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Marlene Dietrich’s Berlin

  One of Berlin’s most notable addresses is a modest apartment block halfway down an unassuming side street, just to the west of Julius-Leber-Brücke S-Bahn station in Schöneberg. The 20th century was just two years old when Maria Magdalene Dietrich … Continue reading

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The Silhouette

“lacking in splendour and dull on the outside, the interior is cozy and warm like a boudoir. The name is etched across the front in silver, rococo lettering. Inside it may be lacking in width, but not in wealth. The … Continue reading

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Stork’s Nest

The Stork’s Nest Cabaret is widely believed to be the inspiration for the cabaret venue featured in the iconic 1930 Marlene Dietrich movie The Blue Angel. It was at 42 Oranienburger Strasse, close to the Friedrichstadt Palast and existed from … Continue reading

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Marlene Dietrich

Maria Magdelene Dietrich was born on this day, 27th December, in 1901 in the Schöneberg district of Berlin. She was the second daughter of Louis Dietrich, a police lieutenant, and Wilhelmina Felsing, the daughter of a well-to-do Berlin family. Her … 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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