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Badia Masabni Satirizes Hollywood Stars



By Priscilla Adum




Page in El Arousa Magazine

This page appeared in El Arousa Magazine on July 12, 1933.

Caption Under the Picture on the Right

Badia Masabni Satirizes Hollywood Stars

Badia Masabni has spared no effort in both satirizing and praising current events. She has turned her theater into a platform for stating her views frankly, mixed with delicate music and lithe dancing.

We see her here with Kiki, Mary and Nina in front of her wearing men's style trousers and shirts just the way they appear in the show called The Eccentricities of Women in Hollywood which satirizes women who wear men's clothing. The show contains both satirical humor and gracefulness. It was composed by El Oustaz Farid Ghosn. We congratulate Madame Badia on her success.

Caption Under the Picture of Houriya Mohamed on the Left

The beautiful budding dancer, the artist Houriya Mohamed, one of the dancers who no longer works at Fathya's Garden appears here in the Theater and Casino Section [of this magazine] She was the best dancer at Fathya's Garden.

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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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