123ArticleOnline Logo
Welcome to 123ArticleOnline.com!

ALL >> Entertainment >> View Article

Actor Smoking List

By Author: Kenny Leones
Total Articles: 4777

In 2008, the British Broadcasting Channel released a news item regarding Hollywood actors during the Golden Age era—the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s—who were paid by cigarette companies to promote their brands on film. This was revealed in a 2008 article published by the Tobacco Control journal. Researches from the University of California in San Francisco, out of several documents they discovered, revealed one dated around 1937 that lists sixteen stars and the amount given them in payment for endorsing Lucky Strike.

It has been known that Lucky Strike had exerted tremendous effort in Hollywood promotion during the Golden Age period. The multi-talented actor-singer Al Jolson, for example, was known to have stated, in a signed testimonial, that Lucky Strike was “the cigarette for the acting profession. Lauren Bacall, in 1947, was also known to have given a scripted testimonial for the same brand on The Jack Benny Show. In 1937 alone, the company had been reported to have unleashed more than $100,000, about $3.3 million in today’s equivalent. The Tobacco Control disclosed the list of Hollywood actors that were paid by Lucky Strike in 1937:

Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Myrna Loy, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, and Spencer Tracy received $10,000 each, an equivalent of around $146,580 today. Fred McMurray was given $6,000, which could be between $87,900 and $89,000. Henry Fonda, George Raft, and Edward Robinson each received $3,000, or $44,528 today. Bob Hope fetched $2,500, almost about $37,000 today. Ray Milland had $2,000, a little over $29,300. Gertrude Lawrence got $1,750, which is $26,600 in our time. Gloria Swanson, $1,500, today $22,000.

Anti-smoking advocates have been irate on how these stars continue to influence audiences to this day. The films they have starred in remain popular generation after generation, and the endorsements they have made are alive, well, and indivisibly attached to the reputation of the stars.

Another concern surrounding this alleged Hollywood-tobacco conspiracy is the growth of the smoking influence in PG-rated movies. In fact, according to anti-smoking advocates, 42 percent of youth-oriented films between 2004–2007 showed smoking incidents around 50 percent of the time. Here are some of the PG-films, headed by the specific actor shown smoking, that were alleged to promote the habit among young viewers:

Don Cheadle in After the Sunset, Crash, Ocean’s Thirteen, and Ocean’s Twelve; Paul Giamatti in The Cinderella Man, The Illusionist, The Nanny Diaries, Paycheck, and his voice in The Ant Bully; Vince Vaughn in Be Cool; Ben Affleck in Jersey Girl; Christopher Walken in Balls of Fury, Hairspray, and Man of the Year; Willem Dafoe in American Dreamz and Mr. Bean’s Holiday; Will Ferrel in Betwitched; and Ashley Judd in De-Lovely.
About Author:
Please click these links if you want to know more about actor smoking list or oscar nominees list in general.

Total Views: 79Word Count: 463See All articles From Author

Entertainment Articles

1. Dindi Resorts In Coastal Andhra, Resorts In Andhra Pradesh, Resorts In Godavari
Author: Dindi Resort

2. Meet A Wedding Planner In Udaipur: Moving Knots
Author: Hari Paliwal

3. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil - Reasons To Watch This Romantic Movie
Author: Mohit Kapoor

4. Great Gatsby Party Entertainment Adds A Vintage Twist To Your Party
Author: daviyssmith

5. Rebiew- The Indian Attempt On Anonymous Feedback Trend
Author: Amit

6. Read Nature Poetry Books By Rupinder Kaur Kaiche
Author: Rupinder Kaur Kaiche

7. Why Should You Join A Dance Class?
Author: John Watson

8. Key Considerations While Renting A Photo Booth
Author: Photoworks Interactive

9. How To Watch Online Tv For Free
Author: Adam Gilchrist

10. Satta Matka Betting For A Wealthy Fate
Author: Pankaj Kumar

11. Know Why Kidzania Is The Best Attraction Park For Kids
Author: Bhawana Nirman

12. The 1920s Dancers For Hire Surely Electrifies The Dance Floors With Yesteryear Entertainment
Author: daviyssmith

13. Party All Night At Top Lounge Bar In Udaipur!! Brc
Author: Shaurya

14. Mamma Mia Theatre Tickets In London
Author: novello london

15. What Is Iptv Services
Author: john robert

Login To Account
Login Email:
Forgot Password?
New User?
Sign Up Newsletter
Email Address: