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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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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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Isherwood’s Neighbourhood – A Walking Tour

Starting and ending at Nollendorfplatz, this  circular 90 minute tour visits the neighbourhood Christopher Isherwood lived in during his time in Berlin and where he wrote his famous Berlin Diaries, which were to become the film Cabaret. The walk includes … Continue reading

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One Year on…

My Cabaret-Berlin blog is now a year old. What started as a way of me recording and sharing what I had found out about my adopted city and the fascinating (to me!) period of the Weimar Republic, has certainly grown … 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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