Trivia for the day taken from the excellent book "Since Yesterday 1929-1939" by Fredrick L. Allen:
The top Tax payer in the US in 1936 was William Randolph Hearst. The #2 tax payer was Mae West with $430k in earnings. The book is a great read and talks about the culture, fashion, economics and politics of a process known as the Great Depression. It reads like a newspaper from today which is kind of scary. Economically we are in 1932-33 as near as I can tell.
Anyone wanting to understand the unfolding economic and cultural process that was "the depression" may want to read Since Yesterday, it is one of the best books I have read in a quite some time.