A reader sent us an email with some personal information about Weimar-era Berlin and the cabaret clubs. We love the personal details that bring more aliveness to history. She mentioned that retelling their story brings them back to life.
Thank you Rozelle Bentheim!
Editor’s note: The email was edited from it’s original for grammar and to add additional information for clarity.
“You need to understand what swingers liked about their music and made them want to dance. Then you need to merge that with that you like about modern dance music. Good Electro Swing is about bringing these two together in new ways.”~DJ Phil Mac
“The Charter of the United Nations which you have just signed is a solid structure upon which we can build a better world. History will honor you for it. Between the victory in Europe and the final victory, in this most destructive of all wars, you have won a victory against war itself. . . . With this Charter the world can begin to look forward to the time when all worthy human beings may be permitted to live decently as free people.” ~Harry S. Truman, President of the United States
Romeos who lost out in the back seats of picture houses when West Point ushers and super-service came into the deluxe houses are waking up in a new world. ~”So There’s Nothing New!” Motion Picture Daily, 10 June 1933, pp. 1, 15
Cocktails and horse racing go together like peanut butter and jelly. Cocktails were named after races and horses. Whiskey makers in their advertisements made the association between horse racing and their whiskey brand.
“In my wildest imagination, I had never thought that the wanderlust of my mother had rubbed off on me. But I soon developed a restlessness that kept me on the go; fortunately for me I was always able to hustle some grub and a place to sleep. I became good at my job, but not wanting to limit myself as a parlour-house professor, I decided to try my luck in cabarets, which today would be considered honky tonks, singing the songs of Uncle Esau’s people, as well as songs I had picked up from the cowboys on the trail, and the parlour-house “blues.” I became an itinerant entertainer, and my wanderings took me all over the country.”