Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I don't like cigarettes. There's the smell, the yellow teeth, the old women with deep, course voices and wrinkles surrounding their mouths. It's never been something I've wanted to do however, I must admit, some guys really know how to use a cancer stick to their advantage... Case in Point:

Take Michael Caine here for instance.... He's just begging you for a lighter. Just don't get an open flame too close to those bedroom eyes... your liable to set the whole room on fire!

Then you have a man like good ol' Mr. Cooper! His ciggies always looked like an extension of his body. They look so natural between his lips, as if they were molded to fit him.

For others, it added style and class. Montgomery doesn't need much in the way of charisma... in my opinion, he had it in spades... but I have to admit... the cigarette smoke really makes this picture. Talk about smolder!

I think James Dean was a major influence in making cigarettes cool in the 50s. He made smoking playful and nonchalant. As if it were as natural as breathing. Dean really made it look good....

Oh the parted lip cig hold... Peter O'Toole knew how to make a girl go weak in the knees! Pinch yourself honey, you just got wooed! 

And finally.... some men just made smoking look so dang sexy. A very wise older woman once told me that you can always tell how a man touches a woman by the way he holds his cigarette.... Long drags, short puffs, it's all in-sight into a man's subconsciousness. - I'm not quite sure about that... but if Brando's hold on that cigarette is any kind of evidence towards his other *skills*, its no wonder he was such a lady's man!

I am in no way advocating smoking...instead...I am encouraging photo appreciation ;) So go ahead, light up (a candle) and appreciate!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a smoker either, but I have to admit, I LOVE Paul Henreid's practice in my all-time favorite movie, Now, Voyager. He puts 2 cigarettes in his mouth, lights them both, then hands one to his love, Bette Davis. There is just something romantic, even sensual, about that.