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    Bert Lahr "Cowardly Lion" prop "Witch Remover" from The Wizard of Oz. (MGM, 1939) This instantly recognizable prop is wielded by the Cowardly Lion as he, Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow enter the Haunted Forest and read aloud the sign stating, "Haunted Forest...Witches Castle one mile...I'd turn back if I were you." So visually important is this scene that MGM chose the image of this sequence for one of their eight promotional lobby cards. This vintage hand pump exterminator sprayer is constructed of steel and wood measuring 32.5 in. long x 8.25 in. wide. Painted gray with red trim and hand lettered "WITCH REMOVER" along both sides of the cylinder. Exhibits usual production wear with general paint loss and scuffing. An iconic and exceedingly rare prop from this cinematic masterpiece. Provenance: Christie's East, New York, May 24, 2000, lot 156.

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