Burton Holmes (right) with cameraman André de la Varre, on ocean liner SS Île de France.
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

1930s Hong Kong, seen through the eyes of Burton Holmes, inventor of the word ‘travelogue’

On his seventh visit to the colony, the American filmmaker told the local press that the short films he shot in Hong Kong were among the most popular sections of his travelogues

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Burton Holmes (right) with cameraman André de la Varre, on ocean liner SS Île de France.
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