| Sebastian Droste|
| June 27, 1927, Hamburg, Germany|
Anita Berber (m. 1922–1923)
The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber: Weimar Berlin's Priestess of Depravity
Anita Berber, Henri Chatin Hofmann, Hans Werckmeister, Eberhard von Nathusius, Axel Graatkjaer
Sebastian Droste (1892-1927) was a poet, actor and dancer connected with the gay and underworld subcultures of Berlin in the 1920s. In 1922, Droste married expressionist exotic dancer and actress in German silent movies, Anita Berber. She and Droste performed fantasias with titles such as "Suicide," "Morphium," and "Mad House". Droste appeared as a dancer in the silent movie Algol (1920).
In 1923, Droste and Berber published a book of poetry, photographs, and drawings called Die Tänze des Lasters, des Grauens und der Ekstase (Dances of Vice, Horror, and Ecstasy), based on their performance of the same name. Full of Expressionist imagery, the book offers a glimpse into the angst and cynicism shadowing their artistic and personal existences.
Their marriage ended in 1923.
Sebastian Droste Wikipedia