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Bill Wilder in Berlin

It was Paul Whiteman, America’s ‘King Of Jazz’ that first brought Billy Wilder to Berlin in May 1926. The twenty-year-old journalist rookie journalist from Vienna had so impressed the band leader with his review of their shows at the city’s … Continue reading

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One House In One Street in Berlin.

Running south from Hohenzollenplatz and parallel to the modern, busy Bundesallee in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin is the small,  quiet, residential street of Nassauische Straße, named in 1886 after the former Province of Hesse-Nassau. At the turn of the … Continue reading

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The Titania-Palast

In late January 1928, Berliners witnessed the opening of a luxurious, state-of-the-art cinema and theatre complex in the unlikely setting of the south-western suburb of Steglitz. The 2,000 seater Titania-Palast opened on 26th January 1928, with the gala premiere of … Continue reading

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Haus Vaterland

Occupying almost the entire Potzdamer Platz, one of the vast pleasure palaces of late 1920′s Berlin was Haus Vaterland. The impressively domed, 6-storey building was constructed in 1911 by architect Franz Schwechten and opened as House Potsdam. Immediately to the … Continue reading

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