In our new video collection “Historical past Cellphone” we wish to introduce you to among the juicy bits of Berlin’s previous. In our first episode you’ll be taught extra about what may very well be described because the 1920’s model of iHeartBerlin… Extra concerning the story within the video right here: Idea & Story by Michalina Gorajek Video Shot & Edited by Khun Minn Ohn
Hello and welcome to the historical past cellphone!
Right now, the Weimar Republic is asking and
we’re again in 1927, when that fairly
column on Bülowstraße was witnessing approach
extra motion than these days.
Greater than that: it was truly within the coronary heart
of the pre-war sexual revolution!
We all know that because of Curt Moreck and his
spicy information that simply acquired reissued this yr!
It featured the entire kinky or playful areas
on the town.
Again within the day, you can even run there
into guys just like the very younger Francis Bacon
or Christopher Isherwood.
And so, the most popular spot on Bülowstraße
was once a spot referred to as the Nationalhof!
It was a ballroom, a cinema, and a melting
pot for artists and intellectuals.
Although being homosexual was truly unlawful within the Weimar Republic, the Nationalhof was right here to be queer:
there was crossdressing and you can watch
motion pictures like „Anders als die Anderen“,
in all probability the very first professional homosexual movie ever made!
Whereas the spirit of the Nationalhof
lives on, that inconspicuous column on Bülowstraße
stays its tangible reminiscence.