Los Angeles, March 14.


   On his arrival here, accompanied by a squadron of attendants, Max Linder was welcomed at the depot by 100 local people.

   He was banqueted by the Essanay officials and his “rival”, Charlie Chaplin, was one of the principal speakers.

   It is quite likely Linder will remain here to produce comedies and it is known that Essanay has a deal on with Harry Culver, father of Culver City, to build a mammoth studio rivalling the present Ince plant. (Variety, March 16, 1917)