We know of Shakespeare's Othello the Moor and Desdemona the Venetian.
Then in 1924 E.M. Forster wrote "A Passage to India" about Adela Quested's fantasy of Dr Aziz Ahmed's sexual attraction for her.
From Hollywood in the 1920s we had the smouldering sex icon, the 'Sheik' and 'Son of the Sheik' starring Rudolf Valentino.
Another movie 'Island in the Sun' (1957) touched on the delicate story of a black activist (Harry Belafonte) and a blonde beauty (Joan Fontaine).
So, I was quite chuffed to discover this same motif in my 1934 Woman's Needlework Magazine.
By the way, this was the period in-between the two massive European Tribal Wars aka the First World War and Second World War - when there was rampant unemployment and poverty of the lower classes (or the Great Depression) somewhat like today after the Banks' Crisis.
There was this icy-cool English brunette ....
.........who was irresistibly attracted to ......... the Dark Cavalier.......
who actually turned out to be ... An Arab ......... Sidi Zarouk ben Mohammed ben Amor Metlaoui!!!
The one difference is this: present day magnificent savages have ... OIL!
...and English political scroungers like your father did .......
..... and donating loadsofmoney, to the tune of Sterling 1.5 million, to the London School of Economics ...... you should have spent it on more worthy causes, if not in your country but to other poverty stricken people. But rich Muslim potentates seem to have a penchant for throwing money at institutions in the West. Shouldn't charity begin at home?
Perhaps , your father might have lasted longer if he had fostered this image of the Arabs - as seen in this video "Ahab the Arab". Long live Coca Cola and McDonalds and cheap oil!!!
By the way,it was not until the 1967 US Supreme Court decision that US-based inter-racial marriages were allowed.