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Leonore Carol "Lee" Israel war eine amerikanische Autorin, die für ihre literarische Fälschung bekannt war. Ihre konfessionelle Autobiografie von Kannst du mir jemals vergeben? wurde in den Film Can You Ever Forgive Me von übernommen?. Lee Israel starb am Dezember Jack Hock starb bereits mehr als zwanzig Jahre zuvor, am Oktober , wie im Abspann des Films zu erfahren ist. Um ihre Miete zu bezahlen, fälscht Lee Israel Briefe verstorbener Schriftsteller und macht damit ganz schön Geld. Das geht aber nicht lange. Als die US-amerikanische Autorin Lee Israel ihre Memoiren «Can You Ever Forgive Me?» schrieb, geriet der renommierte Verlag Simon. forgery scam out of an Upper West Side studio shared with her tortoiseshell cat, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel enjoyed a celebrated reputation as an author.
Now a major motion picture starring Melissa McCarthy-Lee Israels hilarious and shocking memoir of the astonishing caper she carried on for almost two years. basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte, in der Melissa McCarthy als Lee Israel brilliert, die mit Hilfe ihres Freundes Jack (Richard E. Grant) ihre. forgery scam out of an Upper West Side studio shared with her tortoiseshell cat, and dodging the FBI, Lee Israel enjoyed a celebrated reputation as an author.
She also stole their original letters and sold them for profit. It was a fairly lucrative, albeit illegal, business and her story has fascinated literary fans for decades.
Now movie audiences too will have the chance to discover the true story of Lee Israel. Her next book, a biography detailing the life of journalist and television personality Dorothy Kilgallen debuted in and even landed on the New York Times bestseller list for a week.
Memoirs of a Literary Forger , Israel explained that it was the first time she had ever faced a setback and it greatly affected her.
After the poor reception of her biography, Lee Israel fell on hard times. But she refused to work a normal job and found herself desperate for money.
She had a taste for the crime. She moved onto forgeries. She researched and studied the subjects of her forgeries, using their own biographies to find specific personal details that she could use as a subject for a letter.
She typed them with a variety of period typewriters she purchased from resale stores. And Israel was a good forger, perhaps due in part to her attention to detail as a biographer, perhaps it was a gift.
She speculated in her memoir:. Within a year and a half, Israel had created over forged letters.
I had always adored large personalities, I had a good ear and I guess a talent to amuse. After a while, there were whispers in the literary community about the authenticity of the letters Israel sold.
She consequently stopped selling her own and instead, swiped original copies from libraries and left her homemade copy in their place.
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