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Siegfried Arno – ‘The German Charlie Chaplin’

The extraordinary career of Hollywood star Sig Arno is mostly remembered through the 150 films he appeared in from 1921 to 1962, but his roots in the cabaret scene of Weimar Berlin is a lesser told story. Born Siegfried Aron … Continue reading

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Curt Bois

Curt Bois was born on April 5th 1901 at 28 Ansbacherstrasse, in Berlins Schöneberg district. He was one of four children, his elder sister being the actress and comedian Ilse Bois, brought up by his single mother after their father … 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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Weren’t You Once In Love With Me?

In 1932 the entertainer Max Hansen released the song ” War’n Sie Schon Mal in Mich Verliebt? ”  (Weren’t You Once In Love With Me?) It’s subject matter, inferring Hitler was gay, caused him a great deal of trouble. It … Continue reading

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Max Hansen

Max Hansen was born Max Josef Haller on 22nd December 1897 in Mannheim, Germany. His mother was the Danish actress Eva Haller and his father was thought to be, Swedish Army officer, Schürer von Waldheim. He grew up with foster … Continue reading

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