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Wilson Mizner (1876-1933), playwright, raconteur and entrepreneur Credit: Wikipedia user Unknown photographer (Public domain)

Playwright Wilson Mizner was once married to Myra Moore Yerkes, an enormously wealthy woman who happened to own a multi-million-dollar art collection. One day Mizner, in desperate need of cash, pulled a depiction of The Last Supper from the living-room wall and sold it. 

His wife, understandably irate, demanded to know what had happened to the masterpiece. "Some masterpiece," Mizner snorted. "I only got fifty bucks a plate!" 

[A similar story is told of Joey Frisco.]

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