Everybody Smoked…..

As if by the light of a match, the country started smoking cigarettes.  Advertising for them was everywhere, sponsoring radio and television programs, featuring celebrities and movie stars (and a future POTUS).  Quotes from Doctors were not uncommon.

John Wayne Cigarette AdvertisementRonald Reagan Advertisement Cigarettes

Paul Newman Smoking

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Hudson, Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Paul Newman, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Catherine Deneuve, Sophia Loren, James Dean, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and countless others.

Lucille Ball Smoking

Actress Catherine Deneuve

Sophia Loren Smoking James Dean Smoking

Henry Fonda reportedly joked that he’d known Bette Davis for over 30 years and he had the cigarette burns to prove it.

Bette Davis Smoking

Joan Crawford Smoking