Today's episode is about a man who sold the Eiffel Tower for scrap. Of course, he did not own the Eiffel Tower, but this was no obstacle. Also no obstacle: the New York City Federal House of Detention.
Our listener mail is from Sabrina and is about Les Filles du Roi.
Episode link: Victor Lustig: Con Man Extraordinaire
For more knowledge: How Con Artists Work
- Chicago Tribune. "Robert Miller, Swindler, Flees Federal Prison." Page 22. Sept. 2, 1935. http://tribappstest.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/1935/09/02/page/22/article/robert-miller-swindler-flees-federal-prison
- DeMain, Bill. "Smooth Operator: How Victor Lustig Sold the Eiffel Tower." Mental Floss. Oct. 17, 2012. http://mentalfloss.com/article/12809/smooth-operator-how-victor-lustig-sold-eiffel-tower
- King, Gilbert. "The Smoothest Con Man That Ever Lived." Smithsonian. Aug. 22, 2012. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-smoothest-con-man-that-ever-lived-29861908/
- Velinger, Jan. "Victor Lustig - the Man Who (Could Have) Sold the World." Czechs in History. Radio Praha. Oct. 15, 2003. http://www.radio.cz/en/section/czechs/victor-lustig-the-man-who-could-have-sold-the-world
- "Victor Lustig." Biography.com. 2014.http://www.biography.com/people/victor-lustig-20657385.
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