The Invisible Ones: Reconstructing the Hollywood Lives and Careers of Three Female Austrian-Jewish Exiles

March 22, 2018
3:30pm
Doheny Memorial Library

Vicki Baum

"The Invisible Ones: Reconstructing the Hollywood Lives and Careers of Three Female Austrian-Jewish Exiles"

Presentation by Regina Range, University of Alabama 

Date and time: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Location: Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, DML 206

Please RSVP to lansell@usc.edu

This presentation provides insights into the lives and works of Gina Kaus, Vicki Baum, and Salka Viertel, three understudied Austrian-Jewish authors who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to the United States. Upon settling in Los Angeles, each found employment as a screenwriter at various Hollywood studios, such as Warner Bros., Fox, Paramount, and MGM. Sponsored by the USC Casden Institute's Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars.