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Ad for Casino Ezz el-Din


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This is the translation of an advertisement promoting Casino Ezz el-Din, which was owned by Mary Ezz el-Din and Youssef Ezz el-Din. It is unclear what the relationship was between Mary and Youssef. The newspaper clipping used for this translation was undated, but it is estimated to be from the 1930's.

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The Advertisement

Casino Ezz el-Din on Emad el-Din Street

Telephone 44337

Every Night

A New Play

Creative Sketches

Participating in the program: a group of actors and actresses, male and female singers

Leading them is the beloved comedy actor El Oustaz Yousef Ezz el-Din 

The Artistic Singer Madame Mary Ezz el-Din 

The Singer Mohamed El Saghayer

The Raqs Sharqi Dancers: 

Ragaa Tawfik, Soad Ahmed, Ragaa Abd el Hamid

Every Friday and Sunday a Matinee

Performance for All Audiences

Caption Under the Right Side Picture

El Oustaz Youssef Ezz el-Din

Caption Under the Left Side Picture

El Sayeda Mary Ezz el-Din

1930's Ad for Casino Ezz el-Din



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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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