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DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT BERLIN: THE REAL LILI MARLEEN

Did you know that the legendary World-War-Two tune “Lili Marleen” – which was also the first German hit-song to have sold over one million records – was written in Berlin? … Continue reading

Mar 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

DAS IST MARLENE

Apart from being a cinema legend as well as the goddess of cool, the heroine of our one-but-last post happened to be a brilliant chanteuse, too. Here’s one of her … Continue reading

Aug 21, 2016

BERLIN PAST: FIVE O´CLOCK AT THE EDEN

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 … Continue reading

Mar 30, 2016

MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: MARLENE DIETRICH “IN DEN RUINEN VON BERLIN”

This wonderful piece was written by Friedrich (later also Frederick) Hollaender, an extremely talented Jewish musician and composer born in the UK but with the peak of his career in … Continue reading

Oct 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

BERLIN´S OWN: ALFRED EISENSTAEDT

This legendary picture of Marlene Dietrich was made by a German-American photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt who left Berlin to escape the Nazis and went on to become one of the best … Continue reading

Jun 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

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