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« on: March 27, 2012, 05:40:10 AM »

Does anyone have any idea what make of cigars that Blondie was smoking, and can you still buy them?


I found a link, but can this be verified?...Is it documented somewhere in the GBU script or the in casting notes?

http://www.thetobaccoshop.com/Cigars/Good-Bad-Ugly-Cigars.htm

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 07:44:06 AM »

Toscanos is generally regarded as the type.  Maybe cut in half.  Clint said they were terrible.

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=162.msg989#msg989

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigarillo

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 10:39:41 AM »

Toscanos is generally regarded as the type.  Maybe half-lenghth.  Clint said they were terrible.

No maybe: they must be cut in half. And Eastwood is a non-smoker to start with. Toscano is the best cigar around.

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2012, 12:46:49 PM »

After some research...


http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_cigars_did_clint_eastwood_smoke_in_the_good_the_bad_and_the_ugly

What cigars did Clint eastwood smoke in the good the bad and the ugly?


Clint Eastwood said in a recent interview that he brought the cigars from the US & they were called "Virginians" & described them as a strong smoke that put him in a foul mood. He liked them cause the were long & skinny & he would chop them into thirds to fit in his pocket.

Traditional Toscani dry cured cigars (in the vein of DeNobili's) were my guess for a long time due to it being shot in Italy, but alas, this is not the case.

It has long been speculated that what he was smoking was the nub of a Marsh Wheeling cigar ( http://www.broadleafcigars.com/wheeling.htm ) which is probably the most period accurate smoke that you can still buy. They are a 7" x 34 ring smoke & can be considered hearty in comparison to other smokes of it's ilk.

I believe that Clint's "Virginian" brand smoke was any one of the million different Marsh Wheeling style knock off brands that was available in the 1960's. I can't find a google reference for it, so I am sure the brand is long dead & gone, but Wheeling's still exist if you want the experience.

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 01:01:46 PM »

Yeah. What he smokes in GBUare too long to be toscani. What he smokes in, say, FFDM looks like toscano, though being half smoked can't tell for sure. 

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 01:07:09 PM »

Let's keep in mind though that Leone was very particular about the cigar. In an interview he recalls E. distaste for smoking and how he pointed out to him, when asked to allow his character not to be a smoker, that in that case they would have left the main lead home.

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 12:29:17 PM »

Let's keep in mind though that Leone was very particular about the cigar. In an interview he recalls E. distaste for smoking and how he pointed out to him, when asked to allow his character not to be a smoker, that in that case they would have left the main lead home.


Have seen E. smoking in other films ....The Rookie, Thunderbolt.

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