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Ad for the Premiere of Badia Masabni's Movie, Queen of Theater Shows
Monday, March 30, 1936


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This advertisement which appeared March 30, 1936 promoted the premiere of Badia Masabni's new film, Malikat al Masareh (Queen of Theater Shows). Unfortunately, the film did not do well. It almost caused Badia to go bankrupt, because she had invested much of her own money in producing it. 

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The Advertisement

At Cinema Olympia

Abdel Aziz Street, Telephone 59149

Beginning on Monday, March 30, and throughout the following days

The Great Musical Film

Queen of Theaters

Directed by Mario Volpi

Starring Madame Badia Masabni....
Moukhtar Osman...
Beshara Wakim...
Fouad El Gazayirli...
Simon Alex
and many other famous Artists

A Showing Daily at 3:00 p.m. and on Friday and Sundays A Showing at 10:30 a.m.

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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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