears a marked similarity to the famous gardens created by Lenótre for Louis XIV of France.

EMILY GUIDEPOST:  HOW NOT TO BECOME A SOCIAL SLOB

EMILY GUIDEPOST: HOW NOT TO BECOME A SOCIAL SLOB »

28 Feb, 2023
Comments: 0

Emily Guidepost's Dos and Don'ts Query 1: When it´s late, is it proper for an escort to put a lady in a cab? Query 2: Is there a tactful way to tell a man he has had too much to drink? Query 3: Should my husband stand up when my mother enters the room? Query 4: What should a woman do when the men start telling off-color jokes in mixed company?