By: Collins, Philip

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Camels, Luckies, Pall Malls, Chesterfields - these cigarette brands were on ce as familiar as the movie stars and sports heroes (and future presidents) who endorsed them. In the decade following World War I, smoking bespoke so phistication, elegance, and glamour. It was a style statement as emphatic a s clothes and cars. Accordingly, the smoker needed accessories that elevate d this simple act to new status and importance. Manufacturers were only too happy to supply the necessary products and, with their advertisers, to cre ate new needs. Now, in Smokerama, nostalgia buffs, collectors, and designers will find sup erb samples of these fashionable and sometimes humorous objects. The invent iveness is beguiling - engraved Zippo lighters, ashtrays emblazoned with to bacco company logos, trick cigarette lighters that send a spark arcing betw een the horns of a devil, and books of matches with their bland or bizarre messages - each played their part in the art of smoking. Accompanied by bri ef, informative captions, the intriguing pieces arrayed in this splendid ph otographic collection convey exactly the importance that smoking once had f or millions of Americans and provide a visual documentation of America's fo rmer favorite pastime. Editorial Reviews From Library Journal This is a nostalgic look at the collectibles of an era when smoking was not only socially acceptable but something to be flaunted. In loving detail, the book displays artifacts (some quite ingenious) such as ashtrays, stands, cigarette cases, holders, and lighters. Ads feature such unlikely pitchmen as Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, and Laurel and Hardy. So.


Author Name: Collins, Philip

Categories: General,

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 1992

ISBN Number: 0811801195

ISBN Number 13: 9780811801195

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000042705