Magic carpet ride

Shanazel

Super Moderator
If I've seen this Samia Gamal clip before, I've forgotten it. Note the pointy cone bra in the last couple of dances. Retro costuming, anyone?
 

Zorba

"The Veiled Male"
Nice! Love the costuming, and the music is first rate! I don't claim to know much about bras - although I probably know more than most guys: They never fit! According to popular dressing room scuttle butt. Wouldn't a cone shape like that be uncomfortable?
 

Shanazel

Super Moderator
I guess it would depend on how a particular breast was shaped and how harshly it was squished into the cup. I suspect there was a certain amount of air space or padding in those cones.
 

Daimona

Moderator
Reminds me of my first dance costume... The only padding available at the time in the stores was a similar coneshaped and pointy padding - the padding fit the bra perfectly.

Loved the music, and found the SFX fascinating. Are the female singer credited, btw?
 

Tourbeau

Member
Loved the music, and found the SFX fascinating.
Years ago, I had started compiling a list of Egyptian film clips where the action "traveled" or otherwise referenced multiple cultures during a musical number. Between dead hard drives on my end and escalating copyright policies on YouTube's end, it was lost. The Magic Carpet clip wasn't too crazy, since it only "went" to a couple of neighboring places. Some of the bigger production numbers really went all in on the offensive-by-modern-standards international stereotypes.

There's another clip out there somewhere where a woman is singing and dancing in a midcentury-furnished home and she pops in and out like the old TV show "Bewitched," in different outfits, singing about different places, and at one point, she's dressed like Annie Oakley. Anybody remember that one?

Are the female singer credited, btw?
Well, this took way too much thinking for this early on a Thanksgiving morning....

Most places just list Farid al-Atrash as the singer, but both ar.Wikipedia and elcinema credit the female singer as Ismat Abdel Alim عصمت عبد العليم (with the usual variety of transliterated English spellings).

https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/عصمت_عبد_العليم
https://elcinema.com/work/1009696/cast

If you paste the Arabic version of her name into YouTube, you can find more of her music, if anyone's into that...

P.S. In the process of looking for her, I stumbled onto this massive list of Islam-derived Arabic last names. Not sure how often it will come up, but it looks interesting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Arabic_theophoric_names
 

Daimona

Moderator
Most places just list Farid al-Atrash as the singer, but both ar.Wikipedia and elcinema credit the female singer as Ismat Abdel Alim عصمت عبد العليم (with the usual variety of transliterated English spellings).

https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/عصمت_عبد_العليم
https://elcinema.com/work/1009696/cast

If you paste the Arabic version of her name into YouTube, you can find more of her music, if anyone's into that...
Thank you so much, Torbeau. This was exactly what I was hoping for. (y)
 
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