Posted by on 11 June 2010 in General, Record Collections

Who’s Who in the World, 1910-1911, features profiles of 4,000 international celebrities from a century ago; including royalty, actors, artists and business tycoons.

The directory of biographies, which detail almost 4,000 entries of both famous and infamous people from over 20 countries, reveal uncanny similarities between the lives of celebrities 100 years ago and today.

Echoing so many current day rock stars and singers, the records detail the tragic life of Scottish-born singer Cecilia Loftus, who was addicted to painkillers and alcohol, frequently arrested, twice divorced and had frequent run-ins with the press.

Read the full story in today’s Sun newspaper,┬ácomplete with photos,┬áby clicking here.