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    Item title reads - Mona Lisa sensation.

    Art dealer Mr Hekkis claims he bought the real 'Mona Lisa' painting for £3, and the one currently in America is a fake. Nice, France.

    M/S Mr Hekkis cleaning canvas in his workshop. C/U as he picks the canvas up. L/S as he leaves his shop. M/S Mr Hekkis walking to a house where he will show his 'Mona Lisa' to experts and dealers. M/S as he walks into the house. C/U nameplate of house which says it was inhabited during the revolution by world famous painter Fagonard. C/U Hekkis talking to dealers inside the house, pan to his 'Mona Lisa'. M/S dealers talking. M/S of 'Mona Lisa', pan to a projected picture of the 'Mona Lisa' which is in the U.S.A. at the moment. M/S Hekkis operating projector. C/U dealers looking. C/U Hekkis inspecting canvas through magnifying glass. C/U's parts of the canvas through the magnifying glass. M/S Hekkis showing experts blown-up photographs of parts of the canvas. C/U eyes of the painting, C/U mouth, zoom back to M/S of the second 'Mona Lisa'.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    54130
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1746.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:08:00 / 01:38:03:00
    Canister:
    63/4
    Sort Number:
    63/004
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    one show 9:2 Mona Lisa Art collectors
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Although the commentator calls the man "Mr Hekkis", the half-dozen newspaper reports that I can find from the era all say his name is actually Raymond Hekking, (8 changes required inc tags).

    Here's just one newspaper report confirming that information......

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19630101&id=EOoVAA
    AAIBAJ&sjid=tBAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=64
    44,441110

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