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MARIAN MARSH - COLLECTION CIRCA 1993 - HFSID 276764

Remarkable collection including an award given her at Cinecon 29, the program for that film festival, and a tax return signed by Marsh.

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MARIAN MARSH
Remarkable collection including an award given her at Cinecon 29, the program for that film festival, and a tax return signed by Marsh.
Collection of three items: 1)Wood and glass trophy with metallic plaque (unsigned), 6x7½x2½ Glass display is engraved with cinema images and the caption: "Cinecon: Society for Cinephiles." Metallic plaque on wooden base bears caption: "Marian Marsh/Film Career Achievement Award/Cinecon 29 - September 2-6, 1993." Fine condition. 2) Program (unsigned), 24p, 8¼x11. Program of Cinecon 29, Hollywood, California, September 2-6, 1993. Program includes convention schedule, synopses of classic films to be shown, and reproduced photos of featured film stars, including Marsh. Cover illustration features Marsh, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Bebe Daniels. The Marsh film showcased at this film fest was The Mad Genius. Thin ¾-inch stain at lower right corner of program cover. Otherwise, fine condition. 3) Document signed: "Marian Marsh", 4p (front and verso), 9½x16. West Hollywood, California, n.d., but circa 1933. Individual US Income Tax Return for 1932, signed by Marsh in name space on p1 and entirely filled out by her. Duplicate copy filled out by Marsh for her own records. She reports taxable income of $6,965.70 and paid $136.14 in tax. Three horizontal folds. LIghtly soiled. Ink transfer where document was folded, making many of the numbers difficult to read. Signature is fully legible, however. Early sound-era film actress Marian Marsh (1913-2006), born Violet Ethelred Krauth in Trinidad, is best known for her role as Trilby O'Farrell in the 1931 classic, Svengali, opposite John Barrymore. Marsh, who was first signed by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. in 1928, made her early films as Marilyn Morgan. When the 16-year-old actress was signed by Warner Bros. in 1929, she was renamed Marian Marsh. Known for her doll-like features and wide-eyed innocence, Marsh was a "natural" for damsel-in-distress roles. Her film credits include Five Star Final (1931), The Mad Genius (1931), The Road to Singapore (1931), Beauty and the Boss (1932), Sport Parade (1932), Over the Garden Wall (1934), A Girl of Limberlost (1934), The Black Room (1935), Crime and Punishment (1935), Counterfeit (1936), Come Closer Folks (1936) and House of Errors (1942, her last film). In 1957, Marsh came out of retirement to guest star on an episode of the TV anthology series, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars. The youngest sister of actress Jean Fenwick, Marsh spent her retirement years involved in beautification and charity work in Palm Springs, California. Three items.

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