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    A Pair of Decorative Porcelain Boxes from "Words and Music." Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1948. Both square-shaped, hinged lids, handpainted with images of birds and flowers, interior further painted with floral imagery, bottom of both with annotation reading in part "MGM XX5215;" one used as set dressing in the scene where "Richard Rodgers" [Tom Drake] professes his love for "Joyce Harmon" [Ann Sothern] in her apartment -- it can be seen on the far end table under the fireplace mantle; both were likely used in countless MGM productions over the years.
    5" x 5" x 2 1/2"

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    This lot was consigned directly to Heritage Auctions by the niece of Dorothy Ponedel, a make-up artist at MGM who became good friends with Judy Garland after working on many of her films. Throughout the years, Garland gave numerous items to Ponedel as souvenirs from the movies they made together, including these two decorative boxes - though how or exactly why Judy got them off the set remains unknown!


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    August, 2014
    23rd Saturday
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