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Gustav Wunderwald’s Paintings of Weimar Berlin

- May 31, 2017 in 1920s, Art & Illustrations, Berlin, Featured Articles, flâneur, gustav wunderwald, industrialisation, industry, interwar, neue sachlichkeit, new objectivity, Painting, roaring twenties, walter benjamin, working class

The Berlin of the 1920s is often associated with a certain image of excess and decadence, but it was a quite different side of the city — the sobriety and desolation of its industrial and working-class districts — which came to obsess the painter Gustav Wunderwald. Mark Hobbs explores.

At the Moving Picture Ball (1920)

- August 25, 2015 in 20s, celebrity, charlie chaplin, douglas fairbanks, fame, interwar, parties, silent film

A song naming some of the great silent era actors of the time, the lyrics describing a party where all the actors mingle and dance together, with familiar names such as Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks counted among the celebrities.

At the Moving Picture Ball (1920)

- August 25, 2015 in 20s, celebrity, charlie chaplin, douglas fairbanks, fame, interwar, parties, silent film

A song naming some of the great silent era actors of the time, the lyrics describing a party where all the actors mingle and dance together, with familiar names such as Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks counted among the celebrities.