Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin

Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin

by Mel Gordon


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Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin by Mel Gordon

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780922915583
Publisher: Feral House
Publication date: 12/01/1900
Edition description: ILLUSTRATE
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Mel Gordon is Professor of Theater Arts at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of twelve books, including "The Grand Guignol," "Dada Performance," "The Stanislavsky Technique," and the Feral House titles, "Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler's Jewish Clairvoyant" and "The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber."

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