Book presentation: Werner Rosenberger Hietzing. Von Künstlervillen & Künstlerleben
Hietzing is different, special and unique. The Thirteenth—Vienna’s third largest district—still has the flair of that time: Since the establishment of the summer residence of the Austrian imperial family by Maria Theresia, the villa district between the Lainz Zoo and Schönbrunn has become home to actors, painters, musicians, writers and many other artists. Where did the protagonists of the Viennese operetta, Leo Fall and Hubert Marischka, call home? And what about Burgtheater star Charlotte Wolter or Volkstheater doyenne Hilde Sochor? Hans Moser lived in Hietzing, as well as his discoverer, the “comedian” Heinrich Eisenbach, who is largely unknown today. And how did “Aunt Leo” get from Hietzing to Hollywood? Werner Rosenberger was on the hunt for traces in the Hietzinger cottage quarter and tells amazing stories and anecdotes of famous Hietzingers and their houses—from then until now.
Werner Rosenberger, born in 1957, lives in Vienna. As a journalist he has written for GEO, profil, Trend and the Diners Club Magazine, among others; since 1994 he has been arts editor at Kurier and the author of numerous travel reports. The results of his historical research are the books Im Cottage. Wiens erste Adressen und ihre berühmten Bewohner (2014), Auf der Hohen Warte. Flair & Mythos des berühmten Wiener Villenviertels (2015) and Glamouröse Wienerinnen: Frauen mit dem gewissen Etwas (2016).
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