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    Marian Marsh's Christmas Cards from Howard Hughes. Marian Marsh enjoyed a very social life in Hollywood during her stardom years in the 1930s. She was one of the screen beauties romantically linked with the enigmatic Howard Hughes; in fact, she played "The Girl Selling Kisses" (luring men to enlist) in Hughes' Hell's Angels (1930). Late in life she dismissed the reports of romance -- she claimed Hughes was more of a "big brother" to her -- but she nevertheless saved material on him. This lot offers an unidentified magazine page showing Hughes with a dressed-to-kill Marian (as well as pictures of such Hughes' protegees as Ginger Rogers, Ava Gardner and Jean Harlow); a 1934 "Hollywood Parade" clipping noting Hughes and Marian at the Club Continental; a packet of clippings from Los Angeles newspapers, late 1934, linking Marian with Hughes (with Louella Parsons calling Marian "Howard's heartbeat"); and two Christmas cards (one dated 1937 with original stamped envelope, other undated), both with Hughes' pre-printed name. The lot also includes an invitation to Marian from Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, lord and lady of "Pickfair," the social capital of Hollywood, in which the "Xth Olympiad Committee and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks" request Marian's presence the evening of August 9, 1932 at a dinner and preview of Fairbanks' new film, Mr. Robinson Crusoe. (Gary Cooper and Katharine Hepburn were among the guests that evening too.) The invitation (on beautiful and elegant 4.5" x 6" stationery) comes in its original stamped hand-addressed envelope. Some wear and tatters to the clippings, in overall Very Fine condition. IFrom the Marian Marsh Archive Q.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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