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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Special Gift

The scene in Lady and the Tramp where Jim Dear gives his wife a special Christmas gift presented in a hat box is a treasured Hollywood moment that still enchants audiences to this day.

Most people don't know that this scene was inspired by a real life Christmas gift that Walt Disney made to his wife Lillian. His long nights at the studio meant that Mrs. Disney had to spend many hours alone. Eager to give her a "friend" to keep her company, he presented her with a "Lady" of her very own- in a hat box just like in the film. It was a romantic gesture that has inspired many a gift giver to this day.