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Claude Thornhill, Present Laughter, Provenance

Tonight on Artworks, Art Fraud, Hoosier bandleader Claude Thornhill, and actors from "Present Laughter."

Coming up on Artworks,

Why go through all of the hassle of researching a priceless piece of art’s background, when you can just get someone to make a cheap copy and say it’s the real deal?  That was the idea a con man had in the 1980s, and a new book tells the amazing story of how they got away with it for 9 whole years. We’ll hear from the co-author of Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art a little later in the show.

We’ll also get to know a little better one Hoosier bandleader whose influence on the postwar jazz scene is still felt today.

And the stars of the Present Laughter stop by for a chat during the run at the Brown County Playhouse.

Stories On This Episode

Provenance: The Biggest Art Fraud Of The 20th Century

A new book tells the incredible true story of the biggest art fraud of the twentieth century. WFIU's Adam Schwartz interviews the co-author of "Provenance."

“Present Laughter” At The Brown County Playhouse

She’s also a women with a sense of fun about it and this gives me a lot of space to work in.

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