cupied similar positions in their countries. On his first day in New York he went to see Jolson in "The Talking Fool." It was the first synchronized picture Chevalier had seen and he was deeply impressed. It far exceeded all his hopes and expectations, he said. Jolson is a wonderful artist, he believes, and seemingly the black-face song and dance man holds him in the same high esteem-Chevalier is a warm friend of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks and other Hollywood celebrities. He revealed that six years ago Miss Pick- ford had asked him to appear as her leading man in a picture. He speaks English with scarcelt an accent. He learned it from English soldiers while spending 26 months in a German prison camp after he had been badly wounded early in the war. France gave him a military medal for valor.