Saturday, January 7, 2012

Two Egyptian Dance Posters

Here are two old Egyptian stone lithograph film posters for films starring two of Egypt's greatest dancers, Samia Gamal and Taheya Cariocca:

The Girl from Paris [bint bariz] (Taheya Cariocca) - (1950)

First Romance [awwal gharam] (Samia Gamal) - (1956)

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Egyptian Circus Posters

Egyptian circus posters are usually painted by the same designers and printed on the same size sheets by the same printers as the movie posters.

Great Circus of India (ND) original stone litho Egyptian poster

The above is a poster for Professor Walawalkar's Great Circus of India. It says the circus has 250 men and women performers, 80 wild animals, trained lions, tigers, elephants and pigs and includes exhibition for the first time of predatory "ligers" and marvelous acrobats 20 meters in the air.

Egyptian National Circus Poster

Egyptian Polish Circus Poster (Festival of Chimpanzees)

Egyptian Polish Circus Poster (Festival of Seals)

Egyptian Polish Circus Poster (Dog Soccer Match)

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Egyptian Posters for Films with Men in Rubber Suits Acting Like Monsters

Destroy All Monsters (1969) - (dir: Ishiro Honda)

Yongary (1967) - (dir: Ki-dik Kim)

Return of Godzilla (1985)

King Kong Escapes (1967) - (dir: Ishiro Honda)

Barney's Great Adventure (1998) - (dir: Steve Gomer)

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Take Care of Zuzu خلي بالك من زوزو Soad Hosny (1972) Egyptian one-sheet

Take Care of Zuzu (1972) - (Soad Hosny) Egyptian film poster

This is the rare original style poster for the 1972 Hassan Al Imam film Take Care of Zuzu starring Soad Hosny. This film is on Ahmad Al-Hadari's 2007 list of the 100 most important Egyptian films. It tells the story of Zuzu (Soad Hosny), a member of a family of entertainers and dancers who is studying at a university. Zuzu encounters difficult conflicts when she is forced to confront society's stubborn prejudice against those who make their living in the entertainment business.



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Money (1945) Egypt

Money (1945) - (Aziza Amir) Egyptian film poster

This film tells the story of a family of orphaned children and their quests for fortune and love in the Egyptian newspaper and theater businesses. The art is a joint project by Studio Adly and Ahmed Fouad.

Money and Children (1954) Egypt

Money and Children (1954) - (Aqila Ratib)

This is a large 33" x 45" poster for the 1954 Egyptian film Money and Children [al-mal wal-banun] directed by Ibrahim Emara, starring Aqila Ratib and Mohsen Sarhan. The film tells the story of two married friends and their children, where the desire for children and the ability to have them is conditioned by financial considerations. One of the men takes a second wife to make the addition of children easier. The art is a joint project by Studio Adly and Ahmed Fouad.