OPAL is an intriguing look at one of the early twentieth centuries most enigmatic personalities. In 1920, America was captivated by the diary of Opal Whiteley, a young woman from a small logging town in Oregon. The diary chronicled Opal’s adventures at the age of seven. Hailed as a revealing portrait of a child’s relationship to God and nature, it was a huge success.
Then it was dismissed as a hoax. Today, Opal’s diary has been rediscovered and has touched many hearts. But Opal, herself, remains a mystery. Was she a prophet, early environmentalist, mad woman, lost princess – or fraud?
“Opal” sheds new light on one of the most intriguing literary mysteries of the twentieth century.