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Ad Promoting Casino Opera Show Under Beba Ezz El Din
October 16, 1950

 

Translated By Priscilla Adum

 

In 1950, Beba Ezz El Din purchased the Casino Opera from Badia Masabni, finally achieving her dream of owning a casino just like Badia's. On October 16, 1950, the below advertisement appeared in Al Ahram promoting the lineup of entertainment for the first season. Sadly, in less than four months Beba would be dead from a car accident.

 

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TODAY and the following days are the premiere festival of the Theater Shows

because today marks the beginning of the 1950/1951 season for Beba's Troupe on the stage of the Casino Opera

 

Text at Top

Presenting

The most wonderful play, never before seen in theaters or cinemas.

Written and Directed by the Great Film Writer Abou Se3oud El Ebiary, Composed by Ezat el Gaahli:

YAKHTI ALEAH


Photo on the Right

Headline Above

The premiere monologuist [stand-up comic] in Egypt.

Caption Below

SORAYA HELMI

 

Photo on the Left


Headline Above

The Artistic Singer

Caption Below

HOURIYA HASSAN

 

Text Below the Top Photos

DANCE MISE-EN-SCENE is by Ahmed Abd El Halim and Antoine Mefesto

Performances By The Two Singers: Sayed Fawzy and Ahmed Abd Allah accompanied by an excellent chorus

Co-starring In Acting Roles, The Two Stars of Comedy: Abd El Nabi Mohamed and Fahmi Aman
With Nadia Salama and Zizi Sa3ed

A Live Tableau
1. Run, Run
2. Man and Woman
3. Nero
4. The Dance School

Starring in this Tableau Are the Most Beautiful Egyptian and European Dancers

Amira- Monologist [Stand-Up Comic] from Lebanon
The Rubber Dancer

 

Text Under the Center Round Picture:

The Temptress Shoushou Ezz El Din

The Mefesto Trio

The Show Begins Every Night at 9:30 pm until The End Of The Program

The Manager of the Cabaret is Jack

Matinee performances Sundays and Fridays of every week

Reserve your seats

 

Caption Under the Bottom Right Picture

Lahlouba

 

Caption Under the Left Bottom Picture

Katie

Caption Between Bottom Center Square Pictures

The Duet Liz and Lynn

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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