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

Doc Martin
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The Manchester Guardian was founded in 1821 and went national and changed its name to just The Guardian in 1959.
It only started being printed in London in 1961, so it's entirely possible that a copy being found there in 1943(5?) would be highly suspicious, especially as wartime travel restrictions would be in place.
 
The Manchester Guardian was founded in 1821 and went national and changed its name to just The Guardian in 1959.
It only started being printed in London in 1961, so it's entirely possible that a copy being found there in 1943(5?) would be highly suspicious, especially as wartime travel restrictions would be in place.


Nice analysis!

It's very hard to see in this image, but the date is actually Nineteen Fifty-something. Anyway, it's definitely post-war.
 
From How to Succeed With Girls (1964):

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Pete Boswell is a character in the film, so this is fake. They went to the trouble of embossing the cover.
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Fake paperback. They apparently covered up the cover of a real Pocket Book.

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Real magazines and comic books.

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I think this is the one at the bottom:

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Next to that one, judging by the year (1963) and the colors I can see:

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And I think this is the one above Mad magazine, based on the year and the white background:

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