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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Tatanka » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:04 pm

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Off hand I can only think of two Westerns that had a character riding a horse and smoking a pipe. One was a TV movie about Chief Joseph, James Whitmore was the cavalry officer in pursuit and he smoked a briar pipe most of the time he was riding. Also The Scalp Hunters; Burt Lancaster smoked a short briar apple bowled pipe in many scenes including on horseback.
Wow! You have a magnificent memory! I saw a white-haired, bearded Old Poop, in my bathroom mirror smoking a pipe the other day; but darned if I can tell you who it was! :) :) :)
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by mountainman » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 pm

Alfred Hitchcock. I know he was famous for cigars, but I happen to have a pipe that was bought from his estate after he passed.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by JimVH » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:10 pm

mountainman wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock. I know he was famous for cigars, but I happen to have a pipe that was bought from his estate after he passed.
I'd like to see it.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by mountainman » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 am

JimVH wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:10 pm
mountainman wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock. I know he was famous for cigars, but I happen to have a pipe that was bought from his estate after he passed.
I'd like to see it.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by JimVH » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:22 am

mountainman wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 am
JimVH wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:10 pm
mountainman wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock. I know he was famous for cigars, but I happen to have a pipe that was bought from his estate after he passed.
I'd like to see it.
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Thanks. That's pretty cool. I wonder what stories it could tell...
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:40 am

JimVH wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:22 am
mountainman wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 am
JimVH wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:10 pm
mountainman wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock. I know he was famous for cigars, but I happen to have a pipe that was bought from his estate after he passed.
I'd like to see it.
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Thanks. That's pretty cool. I wonder what stories it could tell...
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Sir Moose » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:25 am

The Pipe-Smoking Preferences of Famous Authors
I have a book of quotes – it’s yellowed like an aging smoker’s hair and smells like an old book should. A few nights ago I found this sterling thought from Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“The high prize of life, the crowning fortune of a man, is to be born with a bias to some pursuit, which finds him in employment and happiness.”

Writing has brought me employment and happiness. And while smoking a pipe never brought me a job, it has brought me hours of calm joy. I would expect to hear the same from famous authors who, with the same hands they scribbled out story ideas, held a pipe as the sun crept down to tired horizons. I suppose that's why I love pipes. It's more than the thick smoke – when I look down the vulcanite stem and follow the curve of the shank up the bowl, I join their ghosts.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Tatanka » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:17 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:25 am
The Pipe-Smoking Preferences of Famous Authors
I have a book of quotes – it’s yellowed like an aging smoker’s hair and smells like an old book should. A few nights ago I found this sterling thought from Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“The high prize of life, the crowning fortune of a man, is to be born with a bias to some pursuit, which finds him in employment and happiness.”

Writing has brought me employment and happiness. And while smoking a pipe never brought me a job, it has brought me hours of calm joy. I would expect to hear the same from famous authors who, with the same hands they scribbled out story ideas, held a pipe as the sun crept down to tired horizons. I suppose that's why I love pipes. It's more than the thick smoke – when I look down the vulcanite stem and follow the curve of the shank up the bowl, I join their ghosts.
Beautifully written. Thank you.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Roadmaster » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:23 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:40 am
JimVH wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:22 am
mountainman wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 am
JimVH wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:10 pm
mountainman wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Alfred Hitchcock. I know he was famous for cigars, but I happen to have a pipe that was bought from his estate after he passed.
I'd like to see it.
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Thanks. That's pretty cool. I wonder what stories it could tell...
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by KYBURLEY » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:11 pm

Tatanka wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:15 pm
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Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:05 pm
Tatanka wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:32 pm
I have yet to see a western movie or photo from actual western history where a man on horseback had a pipe in his mouth! My teeth would have been broken off or jarred loose had I tried it.
You could do a lot of packing on horseback with a pipe in your mouth. Mostly, you're just riding at a walk.
Of course, that wouldn't be very exciting in a movie.
With a pipe in the mouth is a different story! In camp; or riding in the night around the herd, THAT would be possible! But riding? I can't imagine a pipe in the mouth! In the cattle round-up and drive and branding I participate in - outside of Sheridan, WY, I could not have held, NOR wanted to hold a pipe in 'me mouth!" :_
Wasn't that the purpose of the saddle bit? Haha

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by KYBURLEY » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:19 pm

Karl Radek was a pretty prolific pipe smoker. Till Stalin black bagged him and he disappeared into the Gulag system never to be heard from again. This pipe smoker on pipe smoker violence has to stop.

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Sir Moose » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:48 pm

KYBURLEY wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:11 pm
Tatanka wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:15 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:05 pm
Tatanka wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:32 pm
I have yet to see a western movie or photo from actual western history where a man on horseback had a pipe in his mouth! My teeth would have been broken off or jarred loose had I tried it.
You could do a lot of packing on horseback with a pipe in your mouth. Mostly, you're just riding at a walk.
Of course, that wouldn't be very exciting in a movie.
With a pipe in the mouth is a different story! In camp; or riding in the night around the herd, THAT would be possible! But riding? I can't imagine a pipe in the mouth! In the cattle round-up and drive and branding I participate in - outside of Sheridan, WY, I could not have held, NOR wanted to hold a pipe in 'me mouth!" :_
Wasn't that the purpose of the saddle bit? Haha
To be fair, even if you haven't seen pipes in the mouths of riders, you've seen cavalry buglers, bugling at a full gallop. That seems like it would take out more teeth than a pipe ever could.

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Goose55 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:54 am

Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Looks here like he just packed a bowl full. I wonder what he smoked...

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by hugodrax » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:44 am

Goose55 wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:54 am
Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Looks here like he just packed a bowl full. I wonder what he smoked...

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Don't know, but I've read he was a yuuuge fan of falcon pipes.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by A_Morley » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:29 pm

Jung is actually documented as having smoked Granger, at least at one point, and said that he liked American blends. Also of interest is that while the majority of the pictures we have of him show him smoking metal stem system pipes, none explicitly appears to be a Falcon.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by hugodrax » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:43 pm

A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:29 pm
Jung is actually documented as having smoked Granger, at least at one point, and said that he liked American blends. Also of interest is that while the majority of the pictures we have of him show him smoking metal stem system pipes, none explicitly appears to be a Falcon.
I don't claim to be an expert, but there's more than one picture out there that looks like a Falcon International to me. But of course I wouldnt take my oath on it.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by A_Morley » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:49 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:43 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:29 pm
Jung is actually documented as having smoked Granger, at least at one point, and said that he liked American blends. Also of interest is that while the majority of the pictures we have of him show him smoking metal stem system pipes, none explicitly appears to be a Falcon.
I don't claim to be an expert, but there's more than one picture out there that looks like a Falcon International to me. But of course I wouldnt take my oath on it.
I think I know the one you're talking about. Very like a Falcon International, but not quite. Not that I'm an expert of Falcons.
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by Hovannes » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:20 pm

Rusty would know who this guy is
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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by philofumo » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:13 am

Hovannes wrote:
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Rusty would know who this guy is
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(Alfred Wegener, German scientist)
Indeed,
no doubt Rusty would've known.

I didn't though.

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Re: Famous pipe smokers

Post by philofumo » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:25 am

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John D. MacDonald

American writer.

I am unfamiliar with his work but the next time I'm at a used bookstore I'm gonna try and find one of his early Travis McGee paperbacks.

Discovered an excerpt recently and I liked it because he was so specific in referencing the pipe and the tobacco.

From Dark Amber
(1966)
I had been saving my tobacco ration, my single evening pipe. I tugged the pouch out of the side pocket of my slacks, unzipped the pipe compartment, took out the Charatan sent me long ago by a lovely and grateful client with superb taste. The shape is Bell Dublin. It is a straight grain of Coronation quality. Before sending it to me from London she had some small silver numbers inlaid in the heavy part of the bit. 724. The twenty-fourth night of a memorable July, a little code which, if her husband Sir Thomas could interpret it, would bring him in search of McGee, complete with horse whip and incipient apoplexy. I packed it carefully with Erinmore Flake.

Whenever, in the rotation of my small assortment, I work my way around to the Charatan, though it is an excellent pipe to smoke, I feel somewhat pretentious and effete. I can never completely overcome my middle-class reservations sufficiently to take a two-hundred-and-fifty-dollar pipe for granted. I keep kitchen matches and cleaners in the pipe compartment of the pouch. I lit it. The pulsing flame illuminated my face.
What you ask is a Bell Dublin?
I wondered the same thing.

Perhaps it's one of these 483 shapes?

With a light weight design and a slightly whimsical disposition, this 1960's Charatan still sports some shaping cues quite distinctive to the marque. The chamber is definitely generous, and the stepped-saddle stem should make this one quite an easy clench.

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