Photo of Shira



PHOTO CREDIT: Above photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

Ad for the Winter Season Opening Show at Beba Ezz el-Din's Casino
October 4, 1939


Translated by Priscilla Adum





The ad below promotes the opening of the winter season of Teatro Beba, which was Beba Ezz el-Din's nightclub on Emad el-Din Street in Cairo, Egypt.

Al Ahram
Wednesday, October 4, 1939
Page 10

Click the image below to see more detail.



The Advertisement


Manager: Antoine Issa

Opening Program

STORY: Parcel Department
Written by Mohamed Ismael
Composed by Sayed Moustafa

SKETCH: Love of Army
Written by Mohamed Ismael
Composed by Sayed Moustafa

PLAY: Al Andalous.
Written by Gamel Gom3a,
Composed by Ahmed Sabra

DANCE: The Absent Lover.
Written by Gamel Gom3a and
Composed by Ahmed Sabra

Caption under Beba's picture on the right:
The Famous Artist Beba

Caption under picture on left:
The Famous Monologist Akila Rateb

Bottom Right Rectangle:
Starring in the Leading Roles Madame Akila Rateb

Middle Rectangle:
Director of the program, the Great Director El Oustaz Aziz Eid

Left Rectangle:
Leading the Troupe, The Famous Artist BEBA

Leading the Monologists: Ensaf Mohamed, Nadia El Aares, Soraya Helmi, Aida and Fifi, Sayed Souleiman

Leading the Dancers: Taheya Carioca, Khairia Sadki, Zaineb El Sudanya, Gamalat Hassan, Bianchia and Gina, Soad Abou, Beba Ibrahim, Saturnos Troupe, Trio Cubano, The beautiful Yolanda, Hilda

CABARET With a Special Program





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. 




Copyright Notice

This entire web site is copyrighted. All rights reserved.

All articles, images, forms, scripts, directories, and product reviews on this web site are the property of Shira unless a different author/artist is identified. Material from this web site may not be posted on any other web site unless permission is first obtained from Shira.

Academic papers for school purposes may use information from this site only if the paper properly identifies the original article on using appropriate citations (footnotes, end notes, etc.) and bibliography. Consult your instructor for instructions on how to do this.

If you wish to translate articles from into a language other than English, Shira will be happy to post your translation here on along with a note identifying you as the translator. This could include your photo and biography if you want it to. Contact Shira for more information. You may not post translations of Shira's articles on anybody else's web site, not even your own.

If you are a teacher, performer, or student of Middle Eastern dance, you may link directly to any page on this web site from either your blog or your own web site without first obtaining Shira's permission. Click here for link buttons and other information on how to link.



Explore more belly dance info:

Top >
Belly Dancing > Index to the Belly Dance Then & Now Section


Share this page!

On Facebook


 Top > Belly Dancing > Index to the Belly Dance Then & Now Section

| Contact Shira | Links | Search this Site |