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Max Linder in uniform

Max Linder, in the uniform of France. Mr.

Linder has been forced by illness to retire

from films.

 

 

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   It'll be some time at least before you see Max Linder in another Essanay production. The famous French comedian, shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, suffered a nervous breakdown, and the physician who was hurriedly summoned explained that Max was suffering from tuberculosis, and ordered him to the hot, dry climate of the Far Southwest if he expected to live. Millions of film fans will sympathize with poor Linder in his illness, and, one and all, we'll unite in the hope that fresh air and God's own sunshine will work miracles with his lungs, and eventually bring him back to us as the star of countless other Linder comedies.

[...] 

(Picture-Play, Aug. 1917)