The 8x11mm and later 35mm cameras had a keen user base what used to be called 'personalities' as photographers rather than being photographed as celebrities. Here we see both sides of the coin. Appearances by the camera in films and TV since 1946 (OSS) are too numerous to mention.
Minox had many financial issues in the late 1988 after the prevoius owners' tried to sell of the business. Now, because this before the internet, information on this topic is limited. MS Hobbies kept hold of the information in the late 80's and republish it for you.