On the eve of his departure for Paris, Max Linder, celebrated French comedian, entertained friends at his home last week and gave them a thrill. A real, live lion, superbly posed under a canopied setting of silver, was the immediate object of the guests' apprehension and admiration. Linder, himself, posing as an oriental potentate, was as grave and unconcerned as was the lion, but his guests were pleased when the “tableau vivant” was over and the curtains were drawn.

   Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Sid Grauman and other notables of screenland were present and enjoyed the screening of the latest comedy made by Linder, “The Three Must Get Theirs [sic.].” which as a fine burlesque on “The Three Musketeers.” Nobody enjoyed it more than Doug.

   So great was the success of the three members of the United Artists, that it is said they indicated their desire for taking Comedian Linder into the fold, and thus including him in the distinguished coterie of United Artists' stars-Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mme. Nazimova, Charles Ray and George Arliss.

   Confirmation of the action of the principals in regard to the distribution of Linder's comedy is expected immediately from Hiram Abrams, manager of United Artists. (Los Angeles Times, Jun. 2, 1922)