Night at the Museum

The most daring jewell heist in New York City history went down 50 years ago this week. Three men — known later to the police as the “beach boys” because of their surfing background — scaled the American Museum of Natural History and broke into the JP Morgan Hall of Gems and Minerals. In a matter of minutes, the harebrained trio disappeared with some of the world’s most precious stones. What ensued was a wild man-hunt, including a breakout series of New York Post investigative reports penned by Nora Ephron – the famous American screenwriter and reporter. Meryl Gordon recounts the audacious story for Vanity Fair.

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