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Harem Christmas

A man who lands in a Moorish sultanate is given a harem as a gift. Rex Harrison is in this.
This dance sequence is from “King Richard and the Crusaders” (1954). The dancer in this segment is the wonderful Nejla Ates, who was born in Turkey in 1933 and became a highly trained belly dancer. She also appeared in “Son of Sinbad.”

Slave and Harem Girls in Orientalist Paintings


Orientalist Paintings

Slave girl and Harem girl and Orientalist Paintings
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Rudolph Ernst, Arab Ladies on a Terrace at Sunset
Eugene Giraud, A Terrace at the Edge of the Nile
George Antoine Rochegrosse,Harem girls in an Aviary
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Odalisque with a slave
Antonia Garguillo,The Carpet Merchant
George Antoine Rochegrosse, New Arrivals
Giacomo Mantegazza , An Evening of Entertainm
Louis-Emile Pinel de Grandchamp,Emina, Souvenir d’Orient
Ferdinand Roybe,Odalisque (La Sultane)
Rudolph Ernst,The Captives
Leon Francois Comerre,Odalisque
Comerre,Odalisque with a Tambourine
J. Dutey,Preparation of the Tea
Sir Frank Dicksee,Leila 1892
Sir Frank Dicksee,The Mirror
Lord Edwin Weeks, Moorish Girl Lying on a Couch,
Rabat, Morocco

Slave Girls of Sheba


Slave girls dance and are tortured. Hoping they are the Sultan’s choice.
Sort of two movies for the price of one. Things start with troubles caused by the tyrant Damitrius. We meet up with the film’s two heroes, Dimitri (Jose Suarez), a young man who’s father is hanged and girlfriend stolen by Damitrius, and Japhir (Mimmo Palmara), Captain of the Black Eagle who’s raid on the same villain goes horribly wrong. Story line two starts after a quick visit to Sheba to pick up a couple of slave girls, hence the title, and the discovery that there’s a plot against Japhir. Once back in his home port of Constantinople, Japhir is taken captive and it’s up to Dimitri and a friendly monk to get word to the Sultan before Japhir, or even the Sultan himself, is killed. Once this wild and pretty comical romp is over, it’s back dealing with Damitrius to finish what they started.