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Museum After Dark: Fairfield’s Financial Scandal of the 1920s
January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Robert Kalm discusses his documentary Self Made: The American Dreams of Philip Musica, about the notorious swindler Doctor Frank Donald Coster, also known as Philip Musica, who was a respected name in depression era America. He was CEO of pharmaceutical giant McKesson & Robbins, a Republican prospect for the 1940 presidential ticket, and host to Wall Street tycoons on the largest yacht on Long Island Sound. On the morning of December 16, 1938, federal agents arrived at Coster’s sprawling estate in Fairfield County, Connecticut to arrest him on multiple charges, but Coster shot himself in an upstairs bathroom.
The untold story of Philip Musica is an astounding narrative of American history that shuffles the questions on every American mind today. His story is a spinning wheel of immigration and innovation, family and ambition, freedom and morality, the ninety-nine and the one percent.
Robert Kalm helps people create engaging interactive voices for their organizations, ideas, and selves. He is an Emmy-winning producer at his own company, Headless Media, sponsored by the national artist collective, Fractured Atlas, a graduate of the NYU film school, and designer of innovative communications courses at Quinnipiac University. Bob blogs about better interaction at bumpspark.com.
Reception: 6 – 6:30pm. Presentation: 6:30pm
Members: Free; Non-Members: $5. Reservations not required. Snow Date: January 24, 2018