George Pangalos Creates Cairo Street Exhibit at 1893 World’s Fair
Steve FrangosIn 1893 George Pangalos, a Greek from Smyrna, was the creator and manager of the Cairo Street Exhibit at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Located on the Midway Plaisance, the Cairo Street Exhibit included all the so-called “Theatres of the Midway,” whether known as the Algerian, Persian, or Turkish Theatre; they were basically all the same in character and performance. That is where “Little Egypt,” aka Fahreda Mahzar or Bele Baya according to various sources, performed.
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