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‘William Le Queux, Master of Misinformation’

Ailise Bulfin and Harry Wood

smattering of mentions in literary reference works. 5 Published in 1923, Things I Know about Kings, Celebrities and Crooks is the closest Le Queux came to writing an autobiography. 6 Though marketed as such, the book is best approached as an extension of

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“Space without People”

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Siegfried Mattl

undertaken between 1920 and 1924. Published by the leading German publisher Brockhaus, these travel books made Colin Ross known far and wide in Weimar Germany. But several circumstances coincided to really make him the celebrity he was when traveling through

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Stepping through the Silver Screen

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Anne Rees

-products, such as fan magazines and celebrity endorsements of fashion, cosmetics, and soaps ( McKenzie 2010 ; Stephen 1991: 66 ). As a result, even those who spurned the pleasures of the “picture palace” would still encounter Hollywood stars and iconography

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The True Story of Gundagai’s Dog on the Tuckerbox

Tourists, Truth, and the Insouciance of Souvenirs

Richard White

celebrity of Jack O’Hagan’s well-known popular song, about the track winding back to an old fashioned shack along the road to Gundagai, published in 1922 and selling over 100,000 copies. It proved a great and lasting hit of the new recording age, in which a