Saturday, October 9, 2010

El Dorado

Berlin in the 1920s- The rise of communism, Goebels, Hitler and discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

In a small section of the city, the gays, transvestites, transsexuals, dancers and creative types congregate together and drink, socialise and entertain.

The El Dorado Cabaret club offers them a sanctuary to be themselves. Marlene Dietrich sings and Anita Berber dances and poses, offering themselves to the night.

In 1933, after reforms and curfews had already been imposed on the club, El Dorado was shut down and converted into a Nazi local headquarters.

Today, it is a supermarket.

Oh Berlin, Ich liebe dich.

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