Saturday, August 15, 2009

Chair #227

—Designed by Julian Chichester

With all due respect to British designer Julian Chichester and his beautiful library chair, all I can think about with the name Chichester is that Clark Rockefeller imposter dude. He was the German con artist formerly known as Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter who, because of his grandiose type delusional disorder along with a narcissistic personality disorder, created himself into a bevy of bluebloods with names such as Clark Rockefeller, Chip Smith, and Christopher Chichester. Nice gall, nice hootspa! He was nabbed by police after he kidnapped his own daughter, and after his arrest police unraveled a fascinating life of grifting and conning that spanned decades. He's in the big house now for about 4-5 years. I can't wait to see the sequel.

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Here's a list of my favorite con artist films:

The Sting
Paper Moon
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The Grifters
Catch Me If You
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

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