John Gilbert, popular leading man of the 1920s known as "The Great Lover." His career began to wane with the arrival of talkies.

John Gilbert, popular leading man of the 1920s known as "The Great Lover." His career began to wane with the arrival of talkies.

John Gilbert and Lillian Gish in La Boheme (Director: King Vidor, 1926). A group of starving artists try to survive in 1830s Paris, including a seamstress and the would-be playwright she loves. / Um grupo de artistas famintos tentar sobreviver na Paris de 1830, incluindo uma costureira e um dramaturgo por ser, que ela ama. IMDB

John Gilbert and Lillian Gish in La Boheme (Director: King Vidor, 1926). A group of starving artists try to survive in 1830s Paris, including a seamstress and the would-be playwright she loves. / Um grupo de artistas famintos tentar sobreviver na Paris de 1830, incluindo uma costureira e um dramaturgo por ser, que ela ama. IMDB

Young John Gilbert, smoldering

Young John Gilbert, smoldering

John Gilbert - Photo by George Hurrell

John Gilbert - Photo by George Hurrell

John Gilbert, Actor: The Big Parade. John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 he was being noticed in films and getting better roles. In 1921 he signed a three-year contract with...

John Gilbert, Actor: The Big Parade. John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 he was being noticed in films and getting better roles. In 1921 he signed a three-year contract with...

John Gilbert allegedly proposed to Garbo numerous times. Legend has it that when a double marriage was arranged in 1926 (with Eleanor Boardman and King Vidor), Garbo failed to appear at the ceremony. Her recent biographers, however, question the veracity of this story.

John Gilbert allegedly proposed to Garbo numerous times. Legend has it that when a double marriage was arranged in 1926 (with Eleanor Boardman and King Vidor), Garbo failed to appear at the ceremony. Her recent biographers, however, question the veracity of this story.

We Had Faces Then — matineemoustache:   John Gilbert and Alma Rubens...

John Gilbert and Alma Rubens in The Masks Of The...

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