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Dobos Krisztina Mirjam (Mira) blogja. Hastánc - orientális tánc. Életmód. Művészet. Kultúra. Idézetek.

Soraya Salem - 1953.

2012.05.23. 13:10 :: mira.dk

from the 1953 Egyptian film Khataf Merati (My Wife's Kidnapping) In this clip Sabah and Anwar Wagdi play the role of a couple who are practically strangers to each other but who's marriage has been arranged for them by their respective families in an attempt to merge their two family fortunes together. This is why they both look so uncomfortable on their wedding day and they exchange terse words with each other. It was customary in Egypt in past times, when the wedding reception was held in the home, for the dancer to lead the newlyweds up to their bedroom as she danced, as is seen in this clip. Today this is no longer done. The dancer is Soraya Salem a lovely golden era dancer who appeared in more than 17 films.