Hedwig "Vicki" Baum (/baʊm/; Hebrew: ויקי באום; January 24, 1888 – August 29, 1960) was an Austrian writer
Hedwig "Vicki" Baum (/baʊm/; Hebrew: ויקי באום; January 24, 1888 – August 29, 1960) was an Austrian writer. She is known for the novel Menschen im Hotel ("People at a Hotel", 1929 - published in English as Grand Hotel), one of her first international successes. It was made into a 1932 film and a 1989 broadway musical. Baum was born in Vienna into a Jewish family.
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Discover Vicki Baum famous and rare quotes. Written on water: a novel. in the big city nobody has time to make friends. There is a need for heroism in American life today. Perfection bores me, in art, in music; most of all, in people. Luckily, perfection is rare. Art, People, Perfection.
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Vicki Baum's books provided a substantial income, allowing the family to settle comfortably in California. Written on Water (1956), Theme for Ballet (1958), and It Was All Quite Different: The Memoirs of Vicki Baum (1964) were her final works. Her husband Richard Lert became conductor of the Pasadena Symphony, a position he held for many years. None of them followed the formulas which had made her such a popular writer. Continuing a process which began with the invention of the printing press, writing has increasingly reflected mass culture.
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A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum's celebrated novel, a Weimar-era bestseller that retains all its verve and luster today.
A novel of paradise lost-from the bestselling author of Grand Hotel, which was turned into an Academy Award-winning movie Set against the backdrop of the Dutch invasion of Bali in 1906, and the resulting "mass suicide" of the Balinese royalty, Love and Death in Bali tells the moving story of the peasant Pak and his family and friends, and the tragedy. A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum's celebrated novel, a Weimar-era bestseller that retains all its verve and luster today.
Vicki Baum, original name Hedwig Baum, (born Ja. Baum studied music at the Vienna Conservatory but in her teens turned to writing.
Vicki Baum, original name Hedwig Baum, (born Jan. 24, 1888, Vienna, Austria-Hungary -died Aug. 29, 1960, Hollywood, Calif. Austrian-born American novelist whose Menschen im Hotel (1929; People at the Hotel ; Eng. trans. After a failed marriage and failed finances, she moved to Darmstadt and then to Berlin, where she became employed at the magazine Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung. She had already finished Menschen im Hotel, and it first appeared serially in the magazine.