1966 Belly Dance Clip of Aida Fries

During the kitschy mid-20th century spy films, you can often spot belly dancers.  The absurdist comedy “The Last of the Secret Agents,” one of the many James Bond spoofs of the era.  Towards the end of the film, our heroes find themselves in “Zoltans,” and the action of the film pauses for a belly dance interlude. The dancer is the lovely Aida Fries, who performed throughout the Sothern California area in the 1970s. By the time I arrived, she was just a legend.  

Enjoy this vintage belly dance clip,
Dawn Devine ~ Davina
Oct. 2023

By Davina

Davina ~ Dawn Devine is a belly dance costume designer, dance instructor and author of more than a dozen publications on Middle Eastern dance.