amartin1030:

Nejla Ates

amartin1030:

Nejla Ates

Nejla Ates       aka. "The Exquisite Turkish Delight"..

Nejla Ates       aka. "The Exquisite Turkish Delight"..

Samia Gamal
This beautiful Egyptian bellydancer caught the fancy of wealthy Texas oil man: Sheppard King; who married her in a Cairo wedding, in November of ‘51.. However, the marriage was short-lived; and the couple separated only a few years later.. By September of ‘53, Mr. King was already proposing marriage to another bellydancer: Nejla Ates.. Despite an intense 5-week romance, the couple never married..

Samia Gamal

This beautiful Egyptian bellydancer caught the fancy of wealthy Texas oil man: Sheppard King; who married her in a Cairo wedding, in November of ‘51.. However, the marriage was short-lived; and the couple separated only a few years later.. By September of ‘53, Mr. King was already proposing marriage to another bellydancer: Nejla Ates.. Despite an intense 5-week romance, the couple never married..

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Nejla Ates     aka.“The Turkish Delight”..
Backstage in her dressing room at NYC’s 'Latin Quarter' nightclub..

burleskateer:

Nejla Ates     aka.“The Turkish Delight”..

Backstage in her dressing room at NYC’s 'Latin Quarter' nightclub..

An older Nejla Ates performs her famous bellydance routine on a stage in Turkey.. Suffering from a long bout of depression while living in America, Ates attempted suicide in October of ‘65.. Friends helped organize a fundraising drive to help Nejla eventually return to Turkey..

An older Nejla Ates performs her famous bellydance routine on a stage in Turkey.. Suffering from a long bout of depression while living in America, Ates attempted suicide in October of ‘65.. Friends helped organize a fundraising drive to help Nejla eventually return to Turkey..

Nejla Ates       aka. "The Exquisite Turkish Delight"..
A candid photo taken during a promotional photo series for her Broadway appearances in the Burlesque Musical: "FANNY"..

Nejla Ates       aka. "The Exquisite Turkish Delight"..

A candid photo taken during a promotional photo series for her Broadway appearances in the Burlesque Musical: "FANNY"..

Nejla Ates appears on the cover of a 50’s-era album cover..

Nejla Ates appears on the cover of a 50’s-era album cover..

A publicity still from the 1955 film: “Son Of Sinbad”, shows dancer Nejla Ates modelling the conservative costume featured in her dance sequence.. Due to differing obscenity laws across North America (and Internationally), film studios still forced actresses to cover up their belly buttons.. Which kind of defeats the purpose of casting a popular belly dancer, one would think?!..

A publicity still from the 1955 film: “Son Of Sinbad”, shows dancer Nejla Ates modelling the conservative costume featured in her dance sequence.. Due to differing obscenity laws across North America (and Internationally), film studios still forced actresses to cover up their belly buttons.. Which kind of defeats the purpose of casting a popular belly dancer, one would think?!..

Nejla Ates     aka. “The Exquisite Turkish Delight”..

Clips taken from her dance sequence in Howard Hughes 1955 film: 'SON Of SINBAD'..

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amartin1030:

Beautiful Nejla Ates - Turkish bellydancer and Broadway Musical star of the 1950s..

amartin1030:

Beautiful Nejla Ates - Turkish bellydancer and Broadway Musical star of the 1950s..