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    His Glorious Night (MGM, 1929). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). At one time, John Gilbert was one of the top leading men in silent-era Hollywood. Renowned for his dashing good looks and romantic portrayals, he was at the top of the heap after the death of Rudolph Valentino, his chief rival, in 1926. Add to that a torrid affair with superstar Greta Garbo, and Gilbert had all the makings of a legendary career. But, after significant publicity leading up to their marriage, Garbo got cold feet and left Gilbert at the altar, a move that devastated the handsome star both personally and professionally. From then on, his career went downhill, reaching its nadir in this picture, his first sound film. Reportedly, his voice was too high-pitched and reedy to match his dashing image, and audiences laughed at inappropriate times. In fact, this picture was the inspiration for the classic motion picture, Singin' in the Rain. After this movie, Gilbert would make just a handful of additional films before passing away from a heart attack in 1936 at the age of 39. Offered here is a beautiful title card for this turning point film, which shows edge wear, a tear in the top left, a larger tear in the center of the image, and pinholes in the top corners. All of these issues have been expertly addressed with professional restoration, resulting in a card that is extremely attractive and presentable. Very Good+.

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