VIRGINIA BRUCE. Vintage 8×10 matte finish sepia tone chest-up studio portrait, circa 1933, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To/Betty Van Ness/All good wishes/Virginia Gilbert/Bruce.” Fine condition, with mild creasing to the top left corner tip, not affecting the image. scattered mild creasing in the background that does not substantially detract from the overall appearance of the image. The actress was briefly married to John Gilbert, whom she met while they were filming Downstairs in 1932.