Lula Abdu (1955) لولا عبده

This is very short clip of Egyptian dancer and singer Lula Abdu (also spelt Lola Abdou) performing in a wedding scene from the 1955 Egyptian film ‘Ard al Hawa’ (Age of Love عهد الهوى ). The film starred Farid al Atrache (post Samia), Mariam Fakreddine, Abdelsalem al Nabulsi and Yousef Wehbi.

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Lula Abdu (1952) لولا عبده

Lula Abdo dances in a scene from the 1952 Egyptian film ‘Boshrat Khair’ (Good Omen بشرة خير ). The film starred Shadia, Kamal al Shinnawi, Ismail Yassin, Stefan Rosti and Zouzou Shakib.

Lola Abdu (1952) لولا عبده

Egyptian bellydancer Lola Abdu (also spelt Lula) dances with comedian Ismail Yassin in a scene from the 1952 film ‘Qaleel al Bakht’ (The Unlucky One قليل البخت) which starred Shadia who plays an entertainer in Alexandria named Bolbola. She meets Hussein played by Kamal al Shinnawi and they fall in love. Unfortunately Bolbola’s cousin Elham played by Zomoda sets her sights on Hussein and tells him lies about Bolbola. Elham then falls in love with Monir played by Mahmoud al Meliji who dumps Elham and she goes mad as a result. Hussein leaves town and eventually Bolbola commits suicide. Years later Hussein returns and meets Bolbola’s daughter (also played by Shadia).