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Stealing Beauty

As every good hunter or fisherman knows, the right bait can be crucial to landing a catch.  In the 1955 Hitchcock film To Catch a Thief, Grace Kelly suspects Cary Grant of being a not-quite-reformed jewel thief masquerading as an Oregon businessman -- and baits her trap accordingly.  When Grant reveals his true identity by identifying Kelly's stunning "diamond" necklace as a fake, the victorious huntress leans forward and breathes, "Well, I'm not."  Fireworks ensue.  Literally.


Diamonds may be some girls' best friend, but for the future Princess Grace, rhinestones did the job just fine.  One can only imagine how well she'd have managed with access to a ready supply of the new "manufactured" diamonds -- or whatever they'll ultimately be called in the marketplace.