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Victor Lustig

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Episode 84: Victor Lustig, the Man Who Stole the Eiffel Tower

Histories And Mysteries

Built in the waning days of the 19th century, the Eiffel tower was erected as the entrance arch to a world fair and survived two world wars to become a towering beacon of Parisian resilience and French resistance. As a modern icon of romance, every day, dozens upon dozens of couples pose and propose in front of the tower as a symbol of their love. In the early 20th, century, however, the Eiffel tower was seen as something of a tacky, modernist eye-sore -- a dangerous pile of rubbish and rust.To con artist Victor Lustig, however, the tower was much more: the perfect scam.

1hr 4mins

1 Oct 2021

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Episode:60 Count Victor Lustig Part 1: The Con Artist Series

Say hello to the bad guy: Mafia, Mobsters and Outlaws

Lock, Tank, Dan and Lorraine Mclain discuss the life of Notorious con artist "Count Victor" Lustig--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badguy-lock/message

1hr 29mins

8 Sep 2021

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4. The Deceptions of Victor Lustig

True Crime Ends Well

In this episode, a quick-witted con man takes his shot at France and works his way up the ladder of organized crime in the Roaring 20's.


14 Jun 2021

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Episode 19 - Victor Lustig and David Merrill Gill

Two Goddamn Gentlemen

Welcome back to Two Goddamn Gentlemen! The guys are back with two more unbelievably gentlemanly gents. Victor Lustig: Mr. Steal Yo' Girl and Yo' Wallet, and David Merrill Gill: Mr. Jesus sing-along. This meeting is in session. Last week's results: Hampton Brandon- NOT a gentleman (-3) Jake Paul- NOT a gentleman (-6) Website- www.twogoddamngentlemen.com Patreon- www.patreon.com/twogoddamngentlemen Twitter- @TwoGentlemenPod / @TheGentlemanKC / @TheGentlemanDC

1hr 1min

3 Jan 2021

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140 - Victor Lustig: Smooth Talk meets Smooth Brain

Roast Mortem Cast

Victor Lustig could talk his way out of a fleshy hairy bag. This infamous cat burglar con many a man out of their fortunes including syphilitic sausage mobster Al Capone. This man was such a smooth talker he even 'sold' France's most iconic landmark, The Eiffel Tower, for scrap to some greasy baguette slurpin' mook.

2hr 20mins

23 Jul 2020

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9. Victor Lustig Scammed So Hard He Might've Damaged The Economy

That's Rich

It's our first con-artist expose as we uncover the many scams (and names) of Victor Lustig! Rory investigates how he 'sold' the Eiffel Tower twice, his break-out from jail, and his rules for being a conman. Daniel finds it a little cringe, Rory doesn't want people to know he likes sex, and the two agree that scammers are fucking tight.


26 Apr 2020

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235 - Victor Lustig, The Man Who Sold The Eiffel Tower

Do Go On

Victor Lustig is one of the most notorious conmen who ever lived. He grifted around Europe and North America using dozens of aliases and disguises to con unsuspecting people with a series of complex scams. His most famous con is selling The Eiffel Tower, not once but twice.Buy tickets to our live stream shows here: https://sospresents.com/Our website: dogoonpod.comSupport the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPod Submit a topic idea directly to the hat: dogoonpod.com/Submit-a-Topic Twitter: @DoGoOnPodInstagram: @DoGoOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoOnPod/Email us: dogoonpod@gmail.comCheck out our other podcasts:Book Cheat: https://play.acast.com/s/book-cheatPrime Mates: https://play.acast.com/s/prime-mates/Listen Now: https://play.acast.com/s/listen-now/Our awesome theme song by Evan Munro-Smith and logo by Peader ThomasREFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/man-who-sold-eiffel-tower-twice-180958370/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-smoothest-con-man-that-ever-lived-29861908/https://allthatsinteresting.com/victor-lustighttps://uselessinformation.org/lustig/index.htmlhttps://observer.com/2016/12/the-most-profitable-lie-ever-told-in-history/https://medium.com/@margolestz/in-1925-victor-lustig-sold-the-eiffel-tower-even-though-it-wasnt-his-b41a3863a36fhttp://www.angelfire.com/pro/hoaxes/VictorLustig.htmhttps://peoplepill.com/people/victor-lustig/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 22mins

22 Apr 2020

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234 - Victor Lustig - The King of Con Men who Sold the Eiffel Tower

Biographics: History One Life at a Time

Count Victor Lustig may have been the most successful con man of the XXth Century. From the Belle Epoque to the Great Depression, through the Roaring Twenties and across two continents, this elegant swindler eluded the grasp of the law while racking in hundreds of thousands of Dollars.


23 Mar 2020

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S6: March Mysteries: Victor Lustig Pt. 2

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This episode is brought to you by Con Artists, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Con Artists on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.After taking advantage of the wrong mark, Victor Lustig found himself in the crosshairs of police all over the United States. With the Great Depression in full swing, Lustig was forced to think outside the box—concocting a counterfeiting enterprise that threatened to topple an already fragile economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


11 Mar 2020

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S6: March Mysteries: Victor Lustig Pt. 1

Parcast Presents

This episode is brought to you by Con Artists, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Con Artists on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.He cut his teeth swindling victims through a series of card game tricks. Soon Victor Lustig would move onto more elaborate, skilled schemes in which he would systematically earn his mark's trust for weeks before taking off with thousands of dollars. But it was in Paris where Lustig pulled his biggest con—selling the Eiffel Tower—twice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


11 Mar 2020