Sunday, March 30, 2008

Marisa Tomei visits Frida Gallo exhibit?

Actress Marisa Tomei, in Philadelphia over the weekend for a fundraiser, visited the Art Museum's Frida Kahlo exhibit on Saturday afternoon. Tomei admits, however, that she thought she was visiting the Frida Gallo exhibit.

"Since I was a little girl I always thought it was Gallo," said a very surprised Tomei.

Art historian, Frank Lidden, believes that Frida's last name was originally Gallo, but later changed it to Kahlo to prevent a Mexican judge from discovering her identity.

"Looking at documents it appears she was originally Gallo, but I can't prove anything," said Lidden.

Lidden went on to say that Kahlo may have also used the name Kallo before finally settling on Kahlo. "She may have used several names that sounded very similar. I also am a big fan of Marisa's."

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