There is hardly a day that the question is not asked in the picture world if the great Pathe comedian, Max Linder, was not killed in the war. There was a rumour to this effect, and his obituary appeared in most of the cinematograph papers. Later, however, it was learnt that he had been only wounded, and since then his complete recovery has been announced. Max Linder, who was born in 1883, went through a thorough stage training. He was a pupil in the Paris Conservatoire, and left with the first prize for comedy. Originally engaged to act in such plays as “The Two Orphans,” it was some time before he succeeded in obtaining an engagement at the Varietes Theatre, in Paris. It was there that the Pathe firm discovered him, and his rise has been remarkable. Not only as a picture actor has Max Linder achieved celebrity, but also in another form of entertainment, and one peculiarly his own. He conceived the idea of combining cinematograph representation and actual appearances on the stage, the method being first of all to act the scene, and then to use the cinematograph for the succeeding scene. Before the war he had just terminated a highly-paid engagement in Russia, where his entertainment found great favour in both Petrograd and Moscow. (The Argus, Jul. 6, 1916)