Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin


Genre Science, Education

Year 2013

ISBN: 9780922915965

Language English

Volume book: Full version

When first appeared in the fall of 2000, it inspired wide acclaim and multiple printings. Anticipating the expanded edition, Feral House placed out of print, and for the past year buyers paid as much as $460 to online dealers for a used copy.

This sourcebook of hundreds of rare visual delights from pre-Nazi, -period “Babylon on the Spree” has the distinction of being praised both by scholars and avatars of contemporary culture, inspiring hip clubgoers, filmmakers, gay historians, graphic designers, and musicians like the Dresden Dolls and Marilyn Manson.

Voluptuous Panic

Mel GordonErik Jan Hanussen: Hitler’s Jewish ClairvoyantThe Grand Guignol: Theatre of Fear and Terror

An intriguing cache of recently discovered erotica from 1920s Berlin (photographs, theater programs, guidebooks and pictorial magazines) is on display in . U.C. Berkeley theater professor Mel Gordon () enhances the compelling visual images with snippets of personal memoirs, interviews and other sociological accounts that describe a sexually charged city brimming with prolific prostitution, homosexuality and drugs in the heady days before the Nazis came into full power.

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