The big con that got Delvey in trouble was her attempt to create the “Anna Delvey Foundation,” a private club and art foundation. Inventing Anna actually uses the real-life location, the former Church Missions House that is now home to the museum Fotografiska, Inventing Anna was filmed in the months leading up to the opening of the new Fotografiska location here, while it was still under construction. In one scene, you will see the exterior of the museum’s new Chapel Bar.
When Anna was unable to raise enough funds from private investors, she turned to banks and started forging bank statements. This scheme then pulled in City National Bank and Fortress Investment Group. The latter is named directly in Inventing Anna.