Tag Archives: Erich Kästener

Hans Otto

Hans Otto was born in Dresden on August 10th, 1900 and attended school with the  author Erich Kästner.  He made his stage debut at the Künstlertheater in Frankfurt am Main in 1921 and, in October 1922, married the actress Mie … Continue reading

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The Jockey Bar

The Jockey Bar opened in 1929 in what was then Lutherstraße 2, in the Charlottenburg district of the city. It is now Keithstraße 17 and tucked into the northern-most corner of Schöneberg, at the junction with Kurfürstenstraße.   (image : … Continue reading

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Trude Hesterberg

Gertrud Johanna Dorothea Helene Hesterberg was born on May 2nd 1892, in Berlin. She was first taught to sing by her opera-singer aunt and began her formal classical training in August 1911 at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin. She made her stage … Continue reading

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Kate Kühl

Elfriede Katharina Nehrupt was born December 16th 1899 in Cologne, Germany. Encouraged by her doctor father she came to Berlin aged 19, shortly after the first world war, to study classical music and song at the Stern Conservatory. Fiercely political … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Got Talent *

In 1926, cabaret conferencier Erich Lowinsky ( or Elow)  had an idea. He placed advertisements in Berlin newspapers reading: ” The experimental stage. We seek young talents, whom we will give the opportunity of performing before the metropolitan public every … Continue reading

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