A program he would be in control of, but that would also allow him to have control over his own image.As early as 1964 he made an imitation soap opera, to which he added real “adverts”. Photographic research by Paul Lou and Curtis Narimatsu; all images copyright Paul Lou and Curtis Narimatsu, and used by permission.
A journey through the artist’s obsessions, his fascinations, his loves, his surprises and fears.
In 1987, the TV broadcast of Warhol’s funeral service became the tragic final chapter in the life of the man who had so desired to be on screen, to be, as we say, on air.
Other than that, little is known of Gora's childhood.
Apparently, though, he visited Japan as a youth, as years later he told his wife that while in Japan, he had gone running in a park called Gora Park, and upon returning to Honolulu had decided to change his name to Gora.
Matsugoro had come to Hawaii at the age of 37 while Figueira came at the age of 14, and the couple had met while working together in the cane fields.
In February 1923 the Matsugoro family home was mentioned in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin as being destroyed by a tsunami.
Francisco D'Eliscu, who later wrote a book on hand-to-hand fighting for the Army.
Most of the early fights pitted the Army versus the Navy, but Japanese versus Filipino was another popular match-up.
At the beginning of the 70s, he played around at producing telenovelas that were the reflection of his aesthetic and fantastical universe.