Samiha Tawfik (1955) سميحة توفيق

Two further clips from ‘Dastet Manadil’ (A Dozen Veils دستة مناديل ), featuring bellydancing by Samiha Tawfik. This is a 1954 film which starred Najah Salam, Karem Mahmoud and Ismail Yassin and tells the story of a laundry man who falls for a beautiful dancer. The whole Mr Universe ‘thing’ in the first part of the clip is a bit incongruous but there you go……

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