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Ad for Casino Ezz el-Din
October 31, 1939


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This is the translation of an advertisement promoting Cas ino 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. The advertisement appeared in Al Ahram newspaper on Sunday October 31, 1939, on page 10.

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The Advertisement

Casino Ezz el-Din

Play: Te3esh Wi Takhod Ghirna Written by William Basila

Sketch: Masr Marsa Matrouh

Show: Ya Leil 

Starring in the leading roles El Oustaz Youssef Ezz el-Din and Madame Mary Ezz el-Din

The Beloved Dancer: Soad Abdou

Ad for Casino Ezz el-Din



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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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