Shamadan (1948)

There are shamadans (candelabras) aplenty in this wedding scene from the 1948 film ‘Khuloud’ (Immortality خلود) which starred legendary Egyptian actress Faten Hamama. The dancer in the centre who doesn’t have a shamadan and is wearing the dark top is Hoda Shameddine.
The film also starred Kamal al Shinnawi and Faten Hamama’s then husband Ezz el Din Zulficar who wrote and directed it.  The singer in this clip is Abdel Aziz Mahmoud.
Trivia: Faten Hamama divorced Ezz el Din Zulficar in 1953 and the following year she married  Omar Sharif.

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