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Character Bio from Farewell My Life by Cynthia Sally Haggard: ANITA BERBER

Anita Berber was:

Anita Berber (1899-1928)
  • A real person who lived from 1899 to 1928
  • Erotic dancer in 1920s Berlin
  • Breakfasted on rose petals swirled in chloral hydrate
  • Notorious for naked dancing and androgyny
  • Features in VOLUPTUOUS PANIC by Mel Gordon and THE SEVEN ADDICTIONS & FIVE PROFESSIONS OF ANITA BERBER also by Mel Gordon 
  • Died at the age of 29 from either severe tuberculosis, or substance abuse

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