Saturday, August 23, 2008

Rockefeller Like Me

In today's Times is this great story about one Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a diminutive Bavarian who for several years duped the people of a New Hampshire town and even Manhattan by passing himself off as Clark Rockefeller. This is the stuff of the best Dominick Dunne Vanity Fair pieces and has shades of F for Fake, Color Me Kubrick and Six Degrees of Separation.

I've long been fascinated by art forgers, impostors and anyone able to pull the wool over the eyes of the rich. Usually I'd groan at the prospect of such a story being adapted to the screen, but this one begs out for it.

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At 12:29 PM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

did you read the article in a fairly recent new yorker about frédéric bourdin a 30-something french impostor who passes himself off (repeatedly and successfully) as a child? it was fascinating....

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Mouse - I missed that one but need to search through my back issues stacked by the bed.


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