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Ruth Barton

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813147093

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813147093.001.0001

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Escape to the Desert

Escape to the Desert

(p.125) 7 Escape to the Desert
Rex Ingram

Ruth Barton

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter describes Ingram’s trip to North Africa with Alice Terry, Ramón Novarro, and the publicist Herbert Howe to make The Arab (1924). This is placed against the background of Egyptomania following the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and as part of Ingram’s increasing Orientalism.

Keywords:   Tutankhamun, Arab, Orientalism, North Africa, Egyptomania

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