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Coney Island on the Kurfüstendamm

” Spring in Berlin received its official sanction as a season of merriment, with the opening of the enormous Luna Park, just beyond the Halensee Bridge, set by the Gods of sensations at the very end of the Kurfürstendamm, which … Continue reading

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Peter Jöback walks Isherwood’s Neighbourhood.

In December 2011, Swedish singing star Peter Jöback came to Berlin to film the third part in his trio of programmes for SVT1, ‘Med Hjärtat som Insats’ ( ‘With The Heart At Stake’) For the programme, Peter started his journey … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Lesbische Frauen

In 1928, Ruth Margarete Roellig wrote a guide book for visitors to Berlin. But this wasn’t just any run-of-the-mill guidebook. This was “Berlin’s Lesbische Frauen”  a comprehensive guide to the hottest and most happening lesbian bars and clubs the city … Continue reading

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Conrad Veidt

“Any Berlin lady of the night might turn out to be a man: the prettiest girl on the street was Conrad Veidt, who later became an international film star” Anita Loos 1923 Hans Walter Conrad Veidt was born in Berlin … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation – Sally Bowles to Stephanie Flanders

Sally Bowles was the fictional character who featured in Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin and the subsequent adaptations into the stage and film production, Cabaret. She was loosely based on Jean Ross, a British actress and singer Isherwood met … Continue reading

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