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Ad Promoting Blanche Hanem at the Ramses Theater
June 6, 1925


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This ad promotes an upcoming performance by the Turkish dancer Blanche Hanem and her troupe at the Ramses Theater in Cairo.

Al Ahram
Saturday, June 6, 1925
Page 6

ABOUT THE PHOTO: The man in the photo is Youssef Wahbi. He was the founder and owner of the Ramses Theater where the show promoted in the ad below occurred.

Click on the image below to see the advertisement in more detail.



The Advertisement

The Greatest and Most Famous Dancer in Istanbul

Blanche Hanem

In Cairo

At The Ramses Theater

One Night Only

On Wednesday Night June 10, 1925 Blanche Hanem and her troupe will perform the play BOULBOUL written by the famous Oustaz in Istanbul Moukhles Sabah el Din and Blanche will play the role of Aisha. In between acts there will be Turkish Dances such as Cairo has never seen before.




About the Translator

Priscilla is a dancer of Lebanese heritage who enjoys researching the Golden Era of Egyptian dance. She owns a collection of more than one hundred classic black and white Egyptian films which is continually expanding.

Priscilla has also gathered a large library of dance related articles and clippings from Middle Eastern magazines and newspapers, many of which she has translated from the original Arabic to both English and Spanish.

Priscilla currently resides in Central America where she is a dance instructor. 




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