Princess Leila [layla al-amiriya] (1948) - (Kouka) Egyptian two-piece stone litho film poster F, NM $250 *

Pictured is an Egyptian promotional poster for the 1948 Niazi Mostafa film Princess Leila, starring Kouka as Leila and Yehia Chahine as Qays.

Size: 47" x 35"

Price: $250

Condition: Folded, Near Mint

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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.

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