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Ad for Closing Night Show
at Badia Masabni's
Alexandria Club
September 8, 1928

 

Translated By Priscilla Adum

 

This is a translation of an advertisement that was used to promote the closing night show for a nightclub Badia opened in 1928 in Alexandria for the summer only. Alexandria is a popular resort town for Egyptian family vacations in the summer to escape the heat of Cairo for a time. The club was intended to be open only for the summer, to attract vacationers. This advertisement appeared in Al Ahram on September 8, 1928, on page 6.

 

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Sala Badia

In Alexandria

At El Selsela On The Seashore Delighting The Audience

Fathya Ahmed

The Final Performance in Alexandria

Dancing a beautiful Dance Afranza Hanem

And Creatively Reciting her Monologues

MADAME BADIA MASABNI

Matinee for Women on Tuesday at 6:30 pm

There Is A Café And An Open Garden Day and Night

Ad

 

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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. 

Priscilla

 

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