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Smokerama : Classic Tobacco Accoutrements

Collins, Philip

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ISBN 10: 0811801195 / ISBN 13: 9780811801195
Published by Chronicle Books LLC
Used Condition: Used - Very Good Soft cover
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Chronicle Books LLC. San Francisco, CA, 1992. Printed Wraps. Oblong 4to. Book is Near Fine. Small remainder mark on the bottom text-block. Bookseller Inventory # mr0175

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Title: Smokerama : Classic Tobacco Accoutrements

Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Used - Very Good

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Book by Collins, Philip

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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. Some social commentary can be gleaned here regarding bygone attitudes about entertaining, leisure time, and health issues (one cigarette is hyped as "a long gain for throat comfort"), and the abundant use of racial stereotypes in popular culture is evident. The book is similar in format and quality to Jerry Jankowski's recent Shelf Life: Modern Package Design 1920-1945 ( LJ 11/1/92). It doesn't make one wish to "light up" and can be safely recommended for public libraries as demand warrants.
- Stephen Rees, Bucks Cty. Free Lib., Levittown, Pa.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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