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- A couple of her record covers.
- Nejla Ates -- big 11x17 print for sale
There's some very detailed bio info on Nejla's bio page on the GLAMOUR GIRLS OF THE SILVERSCREEN, that covers many of her torrid romantic affairs. It makes for very interesting reading.
She was born Necla Batir, in 1932 in Romania, and by 1952, she was dancing at the Casino de Paris. Soon she was famous as “The Exquisite Turkish Delight”, and in 1953 she was performing at the Lou Walters' Latin Quarter in New York.
Nejla even had a feud with Rose La Rose. See my post about Hope Diamond for some juicy info about how Nejla broke up one of Hope's marriages. And apparently one of Nejla's beaus dumped her for Burlesque Stripper Lily Lamont!
Here's a link to a great video clip of Nejla's belly dance in the 1955 film, Son of Sinbad.
After many romances, marriages, divorces, and a couple of "drug overdoses", in April 2005, Nejla died, at age 73, in hospital in Istanbul, Turkey.
I have many more Nejla Ates items in my shop -- here's a pic of some of them:
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