Spotting old books and magazines and dummy newspapers in TV, movies and old photos

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On the right-hand side of the middle picture:
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Ah - Mr Gibson got this first, but I think our posts overlapped.
 

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Yes, the one on the left certainly looks like "The Siren Song of Tranquility", but such a book does not exist, unless its defeated my skills google-fu.
 

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The Heinlein is an anachronism by the way - its a Berkley Books pb, and is the 1979 imprint. A very similar book was published by Berkley in '68 (the first pb of the novel), but not this exact edition.
 

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"The Siren Song of Tranquillity", but such a book does not exist,
The Black Mirror series plays with things like this. Instead of Netflix, there is company called Streamberry. In one of the episodes called Joan is Awful there is a Streamberry show of the same name, but shown among a list of their shows it has a documentary called Loch Henry which features in another episode with the same name, but also The Siren Song of Tranquillity which features in none that I know of.

I could find a screen shot, but we'd best stick to fake newspapers and books in this thread, rather than expand it to fake TV shows (of which there are many i.e. The Truman Show.)
 

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In the third episode of the current Staged, Michael Sheen is hiding out in his car with Lord Foul's Bane (don't have a screen grab).

Some continuity errors though; several times when the camera cuts to him (from David Tennant) the book disappears.
 

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That'd be an Everyman's Library edition of Dumas from the period (something like 1935-1952, I believe) when Eric Ravilious designed them:

 

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