First you have this historic document.
This is a photo of an Ibn Saud gathering and King Faisal of Iraq along with leaders of the Zionist Organization on board the Lauren in 1949.
MEANWHILE BACK IN THE WEST.....
Here is a short review of the times on Lawrence of Arabia.
Peter O'Toole became famous from this portrayal with good reason: he's overwhelmingly good. (He also strongly resembles the real T E Lawrence). Likewise, Omar Sharif hit the big time in Hollywood because of his equally passionate performance. It's a perfect piece of casting. One blond-haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned Englishman seeking the simplicity of the desert and one raven-haired, dark-eyed, dark-skinned Arab seeking the complexity of politics. They play off each other like night and day, two sides of the same coin. Two men, set both with and against each other."