February 14th, 2016


"And also don’t forget, the reason opportunity is often missed is that it usually comes disguised as hard work." - Clifford Irving

February 14, 1971 - On this day, Clifford Irving claimed he received a call from notoriously reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, agreeing to collaborate on an authorized biography. The American writer used this story to secure a six-figure advance from his editors. But in reality? It was all a hoax. Instead of talking with Hughes, Irving had been enjoying Valentine's Day in Oaxaca, Mexico with his Danish pop star girlfriend, Nina van Pallandt.