Golden Era bellydancer clip

This is a promo piece shown on tv here in Qatar featuring quick clips of many of the ‘big name’ bellydancers from the Golden Era.

Samia Gamal (1951) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal dances in a scene from the December 1951 Egyptian film ‘Al Khad al Gamil’ (The Beauty’s Cheek خد الجميل). The singer with her is Mahmoud Abdel Aziz.
‘Al Khad al Gamil’ was released in December 1951 and starred Samia Gamal and Mahmoud Abdel Aziz (of course) along with Zomoroda (her name means ‘Emerald’), comedian/singer Mahmoud Shekuku, Mary Munib, Omar al Gizawy and Suad Mekawi.

Samia Gamal and Farid al Atrache (1952)

Egyptian bellydancer Samia Gamal performs in a scene from the 1952 film ‘Don’t Tell Anyone’ (Ma Takulshi la Hada ماتقولش لحد). The film starred Farid Al Atrache who is the male singer performing with her in this scene. The film also starred singer Nour Al Hoda, Stefan Rosti and Abdel Salam Al Nabulsi.

Samia Gamal (1951) سامية جمال

Same song, same movie as in one of the previous posts but this time the song ‘Dayman Maak’  is set in a stage show in this clip from the 1951 Egyptian romantic comedy ‘Taal salem’ (Say Hello تعال سلم).
Samia Gamal is the dancerand Farid al Atrache is the singer. Farid al Atrache plays Meshmesh, a poor singer who works as a waiter in a nightclub while waiting for his chance at the big time. Samia Gamal plays Sakra a famous bellydancer whose father (Abdel Fatah al Kassry) owns the nightclub where Meshmesh works. Meshmesh secretly loves Sakra but he knows he has no chance until, to everyone’s surprise, including his own, he inherits a fortune. The film also starred Ismail Yassin, Zeinat Sedki and a very young Farid Shawki.

Samia Gamal (1959) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal with Mohamed Fawzy (the male singer) and Nazek (the female singer) in a scene from a 1959 film ‘Kull daqqa fi qalbi’ (Every beat of my heart كل دقة فى قلبى).  The song, which was composed by Mohamed Fawzy is titled ‘Albi elli enta naseeh’.

Samia Gamal (1959) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal dancing to the beautiful song ‘Habibi we’naya’ in a scene from the 1959 Egyptian film ‘Kull daqqa fi qalbi’ (Every Beat of My Heart كل دقة فى قلبى). She plays Suhair a dancer who meets an up and coming singer named Fathi literally by accident in a car crash. The singer, played by Mohamed Fawzi, is bedridden as a result and in this scene he’s imagining Samia’s character dancing. Love blossoms between dancer and singer but Suhair has another admirer who dreams up a scheme to frame the singer for a crime he didn’t commit.
Mohamed Fawzi composed the music for the song and the lyrics were written by Mohamed Halawa.

Samia Gamal (1951) سامية جمال

Samia Gamal is the dancer in this clip from the 1951 Egyptian romantic comedy ‘Taal salem’ (Say Hello تعال سلم).
Farid al Atrache plays Meshmesh, a poor singer who works as a waiter in a nightclub while waiting for his chance at the big time. Samia Gamal plays Sakra a famous bellydancer whose father (Abdel Fatah al Kassry) owns the nightclub where Meshmesh works. Meshmesh secretly loves Sakra but he knows he has no chance until, to everyone’s surprise, including his own, he inherits a fortune. The film also starred Ismail Yassin, Zeinat Sedki and a very young Farid Shawki.