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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by durangopipe » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:32 am

hugodrax wrote:
durangopipe wrote:Image

Maurice de Vlaminck, fauvist painter
Who said Hitler couldn't paint? He was so hAppy in his retirement.
I wasn't supposed to give it away, but yes, this is a still from the upcoming Geraldo Rivera special on FOX, Inside Hitler's Bunker. Apparently, after shaving off the mustache he developed the habit of scratching the newly denuded skin above his lip with the end of the paintbrushes he was using to complete a portrait of the denuded Eva Braun he'd almost completed before Berlin fell to the allies and he and Eva fell to the floor of the bunker.

Hitler's earlier attempts at art were panned by the critics, and in an attempt to reestablish himself as a painter he used the pseudonym, Maurice de Vlaminck.

History--always fascinating.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by hugodrax » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:51 am

durangopipe wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
durangopipe wrote:Image

Maurice de Vlaminck, fauvist painter
Who said Hitler couldn't paint? He was so hAppy in his retirement.
I wasn't supposed to give it away, but yes, this is a still from the upcoming Geraldo Rivera special on FOX, Inside Hitler's Bunker. Apparently, after shaving off the mustache he developed the habit of scratching the newly denuded skin above his lip with the end of the paintbrushes he was using to complete a portrait of the denuded Eva Braun he'd almost completed before Berlin fell to the allies and he and Eva fell to the floor of the bunker.

Hitler's earlier attempts at art were panned by the critics, and in an attempt to reestablish himself as a painter he used the pseudonym, Maurice de Vlaminck.

History--always fascinating.
I really have to thank you for being such a good sport. I'd never heard of de Vlaminck. Beautiful paintings.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by hugodrax » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:53 am

durangopipe wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
durangopipe wrote:1) Missing link--in many ways, he actually was. Falling between impressionism and expressionism, an anarchist both politically and aesthetically, he is a far less well known than deserved artist. Matisse and Derain got the fame.

So, does this prove Darwin had it right? I'll leave that for you to answer, drax, but we have found the missing link!

2) Jo--he never cleansed his palette. In a famous letter to his contemporary, Goose de Cinquantecinq, he wrote, "Why are you always needing to clean things! My writing is dirty [he was also a pornographer] as are my palate and my pipe, and all three shall ever remain so."

3) Why he stuck a brush handle in his nose is anybody's guess.

4) Regarding his fly, see #2 above.
1. Thanks pipe.

2. Lost on most of these people, but amusing. You have the name wrong, though. Cinquantecinq was and remains many things, but he was always true to his roots. You misplaced the nobiliary participle

3. Ill buy it for a dollar.

4. No "de."[/.quote]

Unlike you, I only know nobility from a distance. Thank you for the correction.
Cinquantecinq has a descendant In Arizona, as you noticed. Royalty. But a bit of a "neatnik," like his ancestor.
Dude, I'm a hick from Hicksville. I have no nobiliary particle, either. No de's or di's
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Jocose » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:00 am

Hugo wrote:I'd never heard of de Vlaminck.
No surprise there you uncultured, uncouth mongrel. Read a book every now and again would you?
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by hugodrax » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:07 am

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Hugo wrote:I'd never heard of de Vlaminck.
No surprise there you uncultured, uncouth mongrel. Read a book every now and again would you?
Somebody should tell John-Boy he needs to run more.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by durangopipe » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:12 am

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by John-Boy » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:23 am

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Jocose wrote:
Hugo wrote:I'd never heard of de Vlaminck.
No surprise there you uncultured, uncouth mongrel. Read a book every now and again would you?
Somebody should tell John-Boy he needs to run more.
I'll start wearing an analog watch when I run... I won't be able to keep track of how long I've been out.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

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ImageThe Great Hume Cronyn. An actor's actor and a pipe smoker's pipe smoker.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Natalio » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:53 pm

Now for a harder, but related, question: Does anyone know what blend (if any) any of these famous pipe smokers preferred? I would especially like to know what Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, J. R. R. Tolkien and G. K. Chesterton preferred.
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Post by Natalio » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:54 pm

Now for a harder, but related, question: Does anyone know what blend (if any) any of these famous pipe smokers preferred? I would especially like to know what Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, J. R. R. Tolkien and G. K. Chesterton preferred.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Fainn » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:01 pm

Natalio wrote:Now for a harder, but related, question: Does anyone know what blend (if any) any of these famous pipe smokers preferred? I would especially like to know what Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, J. R. R. Tolkien and G. K. Chesterton preferred.
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Tolkien smoked Capstan. Yellow tin I think.
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Post by Natalio » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:52 pm

Fainn wrote:
Natalio wrote:Now for a harder, but related, question: Does anyone know what blend (if any) any of these famous pipe smokers preferred? I would especially like to know what Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, J. R. R. Tolkien and G. K. Chesterton preferred.
:pipe:
Tolkien smoked Capstan. Yellow tin I think.
Thank you! This adds historical meaning to my smoking pilgrimage in search of tobacco blends I like.
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:57 pm

Natalio wrote:
Fainn wrote:
Natalio wrote:Now for a harder, but related, question: Does anyone know what blend (if any) any of these famous pipe smokers preferred? I would especially like to know what Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, J. R. R. Tolkien and G. K. Chesterton preferred.
:pipe:
Tolkien smoked Capstan. Yellow tin I think.
Thank you! This adds historical meaning to my smoking pilgrimage in search of tobacco blends I like.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Fainn » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:26 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Natalio wrote:
Fainn wrote:
Natalio wrote:Now for a harder, but related, question: Does anyone know what blend (if any) any of these famous pipe smokers preferred? I would especially like to know what Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, J. R. R. Tolkien and G. K. Chesterton preferred.
:pipe:
Tolkien smoked Capstan. Yellow tin I think.
Thank you! This adds historical meaning to my smoking pilgrimage in search of tobacco blends I like.
That's it. You two summoned Rusty. I can't help you.
According to the Tolkien Society, it was Capstan Navy Flake. He also smoked Players Navy Cut sometimes.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:36 pm

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati smoked crumbled Toscano cigars, proving once again that he was more of a man than any of us.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Rusty » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:40 pm

Fainn wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Natalio wrote:
Fainn wrote:
Natalio wrote:Now for a harder, but related, question: Does anyone know what blend (if any) any of these famous pipe smokers preferred? I would especially like to know what Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, J. R. R. Tolkien and G. K. Chesterton preferred.
:pipe:
Tolkien smoked Capstan. Yellow tin I think.
Thank you! This adds historical meaning to my smoking pilgrimage in search of tobacco blends I like.
That's it. You two summoned Rusty. I can't help you.
According to the Tolkien Society, it was Capstan Navy Flake. He also smoked Players Navy Cut sometimes.
hah ha. :lol:
Fainn corrected them. Blue tin Capstan. He probably smoked all the Navy Flakes in truth plus Troost apparently.
All of this for Tolien and Lewis is written down in old threads on CPS. But remember, none of it is the same today as the one Tolkien smoked. So for a tribute experience you're better off looking to toilet paper and water. Those have remained very similar. As for the other two, I have no idea.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Hovannes » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:46 pm

hugodrax wrote:Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati smoked crumbled Toscano cigars, proving once again that he was more of a man than any of us.
I don't think so. His mother smoked Toscano cigars. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati smoked the pipe version of the tobacco which Toscano apparently marketed before the war. It smelled like Toscano cigars but wasn't simply crumpled up cigars--this according to an account by his sister · Luciana Frassati Gawronska (who passed away 7 October 2007)
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Hovannes » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:38 pm

durangopipe wrote:
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Maurice de Vlaminck, fauvist painter
Who said Hitler couldn't paint? He was so hAppy in his retirement.
I wasn't supposed to give it away, but yes, this is a still from the upcoming Geraldo Rivera special on FOX, Inside Hitler's Bunker. Apparently, after shaving off the mustache he developed the habit of scratching the newly denuded skin above his lip with the end of the paintbrushes he was using to complete a portrait of the denuded Eva Braun he'd almost completed before Berlin fell to the allies and he and Eva fell to the floor of the bunker.

Hitler's earlier attempts at art were panned by the critics, and in an attempt to reestablish himself as a painter he used the pseudonym, Maurice de Vlaminck.

History--always fascinating.

So you're saying Hitler died in Rueil-la-Gadelière on 11 October 1958? :confused:

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