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Ad for Grand Opening of
Badia's Club in Giza City
May 8, 1930


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This is a translation of an advertisement that was used to promote the grand opening of Badia Masabni's third nightclub, in Giza City. It mentions the Blind Bridge, which is shown in the photo to the right.

Al Ahram
Thursday, May 8, 1930
Page 6

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

English Bridge



The Advertisement

The Grand Opening

For the Summer Season

Badia's Garden

At the Blind Bridge At Giza

Telephone 260 Giza

Thursday May 8, 1930

Delighting the Audiences in the Open Air
Madame Fathya Ahmed

Performing a New Satirical Monologue
Madame Badia Masabni

Dancing Raqs Sharqi Miss Beba [Ezz El Din]

Dialogues by Hassan and Fathya El Melegi

Band: Ibrahim el 3aryan, Zaki Ezat, Shahata the Oud Player

Every Sunday a matinee performance for all public

General Entrance Price 10 piasters




Related Articles

  • About the Blind Bridge. Background information about the Blind Bridge and the Cairo tradition of moving the theater groups to different locations for the summer.



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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