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Ad for Casino Ezz el-Din
October 15, 1939


Translated By Priscilla Adum





This is the translation of an advertisement promoting Casino Ezz el-Din, which was owned by Mary Ezz el-Din and Youssef Ezz el-Din. It is unclear what the relationship was between Mary and Youssef.

Al Ahram
Sunday, October 15, 1939
Page 12

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Mary Ezz el-Din



The Advertisement

Casino Ezz el-Din

On Emad El Din Street

Telephone 44337

Play: The Manager's Day of Reckoning

Dance: Oh, Rose

Show: El Jihad

The Monologist: Soad Abdo

Cabaret With A Special Eastern and Western Program

Today Matinee 6:45

Soiree: 6:30

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE: The newspaper seems to have misprinted the times. They likely meant that the soiree began at 9:30 p.m. A monologist in Egyptian nightclubs was a stand-up comedian. Often, the monologists also incorporated bits of singing and dance.




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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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