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Samia Gamal Models Spring Fashions


Translated By Priscilla Adum




In the April 1949 issue of Kawakeb magazine, Samia Gamal models what every fashionable lady should have in her wardrobe.

The white letters on the black diagonal stripe say:

Spring Blouses Modeled By Samia Gamal.

On the left, above Samia's head it says:

Spring has begun, and with it begins ladies' attention to appropriate spring fashions. Here is star Samia Gamal modeling her choice of spring blouses.

Underneath the top round picture:

A knit blouse topped with a print scarf in the french style.

Next to the left picture:

Here's another knit top. The front is decorated with tree leaves which thrive in the springtime.

Next to the bottom round picture:

A cotton sailor top. Samia wears it on Nile cruises or at the beach.

PHOTO CREDIT: The scan of the magazine page was found on the now-defunct web site,

Samia Gamal



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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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