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100 1  Payne, Doris,|d1930-|eauthor. 
245 10 Diamond Doris :|bthe true story of the world's most 
       notorious jewel thief /|cDoris Payne with Zelda Lockhart. 
264  1 [United States] :|bHarper Collins Publishers,|c2019. 
264  2 |bMade available through hoopla 
300    1 online resource 
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520    In the ebullient spirit of Ocean's 8, The Heist, and 
       Thelma and Louise, a sensational and entertaining memoir 
       of the world's most notorious jewel thief-a woman who 
       defied society's prejudices and norms to carve her own 
       path, stealing from elite jewelers to live her dreams. 
       Growing up during the Depression in the segregated coal 
       town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, Doris Payne was told her
       dreams were unattainable for poor black girls like her. 
       Surrounded by people who sought to limit her potential, 
       Doris vowed to turn the tables after the owner of a 
       jewelry store threw her out when a white customer arrived.
       Neither racism nor poverty would hold her back; she would 
       get what she wanted and help her mother escape an abusive 
       relationship.Using her southern charm, quick wit, and 
       fascination with magic as her tools, Payne began 
       shoplifting small pieces of jewelry from local stores. 
       Over the course of six decades, her talents grew with each
       heist. Becoming an expert world-class jewel thief, she 
       daringly pulled off numerous diamond robberies and her 
       Jewish boyfriend fenced the stolen gems to Hollywood 
       celebrities.Doris's criminal exploits went unsolved well 
       into the 1970s-partly because the stores did not want to 
       admit that they were duped by a black woman. Eventually 
       realizing Doris was using him, her boyfriend turned her 
       inches She was arrested after stealing a diamond ring in 
       Monte Carlo that was valued at more than half a million 
       dollars. But even prison couldn't contain this larger-than
       -life personality who cleverly used nuns as well as 
       various ruses to help her break out. With her arrest in 
       2013 in San Diego, Doris's fame skyrocketed when media 
       coverage of her astonishing escapades exploded. Today, at 
       eighty-seven, Doris, as bold and vibrant as ever, lives in
       Atlanta, and is celebrated for her glamorous legacy. She 
       sums up her adventurous career best: "It beat being a 
       teacher or a maid." A rip-roaringly fun and exciting story
       as captivating and audacious as Catch Me if You Can and 
       Can You Ever Forgive Me?-Diamond Doris is the portrait of 
       a captivating anti-hero who refused to be defined by the 
       prejudices and mores of a hypocritical society. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
600 10 Payne, Doris,|d1930- 
650  0 Jewel thieves|zUnited States|vBiography. 
650  0 Jewel thieves|zUnited States|y20th century. 
650  0 Electronic books. 
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