The Missing Piece: The Truth About the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa

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On August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa disappeared from her place on the wall in the Salon Carré in the Louvre. Even more surprising, this famous piece of art remained missing for nearly 2-1/2 years.

It was the biggest news story of its day, making headlines around the world. French police were completely baffled and as time passed, Parisians resigned themselves to never seeing Leonardo's masterpiece again -- even though the Mona Lisa and her kidnapper were hiding under their very noses.In 1976, filmmaker Joe Medeiros learned about the theft of the Mona Lisa and so began a 35-year long obsession with the thief, Vincenzo Peruggia and his motive for stealing the painting.


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