Friday, October 04, 2013

An early Azurie dance

Azuri (Anna Marie Gueizelor) is considered the first 'item dancer' in Indian films. A quick biography of her by Arunkumar Deshmukh here. Her first dance according to Cineplot is in the 1934 film Nadira. 
This seems to be a 1935 Azuri dance though in silhoutte according to AK of Songs of Yore in the discussion here 
The dance is also discussed in a very interesting post by Minai
Some information about her life in Pakistan is on pages 39 andf 99-100 0f this thesis

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