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The father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freund, the authors Thomas Mann and Arthur Schnitzler — the creator of ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ (Stanley Kubrick, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise), Charlie Chaplin, Michael Jackson, The Stones, the Queen of England — they all enjoyed the Imperial. A look behind the scenes — the new book by Andreas Augustin. More…


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