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Vicki Baum

Vicki Baum

Vicki Baum jokingly referred to herself as “a first-class second–rate writer,” but she created a new genre for popular fiction when she wrote the novel that inspired the stage and screen classic Grand Hotel.

"Grand Hotel" novelist Hedwig (Vicki) Baum is born

January 24, 1888

“There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” - Grand Hotel novelist Vicki Baum

Vicki Baum

Baum frequently depicted powerful, self-reliant women caught up in the social and economic turbulence of twentieth-century Europe and America.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Vicki Baum." (Viewed on December 16, 2017) <https://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/14479>.

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