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Subject: Re: Other Singers Who Smoked
From: Mike Leone <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mike Leone <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 7 Sep 2017 18:16:59 -0500
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Peerce did one of those too.  David Canfield, back when he was running Ars Antiqua, included his advertisement and the aria ("La donna รจ mobile," I think) on the other side of the record, on a two-LP
set he issued of rarities and oddities.

Mike Leone

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Ecco il Leone!

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> On Sep 7, 2017, at 1:58 PM, Russ Geschke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Pinza and Rethberg, among others, made recorded advertisements for Lucky Strike cigarettes, presumably for distribution to radio stations, on twelve-inch diameter single-side vinyl "78" rpm records, recorded by RCA Victor and issued with a special gold label.  On the one example I have, labeled "Lucky Strike Presents Miss Elisabeth Rethberg," RCA no. CS 07760, the announcer introduces Madame Rethberg, states that she will sing "Un bel di" from "Madame Butterfly," then a part of her commercial recording of UbD is played, followed by a chat during which Rethberg discusses how she faithfully smokes "Luckies" and enjoys "the lelaxation uf a liyt smoeke" (sell it baby).
> 
> Caruso also smoked, heavily.
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "William Albright" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2017 12:34 PM
> Subject: Re: Other Singers Who Smoked
> 
> 
>> 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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