The Secret Life of Cornelia Lumsden, Part 2: “...And Now, the Truth” (A Parenthesis)

Vera Frenkel

1980, 31:00 minutes, colour, English


The tape investigates an unexpected twist in Frenkel's research into the Lumsden mystery. On 12 October 1979, during a talk Frenkel gave in Montreal on the subject of “Art and Artifice,” a member of the audience claiming to be the missing novelist (Cornelia Lumsden) confronted the artist with the challenge, “By what right are you using my name in your art? I and my family wish to know.”

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