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Sent: Thu 10/23/2008 5:10 a.m. Try Rainer Metzger's "Berlin in the 1920s" (London: Thames & Hudson 2007). I believe he is at History of Art, University of Stuttgart. Florence Tamagne, A History Of Homosexuality In Europe: Berlin, London, Paris, 1919-1939 (2006) mentions Dorian Gray on p.40. She writes, "Dorian Gray, 57 Bülowstraß, was one of the oldest and better-known homosexual establishment. It was a mixed club, with certain days reserved for women and others for men. Friday, for example, was 'elite day for ladies', with dancing alternating with stage shows. Theme nights included a Bavarian alpine festival, and a festival of the Rhenish grape harvest. The cuisine was refined Viennesse, the atmosphere was traditional and of good quality." The source cited seems to be Ruth Margarete Röllig, "Les Lesbiennes de Berlin" (1928). Paris. Cahiers Gai-Kitsch-Kamp, no16, 1992, 140 pages, p.53 Another one in the footnote is Louis-Charles Royer, L'Amour en Allemagne. If you google "Café Dorian Gray" and "Bülowstraß", you get a link to a Spanish forum: http://www.forosegundaguerra.com/viewtopic.php?p=623&sid=999978abceedf1902f931c9bd4d8118e Some guy says that it was opened between 1927 and 1933. Rather nicely this guy also gives you a list of "Bares de lesbianas" Auluka-Lounge, Situado en: Augsberger Strasse 72, Apertura: 1924, Clausura: 1933 Café Domino, Situado en: Marburger Strasse 13, Apertura: 1921, Clausura: 1930 Café Dorian Gray, Situado en: Bülowstrasse 57, Apertura: 1927, Clausura: 1933 <snip> You also get this German site if you google "Café Dorian Gray" and "Bülowstraß": http://www.eldoradoberlin.de/show/index.php?site=geschichte "Auszug aus dem "Führer durch das "lasterhafte" Berlin" von Curt Moreck aus dem Verlag moderne Stadtführer (1931)" "Das Dorian Gray hatte auch eine begrenzte männliche Kundschaft, und mittwochs war "Sadomaso-Nacht." (Wednesday is apparently "SM-night". Sounds like a riot!) I have no idea if there has been a massive street renumbering in Berlin at some point (again see Rainer Metzger, which will give links to other cultural histories of Berlin), but I have a strong suspicion that 57 Bülowstraß is still 57 Bülowstraß today. Bülowstraß is still there, it's in Schöneberg and on the U2 U-Bahn line. Wikipedia has this to say about Schöneberg: "The area around Nollendorfplatz has been a centre of gay life in Berlin since the 1920s and early 1930s during the Weimar Republic. The Eldorado Night Club on Motzstraße was closed down by the Nazis on coming to power in 1933. Otto Dix used patrons of this establishment as subjects for some of his famous works. Christopher Isherwood lived just around the corner on Nollendorfstraße. This apartment was the basis for his book Goodbye to Berlin (1939) and later the musical Cabaret (1966) and the film Cabaret (1972) and is commemorated by a historic plaque on the building." Since Isherwood was in Berlin around 1928(?) when the Cafe was still open, and Nollendorfstraße is about... 30 seconds away from Bülowstraß, Isherwood might be a clue. Likewise Otto Dix. Leon Rocha University of Cambridge