Tag Archives: Erik Charell

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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Wilhelm Bendow

Wilhelm Emil Boden was born on September 29th 1884 in Einbeck, Germany. He began his stage career as a serious actor at Hamburg’s Thalia Theater, but by 1906  had moved to Berlin’s Schiller Theatre and found himself drawn to the … Continue reading

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Camilla Spira

Camilla Spira was born on March 1st 1906 in Hamburg. At 13, she attended Max-Reinhardt acting school which lead to several theatre roles in Hamburg, Vienna and Berlin. She made her film debut in 1924 at the age of 18 … Continue reading

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Erik Charell Exhibition

Erik Charell was dubbed ‘The German Mr Ziegfeld”. He was a legendary stage director and producer, and the creator of the glamourous stage revues of the 1920′s at the Grosse Schauspielhaus, a 3500- seater theatre at Friedrichstraße, the entertainment centre … Continue reading

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