"El mudir el fanni" ("The Technical Director"), 1965 – Abboudi Abou Jaoude has collected 20,000 vintage Arab movie posters in his archive in Beirut.
"Eve in the Road," 1960s – His collection includes posters he's acquired from Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Morocco and Syria.
Abou Jaoude started collecting posters as a hobby.
"24 Hours to Kill,"1965 (Starring Nadia Gamal) – When he realized there was no official archive in Lebanon, he started taking time off from his day job as a book publisher to create one.
The posters were originally hand-painted by Armenian and Greek immigrants in Egypt in a few short days.
"The Girl Rebel," year unknown – Bright yellow, red and blue Arabic calligraphy runs across most of the posters, which are meticulously detailed with dramatic facial expressions.
Most of the posters in Abou Jaoude's collection feature female Egyptian actresses as damsels in distress, scantly dressed and draped across James Bond-like saviors.
"For a Few Dollars More," 1965 (starring Clint Eastwood) – His collection is also a tribute to the Middle East's love for American and Italian B movies and spaghetti westerns.
"El Naser Salah el Dine," 1963 – Filming in Lebanon was so cheap and profitable, according to Abou Jaoude, that over 20 B movies were shot around the country in the 1960s and 1970s.
After the country's 1975 civil war many theaters were too expensive to maintain or were damaged along with their posters.
After the war, he says, "people stayed in their homes and VHS and TV began," and nostalgia for these films was lost.
Abou Jaoude's favorite cinema during the 1950s and 1960s was the Cinema Rivolu in Beirut's Martyr's Square that divides the Christian East and Muslim West.
Abou Jaoude sits in his office in Hamra, Beirut – The Rivoli was eventually demolished in the 1990s and is now a parking lot.
What's Abou Jaoude's favorite cinematic era? "I prefer movies from the 1960s and 1970s. After Raiders of the Lost Arc and Star Wars, movies finished because they made them on the computer. It's not real. The action isn't real," he says.