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A look at a real man portrayed in ‘Monuments Men’

February 6, 2014 • Entertainment


This undated publicity photo provided by Sony Pictures Publicity shows actor Matt Damon in a scene from the Columbia Pictures film “The Monuments Men.” Damon portrays James Rorimer who was one of a group of men tasked with saving works of art during World War II. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Publicity)

DALLAS (AP) — As part of an Allied mission tasked with saving works of art during World War II, a homesick James Rorimer told his wife in a December 1944 letter from liberated Paris that he was working hard but worried about how much he was achieving.

“But I’m here to save works of art and that is what really matters,” he wrote.

Rorimer, then 39 and a curator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, went on to carry out his mission successfully, Login to read more

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