Saturday, January 11th, 1936: Chaplin sends flowers to the private funeral of his friend, John Gilbert, who passed away on January 9th.1 Chaplin met Gilbert around 1920 when both men were living at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
|CC with Gilbert, who is dressed as football player, Red Grange,|
at a costume party at the Ambassador Hotel, 1926.
Chaplin is, of course, Napoleon.
1"Last Honors Paid Gilbert," Los Angeles Times, January 12th, 1936