From Wikipedia: Drawing of Vicki Baum by Emil Stumpp, 1930
“There are short cuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.” Vicki Baum
Hedwig (Vicki) Baum (Jan. 1888 – Aug. 1960) was an Austrian writer known for her 1929 novel the Grand Hotel. Born in Vienna into a Jewish family, her first career was as a musician playing the harp. She later became a journalist and a writer, emigrating to the United States in the 1930’s.