Dream Factory on the Nile: Pierre Sioufi Collection of Egyptian Cinema Lobby Cards

Dream Factory on the Nile: Pierre Sioufi Collection of Egyptian Cinema Lobby Cards

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A nostalgic journey through the golden era of Egyptian film

Egyptian lobby cards combined a film's poster art, still photographs from the set, and a credit list that usually included the production company, cast and crew, director, screenwriter, and music composer--excellent tools for the study of the history of cinema and highly desirable collectors' items.

Pierre Sioufi (1961-2018), iconic collector, artist, and revolutionary godfather to young activists who led the 2011 Egyptian uprising, amassed a vast quantity of cinema ephemera over the course of his lifetime. Dream Factory on the Nile presents a glimpse of his extensive collection of Egyptian film lobby cards spanning the growth, glory years, and decline of Egyptian cinema between the 1930s and 1990s.

Includes a concise introduction by Rasha Azab to the history of Egyptian film production from its birth in Alexandria at the turn of the twentieth century to the late 1990s.

Author: Sherif Boraie
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Published: 01/05/2021
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.20lbs
Size: 6.80h x 9.20w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9789775864307

About the Author
Sherif Boraie, a Cairo publisher, lives in Dahshur. Egypt.