‘The Kingmaker’ Review: The Rise and Fall (and Rise?) of Imelda Marcos

‘The Kingmaker’ Review: The Rise and Fall (and Rise?) of Imelda Marcos
It always began and ended with the shoes. Specifically, the 1,220 pairs of pumps that were found in the closet of Imelda Marcos, when she and her husband Ferdinand Marcos were forced to flee the country in 1986. It made the Philippines’ former First Lady the punchline of late-night talk show monologues and reduced her to a kitschy bit of ’80s pop nostalgia, nestled between Dr. Ruth and Hands Across America. The now–90-year-old could recall the agony of losing her mother when she was eight and the ecstasy of being crowned
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