Archival Collections

Salah Tizani

Collection code: CAL2014/11
Collection title: Salah Tizani Archives Collection

Biographical note

Salah El Din Tizani, best known for the character "Abu Salim", is a Lebanese comedian actor, born in Tripoli in 1929. He is known for his sense of humor.

In 1959 he began his artistic career on Tele Liban where he performed in many comic television series, presented with his group,"the band of Abu Salim", on a weekly basis until 1975, when the Lebanese civil war began. In the 1990s, he continued his program on Tele Liban, and he also recorded a number of comic songs. In 2000, Dubai Television also broadcasted a series of episodes with the same characters entitled "Abu Salim 2000".

Besides Abu Salim, Salah Tizani appeared in a number of other comedy programs. He also appeared on the big screen in the film "Safar Barlek", in the scene with the Rahbani brothers with the famous Lebanese singer Feyrouz.

Collection description

Currently, this collection of handwritten documents includes:
  • Papers: TV series, plays, Films, Correspondences, writings, speeches
  • Audio visuals: slides, VHS, K7, Microfiches, Magnetic tapes
  • Photos: personal, family



Material importance

The archive of the Lebanese comic Salah Tizani is a rich and voluminous theatrical archive. This archive makes it possible to retrace the life of Salah Tizani in all his theatrical activities, thanks to this well-preserved and organized archive the collection can be used for research.

Languages used


Dates range

1959 - 2000
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