and she wrote my favorite two childhood bios: "miss tallulah bankhead' and "kilgallen" and EXPOSED the kilgallen = kennedy assassination! Lee Israel was the biographer's biographer.
But why, what led her to, and meticulously "how" she did the forgeries is a wild thing--why, with my old remington #7 i could do that to, methinks!
but i blog, which is what i yam. (LOL)
the book is called "Can you ever forgive me?" and the title is taken right out of Dorothy Parker! --or Lee Israel writing in Dottie's voice? (see letter above) -- WHAT- EVER!
but the NY Times book review says "Now, all these years later, she’s written a slender, sordid and pretty damned fabulous book about her misadventures." So I must go to Border's with my discount coupon and buy it to-day!
About the book:
Description: An audacious memoir by a down-on-her-luck writer, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is Israel's story of the astonishing literary forgeries she conceived and successfully executed for almost two years.
now, THINK ABOUT THIS: nobody made that movie that has been in my mind's eye for 20 years of mary steenbergen playing miss dorothy kilgallen (now she is too durn old!) but a movie can be made of miss israel's book as a FRAUD! doncha just love it!oh, oh, yes, let's do that! let's! xxx's!
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