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READ ☆ Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (Expanded Edition) å “ Voluptuous Panic is simultaneously appalling and thrilling repellent and seductive grotesue and gorgeous—not a typical coffee table book It would go better with absinthe drunk from a human skull”—Gary Meyer Clean The deluxe hardcover edition also includes sensational accounts of hypno erotic cabaret acts Berlin Fetish prostitution “The Boot Girl Visit” gay life “A Wild Boy Initiation” descriptions and illustrations of Aleister Crowley’s Berlin OTO Secret Society and sex crime “the Curious Career and Untimely Death of Fritz Ulbrich”Mel Gordon is professor of Theater at University of California Berkeley and also the author of Erik Jan Hanussen Hitler’s Jewish Clairvoyant Feral House and The Grand Guignol Theatre of Fear and Terror DaCapo. Certainly and eye opener for me I did not know much about the social life of Weimar Germany before startingOne thing for sure we are not inventing the wheel at the moment with all out boldness our permissivness etc Imagine it and it was there back in the 1930's in Germany and if it was there it must have been elsewhere as well The Gay 30's Chicago

Voluptuous Panic The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin Expanded EditionThe deluxe hardcover edition also includes sensational accounts of hypno erotic cabaret acts Berlin Fetish prostitution “The Boot Girl Visit” gay life “A Wild Boy Initiation” descriptions and illustrations of Aleister Crowley’s Berlin OTO Secret Society and sex crime “the Curious Career and Untimely Death of Fritz Ulbrich”Mel Gordon is professor of Theater at University of California Berkeley and also the author of Erik Jan Hanussen Hitler’s Jewish Clairvoyant Feral House and The Grand Guignol Theatre of Fear and Terror DaCapo. Certainly and eye opener for me I did not know much about the social life of Weimar Germany before startingOne thing for sure we are not inventing the wheel at the moment with all out boldness our permissivness etc Imagine it and it was there back in the 1930's in Germany and if it was there it must have been elsewhere as well The Gay 30's Chicago

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Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (Expanded Edition) È Hundreds of rare visual delights from pre Nazi Cabaret 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’s expanded edition includes the new illustrated chapter “Sex Magic and the Occult” documenting German pagan cults and their bizarre erotic rituals including instructions for entering into the “Sexual Fourth Dimension”. There's an apocryphal story about David Bowie meeting Christopher Isherwood author of Berlin Stories Bowie said something to the effect that it must have been exciting to be in Weimar Germany during the Roaring Twenties what with the tycoons transvestites and spies all rubbing shoulders At this point Isherwood felt compelled to let the relatively younger man know that he was a writer of fiction and that the Weimar that fed his adventurous stories was very much fabricatedThe point of this anecdote is to highlight how elusive the reality of any bygone era is at a certain remove and to further point out that Mel Gordon does the reader interested in the real history of Weimar a bit of a disservice by by his own admission ignoring anything that doesn't serve his sensationalist agenda Eroticism is a subjective term and while I didn't object to the S M gender play content or even the urolagniacoprophagia the sexualization of children glorified in the book even if Gordon would deny this was his intent was a bit much too stomachTaken in the right spirit as something in the same vein as Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon which is to say a kind of salacious bit of tabloid style light reading the book really isn't half bad Some of the photos flyers and bits of artwork are essential Weimar memorabilia that help give the reader insight into Germany's ill fated experiment with democracy in the post Wilhelmine era But those of a scholarly bent beware there is a bibliography but no sources and when I attempted to find external corroboration of many of the assertions in the book the only results I got online led me right back to this book That's a red flag right there Tepid recommendation REVIEW ↠ REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD.CO.UK × Mel Gordon

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Mel Gordon × 1 READ “ Voluptuous Panic is simultaneously appalling and thrilling repellent and seductive grotesue and gorgeous not a typical coffee table book It would go better with absinthe drunk from a human skull” Gary Meyer Clean SheetsWhen Voluptuous Panic The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin first appeared in the fall of 2000 it inspired wide acclaim and multiple printings Anticipating the expanded edition Feral House placed Voluptuous Panic out of print and for the past year buyers paid as much as 460 to online sellers for a used copyThis sourcebook of. if i wasn’t a lazy bastard i’d put together a photography book called Fascist Fashion yeah that’s right americans are great at a certain form of propoganda but the real 20th century badasses the communists and fascists and tyrants and totalitarians and terrorists in the case of the latter their 21st counterparts really need to get their shit together unruly beards and dirty robes and timex watches Suicide Chic uh no understand the aesthetics and sexuality of power and violence americans seem not to understand the sexuality of anything It just seems to seep to the surface of our pop culture in a variety of disturbing ways consider Stalin in america he’d be some short scarred ugly guy over there a crisp boxy suit stylish hat trimmed mustache twinkle in his eye throw on the samovar olga on one knee marfa on the other weekend at the dacha comrade or Castro beard army fatigues cute little cap and that cigar and Mao motherfucking Mao the little red book the serene smile the badass longshirt he wore all buttoned to the top goddammit i’d bang his bald chubby ass uicker than you can scream “Workers of the World Unite” and Mobutu Trujillo Tito Saddam and the grandaddy of course Hitler goddamn if those nazis didn’t know EXACTLY how to make facism attractive And who did Hitler fall to Truman A mid western haberdasher Yuck the best we have to offer is Kennedy stack of Ian Fleming books in the oval office glass of scotch in hand banging broads in the back room of Sinatra’s palm springs hideaway under the table handjobs from an aging Marlene Dietrich and even him even JFK the exception that proves the rule had to play it safe and wear those drab blue suits all the time shit can you imagine what Dior Balenciaga Ungaro or St Laurent could have done for JFK had he given them free reign so there’s no american counterpart to my book No Capitalist Chic who’d get in that snorefest of a book fucking Tom Delay former exterminator christianist jackass do that guy up all Founding Fathers Chic in powdered wig make up and knickers and he still sucks Nancy Pelosi uh maybe if the plastic surgery deer in a headlights look and newscaster hair suddenly became chic and Bush total zero total fucking waste well Winston Churchill again great personality horrible fashion icon famously said ‘the inherent vice of capitalism is the uneual sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the eual sharing of misery’ and it may be true capitalism may be the least of all evils or it may be soul crushing instrumental in the end of days i don’t know but i know this fashion wise its leaders and political advocates have nothing on those who have fallen before its mightinteresting to consider that JFK was of course a massive Ian FlemingJames Bond fan and saw himself as something of a spymaster Bond type certainly explains why JFK deployed so many damn black ops CIA missions he makes Cheney look like a little bitch shit JFK put out a moteherfucking mob hit out on Castro fuck with that Dick Interesting to do a kind of cause and effect thingie starting with a boy born in London exactly 100 years ago who would write a few spy novels which would inspire the most powerful man in the world to do some seriosuly badass shit and basically alter human history watch what you write people and remember to slightly alter a lyric by one of the true fashion icons of the 20th century “you are suppressed but you’re remarkably dressed”