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The Piano From Casablanca Could Be Yours

… if you have around $1.2 million and the space to store it.  The upright piano on which Sam famously played "As Times Goes By" (and in which Renault Rick hid the transit papers) will be auctioned off at Sotheby's December 14.  This seems as good a time as any to let you know that yesterday was Casablanca's 70th birthday, and also that Rick and Ilsa almost definitely had sex that night in his apartment. (Slate makes the case here.) Okay, and Casablanca Class is dismissed for today.

Photo: Warner Bros