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Happy Birthday Mr. Bachardy

The portrait artist Don Bachardy is 80 today. Donald Jess Bachardy was born on May 18th 1934 in Los Angeles.  In February of 1953, he met the British writer Christopher Isherwood, 30 years his senior, and they began a relationship … 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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Nollendorfstraße 17

This is the plaque on the house at Nollendorfstraße 17 where Christopher Isherwood lived during most of his time in Berlin. Unfortunately it is incorrect. Christopher Isherwood did arrive in Berlin in March of 1929 but only for a weeks … 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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Christopher Isherwood’s Haunts

Christopher Isherwood first came to Berlin in March of 1929, for a weeks visit with his friend, the writer W.H Auden, at the age of 25. By his third visit of that year, in November, he had decided to stay … Continue reading

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