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Photo of Badia Masabni in the Role of Shagaret el Dor
August 1935


Translated by Priscilla Adum





Below is a photograph from Badia Masabni's nightclub which shows Badia in the role of Shagaret El Dor. The photo does not identify what year this appeared, but another ad promotes a play called The Famous Women that was appearing at Badia's summer club in Giza in August 1935. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude this photo is from August 1935.

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The Photo and Caption

Madame Badia Masabni with the dancers and actors of her ensemble, as she appears in the role of Shagaret el Dor in the sketch The Famous Women.

Badia as Shagaret el Dor



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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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