Sunday, November 16, 2008

And For Her Next Number...

Another fab moment from the vaults of Hollywood on the Nile: the uninhibited Miss Hind Rostom is seen here in one of her great hits, 1963's Shafiqa the Copt. With a cast of jaunty chorus boys, an enthusiastic audience, and a coterie of acolytes in the arts of raqs sharqi, known to the vulgar as bellydancing.

And yes, that is a candelabra on her head. Don't ask. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Bellydancing fun fact: Egyptian audiences, to this day, actually do get up and dance along with their favorites, just as seen here. They do not, however, usually join in harmony to close out the number. Which seems a shame.

1 comment:

  1. Darling, how I do appreciate these peeks into a world of such exotic fascination. And the candelabra? It wouldn't be the same without it.