Hayatim (1976) هياتم

Egyptian bellydancer and actress Hayatim performs in a scene from the 1976 film ‘Al Kull Yeheb’ (Everyone Loves الكل يحب) which starred Mervat Amin, Nour al Sharif and Taghreid El Beshbishy.
The less we say about the size C chest in the size B bra though the better……

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Hayatem (1981) هياتم

Egyptian actress and bellydancer Hayatem in a scene from the 1981 drama ‘Al Wahsh Dakhel al Insan’ (The Beast Within Mankind الوحش داخل الإنسان).  The film is often referred to as ‘Al Wahsh Dakhel’ or ‘The Beast Within’.  The English translation of the credits on the film itself refers to it as simply ‘The Beast’.  If you want a film that shows Egyptian rural life in much of its gritty reality, this is a good film to see.

Anyway moving along, the film starred Nahed Sherif, Mahmoud Yaseen and Said Saleh in the story of Sodfa (Sherif) who is married to her mentally challenged cousin Sayed but is in love with Mahmoud (Yaseen). Long story short, Mahmoud kills Sayed and marries Sodfa, they both have tortured consciences, various incriminating letters are written, the dead husband’s mother overhears a confession, she has a stroke and is paralysed, the dancer is killed and Mahmoud and Sodfa drown together when their car crashes into the harbour.
Trivia: No surprise then that the film is based on the gloom ridden novel ‘Thérèse Raquin’ by Emil Zola.

Hayatim (1978) هياتم

This is Alexandria born dancer and actress Hayatim performing in a scene from the 1978 movie, ‘One Smile is Enough’ (Ebtisama Wahedat Takfi ابتسامة واحدة تكفي ). The film starred Nour al Sherif, Ragaa el Geddawy and Yousra.
Hayatim has appeared in numerous Egyptian movies, initially as a bellydancer who did a bit of acting but later as an actress who did a bit of dancing. She was featured in a series of Egyptian bellydance VHS tapes that introduced many Western bellydancers to famous Egyptian dancers such as Nagwa Fouad, Soheir Zaki, Mona al Saiid and Hala al Safy.
Hayatim was a terrific dancer in her heyday despite the eye searing ‘special effects’ that often featured in her videos.

TheCaroVan YouTube channel

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TheCaroVan’s YouTube channel is no more.  The channel featured short clips of bellydancers from the Middle East and occasionally singers, usually in scenes or clips taken from old Egyptian and Lebanese movies some as far back as the 1930s.  Full movies were never uploaded.
TheCaroVan YouTube account has been terminated after receiving copyright demands from companies and copyright organisations who claimed the ownership of some of the clips and/or the accompanying music.  While some of the claims were from entities who, after a minimal amount of research proved to be non-existent, some claims and organisations were legitimate and if you were a regular visitor to TheCaroVan you would have noticed that in the past, clips has been removed in compliance.
In the end, TheCarovan account was terminated due to a take-down notice by a company in France who claims to own the copyright to the 1955 Egyptian film ‘Sigarah wa Kas’ (A Glass and a Cigarette) which features dancing by Samia Gamal.  Interestingly enough there is at least one other company who claims to own the worldwide copyright of this same movie.
I removed the offending clip yesterday, immediately on receiving the notice, but that wasn’t good enough apparently and the account has been terminated.  As a result the channel and its research and information that more than 6,000,000 viewers had accessed, is now lost.
So, long story short, TheCaroVan is no more and I am now ‘An individual whose account has been closed [is] prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube account.’
Ah well, as someone who lives in the Middle East, as you can imagine, we have one or two other things to worry about at the moment…..