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Poster for the Movie
Shagaret el Dor
March 12, 1935


Translated By Priscilla Adum





This flyer advertises the 1935 film called Shagaret el Dor which was about the life of Egypt's final queen who ruled in her own right, Shagaret el Dor. It starred Lebanese actress/director Assia Dagher. Assia Dagher was the aunt of Mary Queeny, another well-known and influential woman in Egypt's Golden Era movie industry. Mary Queeny also appeared in this film. This movie was billed as the first historical Egyptian film ever made. The picture on the movie flyer below shows Assia Dagher and Abdel Rahman Rushdie.

ABOUT THE PHOTO: The photo shows Assia Dagher, the lead actress in the film.

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



Shagaret el Dor

Continued Showing of the Film Shagaret El Dor For a Third Week

At El Ezbekiya Garden Cinema
The Most Impressive Egyptian Cinema Telephone 58284

From Tuesday March 12th until Monday March 18th

And Because of Eid El Adha
4 Performances every day of Eid

Reserve Your Seats Now

Shagaret el Dor



Related Articles

  • Shagaret el Dor. By Priscilla Adum. Profile of Shagaret el Dor, the only Queen of Egypt during the Islamic era.
  • Eid al-Adha. The story behind the Islamic holiday mentioned in the above movie advertisement. In 1935, the Eid would have started March 15.



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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