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Ad for Opening Night of Badia's Club in Giza City
May 31, 1931


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This advertisement appeared in Al Ahram to promote the grand opening of Badia Masabni's summer club, which was in Giza City, next to Al Galaa Bridge, pictured to the right. The ad refers to this as the Blind Bridge, which is the name it was known by at the time.

Al Ahram
Sunday, May 31, 1931
Page 12

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

English Bridge



The Advertisement

The Blind Bridge Casino in Giza

Beginning on May 31st, 1931

Theater — Cinema — Dance Hall

Madame Badia Masabni

The Beautiful Singer — Mary

Hassan and Fathya El Melegi

Sayed Effendi Suleiman

Beba, Bahia Amer, Zozo, Aziza Hassan

Famous Instrumental Musical Group, New Monologues




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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