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MARIAN MARSH - DOCUMENT UNSIGNED CIRCA 1933 - HFSID 276765

MARIAN MARSH The actress' (delinquent) federal tax return for 1933, with her handwritten, itemized deductions; accompanied by unsigned copy of her 1937 California tax form. Document signed: "Marian Marsh", 1p, 7¾x11. Los Angeles, California, no date. Individual (federal) Income Tax Return for 1933.

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MARIAN MARSH
The actress' (delinquent) federal tax return for 1933, with her handwritten, itemized deductions; accompanied by unsigned copy of her 1937 California tax form.
Document signed: "Marian Marsh", 1p, 7¾x11. Los Angeles, California, no date. Individual (federal) Income Tax Return for 1933. Marsh has hand printed her name in the address area at top. She has not signed in the official signature space at bottom, suggesting that this was a copy of the return retained for her records. Filling out the form in her own hand, Marsh reported $5,750 in income from, including sums received from Allied Pictures, Chesterfield Productions and Universal Pictures. She has claimed $2,369.03 in deductions, a personal exemption of $2,500 and credit for dependents of $200. Line 14 is missing at paper separation. She has claimed a small refund. (Amount unreadable.) She has written in capital letters at top of form: "DELINQUENT." Stamped note at line 8 (Other Deductions): "See attached statement." Paper has separated at a horizontal fold, with one line missing and lines 13,15, 16 and 17 stained and unreadable. Paperclip rust at top and on lower segment. Also lightly soiled at top edge. Accompanied by autograph note, unsigned, 1p, 5x7. Her pencil, handwritten, itemized list of deductions from 1933 taxes, the total matching the sum on the tax return. Presumably because of her career as an actress, she has claimed $997.06 for depreciation of her clothes, $43 for a maid and $310.55 for beauty parlor visits. Lightly soiled at top and bottom edges. Paperclip impression in upper left. Otherwise, fine condition. Also accompanied by unsigned copy of Marsh's California Income Tax return for 1937, 4p (front and verso, 8½x14) unsigned and undated but filled out in pencil. Marsh, identifying herself as an actress, reports gross income of $10,783.33, income net of (presumably deductible but non-itemized) expenses of $6,010.05 and state tax of $52.01. Many folds. Minor nick at lower edge. Otherwise, fine condition. 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 other film credits include Five Star Final (1931), The Mad Genius (1931), The Road to Singapore (1931), Beauty and the Boss (1932), Sport Parade (1932), 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. This tax return is an interesting document. Either the federal tax laws have changed significantly since 1933, or she has made some serious mistakes in computing her tax. Not only has she claimed several deductions which would raise the eyebrows of a modern IRS agent, but she has claimed a refund, even though she had no tax withheld, merely because her deductions and credits exceeded her income. Did these claims get her in trouble? The document merits further research. Three items.

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