Category Archives: Happened this day

Ta-ra Rasputin

100 years since feckless, frocked-up Felix Yusupov helped eliminate the man who held Russia’s imperial family under his spell

Ta-ra Rasputin

100 years since feckless, frocked-up Felix Yusupov helped eliminate the man who held Russia’s imperial family under his spell

“Suicide must be a vocation”

“You are all poets and I’m on the side of death.” It’s Demotivational Quote of the Day brought to you by everyone’s favourite Dadaist nihilist, Jacques Rigaut.

“Suicide must be a vocation”

“You are all poets and I’m on the side of death.” It’s Demotivational Quote of the Day brought to you by everyone’s favourite Dadaist nihilist, Jacques Rigaut.

Phantoms of Surrealism

Sheila Legge, the faceless face of British Surrealism

Phantoms of Surrealism

Sheila Legge, the faceless face of British Surrealism

Cravan vs. Johnson

“If there is a revolution here I shall fight to have him enthroned King of the United States.”

Cravan vs. Johnson

“If there is a revolution here I shall fight to have him enthroned King of the United States.”

The rose and the bomb

Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today

The rose and the bomb

Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today

Bruno’s century

Guido Bruno’s chronicle of the international bohemian experience, launched 100 years ago today

Bruno’s century

Guido Bruno’s chronicle of the international bohemian experience, launched 100 years ago today

Places: Architektenhaus

A major pre-Dada event, 100 years ago today

Places: Architektenhaus

A major pre-Dada event, 100 years ago today

KvF

Marsden Hartley and Robert Indiana salute a German officer who fell 100 years ago today

KvF

Marsden Hartley and Robert Indiana salute a German officer who fell 100 years ago today

The nameless soldier

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, arrested 70 years ago today

The nameless soldier

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, arrested 70 years ago today

Places: Nollendorfplatz

The birth of arthouse cinema, 100 years ago today

Places: Nollendorfplatz

The birth of arthouse cinema, 100 years ago today

The ghosts of Versailles

Did two English spinsters slip through a wormhole in the early 20th century and end up in pre-revolutionary France? SPOILER ALERT: No.

The ghosts of Versailles

Did two English spinsters slip through a wormhole in the early 20th century and end up in pre-revolutionary France? SPOILER ALERT: No.

Nearness of Death

“O the evening, reaching into the dark hamlets of childhood…”

Nearness of Death

“O the evening, reaching into the dark hamlets of childhood…”

The Bearded Heart

Dadaists v Surrealists: the final round.

The Bearded Heart

Dadaists v Surrealists: the final round.

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

The Fall of the House of Witte

Otto recorded his account as memoir; it fell to others to gently shepherd his kingship back to fiction where it belonged.

The Fall of the House of Witte

Otto recorded his account as memoir; it fell to others to gently shepherd his kingship back to fiction where it belonged.

Diversity Destroyed

Berlin’s “Diversity Destroyed” programme acknowledges, along with the incalculable human suffering caused by the Nazis, the immense loss to the city’s culture.

Diversity Destroyed

Berlin’s “Diversity Destroyed” programme acknowledges, along with the incalculable human suffering caused by the Nazis, the immense loss to the city’s culture.

Obsèques de M. Pierre Loti

By the time deeply eccentric French writer and adventurer Pierre Loti died in 1923, he had achieved the unlikely feat of planting his standard in the bulwark of the French literary establishment.

Obsèques de M. Pierre Loti

By the time deeply eccentric French writer and adventurer Pierre Loti died in 1923, he had achieved the unlikely feat of planting his standard in the bulwark of the French literary establishment.

Homecoming

Two-time Oscar winning German actress, 101-year-old Luise Rainer, was honoured in Berlin today on the Boulevard der Stars. It was the first time she had returned to Germany since 1934.

Homecoming

Two-time Oscar winning German actress, 101-year-old Luise Rainer, was honoured in Berlin today on the Boulevard der Stars. It was the first time she had returned to Germany since 1934.