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GRAND HOTEL by Vicki Baum /OSCAR-WINNING MOVIE/ 1st Ed.

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Here for your delection is the SPECTACULAR RARE--------GRAND HOTEL by Vicki Baum, Translated by Basil Creighton. Baum's literary breakthrough novel, People in a Hotel, was published in 1929. The story about a fading prima ballerina, shady nobleman, and other types who in one weekend pass through an elegant hotel was told with an acute perception of minor detail. Baum had taken a job as a parlourmaid in a hotel for six weeks to gather material for her novel. She dramatized the text for the Berlin stage in the same year. The play turned into a sensation and its English language adaptation gained a huge success in New York in the early 1930s. Irving Thalberg, the famous MGM producer, got the synopsis of Baum's play in 1930. The role of Grusinskaya, an aging prima ballerina, seemed perfect for Greta Garbo. Joan Crawford was chosen for the role of the slut-stenographer, Flaemmchen. The last line of the picture was reserved for Dr. Otternschlag (Lewis Stone): "Grand Hotel. Always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens." The gala opening of the film was held at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Grand Hotel won a Best Picture Oscar and later Crawford said the film was her first big chance. "They told me I wouldn't be able to hold my own with the big boys, against Garbo and the Barrymores. But I proved otherwise." In London moviegoers cramped out on the pavement overnight outside the Palace Theatre so they could be the first to see the film. You are bidding on the stated Dell First Printing from August 1958. Other than barely discernible front cover creaseing, the book is in positively miny-mint condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.--and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. . Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITIONS! CLICK HERE---- ****PLUS**** Check my auction listings for the STEAL OF THE DAY-----ONE BOOK---ONE BUCK---TAKE A LOOK---GOOD LUCK!!! Click Here---- Auctions Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items!
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