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    Veronica Lake's Jewelry Box from Howard Hughes. Embossed with Veronica Lake's initials on the lid, this leather covered jewelry box was a gift to Lake from Howard Hughes, and was saved by the actress until the early '70s. Lake's later years were tragic; most of her belongings were seized by the IRS and she was destitute by the late '60s with very few possessions. The box was one of her few treasured mementoes from an earlier, more glamorous time and was given to TV personality Joe Franklin prior to her death at age 50. Lined in blue velvet, the box is in Fair condition, though the lid is unhinged and the leather shell is damaged. Accompanied by a notarized LOA from Joe Franklin. From the collection of John Strangi.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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