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The Resource Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger, Lee Israel

Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger, Lee Israel

Label
Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger
Title
Can you ever forgive me?
Title remainder
memoirs of a literary forger
Statement of responsibility
Lee Israel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before turning to her life of crime, running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar and even dodging the FBI, Lee Israel had a legitimate career as an author of biographies. Her first book on Tallulah Bankhead was a New York Times bestseller, and her second, on the late journalist and reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, made a splash in the headlines. But by 1990, almost broke and desperate to hang onto her Upper West Side studio, Lee made a bold and irreversible career change: inspired by a letter she'd received once from Katharine Hepburn, and armed with her considerable skills as a researcher and celebrity biographer, she began to forge letters in the voices of literary greats. Between 1990 and 1991, she wrote more than three hundred letters in the voices of, among others, Dorothy Parker, Louise Brooks, Edna Ferber, Lillian Hellman, and Noel Coward-and sold the forgeries to memorabilia and autograph dealers
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Israel, Lee
Dewey number
364.16/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN171.F6
LC item number
I77 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Israel, Lee
  • Israel, Lee
  • Forgers
  • Literary forgeries and mystifications
  • Letters
  • Forgers
  • Letters
  • Literary forgeries and mystifications
  • United States
Label
Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger, Lee Israel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Brick and pigeons -- Wretched and excessive -- A Mayan minute -- The flies -- Slippery slope -- Cousin Sidney -- Louise -- Riffing -- Faux Louise -- Dorothy -- Noël -- The jig is up -- Violets for his furs -- Trimester two -- This ain't no country club, Lee -- Prep time -- My third trimester
Control code
on1023603465
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 129 pages
Isbn
9781982100339
Lccn
2008022495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1023603465
Label
Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger, Lee Israel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Brick and pigeons -- Wretched and excessive -- A Mayan minute -- The flies -- Slippery slope -- Cousin Sidney -- Louise -- Riffing -- Faux Louise -- Dorothy -- Noël -- The jig is up -- Violets for his furs -- Trimester two -- This ain't no country club, Lee -- Prep time -- My third trimester
Control code
on1023603465
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 129 pages
Isbn
9781982100339
Lccn
2008022495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1023603465

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