Posts Tagged: Weimar
A cemetery springs to life in honour of the doomed Berlin provocateuse
Walking in Berlin, Franz Hessel’s classic non-fiction account of the city in the Weimar era, finally available in English
Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today
Gert was pathologically unable to conform to any larger social grouping than that found within her own eccentric outfits.
Waldoff aimed not at a dandyish elegance but pan-gender directness, assuming the look and persona of a particularly mouthy newspaper boy.
Berlin’s “Diversity Destroyed” programme acknowledges, along with the incalculable human suffering caused by the Nazis, the immense loss to the city’s culture.
“He attached great importance to dressing well, considering his friend Richard Dehmel’s predilection for gaudy ties to be something of a moral failing.”
…being the further adventures of Harry Domela, the “sham prince” of Weimar Germany.
It was a meeting with French Dadaist Philippe Soupault in Berlin’s Romanisches Café in the early 1920s which helped Walter Ruttmann synthesize art and music into cinema.
Five stages in the sartorial self-actualisation of writer Else Lasker-Schüler as she moves through Germany, Switzerland and Palestine.
“The book is saturated with an air of morbidity and decadence; death, dreams, torture, sex and sensuality proliferate often combined with a narcissistic homosexual undertone.”