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Ad Announcing the Seasonal Opening of Badia Masabni's Casino Badia
Friday, April 30, 1937


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This is a translation of an advertisement that Badia Masabni placed to promote the opening of her summer nightclub Casino Badia in Giza. This location was next to the English Bridge, which is shown in the photo.

Al Ahram
Friday, April 30, 1937
Page 3

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



The Advertisement

The Badia Masabni Troupe

Casino Badia at the English Bridge at Giza

Telephone 96260

Opening on Saturday May 1 and on the following days

The Play:

Nenti wi Khalti

A one part Vaudeville comedy composed by Ezzat El Gahli


A song and dance comedy play composed by Mousecar Farid Ghosn

Knowledge is Light

A Sha'abi comedy sketch written by Abou El Seoud El Ebiari

CAPTION under the picture:
Queen of the Theater Shows Badia Masabni

Artistic Director and Leading Actor Beshara Wakim

A Dance show by the Golden Dance Troupe

Oralist Navarro-Tellez




Related Articles

  • About the English Bridge. Background information about the English Bridge and the Cairo tradition of moving the theater groups to different locations for the summer.



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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