This fascinating travelogue, one of Andre De La Varre’s “Screen Traveler” episodes, shows views of Egypt and especially Cairo and the Pyramids as they appeared in the 1930s. The film includes images of the Shepheard’s Hotel, the leading hotel in Cairo and one of the most celebrated hotels in the world until it was burned down in 1952. The film shows dragoman standing in front of the Shepheard’s terrace, according to the narrator annoying guests. The westernized “Modern Cairo” is shown with its bustling traffic, trolley cars and trams, and opera house. British troops are seen at the 3:30 mark, and the Arab section at the 4 minute mark. Two traditional funerals are seen in the film, including one at the 4:30 mark. Horse drawn buggies are also seen in the film, although many gasoline powered cars and trucks are also seen. The minarets and mosques of Cairo are shown at the 7 minute mark. A visit to the Sphinx and Pyramids, and a camel ride, is seen at the end of the film.
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