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Ad Announcing the Dancer Lineup at Badia's Garden


Translated by Priscilla Adum





Below is the translation of an advertisement that appeared in Al Balagh magazine in 1932. Information on specific date is not available. It mentions the English Bridge, which is shown in the photo to the right.

Al Balagh

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

English Bridge



The Advertisement

Badia's Garden

at the English Bridge in Giza


Delighting *the audience*

The Artist Khyria

Every day a new play

Madame Badia Masabni, El Oustaz Beshara Wakim

Miss Najma, Hassan Ibrahim, Fahmi Aman
Mizay Troupe

Zozo, Imtethal, Hekmet, Karyma, Fathya

Today are the Horse Races






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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