Author Archives: Brendan

Jeanne Mammen

  (pic: db-artmag.com) Artist and Illustrator Jeanne Mammen lived and worked on the fourth floor of the rear building at Ku’damm 29 for over 50 years. Berlin born, she studied art in Paris, Brussels and Rome before returning home to … Continue reading

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A Walk Along The Ku’damm

I am thrilled to announce that my first book has just been published to Kindle and is now available to buy. Below are all the links to various territories it is available in. Hopefully a print version will follow in … Continue reading

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Review – Oropax in Chaos Royal at the Tipi am Kanzleramt

Oropax – Chaos Royal It wasn’t the usual start to proceedings for the Tipi’s resident Hausdame, Marlene Deluxe, when her nightly “Welcome to the Tipi/ please extinguish the candles/switch off mobile phones/ thank you to the sponsors and have a … Continue reading

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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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