Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Cannes: $53 Mil Jewel Heist at Carlton Hotel Is Third Since Festival

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The Carlton Hotel, part of the Intercontinental chain, was hit today by a $53 million jewel heist– in broad daylight. This time the jeweler Lev Leviev. This is the third blatant theft of a major jeweler since the film festival in May. Back then first Chopard got hit in a weird saga that involved thieves drilling through a wall safe at the off -the -track Novotel. Then a $2.6 million necklace was stolen at the Eden Rock in Antibes during the zoo-like De Grisogono fete. Cannes is obviously not the place to have expensive jewelry without guards. The Carlton often hosts jewelry displays in its much-trafficked lobby. Police reports say the theft took place at noon Sunday–6am New York time. This should give Woody Allen something to think about. He’s shooting his new movie right now in and around the hotel.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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