With all the hallmarks of a Hollywood movie, including the set, right near the Carlton InterContinental Hotel where Alfred Hitchcock filmed To Catch a Thief starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, was the scene of a daring jewelry heist. A thief left the Carlton hotel with a haul worth over $135 million, (originally estimated at less than half that). This comes just days after the Swiss police had announced that a member of the “Pink Panther” gang of jewel thieves had escaped from a prison in Switzerland. The gang is said to have hit hundreds of high-end boutiques all over the globe, making off with hundreds of millions of dollars in jewelry. I know it’s a crime, but as they go, it’s SO glam. (via The Daily Beast)
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Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 To Catch a Thief.
The use of the word “gay” as a reference to homosexuality dates back to the late 19th century, but its use gradually increased in the 20th century. And yes, it’s true that the 1938 screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby was in fact the FIRST TIME the word was used in a homosexual context in front of a wide audience. In this scene, Cary Grant’s character’s clothes have been sent to the cleaner’s and, stepping out of the shower, he is obliged to put on Katharine Hepburn’s feather-trimmed robe to answer the door when May Robson arrives. Robson’s character asks Grant why he’s wearing the robe, and he leaps up flamboyantly and says, “Because I just went GAY all of a sudden!” Since this was a mainstream movie at a time when the use of the word to mean homosexual would be unfamiliar to most film-goers, the line could also be interpreted to mean, “I just decided to do something frivolous.” (Thanks, wiki)
Soldier Cary Grant with a puppy in his pocket. There are no words.
Swedish jewelry student George Chamoun, 26, for the last three weeks has been working on an icons-themed project, in which he collages (rather brilliantly) two celebrities into one image, via computer. Above are two of the results: That’s Cary Grant and George Clooney on the left and Marilyn Monroe and Scarlett Johansson on the right. Says Charmoun: “The pictures are not morphed in any way. What you see is a collage of two different people in each picture. Did it take me a long time to find the right pictures? Hell yes it did! … I am not comparing anything here. Sorry if you feel that your favourite actor or actress was ‘paired up’ with someone you don’t like.” See more on his blog.