Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #001423113221: JOHN GILBERT

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Highly rare vintage inscribed black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch pale yellow autograph album page, acquired in-person in the early 1930s. In fine condition for its age, with some surface crinkles and a corner crease, not affecting the writing. Good-looking silent and early talkie leading man John Gilbert-- who died of a heart attack at 38, brought on by too much booze and sex-- was electrifying in The Phantom (1916), Happiness (1917), The White Heather (1919), Shame (1921), While Paris Sleeps (1923), The Wolf Man (1924), His Hour (1924), The Merry Widow (1925), The Big Parade (1925), Ben-Hur (1925), La Boheme (1926), Flesh and the Devil (1926), The Show (1927), Show People (1928), The Masks of the Devil (1928), Redemption (1930), The Phantom of Paris (1931), West of Broadway (1931), Tod Browning's Fast Workers (1933), and Queen Christina (1933).