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BERLIN PAST: FIVE O´CLOCK AT THE EDEN

Image: pa/akg-images/akg through the "Berliner Morgenpost"

Image: pa/akg-images/akg through the “Berliner Morgenpost”

A five-o´clock tea and dance at the Eden Hotel in the 1930s´ Berlin.

Daily tea parties organised by the hotel were among the most popular events in the city at the time. They were attended by both private guests and by celebrities, with Marlene Dietrich and Heinrich Mann among them.

In the 1920s, Billy Wilder, the future film-maker and author of several cinema classics such as the unforgettable “Sunset Boulevard” and “Some Like It Hot” worked at the hotel as a taxi-dancer, a paid dancing partner for the hotel´s guests.

 

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