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Subject: Re: Other Singers Who Smoked
From: William Albright <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:William Albright <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 7 Sep 2017 12:34:49 -0500

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His quote in his ad: "We who sing must be extra cautious about our throats.
I get my greatest enjoyment from Lucky Strikes because I find they do not
affect my voice."

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 12:11 PM, Marie Lamb <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Regarding Martinelli, I recall reading somewhere that he was asked, "Is it
> true that [brand] cigarettes don't hurt your throat, as you say in the
> ads?" Martinelli's reply: "Of course it's true. That's because I have never
> smoked them." Apparently, he made the endorsement and got paid for it, but
> didn't actually use the product. Maybe this is also true of some other
> singers, who made the endorsements back in the days before the general
> public knew of the dangers of tobacco.
> Just a thought--
> Marie Lamb
> On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 12:25 PM, William Albright <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>> I have a set of yellowing newspaper ads in which Reinald Werrenrath
>> (remember him?), Jeanne Gordon, Mario Chamlee,  Mary Garden (!!!),
>> Giovanni
>> Martinelli (!!!!), Nanette Guilford, Julia Claussen, Leon Rothier
>> (!!!!!!),
>> and Mary Lewis claim that Lucky Strikes soothe and protect their voices.
>> bill albright

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