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Mizrahi, Togo
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Togo Mizrahi was a pioneering director, producer, and actor in the Egyptian film industry and was largely responsible for making cosmopolitan Alexandria, his birthplace, a center of film production. Born in Alexandria in 1901, Mizrahi grew up in Egypt but maintained Italian nationality; he spent the greater part of the 1920s as a student in Italy and France.

Mizrahi returned to Alexandria in 1928 and the following year founded the Egyptian Films Company. That same year he opened the Bacos Studio, a converted theater in Alexandria, and made films there until 193…

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Walker Robins, “Mizrahi, Togo”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 27 October 2021
First published online: 2010

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