Berlin was a liberal hotbed of homosexuality and a mecca for cross dressers and transsexuals
The city’s liberal years - before the rise of Hitler - are detailed in a new book, Gay Berlin.
An uninhibited urban gay sexual scene flourished in Berlin, Germany in the wake of World War One
science of ‘transsexuality’ was founded at the Institute of Sexual
Science where the first male-to-female surgery was performed
scientists concluded that same-sex love was a natural, inborn
characteristic and not merely the perversion of a ‘normal’ sexual
There were 30 separate homosexual periodicals
Cross-dressers found dressmakers who tailored for large sizes and singles searching for gay love could place ads
In the photos:
Top: Hansi Sturm was the winner of the Miss Eldorado transvestite pageant in 1926.
Middle: Transvestites having drinks in the Eldorado club that was not hidden
away but celebrated in the golden age of the gay bar and club scene in
Weimar Berlin. It was a hot spot for high society and partying until
dawn was the norm.
Bottom: Transvestite prostitutes sitting on the laps of gay men in the popular Berlin gay bar Marienkasin.
Left to right: ‘30 Ford Model A in front of Golden Nugget, 40 Chrysler, 38 Packard, 40 Ford, 46 Ford rag top, 46 Chevy coupe(?), 47 Ford pickup, 40s Chevy Fleetline or Aerosedan, 46/47 Buick sedan, 37 Ford humpback(?), 46/47 Pontiac.
Atomic bomb blasts seen from downtown Las Vegas, 1951.
Five bombs were exploded at Nevada Test Site, Jan 27-Feb 6, 1951. These were the first of 100 above-ground nuclear tests conducted in Nevada until they were banned in 1963. Nuclear detonations continued underground until 1992.
Downtown Las Vegas, c.1946-47. Golden Nugget and Eldorado Club on Fremont St at 2nd. Last photo shows the inside of Eldorado, which became Binion’s Horseshoe a few years later. Unknown photographer, 3x4″ prints.
It is Banuary, and I said I would repost some oldies in place of buying new stuff. And then the stuff I ordered in December arrived, so I’ve just been posting that. But now everything that was meant to arrive has, so I thought I would uphold my original Banuary pledge. Yay!
This is the Netti dress from Pinup Girl Clothing. I love it, but haven’t worn it in a while. It is a great fit and the print is so fun. It’s on my long list of favourites!
dress and necklace - Pinup Girl Clothing, shrug - Pagani, petticoat (the black one) - Domino Dollhouse, sandals - Earth, earrings - Kmart
I received this dress, didn’t feel super excited about it and then tried to sell it but no one bought it. So I decided to give it another go and wear it to work the other day. And I love it! Why did I even want to sell it in the first place? So glad no one bought it.