Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Marian Marsh Correspondence to Louis B. Mayer and Others. Why did Louis B. Mayer send Marian Marsh a case of wine? That's a mystery, but here's a May 17, 1935 note, penned on Marian's personal stationery, written while she was starring in The Black Room with Boris Karloff, addressed "Dear L.B." and expressing "Many, many thanks for the case of wine...If your ears burn you will know it is because we are drinking a toast to you...," signed "Marian." The lot also incudes five negatives from The Great Gambini (1937), showing Marian with actor Reginald Denny with the model airplanes he crafted so well, as well as 1932 letters from and to Ben Maddox, who'd conducted interviews with Marian for Screen Book and Silver Screen. Marian's March 9, 1932 response has her name written in full and a multitude of "MM"s added. The Maddox letters have some age stains; the Mayer letter is clean; all are in overall Fine condition. From the Marian Marsh Archive. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

    View all of [The Marian Marsh Archive ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,157

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Oct 6, 2007 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 March 12 - 13 The David Swartz Vintage Vinyl Collection Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature® Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    Again I say thank you and I have recommended your company to several people.
    Roberta Thornhill,
    Clyde, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search