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  Clifford Irving's hoax, the fake autobiography of Howard Hughes --- The Crime Library - The Crime library
Clifford would tell his publisher that the book would be based on interviews conducted with Howard.
Clifford later stated in his book that in actuality, they would "never meet Hughes and the interviews would be faked".
Clifford suggested that Dick collaborate with him on the literary hoax, by conducting the necessary research for the project.
www.crimelibrary.com /gangsters_outlaws/cops_others/clifford_irving   (1109 words)

  Clifford Irving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clifford Irving (born November 5, 1930) is a US writer famous for his "authorized autobiography" of Howard Hughes.
Irving claimed that he had corresponded with Hughes because of his book about Elmyr de Hory and that Hughes had expressed interest in letting him write his autobiography.
Irving and Suskind also gained access to the private files of Time-Life, as well as a manuscript by James Phelan, who was ghostwriting memoirs of Noah Dietrich, former business manager to Hughes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clifford_Irving   (1095 words)

 Clifford Irving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clifford Michael Irving was born November 5 1930 to Jay and Dorothy Irving of New York.
Irving also created faked interviews supposedly made all over the world, due to Hughes' penchant to meeting in secluded places, which did fit with his contemporary image.
Hughes denounced Irving, said that he had never even met him and said that he was still living in the Bahamas.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Clifford_Irving   (955 words)

 clifford irving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Clifford Irving was a charlatan who claimed to have co-written the authorized autobiography of Howard Hughes in 1972.
Hughes, a notorious recluse who hadn't been heard from publicly in years, denounced Irving in a telephone conference, and Irving, his wife, and their collaborator Richard Suskind were indicted with fraud.
Despite the efforts of Irving's lawyer, James E. Sharp, Irving was convicted and spent 14 months in prison.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /clifford_irving.html   (147 words)

 Encyclopedia: Clifford Irving
Richard Suskind is an author who participated with author Clifford Irving in creating a fraudulent autobiography of the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes.
Despite the efforts of Irving's lawyer, James E. Sharp, Irving was convicted and spent 17 months in federal prison, where he stopped smoking and learned to lift weights.
Irving has said, "I had nothing to do with this movie and it had very little to do with me."
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Clifford-Irving   (1548 words)

 Clifford Irving Interview with Don Swaim
Clifford Irving, author of Autobiography of Howard Hughes, Death Freak and its sequel, Sleeping Spy, discusses his life after spending sixteen and a half months in federal prison for writing a fraudulent biography of billionaire Howard Hughes.
Irving was first intrigued by the case when he heard the circumstances surrounding West’s confession - Kim Paris, a private detective, seduced him into admitting to the crime.
Irving was able to get close to everyone involved: the accused murder, the detectives, the cops and even the judge, mainly because no one had to fear what said would be broadcasted or published the next day.
wiredforbooks.org /cliffordirving   (642 words)

 Clifford Irving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Clifford Irving was a charlatan who claimed to haveco-written the authorized autobiography of Howard Hughes in 1972.
Hughes, a notorious recluse who hadn't been heard from publicly in years, denounced Irving ina telephone conference, and Irving, his wife, and their collaborator Richard Suskind were convicted offraud.
Irving spent 14 months in prison and was forced to return $765,000 to his publishers.
www.therfcc.org /clifford-irving-161151.html   (78 words)

 Bennett: Legitimacy of News Stories: 09/15/2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Irving is probably lying about how he got the manuscript, but the manuscript itself is genuine.
The handwriting experts have looked at the handwriting on the note that Clifford Irving put forward--supposedly written by Howard Hughes--validating the manuscript, and he said the handwriting experts are unanimous, Howard Hughes wrote that note.
Clifford Irving took a legal pad, wrote out a letter from Howard Hughes to this particular prosecutor, signed it "Howard Hughes," and handed it over to him.
www.senate.gov /member/ut/bennett/general/press/record.cfm?id=226293   (2313 words)

 Clifford Irving Biography (Writer/Fraud) — Infoplease.com
In 1972 writer Clifford Irving was sent to prison and ordered to pay back $765,000 to his publishers when it was determined that his "authorized" biography of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes was a fake.
Irving stood by his story, but experts said the voice they had heard was indeed Hughes', and the handwritten documents were deemed fakes.
Irving, his wife Edith and collaborator Richard Suskind were all convicted for their part in the hoax, and Irving spent 14 months in federal prison.
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/cliffordirving.html   (316 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Features -- Clifford Irving: Author of fraud book now derides movie version as ...
Clifford Irving, the Howard Hughes autobiography faker portrayed by Richard Gere in “The Hoax,”; says the movie is a joke.
Irving had forged letters he claimed were written by Hughes to fool experienced publishers at McGraw-Hill and Life, as well as handwriting experts, into believing he had cloak-and-dagger rendezvous with his legendary subject at far-off sites, including a Mexican pyramid.
Irving sold his book and life rights to the movie's producers years ago, then asked that his name be removed from the credits as its technical adviser soon after reading the script.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/features/20070406-9999-lz1c06irving.html   (1682 words)

 Synopsis: "The Private Life of Howard Hughes"
Irving, who has read everything about Hughes, had never heard that, and Hughes said his role in the war was hush-hush.
Later he admits he was lying about his role in the war, and that he did so because, ever since the war he has been on a downward spiral.
One of these Hindus asks Hughes the question that would lead to Hughes to Irving and to his decision to tell his tale, which, for Irving, ends as mysteriously as it began.
dackman.homestead.com /files/PLHHSyn.htm   (469 words)

 Liar, Liar, Clifford Irving Revisited - CBS News
The first interview of Irving, of course, is known to be a departure from the truth.
Irving said he believed Howard Hughes was too ill to come forward and repudiate the book.
Irving continued: "And he said to Dick Suskind, 'Have a prune?' And Suskind took a prune and said, 'This is an organic prune, isn't it?' Hughes said, 'Yes, yes.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2000/01/28/60II/main154661.shtml   (1169 words)

 Extricating Obadiah by Joseph C. Lincoln
Irving Clifford strode briskly along the lower road until he reached the foot of the slight eminence known locally as "Knowles' Hill." At the crest of this hill on the landward side stood a good-sized white house, surrounded by a picket fence, and with two big silver-leaf trees in its front yard.
Clifford's proximity; in fact she was almost at the gate in the picket fence when she raised her eyes and saw him.
Irving, as soon as his bewildered senses were able to grasp the situation at all, jumped over the splintered ruins of the fence and ran to the rescue.
home.hiwaay.net /%7Eajohns/retro/misc/Extricating_Obadiah.htm   (20840 words)

 Anecdote - Clifford Irving - Clifford Irving: Hughes Hoax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
"Clifford Irving perpetrated the most widely publicized hoax of the 20th century when, in 1971, he convinced his New York publisher, McGraw-Hill, that he had been commissioned to ghostwrite the autobiography of the famous elusive billionaire Howard Hughes.
With Richard Suskind, a friend and author of children's books, Irving not only wrote a wildly imaginative 1200-page book 'by Hughes' which veteran newsmen and men who knew Hughes well swore 'had to be authentic,' but he forged over 20 pages of handwritten letters and contracts by Hughes to buttress his claim.
These forgeries, done by a complete amateur who had never seen an original specimen of the handwriting he was reproducing, were submitted to five of the finest handwriting experts in the U.S., who, after close examination, unanimously declared them to be geniune.
www.anecdotage.com /index.php?aid=18344   (309 words)

 Salon People | Biography avoidance techniques of the rich and reclusive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Irving got salted away in the hoosegow for a couple of years for his troubles, and the "Autobiography" was never published.
The scandal is not that Irving fabricated it; the scandal is that he had such lousy insight into the character, works and peculiarities of Hughes -- and that he did such a puerile job with whatever facts he could dig up or make up.
I went to bed with her because she was the star and I was the director and in those days it was one of the obligatory things to do.
www.salon.com /people/feature/1999/10/04/hughes/index1.html   (581 words)

 Ibiza Literature,Literature in Ibiza
Clifford's grandfather was a Manhattan policeman, and the family's West Side apartment contained a wealth of police memorabilia and crime clippings.
Irving and his third wife were divorced in 1965, and he married Edith Sommer in 1967.
Irving wrote a full account of the hoax with Richard Suskind, which has been published under three different titles: (1) Clifford Irving: What Really Happened: His Untold Story of the Hughes Affair (1972); (2) Project Octavio (1977); and (3) The Hoax (1981).
www.liveibiza.com /ibiza_literature/clifford_irving_ibiza.htm   (1384 words)

 Amazon.com: The Hoax: Books: Clifford Irving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
When Clifford Irving and his researcher Dick Susskind hatched a plot to write a fake autobiography of the reclusive billionaire, they embarked on a cataclysmic year of double-dealing, corruption, sex, lies, and forgeries.
The surprise scene-stealer is Irving's foreign-born, conniving, money-laundering wife, an impeccable portrayal.
Mr Irving claims this book is honest, the truth, but since he is writing about a giant lie, it's hard to believe this is as honest as he would have us believe.
www.amazon.com /Hoax-Clifford-Irving/dp/0759238685   (1905 words)

 Clifford Irving Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
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 News from Agape Press
Irving, you remember, wrote to McGraw-Hill in January 1971 saying he had been in touch with billionaire recluse Howard Hughes.
In a meeting with the publishers, Irving produced three letters which he claimed were written by Hughes himself.
When persistent investigation uncovered more and more inconsistencies, Irving confessed to perpetrating one of the most elaborate hoaxes in journalistic history.
headlines.agapepress.org /archive/9/212004ds.asp   (1063 words)

 Hoaxes - Literary
Hughes's autobiography was to be written with the assistance of the writer Clifford Irving, who somehow had managed to secure the paranoid recluse's trust.
Irving claimed he met secretly with Hughes more than a hundred times in Mexico and the Bahamas to tape-record his life story.
Irving has written a variety of books since his infamous literary debut, including several novels and a memoir called Hoax, a purportedly honest account of his dishonest activities.
www.infoplease.com /spot/hoax6.html   (1296 words)

 Anecdotage.com - people Irving anecdote.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
A dyslexic child, John Irving did not perform well in school.
"Clifford Irving perpetrated the most widely publicized hoax of the 20th century...
Washington Irving got his idea for Rip Van Winkle from the legendary tale of the...
www.anecdotage.com /browse.php?category=people&who=Irving   (101 words)

 The Clifford Irving Hoax of the Howard Hughes Autobiography
Clifford Irving, a writer, with the help of his wife Edith and an associate, Richard Suskind, also a writer, convinced the editorial staffs of McGraw-Hill Book Co. and Life Magazine that he had obtained the written permission of Howard Hughes to write the story of his life.
Irving did this by relating alleged meetings with Hughes in detail, inserting anecdotes he had found through an exhaustive research of Hughes' past, to members of the McGraw-Hill and Life Magazine managerial staff.
Irving and his associates were successful in proving to Life and McGraw-Hill that he had a pact with Mr.
www.astm.org /JOURNALS/FORENSIC/PAGES/4817.htm   (243 words)

 terrificbooks.com - Full story of Clifford Irving and the Autobiography of Howard Hughes - the aviator
Yet by the end of January 1972 Clifford Irving did an about-face, stunning his army of supporters with a confession that the autobiography was a hoax.
Until last year the manuscript of the Autobiography reposed in a carton that Clifford Irving carried with him wherever he moved: to prison camp in Pennsylvania, to the shores of East Hampton, to a medieval village in France, to the ski slopes of Aspen, and to the mountains of Mexico.
When Irving first announced that he might present the text to the world, Rosemont Corporation, an entity controlled by the Hughes empire, sued to prevent publication.
www.terrificbooks.com /fullstory/index.html   (1331 words)

 Clifford Irving Interview with Don Swaim
Clifford Irving talks with Don Swaim in this 1984 interview about what Irving has done since he spent fourteen months in federal prison for writing a fraudulent biography of billionaire Howard Hughes.
In this 1988 interview with Don Swaim, Clifford Irving talks about his research for a book about the David West trial.
Irving researched the case so thoroughly that he was called in as a witness because of information he had uncovered.
www.wiredforbooks.org /cliffordirving   (242 words)

 Richard Gere's Role Of A Lifetime, In "The Hoax" He Stars As Writer Clifford Irving, Who Fooled The Whole Country - CBS ...
In the movie, Gere re-creates the way Irving and his long time friend and fellow writer Dick Suskind — played by Alfred Molina — took turns pretending to be Howard Hughes to create interview transcripts that they then took to editors at McGraw-Hill.
Irving says the idea came from an article in Newsweek that convinced him that Howard Hughes had become so reclusive he'd never go public to say the book was a fake.
Irving began by forging a letter from Howard Hughes that convinced McGraw-Hill that the billionaire had chosen him to help write his autobiography.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2007/03/29/sunday/printable2623613.shtml   (879 words)

 Amazon.ca: Video: F for Fake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Postmodernist that he is, Wells then proceeds to narrate and edit the film in such a perversely frenetic way as to blur the lines between what is real and what is deception, making for an often confusing but engaging work of art in itself.
Initially, the subjects are master art forger Elmyr de Hory and his would-be biographer Clifford Irving, also author of the infamous Howard Hughes biography.
Irving known especially for the biography of the late Howard Hughes.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/6303473261   (1325 words)

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