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Ad for the Closing Show at Badia Masabni's Summer Casino in Alexandria:
September 8, 1928


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This advertisement promoted the closing night show for a nightclub Badia Masabni ran in 1928 in Alexandria for the summer only. Alexandria is a popular resort town for Egyptian family vacations in the summer to escape the heat of Cairo for a time. The club was intended to be open only for the summer, to attract vacationers.

Al Ahram
Saturday, September 8, 1928
Page 6

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

Badia Masabni



The Advertisement

Sala Badia

In Alexandria

At El Selsela On The Seashore Delighting The Audience

Fathya Ahmed

The Final Performance in Alexandria


Dancing a beautiful Dance

Afranza Hanem


And Creatively Reciting her Monologues

Madame Badia Masabni


Matinee for Women on Tuesday at 6:30 pm

There Is A Café And An Open Garden Day and Night




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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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