Zeinat Olwi dances and Muharram Fouad sings in this wedding scene from the 1966 Egyptian film ‘Al Zawj al Azeb’ (The Bachelor Husband الزوج العازب). The film starred Farid Shawki, Hind Rostom and Mahmoud al Meligi and Naemat Mokhtar who’s in a non-dancing role. This film tells the story of Ashour (Shawki) who routinely divorces one of his four current wives so he can marry any woman who takes his fancy. In this scene he’s married Hind Rostom who doesn’t yet know about the other wives. Nemat Mokhtar who was well known as a dancer plays the non-dancing role of one of the wives.
Zeinat Olwi dances in a scene from the 1960 Egyptian movie ‘Ishaet Hob’ (Rumour of Love or Training for Love إشاعة حب) which starred Omar Sharif just before he hit the big time in Hollywood in ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. Also starring were Soad Hosny, Youssef Wehbi, Hind Rostom and Abdel Monem Ibrahim.
Egyptian bellydancer Zeinat Olwi dances in a scene from the 1958 drama ‘Kahraman’ (كهرمان) which starred Huda Sultan, Yehia Shaheen and Abdel Menan Ibrahim.
Trivia: The film’s title ‘Kahraman’ means amber.
Zainat Olwi and Mohamed Roshdy in a scene from ‘Al Zawj al Azeb’ (The Bachelor Husband). This 1966 film starred Farid Shawki as a man who routinely divorces one of his four current wives so he can marry any woman who takes his fancy. He divorces one of the wives so he can marry Hind Rostom’s character Azhar and the scene in this clip is at their wedding. Azhar’s unaware that he has other wives and only meets them later.
This is bellydancer Zeinat Olwi performing in a scene from the 1954 Egyptian film ‘Al Naas Maqamaat’ (Class Distinctions الناس مقامات ). The film starred matinee idol Shukri Sarhan along with Mahmoud el Meligi, Doria Ahmed, Samiha Tawfik, Hind Rostom and Lebanese born actress Alwiya Gamil.
Trivia: Actors Mahmoud el Meligi and Alwiya Gamil were married from 1939 until el Meligi’s death in 1983. In 1963 el Meligi took a second wife, a young actress, but the story is that Gamil gave him a ‘her or me’ ultimatum and he quietly divorced his second wife.