Notable users

Well-known ladies who used holders include Madalena Barbosa, Louise Brooks, Rita Hayworth, Cleo Trumbo, and Phyllis Diller. Modern examples include Scarlett Johansson[dubious discuss] and Wendy Richard .

Men also used holders widely, the best known being Franklin D. Roosevelt, Tennessee Williams, Fulgencio Batista, Noel Coward, Enrico Caruso, Terry-Thomas, Hunter S. Thompson, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Hans von Blow and Ian Fleming.

Cultural references

Holders can be seen in period films like Titanic, and are immortalized in films of the 1950s and 1960s such as The Seven Year Itch and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Lucille Ball can be seen using one in certain episodes of I Love Lucy. Cruella de Vil is seen using one repeatedly in the 1961 animated Disney film, One Hundred and One Dalmatians and in the 1996 remake portrayed by Glenn Close. Margo Lane (portrayed by Penelope Ann Miller) used one in The Shadow, as did Jade in Jonny Quest.

Fictional ‘Peter Pan’ character Captain Hook possessed a unique double-holder, which allowed him to smoke two cigars (not cigarettes) at once. Batman’s nemesis The Penguin also commonly used a cigarette holder in the comics and the 1960s television series, as well as in the live-action film Batman Returns. Johnny Depp uses a cigarette holder in his role as Raoul Duke (alter ego of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson) in the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In cartoons, the Pink Panther, Colonel Sponsz from The Adventures of Tintin, and Jade from Jonny Quest use cigarette holders.

The lyrics to Satin Doll by Duke Ellington and the cover art of the album Badfinger feature a cigarette holder.

See also

Cigarette case

Fashion brands (cigarettes)

References

^ a b “Cigarette Holders, Cases, and Accessories”. TheLadySmokes. http://www.TheLadySmokes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 

^ “Johansson (Female Celebrity Smoking List)”. Smokingsides.com. 2009-11-28. http://smokingsides.com/asfs/J/Johansson.html. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 

^ “Smoking Celebs – Page 4 – Showbiz – Digital Spy Forums”. Digitalspy.co.uk. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=555945&page=4. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 

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