When Lady Eve Marlowe, the heroine in my latest Spice release, Cleopatra’s Perfume, danced her way through the erotic cabarets of the late 1920s, Weimar Berlin had four million inhabitants and was the third largest city in the world.
What was Eve’s world like during that time? The nightclubs, the politics, the arts?
Mark Twain once remarked Berlin was “…stately and substantial…uniformly beautiful.” An observer of the time called the chorus girls of Berlin “luscious” in a city which also supported three opera companies.
Berlin was a city of intellectuals, artists and musicians. Its exotic allure lasted until January 1933 when the Nazis came to power, but oh what a wild ride it was until then…
Each day we’ll explore interesting and provocative factoids about Weimar Berlin to give you a better understanding of this world that so fascinated Lady Eve Marlowe.