Then in an even more wretched noise I warbled to the sneering cabaretists
who were idling over their mochas, waiting for the real customers, that "We am so fond of makeup, 'Cause it makes us smell so sweet."--It was the most embarrassing situation of my life.
Indeed, despite the efforts of early cabaretists to elevate their art form above "mere diversion," the boundary dividing cabaret from vaudeville and revue remained porous.
Such an inquiry would likely illustrate a further element of cabaret's expressive role within the modern metropolis as well as another motive for Nazi persecution of cabaretists.
Liberal cabaretists discovered satire to be ineffectual against enemies who favored passion and hatred over reason and principle.