A world war, international intrigue, and men and women of the arts putting their lives on the line to save plundered cultural treasures: sounds like a movie, right? As a matter of fact, it will be soon when George Clooney puts out his take on the real life story of the Monuments Men. If he wants primary source materials pertaining to the Monuments Men, we’ve got ‘em here, as described in this blog post. Mr. Clooney, we’ll be waiting for your call.
Aristide Maillol sculpture recovery, 1946 May 24 / unidentified photographer. James J. Rorimer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.