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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by durangopipe » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:00 pm

Hovannes wrote:
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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.

So you're saying Hitler died in Rueil-la-Gadelière on 11 October 1958? :confused:
Yes. little known fact.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by A_Morley » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:14 am

Hovannes wrote:
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.

So you're saying Hitler died in Rueil-la-Gadelière on 11 October 1958? :confused:
No, he isn't saying that. This is, as ever, merely a case of you being a goddamned idiot.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Natalio » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:26 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.
:-O Wow! I won't try to follow Pier Giorgio, in that regard!
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by hugodrax » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:33 pm

Natalio wrote:
hugodrax wrote:Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati smoked crumbled Toscano cigars, proving once again that he was more of a man than any of us.
:-O Wow! I won't try to follow Pier Giorgio, in that regard!
They're actually not bad, but that particular blend won't win you any friends in the room note department.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Hovannes » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:56 pm

Meanwhile, in Liege---
Image" 58, rue Puits-en-Sock was the house of Georges Simenon's paternal grandfather. The ground floor is now an optical shop. Notice the pipe between the first floor windows. Most of the houses on this street have one of these. "---from A Walking tour of Simenon's Liege by Joe Richards

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by dennisthemenace » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:19 am

British actor (and mountain climber, etc.) Brian Blessed smoking a Falcon.

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Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:23 pm

dennisthemenace wrote:British actor (and mountain climber, etc.) Brian Blessed smoking a Falcon.

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I like him even more now. Thanks!
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:00 pm

Chaplain, lecturer, poet, and musician (among many other things), Malcolm Guite. Today is his birthday.

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“I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.”

― C.S. Lewis, On the Incarnation

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Sir Moose » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:35 pm

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(ETA: His birthday was actually yesterday)
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by JimVH » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:11 am

Sir Moose wrote:Image

(ETA: His birthday was actually yesterday)
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Natalio » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:31 pm

Sir Moose wrote:Image

(ETA: His birthday was actually yesterday)
And I just spent $600 on Lantus insulin for my wife!! These pharmacies are behaving like usurious monopolies which, I hate to say, should probably come under government regulation as a penalty for their avarice!
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Hovannes » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:28 pm

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Post by serapion » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:38 pm

ReverendThom wrote:Chaplain, lecturer, poet, and musician (among many other things), Malcolm Guite. Today is his birthday.

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What a cool dude! I'd never heard of him. Just looked at his blog and loved his poem "Smoke rings from my pipe".
I am a pipe smoker, the very embodiment of mellow.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by philofumo » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:44 am

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Col. Henry Russell Spicer
From General Chuck Yeager:

Man, it was close.

See, what happened was:

Because I had exceptional eyes, even though I was a junior officer, I flew my first mission as 357th Fighter Group Commander Col Spicer’s wingman -- Col Spicer was fearless, loved to dogfight without concern for personal risk or his wingman’s apparently. With bristling handlebar moustache, Col Spicer smoked a big briar pipe, and on return home always dropped down below 12,000′, unhooked his oxygen mask and had himself a smoke.

As his wingman, I dropped down with him….right over Paris!

German flak guns began pounding at us, but I could see Spicer in his cockpit tamping his tobacco and lighting his zippo. We were barely over rooftops as tracers flashed by my canopy.

I wasn’t happy & finally spoke up: “Christ, Col Spicer, we’re gonna get shot down!”

Col Spicer chuckled within a cloud of pipe smoke: “Relax, Laddie, those bastards couldn’t hit a billboard.”

I really didn’t want to test that theory.

Col Spicer was later shot down by a burst of white flak near the French coast after he descended to 12,000′ to light that damned pipe.

I think Col Spicer was shot down the same day I was shot down but he wasn’t as lucky: He bailed out over the Channel but the Germans picked him up.

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by durangopipe » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:24 pm

philofumo wrote:Image
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Col. Henry Russell Spicer
From General Chuck Yeager:

Man, it was close.

See, what happened was:

Because I had exceptional eyes, even though I was a junior officer, I flew my first mission as 357th Fighter Group Commander Col Spicer’s wingman -- Col Spicer was fearless, loved to dogfight without concern for personal risk or his wingman’s apparently. With bristling handlebar moustache, Col Spicer smoked a big briar pipe, and on return home always dropped down below 12,000′, unhooked his oxygen mask and had himself a smoke.

As his wingman, I dropped down with him….right over Paris!

German flak guns began pounding at us, but I could see Spicer in his cockpit tamping his tobacco and lighting his zippo. We were barely over rooftops as tracers flashed by my canopy.

I wasn’t happy & finally spoke up: “Christ, Col Spicer, we’re gonna get shot down!”

Col Spicer chuckled within a cloud of pipe smoke: “Relax, Laddie, those bastards couldn’t hit a billboard.”

I really didn’t want to test that theory.

Col Spicer was later shot down by a burst of white flak near the French coast after he descended to 12,000′ to light that damned pipe.

I think Col Spicer was shot down the same day I was shot down but he wasn’t as lucky: He bailed out over the Channel but the Germans picked him up.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Hovannes » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:01 pm

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Hovannes » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:47 pm

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Post by dennisthemenace » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:46 pm

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Post by dennisthemenace » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:49 pm

Sir Thomas Beecham

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by dennisthemenace » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:54 pm

Seems to me that Nat King Cole has already been on this thread; but here's another pic as he had one of the world's best pipe collections.


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