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Taheya Carioca and Friends at the Exposition



By Priscilla Adum





These pages from a 1949 issue of Kawakeb Magazine show a happy Taheya Carioca with some of her friends at the Sixteenth Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition in Cairo.

CREDIT: The scans of these magazine pages were found on the now-defunct web site,

Taheya Carioca



Kawakeb at the Exhibition

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The well known star Taheya Carioca made a surprise visit to the 16th Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition last week. Accompanying her on this visit was the star Faten Hamama and her husband the movie director Ezzeldin Zou El Fakar, the monologist Soraya Helmi and the dancer Mimi Zaki. On these two pages we have captured part of that. 

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The elegant arrangement of the Naboulsi Farouk booth drew their attention, and curiosity about the manufacturing process led them over there. Taheya confided to Soraya how much her very black hair and her soft skin had benefited from the regular use of Naboulsi Farouk.

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At the Egyptian Camel Jewelry Company's exhibit, Taheya bought a rare collection of jewelry to wear in her new films. The star Faten Hamama and her husband the director Ezzel din Zou el Fakar helped her select what she needed, while Soraya and Mimi chose a wonderful Kerdan necklace.

Taheya at the Expo

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The Ramadan Shehata Ahmed Factories exhibit attracted quite a bit of the stars' attention. They found what they were looking for there: the latest selection of leather bags. They all agreed that the toilette bag is a miracle of beauty, attractiveness and elegance, and it demonstrated just how advanced Ramadan Shehata's products are.

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Soraya Helmi carries the latest model of suitcase, delighted by its beauty, quality and light weight.

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Taheya, Faten, and Soraya stood in the middle of the crowd choosing the purse that she [Taheya] liked.

Taheya at the Expo



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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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