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"Voluptuous Panic began as research for an out-of-control theatre piece. In 1994, I wrote and directed a nightclub extravaganza for the German Queen of Punk Rock, Nina Hagen, entitled The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber. The theme of the production was the tragic and dreamy life of Anita Berber, the most glamorous decadent personality from Berlin’s Golden Twenties."-- Voluptuous Panic (2000) by Mel Gordon

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Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (2000, Feral House) is a book by Mel Gordon on the eroticism Weimar Berlin.

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Between 1921 and 1933, Berlin developed a reputation for debauchery unrivaled by any city before or since. Unlike European capitals like Paris, Barcelona, and Amsterdam, where brothel districts were extensive but discreet, in Berlin sexual tourism was a primary industry. On any given evening, over 600 establishments, from massage parlors to sex clubs to cabarets to private torture dungeons, promised unique sights and pleasures. Using tourist guidebooks that appeared before the Nazi period, historical memoirs, and more than 400 specialized journals and books, Mel Gordon has put together a controversial exploration of Berlin's erotic demiworld and its relationship to the rise of Nazism.

Table of contents

1. Once In Berlin ...................................................................................1
2. The Collapse ................................................................................... 10
3. City of Whores ............................................................................... 28
2. Girl-Culture and the All-Night Bummel .................................. 50
5. Berlin Means Boys ........................................................................ 82
6. Hot Sisters ..................................................................................... 102
7. Crossed Boundaries .................................................................... 118
8. Laughing Nudity .......................................................................... 130
9. The New Calculus of Desire ...................................................... 150
10. Algolagnia .................................................................................. 170
11. Sex Magic and the Occult ....................................................... 192
12. Crime on the Spree .................................................................. 210
13. A World in Flames .................................................................... 222
Map of Erotic and Nighttime Berlin ............................................ 231
Directory ............................................................................................. 234
Sources ............................................................................................... 28


Selected list of illustrations


See also

Bibliography

GUIDEBOOKS AND CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS

John Chancellor, How To Be Happy in Berlin. London: Arrowsmith, 1929. Le Crapouillot, Paris: April 1931 (Issue on Berlin). Hendrik De Leeuw, Sinful Cities of the Western World. New York: Citadel Press, 1934. Ernst Engelbrecht, 15 Jahre Kriminalkommissar. Berlin: Peter J. Oestergaard Verlag, 1926. ———, In den Spuren des Verbrechertums. Berlin: Peter J. Oestergaard Verlag, 1930. Ernst Engelbrecht and Leo Heller, Kinder der Nacht. Berlin: Hermann Paetel Verlag, 1925. Jay Gay, On Going Naked. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1932. Charles Graves, Gone Aboard. London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1932. Daniel Guérin, The Brown Plague. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1994. Translated and introduced by Robert Schwartzwald. Leo Heller, So siehst aus Berlin! Munich: Verlag Parrus & Co., 1927. Joseph Hergesheimer, Berlin. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1932. Magnus Hirschfeld, Sittengeschichte der Nachkriegzeit. 2 vols. Leipzig: Verlag für Sexualwissenschaft Schneider & Co., 1932. Kennen Sie Berlin? Stettin: Verlag F. Hessenland, 1929. Alfred Kind and Julian Herlinger, Flucht aus der Ehe. Leipzig: Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1931. H.R. Knickerbocker, Germany—Fascist or Soviet? London: John Lane, 1932. Rom Landau, Seven: An Essay in Confession. London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1936. “Losa,” Sexuelle Verirrungen. Berlin: Auffenberg Verlagsgellschaft, 1930. Netley Lucas, Ladies of the Underworld. Cleveland: Goldsmith Publishing, 1927. Frances and Mason Merrill, Among the Nudists. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1931. Curt Moreck, Führer Durch das “Lasterhafte” Berlin. Leipzig: Verlag moderner Stadtführer, 1931. ———, Kultur-und Sittengeschichte der Neuesten Zeit: Das Genussleben des Modernen Menschen. Dresden: Paul Aretz Verlag, 1929. Opposite: D’Ora, Droste and Berber in Martyr dance, 1922 Left: Berlin kiosk, 1926

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Walter Polzer, Sexuell-Perverse. Leipzig: Asa-Verlag, 1930. Ruth Margarete Roellig, Berlins Lesbische Frauen. Leipzig: Bruno Gebauer Verlag, 1928. Louis-Charles Royer, Let’s Go Naked. New York: Brentano’s Publishers, 1932. Translated from the French by Paul Quiltana. Rumpelstilzchen [Adolf Stein], [Gesammelte Schriften.] 15 Vols. Berlin: Brunnen-Verlag, 1920–1935. Roger Salardenne, Hauptstädte des Lasters. Berlin: Auffenberg Verlagsgellschaft, 1931. Bernhard Schidlof, Prostitution und Mädchenhandel. Leipzig: Lykeion, 1931. Francis Scott (editor), Halbwelt von Heute. Leipzig: ASA�Verlag, 1927. ———, Prostitution. Berlin: ASA-Verlag, 1927. ———, Das Lesbische Weib. Berlin: Pergamon-Verlag, 1933. Charly Straesser, Jugend Gelände. Thüringen: Self-pub�lished, 1926. Eugen Szatmari, Berlin: Was Nicht im Baedeker Steht. Munich: R. Piper & Co., 1927. “WEKA” [Willy Pröger], Stätten der Berliner Prostitution. Berlin: Auffenberg Verlagsgellschaft, 1930. Conrad Wel, Das Verbotene Buch. Hannover: Verlag Paul Witte, 1929. GENERAL HISTORICAL AND SCHOLARLY BOOKS Wolf von Eckardt and Sander L. Gilman, Bertolt Brecht’s Berlin: A Scrapbook of the Twenties. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press, 1975. Bilder-Lexicon. 4 vols. Leipzig: Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1928–1931. Susanne Everett, Lost Berlin. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1979. Otto Friedrich, Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s. New York: Harper & Row, 1972. Thomas Friedrich, Berlin Between the Wars. New York: Vendome Press, 1991. Alex de Jonge, The Weimar Chronicle: Prelude to Hitler. New York and London: Paddington Press Ltd., 1978. Anton Gill, A Dance Between the Flames: Berlin Between the Wars. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1993. Anton Kaes, Martin Jay, and Edward Dimendberg (eds.), The Weimar Republic Sourcebook. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1994. Walther Kiaulehn, Berlin: Schicksal einer Weltstadt. Munich: Biederstein Verlag, 1958. Bärbel Schrader and Jürgen Schebera, The “Golden” Twenties: Art and Literature in the Weimar Republic. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1988. Translated by Katherine Vanovitch. MEMOIRS AND BIOGRAPHIES Luigi Barzini, The Europeans. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. Hans Blüher, Werke und Tage. Munich: Paul List Verlag, 1953. Michael Davidson, The World, the Flesh, and Myself. London: Arthur Barker, 1962. Sefton Delmer, Trail Sinister. London: Secker & Warburg, 1961. Gerald Hamilton, Mr. Norris and I. London: Allan Wingate Ltd., 1956. Christopher Isherwood, Christopher and His Kind, 1929– 1939. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1976. Leo Lania, Today We are Brothers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942. Translated by Ralph Marlowe. Ludwig Lenz-Levy, The Memoirs of a Sexologist. New York: Cadillac Publishing, 1954. Klaus Mann, The Turning Point. New York: L.B. Fisher, 1942. 302 Above: Delhi, The StallionJ.H. Morgan, Assize of Arms. New York: Oxford University Press, 1946. “PEM” [Paul Markus], Heimweh nach dem Kurfürstendamm. Berlin: Lothar Blanvalet, 1952. Curt Riess, Das Waren Zeiten. Vienna-Munich-Zurich�Innsbruck: Verlag Fritz Molden, 1977. Charlotte Wolff, Hindsight: An Autobiography. London, Melbourne, New York: Quartet Books, 1980. Carl Zuckmayer, A Part of Myself: Portrait of an Epoch. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1970. Translated by Richard and Clara Winston. Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday. New York: Viking Press, 1943.

DIRECTED STUDIES

Michael Andritzky and Thomas Rautenberg (eds.), “Wir Sind Nackt und Nennen Uns Du.” Giessen: Anabas, 1989. Peter Auer, Adlon. Vienna: Wiener Verlag, 1997. Eldorado: Homosexuelle Frauen und Männer in Berlin 1850–1950. Berlin: Edition Hentrich, 1984. Fritz Giese, Girlkultur. Munich: Dephin-Verlag, 1925. Goodbye to Berlin? 100 Jahre Schwulenbewegung. Berlin: Verlag Rosa Winkel, 1997. Magnus Hirschfeld, Geschlectskunde. 5 vols. Stuttgart: Julius Puttmann, 1926–1930. ———, Sittengeschichte des Weltkrieges. 2 vols. Leipzig: Verlag für Sexualwissenschaft Schneider & Co., 1930. Peter Jelavich, Berlin Cabaret. Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press, 1993. Alfred Kind, Die Weiberherrschaft. 4 vols. Leipzig: Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1931. Jürgen Lemke (ed.), Gay Voices from East Germany. Bloomingdale and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1991. Translated and edited by John Borneman. Allan H. Mankoff, Mankoff’s Lusty Europe. New York: Viking Press, 1972. Peter Norden, Madam Kitty. London: Abelard-Schuman, 1973. Translated by J. Maxwell Brownjohn. Harry Oosterhuis and Hubert Kennedy (eds). Homosexuality and Male Bonding in Pre-Nazi Germany. New York: Harrington Park Press, 1991. Hans Ostwald, Sittengeschichte der Inflation. Berlin: Neufeld & Henius Verlag, 1931. Norman Page, Auden and Isherwood: the Berlin Years. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998. Ernst Schertel, Der Erotische Komplex, 3 vols. Leipzig: Parthenon, 1932. ———, Der Flagellantismus als Literarisches Motiv. 4 vols. Leipzig: Parthenon, 1929–1932. Leo Schidrowitz, Sittengeschichte der Geheimen und Verbotenen. Leipzig: Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1930. Claudia Schoppmann, Days of Masquerade. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. Translated by Allison Brown. Karl Toepfer, Empire of Ecstasy. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997. Charlotte Wolff, Magnus Hirschfeld. London: Quartet Books, 1986. Knud Wolfram, Tanzdielen und Vergnügungspaläste. Berlin: Edition Hentrich, 1992. Heinrich Wörenkamp and Gertrude Perkauf, Erziehungs. Flagellantismus. Vienna: Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1932.

ADDED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Marian Dockerill, My Life in a Love Cult: A Warning to All Young Girls. Chicago: Better Publications, 1928. Stephen Flowers, Fire and Ice. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publishers, 1990. Mel Gordon, Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler’s Jewish Clairvoyant. Los Angeles: Feral House, 2001. Eugen Grosche, Karma und Astrologie. Berlin: Orient Berlin, 1930. Ottoman Hanish, Mazdaznan Atem– und Gesundheitspflege. Leipzig: Mazdaznan Verlag, 1930. Francis King, Sexuality, Magic, and Perversion [1971]. Los Angeles: Feral House, 2003. Richard Kaczynski, Perdurabo. Tempe, Arizona: New Falcon, 2002. Rudolf von Laban, Choreographie. Jena: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1926. Ulrich Linse, Barfüssige Propheten. Berlin: Siedler Verlag, 1983. Rudolf Olden, Das Wunderbare. Berlin: Rowohlt Verlag, 1932. Alexander Pilcz, Über Hypnotism, Okkulte Phänomene, Traumleben. Vienna: Deuticke, 1926. Theodor Reuss and Aleister Crowley, O.T.O. Rituals and Sex Magick. Thame, UK: I-H-O Books, 1999 [Edited by A.R. Naylor. Introduced by Peter R. Koenig]. Theodor von Rheine, Massage-Institute. Berlin: Private Edition, 1932. ———, Stiefel-Mädchen. Berlin: Private Edition, 1932. Ernst Schertel, Magie: Geschichte, Theorie, Praxis. Prien: Anthropos, 1923. Paul Scheurlen, Sekten der Gegenwart. Stuttgart: Quell�Verlag, 1930. Alice Bunker Stockham, Karezza Ethics of Marriage. New York: Private Edition, 1896. Montague Summers, Geography of Witchcraft. London: Routledge & Kegan, 1927. Lawrence Sutin, Do Want Thou Wilt. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. Cornelius Tabori, My Occult Diary. London: Rider and Company, 1951. Leopold Thoma, Wunder der Hypnose. Württemberg: Johannes Baum Verlag, 1926. Erich Wulffen and Felix Abraham, Fritz Ulbrichs Lebender Marmor. Vienna-Berlin-Leipzig: Verlag für Kulturforschung, 1931. Also see Peter-Robert Koenig’s website, http://user. cyberlink.ch/~koenig/hallo.htmMEL GORDON is professor of theatre arts at University of California at Berkeley and author of Dada Performance (New York: Performing Arts Books, 1986); Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler’s Jewish Clairvoyant (Los Angeles: Feral House, 2001); Expressionist Texts (New York: PAB, 1987); The Grand Guignol: Theatre of Horror and Terror [Revised Edition] (New York: Da Capo Press, 1997); Lazzi: the Comic Routines of the Commedia dell’arte (New York: PAB, 1982); Meyerhold, Eisenstein, and Biomechanics: Revolutionary Acting in Soviet Russia (Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 1996) [co-written with Alma H. Law]; Mikhoels the Wise (New York: Gateway Press, 1982); and The Stanislavsky Technique: Russia (New York: Applause Books, 1988).

JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES

Die Aufklärung, Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung, Berliner Leben, Berolina, Die Dame, Der Eigene, Freikörperkultur und Lebensreform, Figaro, Form und Farbe, Die Freudinnen, Die Garçonne, Hanussen-Magazin, Ideal-Ehe, Illustrirte Zeitung, Der Junggeselle, Jugend, Körperbildung/Nacktkultur, Lachendes Leben, Licht-Land, Lustige Blätter, Das Magazin, Magazin für Alle, Pegasus, Der Pranger, Der Querschnitt, Reigen, Die Schönheit, Simplizissimus, Tempo, Uhu.B



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