MARIAN MARSH

Perky vintage 3.5x 5.5 glossy black and white head and shoulders publicity portrait, circa 1934, boldly signed in black fountain pen. Near very fine condition, with a teeny-tiny smudge to the first letter of the signature, barely discernible without x-ray vision. Marian Marsh became an overnight star at age 18 as a result of her performance as Trilby, opposite John Barrymore in Svengali (1931). By turns disarming and inept as an actress, she starred opposite such leading men as Edward G. Robinson, William Powell and Warren William, but by the mid-1930s her career was in decline and she was reduced to mostly low-budget quickies. She retired from the screen at age 30.

$40