Each post in this category I'll highlight certain clips from each style, but the best way to learn to tell which is which (and it will help you learn which music goes with which too) is to watch the playlists that were curated by the fabulous Shems a few times, as in: watch the Turkish one, then the Egyptian one, then the Turkish again, etc. In the beginning it will look like there's more variation between dancers than styles, but once you have something to compare each style to it will start to sort out.
Some of the most notable stars from the early golden era include the circus trained Naima Akef. Katy as well, known for her energy and playfulness. In this clip she is dancing with a group, it is normal for the old school Egyptian style to have a looser approach to background dancer's choreography, with each dancer putting her individual stamp on it.
Samia Gamal and Taheya Karioka both worked at the Casino Opera run by Osta (Awalim Troupe leader/business woman) Badia Masabny, which we talked about last post. All of these stars acted in movies as well, so it's important to note that often the clips of them we have are from those movies, and they are dancing in character. At the time the emerging film scene was run by hollywood, so in addition to the western night club patron these film producers wanted a glamorous aesthetic to the dancing in their movies. This period created a beautiful blend of traditional Middle Eastern music and Western orchestral sound, as well as changing the dance from the more social/interactive entertainment it had been into the stage show it became.
Some other important stars of the time are Zeinat Alawii, Nebawyya Moustafa, Nemat Mokhtar, and Hind Rostam.