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Ladies with cigarettes

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by mysterygal, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. mysterygal

    mysterygal Call Me a Cab

    In classic movies, a lady would sometimes be seen with a cigarette hanging about, so with what was considered 'classy' then, is it still viewed as 'classy' or 'sexy' now?
  2. jake_fink

    jake_fink Call Me a Cab

    I prefer a lady with a corncob pipe.

  3. InspectorMorse

    InspectorMorse One of the Regulars

    Hmm... I know it is no longer "politically correct," but if the lady possesses a certain air or perhaps a peculiarly high degree of class I could find it quite attractive.
  4. now...no.
    but in a black and white film a cigarette dangling from the lip is definately sexy. regardless of the smoker's gender.
  5. "Doc" Devereux

    "Doc" Devereux One Too Many

    Like so many things, it depends on the lady. After all, a Dior dress can look incredible on one lady and unspeakable on another.
  6. I dont think it looks cool...its just a habit.
    As a disgusting evil smoker myself, I find that I rarely notice anymore if people smoke, unless its some white trash woman driving down the road with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth yelling at her husband in the passenger seat. Then I think to myself... I really really really hope I dont look like that when I smoke.

    But then again, I smoke little cigarettes that fit in my vintage cigarette case, not 12 inch Pall Malls. And, I dont chain smoke! (unless I'm nervous)

  7. Doh!

    Doh! One Too Many

    Well, until they come up with a cigarette that doesn't stink nor cause cancer... no.
  8. The only woman I've ever explicitly thought looked good smoking was Anne Bancroft. Now that she's no longer with us I generally can't think of anyone else... I wonder if Dorothy Dandridge smoked...

  9. Mr_Misanthropy

    Mr_Misanthropy Practically Family

    This is just a touch off topic, but have you all noticed that it seems like everyone in The Twilight Zone smoked.... except the children (as far as I know). It's funny watching a scene with a doctor or scientist lighting up in the office/lab though. OK, i'm done. :)
  10. mysterygal

    mysterygal Call Me a Cab

    twilight zone....some cigarette endorsement going on there? :)
    Interesting that it depends on the lady. I think whether man or women smoking is gross...I hate the smell, which tends to seep into everything. Although, a man smoking a good cigar I find to be sexy and it doesn't smell bad at all.
  11. Briscoeteque

    Briscoeteque One of the Regulars

    I'm of the impression that where there's smoke there's fire...
  12. shamus

    shamus Suspended

    if she's a lady then she's a lady, no matter what she does.
  13. "Doc" Devereux

    "Doc" Devereux One Too Many

    Well said, Shamus. :eusa_clap
  14. J.B.

    J.B. Practically Family

    Hoo Wee, Babee!

    Coo coo ca choo, Mrs. Robinson :arated:

    Yup! Chicks that smoke make me nuts! :essen:
  15. GA Wildlifer

    GA Wildlifer Familiar Face

    It depends.

    Usually those women who look sexy or classy when they smoke would look sexy or classy doing just about anything. It is an attitude, a complete package. It is not the cigarette. It can be attractive and add to the appeal...from a distance. I am an ex-smoker, and having had the roles reversed, I don't see how I ever got a second kiss from a non-smoker.
  16. "Doc" Devereux

    "Doc" Devereux One Too Many

    Hence the breath mints that I'm never without.
  17. Yeah...she's a lady with bad breath.
  18. **********
    It was often a key component of the "Femme Fatale" in the Noir Movies!

    It can look sexy, cheap, trashy or self destructive it all depends on the context. (One of my memories of the late 70's early 80's was an anti smoking campaign aimed at girls. It consisted of black and white pictures of some of the most hideous women smoking. At the top it would have one of the "fables" of Smoking with an appropriate picture underneath. Smoking makes you Glamorous. Smoking keeps you thin. Smoking makes you look mature. ETC. It was a wickedly affective campaign. Also ladies, if you see an older woman that has a face that has a lot of wrinkles, so she looks like a walnut, chances are she is a heavy smoker or was for some time. And no anti-wrinkle cream seems to be able to stem the tide.)

    Then again there are some people that can smoke and live to a hundred!
  19. Worst was the one with "Smoking makes you thin" showing a skeleton with a fag in his mouth.
  20. To me, at least, there's something vulgar-looking about a woman smoking a big, fat cigar in public. Luckily, that hardly happens anymore.

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