First Lady of Arab Cinema, Faten Hamama, RIP

January 18, 2015 2:30 PM

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The First Lady of Arab cinema and its Golden Age, legend Faten Hamama, is gone, leaving a rich heritage that helped turn her country, Egypt, into a Hollywood on the Nile.

My reaction on hearing of Hamama's passing Saturday morning was to dig up pictures I shot when I interviewed her in 1985 and notes of the indelible impression this epitome of a lady left on me.

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