Friday, April 7, 2017

Princess Leila ليلى العامرية (Kouka) - (1948) Egyptian two-piece poster

Princess Leila (1948) - (Kouka) Egyptian two-piece poster

This is a 47" x 35" two-piece Egyptian poster designed by Ragheb for the 1948 Niazi Mostafa musical Princess Leila AKA layla al-amiriya AKA Leila and Magnun written by Abol-Farag al-Isfahani and starring Kouka as Leila. Plot summary: In a desert village in 7th Century Arabia Qays ibn al-Mulawah [Yehia Chahine] fell madly in love with his cousin Leila and incessantly recited poems about her. His story spread through the village, but it was a violation of tradition. Moreover, although Leila was happily spending her days with Qays, Qays had a rival for her hand in a man named Ward [Mahmoud El-Meliguy]. When the rival proposed her father [Ibrahim Emara] agreed and married Leila to him without her consent. The distraught poet took to wandering aimlessly, reciting poems and hallucinating about his lost love, while Leila got sick and died.

Cast and crew: Niazi Mostafa, Yehia Chahine, Kouka, Mahmoud El-Meilguy, Reyad El Kasabgy, Ibrahim Emara, Abol-Farag al-Isfahani, Rafia al-Shal, Abdullah al-Husseini, Ali Rushdy, Mohamed Nehad, Shafiq Noureddine, Husny Claude, Awham George

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