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    Invitation To The Dance Production Cel and Background Setup (MGM Studios, 1952). Gene Kelly directed and starred in this feature that was originally filmed in 1952. However the release of this film was delayed until 1956 due to doubts MGM had of its commercial viability. It was unusual in that it was a three-part anthology, there was no dialog, one segment combined live-action with animation, and the entire story was told in dance and mime. The cartoon segment featured these two cels and background. The setup is comprised of a cel of the King with two kneeling harem girls. They measure between 3.25" to 4.25" tall. There is paint cracking and paint loss, it is in Good condition. Another cel features a reclining harem girl measuring 5.25" long with only slight paint cracking in the knee and minor paint loss in the dress. It is in Very Good condition. They are on a hand-painted, Master production background. The background has handling and wear, with minor scuff/scratch marks in the lower orange area. Very Good condition. All are in 12 field, 3-peghole format.

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