Friday, February 20, 2015

SMOKIN' MONSTERS: INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY


Today is International Pipe Smoking Day. To celebrate, I'm going to pack one of my favorite briars with one of my favorite blends and reflect on the pleasures of smoking from a fine, handcrafted piece of art.

Back in the classic horror film era, it was not unusual at all to see an actor smoking, and many of them were puffing on a pipe. Here are just a few examples.

Lionel Atwill 1932 IMDB/John Kobal Foundation.

Boris Karloff in The Black Room (1935).

George Zucco in House of Frankenstein (1944).

Vincent Price studio portrait.

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