Author Archives: Brendan

Oskar ‘Ossy’ Gades

Oskar ‘Ossy’ Gades was a stalwart of Berlin’s Nollendorfplatz bar and nightclub scene. From 1929 to 1932 he was a regular transvestite door-host and ‘taxi-dancer’ at the famous Eldorado club on Motzstrasse. Customers could buy tokens at the bar to … Continue reading

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Walter Jurmann

Austrian-born musician and songwriter Walter Jurmann was drawn to Berlin at the height of the Weimar era and immediately found both a home in the ultra-modern new Erich Mendelsohn housing development on the Ku’Damm and work playing the piano in … Continue reading

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One House In One Street in Berlin.

Running south from Hohenzollenplatz and parallel to the modern, busy Bundesallee in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin is the small,  quiet, residential street of Nassauische Straße, named in 1886 after the former Province of Hesse-Nassau. At the turn of the … Continue reading

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Cabaret Is Ten!

Update: July 1st 2014. Cabaret Berlin is pleased to be able to offer 20% discount on tickets for this production of Cabaret. Use the link at the bottom of this article, or call/email the box office using the keyword “Brendan … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mr. Bachardy

The portrait artist Don Bachardy is 80 today. Donald Jess Bachardy was born on May 18th 1934 in Los Angeles.  In February of 1953, he met the British writer Christopher Isherwood, 30 years his senior, and they began a relationship … Continue reading

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