Samia Gamal - belly dance...
Movieposter "Valley of the Kings", vallée des Rois. Used with tax stamp.
Samia Gamal was the first to break with the custom of dancing barefoot. She wore high-heeled shoes on the stage.
High heels gave a different emphasis to the dance, which was further altered by the introduction of choreography and other occidental elements.
Here she features in the adventure film "Valley of the Kings". Robert Taylor plays Mark Brandon, an Indiana Jones-style archaeologist who embarks upon an expedition to Egypt. Brandon has agreed to help Ann Mercedes (Eleanor Parker) to locate the tomb of the Pharoah Ra-Hotep, thereby proving the validity of her late father's theories about Egyptian history.
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