Scientology, six degrees of separation, and Miss Lovely - author Paulette Cooper - 2015-06-02
We are continuing to make use of material we learned as we researched the amazing life of author Paulette Cooper, but which, for one reason or another, we were not able to use in our book about her, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, which was published last month. In this case, we have a parable of time and space.
In 1993, a movie starring Will Smith playing a con man premiered to strong reviews. Six Degrees of Separation was an adaptation of a 1990 stage play of the same name, which was in turn based on the exploits of an actual con man, David Hampton, who preyed on numerous wealthy Manhattan families in the 1980s by convincing them that he was the son of actor Sydney Poitier.