The late great George Harrison apparently figured a child’s happiness meant a lot more than some silly authentification process. Handwriting experts have proven Harrison forged the signatures of his fellow Beatles on a photo in the late 1960s.
The picture was for Ann Bartlett, a dying teenager. The story has just come out as Ann’s father, Harry, donated the picture to a charity auction to benefit leukemia research. Even with the knowledge that John, Paul and Ringo weren’t really signators, the photo, plus another personalized pic of Harrison himself that read “Ann, Hope you will be out of hospital soon, love from George Harrison, XXX” still sold for 1,300 pounds to an anonymous bidder.
Considering Harrison died of cancer himself, this story is nothing if not bittersweet. But Beatles fan or not, can you really be mad at the guy? He wanted to make a sick child happy, and there was no harm done here. In the end, it even helped a cause near and dear to the Bartletts’ heart.
When it comes to making a terminally ill child happy, is it OK to cheat a little?
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