(b Czernowitz, now Cernǎuti, 1888; d nr. Vienna, 1961).
Austrian writer and librettist. Assisted Max Reinhardt in Berlin prod. of Goethe's Faust, Part 2, 1910. On staff Vienna Nat. Library from 1918, founding theatrical archive 1922 and motion‐picture archive 1929. Wrote 3 opera libs. for Richard Strauss between 1935 and 1940: Friedenstag, Daphne, and Die Liebe der Danae. Wrote books on Viennese th. history, also on Strauss and Clemens Krauss. Correspondence with Strauss pubd. 1955.