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    Marian Marsh's Love Letters from Actors Edmund Lowe and Bobby Howes. A group of eight love letters, telegrams and notes from Edmund Lowe to Marian Marsh, all from 1935, along with clippings on the couple. Less than a year after the death of his wife (actress and style maven Lilyan Tashman), Lowe began a short but intense courtship with 23-year-old Marian Marsh. Included are beautifully written missives from Lowe to Marsh. One note pleads: "Think gently of me, Marian dear, rosebud dear, & need I say that my life will be so very much brighter if I hear from you?" Lowe goes on to complain of casting trouble on his 1936 film Seven Sinners. In other instances, no doubt referring to his popular role as Sergeant Quirt from What Price Glory?, Lowe writes of a "Sergeant" -- apologizing for his bad behavior, and in one case signing as "Sergeant" -- perhaps Lowe's alter-ego? Marsh saved these letters along with newspaper clippings on their budding romance, including a Louella Parsons column speculating that Lowe had replaced Marsh's former flame Howard Hughes. In Very Fine condition with age-toning and heavy mailing creases to letters and telegrams. Also included are Marsh's love letters to and from British actor Bobby Howes, all from 1934. The letters are accompanied by studio portraits of Marsh and Howes from their film Over the Garden Wall, 1934, and three interesting notes to Marian from Howes' wife, stage actress Pat Malone, also from 1934. From the Marian Marsh Archive. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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