The True Story Behind “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Is a Literary Nightmare

On Oct. 19, fans of Melissa McCarthy are going to see the actress in a completely new light. The comedic star of Bridesmaids and Spy is taking on the role of real-life author and forger Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me?… New York autograph dealer David H. Lowenherz told The Times, “She would go into these libraries and copy the letter in question, go back to her home and fake as best she could the stationery and fake the signature, and then she’d go back to the institution and make the switch. So she was actually not selling fakes: She was substituting the fakes and selling the originals.” Read More