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10/4/11: The Great Mona Lisa Heist

Vincenzo Peruggia: criminal mastermind or misguided idealist?
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Vincenzo Peruggia: criminal mastermind or misguided idealist?

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10/04/11: The Great Mona Lisa Heist

Salt Lake City, Utah – On August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre. In her absence, da Vinci's La Gioconda became a superstar as people wondered: what criminal mastermind pulled off this audacious burglary? To many, the answer was disappointing. Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian laborer living in Paris, stole the Mona Lisa and displayed her on his kitchen table, where he fell in love with her. Filmmaker Joe Medeiros has produced a documentary about the heist, and he joins Doug on Tuesday to talk about it.

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