Eve Golden recently shared this photo of Leatrice Gilbert, the daughter of John Gilbert and Leatrice Joy. The question was the identity of the gentleman with the monkey.
Thanks to Mary Mallory, we have a partial answer. The monkey was named Jocko and he was apparently popular entertainment for children in the movie colony in the 1920s. A monkey named Jocko even has an entry on imdb about the same time. The trainer, however, has yet to be identified.
Mary spotted the monkey, named Jocko, and his unidentified trainer while researching photos of Baby LeRoy, seen at right, and found this photo on EBay, where it is listed for $2.99.
Here’s another photo of Jocko with Rin-Tin-Tin, also listed on EBay for $6.99.
And finally, Jocko poses on Jackie Coogan’s head.