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Wow, how little did we know when a friend and I attended the Wash DC Port Said Club in the 1960s.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Tue Sep 13th, 2011 at 11:04:13 PM EST
There is a persistent rumour that JFK was a regular attendee at the Port Said and was due in again the night after he got back to DC from Dallas on Nov 22nd 63.

Bobby Farrah started as a waiter there and gradually became part of Adriana's act. Then he moved to NYC and rapidly became one of the prime movers in the development of the dance through the 70s.

You should note that NYC had 3 very strong characters, Bobby, Morocco and Serena (Williams). There was considerable tension between them, particularly Bobby and Morocco, the ripples of which rolled coast to coast right up till he died in 98.

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 14th, 2011 at 03:01:35 AM EST
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D'oh, that's Serena Wilson, not the tennis player

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 14th, 2011 at 10:13:27 AM EST
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Great tidbits adding to the already rich wealth of historical data about this era.  My wife and I, having met in DC during this period, both recall fondly the old Mary Hopkin tune you cite. Indeed, those were the days.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Wed Sep 14th, 2011 at 11:04:18 AM EST
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I've just found a site with some great autobiographies on them. You can't really find these via google for some reason and the cited autobiographies are rubbish in comparison.

Am adding the links as I can.

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 14th, 2011 at 12:00:54 PM EST
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Now all you need are some photos.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Sep 14th, 2011 at 06:59:42 PM EST
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this is the only picture you need. Dahlena in 1970, the greatest American bellydancer in the pose that became the archetype

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Sep 15th, 2011 at 06:54:42 AM EST
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