The name and fame of Max Linder has been resounding in the Law Courts of the French capital. Some months ago M. George Lordier, director of the Films Populaires, took over the proprietorship of the Musicorama cinema. On taking possession he rechristened the hall the Cinemax. Amongst the films he screened were, not unnaturally, some of Max Linder's productions, and posters of that artiste were, as a matter of course, displayed outside the picture theatre. A little later on the celebrated film dandy decided to become an exhibitor, and his attention was drawn to the existence of the Cinemax. Judging that the name Cinemax might mislead the public as to the real ownership of the Cinemax, Max Linder brought an action against M. Lordier, and sued for £2,000 damages. After counsel for the two parties had delivered eloquent speeches, the Tribunal ruled that the public might believe that the Cinemax was the only establishment holding the rights to show Max Linder films. Defendant was ordered to pay £20 damages.
Max Linder, the Beau Brummel of cinematography, is not yet thirty-five years of age. He is said to be earning on an average £120 to £130 per day. Parisian Notes. By John Cher. (The Bioscope, July 23rd 1914)