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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 12, 1972, High Point, North Carolina 6b High Point Enterprise saturday feb. 12, 1971irving reached Pinnacle before things started collapsing by Peter Arnett a special correspondent new York a at Sunset blurred Beach parties late last autumn and across the Check ered tablecloths at Ibiza a outdoor restaurants Clifford Irving a friends excitedly passed the word he finally had struck it Rich. A Friend remember a the had told his closest acquaintances that he was on to something of historic then it was official. Mcgraw Hill announced on dec. 7 that it would publish the autobiography of billionaire Recluse Howard Hughes with excerpts to appear in life Magazine. And the author of this literary coup of the decade0 forty one year old Clifford Irving. Clifford who0 that is what had been ranking him All along according to his friends. His Lack of Recagni lion even Back in his College Days this handsome son of a successful new York cartoonist and grandson of a Tough Manhattan cop had burned with an ambition to make his Mark As a writer lie had published seven books four of them novels. Enough Money was coming in to maintain his standing As a successful Man of letters amongst the mixed bag of european Gentry adventurers. American writers and playboys whom he counted As his friends on the Mediterranean Island of lib a where he lived. He had married four times and there were other women in editors note for while it looked As if Clifford Irving had achieved his ambition As a writer Money and literary recognition. His manuscript on the life of b i i i i Bonaire industrialist Howard Hughes had been accepted it or publication. Then things fell apart. Following is the second of two articles profiling the author. But there was a void to be filled the need for Fame. A big Man in Ibiza Irving was Well aware that he was Well less than first rank in the larger literary world of the United states. As one Book after another failed to gain great critical acclaim or bring him reputation. Irving and his friends would sit sipping wine on the red tiled living room floor of his 300-year-old peasant House Jok i n g i y concocting bizarre schemes to get Rich and famous. A a recurring theme of Cliff s was to retrace the path of some famous aviator reputed to have discovered a vast Diamond Field in South one Aquaino Tance recalled. Cliff wanted to stake a claim and live happily Ever another bizarre scheme was seriously considered to promote his Book a fake a the Story of Art forger Elmyr de Hory his Ibiza neighbor. Now open Fin amp fur pet shop 2295 English re visit sir pizza \ 7000 by main St a Southgate shopping Center a 516 National Highway Thomasville i Illif Cali a a sunday Brunch 11 00 am. To 2 00 . Tables of Buffet foods including a Silver Dollar hot cokes a Southern Fried Chicken adults�?T2.25 pm Drin under 12 �?T1-25 of High Point downtown 71 s main St. Enet or Martin twin la a a ouse hoi Moo Quot it is a _ Joy Quot Harold a and Maude with songs by cat Stevens shows 1 15 3 00 5 00 7 00 9 00 they met at the funeral of a perfect stranger. From then on things got perfectly stranger and stranger mow do they get so Many big ones \ Sidney Poitier in they Cali me mister Tibbs e Ihl Hercules Man Steve Reeves a a a Lono ride from hello free 6 30311 7 00 hot Coffee tonight ii he says tic Feist is the piece the Cen Pointer High Point s tints i driven theatre according to Friend and former editor Tom Gervasi Irving wanted a girl acquaintance to buy a painting by the French artist Dufy from a Well known Manhattan gallery. Cliff would then publicly pronounce the painting a fake the work of de Hory. With this scheme he hoped to stir up publicity and push along the slow sales of the Book Gervasi said. He finally dropped the scheme because it endangered the reputation of the gallery. It was in the introduction to a fake a that Irving hinted at his yearning for Success when he wrote a i have noticed in this most curious world that anything is possible and that what seems highly improbable is merely beyond the reach of ones ii was last Spring that Irving told Mcgraw Hill and life Magazine that he had obtained the authorized autobiography of Hughes. Irving said he had mailed his Book. A fake a to the Recluse which resulted in a continuing Exchange of letters. A Irving sold them the Story with buttery smoothness a said an executive close to the negotiations. A the had incredible fluidity in in tar served cafeteria style a pm ? no waiting cafeteria Soith 2 s mom is err /?42j a a a a a a a a a i explaining How he allegedly met Hughes. He told questioner after questioner the exact Story with intimate Mcgraw Hill and life decided to go ahead with publication. And so on dec. 7 Mcgraw Hill made the announcement of the imminent pub cation of the autobiography of Howard Hughes. For Clifford Irving it was anonymity no longer. Messages of congratulations poured in from friends around the world. Then Howard Hughes personally counter attacked with a Broad barrage of Legal and telephonic artillery All aimed at proving that he did t know Irving had never met him. And had not collaborated with him on his memoirs. As holes began appearing in his Story Irving still maintained his urbanity. Matr fix info ight Cine theatre yay a hopping Center 2200 Westchester or 885 4427 Ciri or Ruer fam Jmc a by god he a laughing at us a commented a newsman As the author dining with his blonde artist wife Edith and friends in a Manhattan restaurant waved with unconcerned gaiety at them. This was the night after one of the More damaging disclosures. A Beautiful blonde danish Singer Nina Van pal Landt disputed Irving s claims he had met with Hughes in Mexico. She claimed she and Irving went to Mexico and spent nearly every minute together. Hughes was nowhere in sight. Irving a wife Edith had already shattered the illusions of a score of reporters who camped in her living room in Ibiza while a Small army of lawyers and investigators attempted to Zurich Bank and later withdrew sire at College to become a a Trace checks Worth $650,000 it. Jar writer or. Herve Byron and Irving still remains out one of the authors Cornell Wardly in suave control of him classmates and now an Engle self even though two grand Wood n j., ophthalmologist made out to Hughes. Edith acted like a rather bewildered woman somehow be juries Are investigating the said a i always had the feeling coming involved in an intrigue Hughes manuscript and Swiss you never got to know All the she scarcely understood. But police want him and his wife to Clifford Irving at one time. He then the truth came out she answer criminal charges. Was always half there and half was the mysterious woman in recalling Irving a burning de not there. Black who deposited $650,000 in checks made out to Hughes in a Flowers for All occasions High Point s leading Florist Grace Flower shop North Wrenn St Westwood phone 888-4085 and 882-1617 is Al a Only in my dreams today 4 30 7 30 a also a a a Motel confidential today 3 of 6 of 9 of tit. J late show tonight 11 30 a suits Only 0 the Baru dinner theatre with new Tork cast in the a magic stage now playing a forty carats latest Broadway comedy an explosive Russ Meyer film Hie seven Mim Tesa to starting sunday people Ere things. Things Ere to be used. 20th Century Fox presents making it i starting sunday with undo Homus and Tho or rotors worn Joe chord in horns dots a Lotos a Iii song in Umi ill ii tr-33 times 2 15 3-35 5 35 7 15 900 Martin twin ii movie ratings for parents Ano Young people to the stint St let shit i ii it it tit Quot it Tali Shtul Tbs to Lomi y 1 Mvi to tent it viewing by it t child f g All Ages admitted Centre Huo Tittl up All Ages admitted be to Tel outdone suffered Ris r x restricted undo i 7 a it iut a a Sextant at adult Cuard Ien o no oni Utoft i most Trio i Aga Lif he May very in certain Ataei of v pm a a x Mal Manea actual com a Imam in the above is published As a Public service by the High Point Enterprise no unnecessary waiting we fill your prescriptions promptly Calhoun drug store 1231 Mon lieu ave. Phone 883-4119 Ketuu downtown e easy parking tyrant talk goes on High pointers want Billy Jack Back 2nd time at Center Why ii it Little tin Soldier or is it a picture with heart Billy Jack Jow Laughlin a Delores Taylor at 1-3-5-7-9 up last 2 Days today amp tomorrow Greensboro coliseum twice daily today 00& 8 15 pm Barnum Bailey circus All act a Rod a Ltd a i. My it Quot Edmon staged o d que ered by a its it and Barstow today s performances. 2 00 a 8 15 pm tomorrow2 00 amp 6 00 pm All senti reserved 5.00-4.00-$3.00 tax included tickets on Sale at coliseum Box office amp Paul Rose Friendly a for ticket information Cau 294-2870 Good seats As lore As show tune 7 17 2 a i St or. In run super Row in theatre hits in color being the oldest in t what makes us the Best. Lowest admission Price in t what makes us the #1 theatre in the area. Drive out tonight and see what does1--------- a always a color cartoon to Start the show a open 6 20 cartoon starts at 7 a hit #1 shows twice starting at 7 06 and i 1 05 i High Point s finest Hwi eel. H drive in a 431-4515 a on s. Main St. Adult entertainment Clint Eastwood a a a if dear Patron dire re the Unwe vol Al Dill a Hen picture weeds Camlet describe the centaurs. June a Ion Osmond Preterite had \ Elk a a june wed sees Al Wile shows att. Womb of Jayne Mansfield now open Ketners cafeterias Buffe ter Las formally the Mayfair cafeteria. Southgate shopping Center serving continuously 7 Days a week Ham to spin 7 meats a 5 vegetables a 5 fresh salad homemade banana pudding Coffee Tea or fruit punch a hot biscuits hush puppies Box office opens at 6 30 a please Don t touch me at 7 . A the wild wild world of Jayne Mansfield at 8 45. Is movie shown Over at 10.15 rated0 under 18 requires parents a not for children a ? i Quot play misty for me an invitation to terror. Jessica Walter a Donna Mills co s a it &Quot"9 hit no 2 at 9 06 Alan Ark in Bob Newhart Richard Benjamin Anthony Perkins Paula Prentiss Orson Welles adults in All kids under age 12 admitted free at the Midway nest hit will be let s scare Jessica to death Quot a 11 1.35 sundays a holidays 51.50 Complete 1eaturing Dai Fried Frog legs fresh Trout children prices under 12.#0 under 3.50 other locations a Towne Moll shag Center Salisbury . A Cabarrus shag City Kannapolis . A oven Park Plaza Burlington. . A 118 Matolay ave. Salisbury . A Tyvola mall shag. Center 5401 Pineville Rood Charlotte. . A Gateway Plaza shag. Center Raleigh . I

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