Idol of the Crowds - فاتنة الجماهير


A Lebanese-Egyptian co-production from Lebanese director Mohamed Salman, this is the story of a singer (played by Lebanese singer-actress Sabah) who is targeted by repeated criticism from a respected reporter (actor Youssef Shaaban). Afraid that her popularity is waning beneath his withering articles, she contrives a scheme to use her feminine wiles to win him over to her side. Both get more than they bargained for in the end.

Sabah is ravishing in this gorgeous poster from the heyday of the Egyptian musical film genre, triumphant in a red dress and gloves, and receiving accolades from a carnival-like crowd of admirers. As the suggestions of balloons and confetti fall around her, the joy and liveliness of the film's performances shows through. This is a poster that brightens everything around it with its color, energy and panache.

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 Year 1964
Dimensions 27 x 39 in
70 x 100 cm
Condition Very good vintage condition. Minimal signs of wear along the edges and fold lines. Minor damage to the bottom edge.
Artist Marcel
Printer Anwar Press
Medium Stone lithography





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