Bellydancer Katy كيتي and Kristo Kladakis خريستو كلاداكيس

Egyptian bellydancer Katy performing with Kristo Kladakis in the 1954 film ‘Dillouni ya Nas’ (Show Me the Way People  دلونى يا ناس).  The film starred Doria Ahmed in the main role as Nahid, Shukry Sarhan as Hassan, Hind Rostom, Abdel Salem al Nabulsi and Zeinat Sedki. The over-excited guy in the audience is Omar al Gizawy and the man looking through the stage curtains is Hussein Issa.

Naima Akef (1955) نعيمة عاكف

This is Naima Akef dancing in another scene from the 1955 Egyptian film ‘Bahr al Gharam’ (Sea of Love بحر الغرام) in which she starred along with Youssef Wehbi (shown in the tuxedo clapping) and Rushdi Abaza (in the audience looking grumpy). The male dancer performing with her is Kristo Kladakis (خريستو كلاداكيس).

Kristo Kladakis (1958) خريستو كلاداكيس

Kristo Kladakis and an unnamed partner dance (ID anyone?) in a scene from the 1958 Egyptian film ‘Al Zawja Al Azraa’ (The Virgin Wife الزوجة العذراء) starring Faten Hamama (Mona), Ahmad Mazhar (Magdi) and Emad Hamdy (Fuad). Mona and Magdi get married despite Magdi suffering from sexual dysfunction which Mona doesn’t know about. She fairly quickly realises that the marriage is irretrievable, meanwhile Magdi thinks she’s having an affair with Fuad so he changes his will and then dies suspiciously. Fuad is accused of Magdi’s murder but long story short, Mona’s mother played by Zuzu Maadi did it to ensure that Magdi’s money went to her daughter. Which it didn’t because he’d already changed his will, but there you are…..