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PostSubject: Pipe sightings in a movie on TMC   Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:31 pm

A 15 year old Jane Powell singing and acting just beautifully in a 1946 MGM musical comedy set in Mexico City. Her father, Walter Pidgeon, smokes an oompaul and a billiard. Pianist Jose Iturbi smokes a billiard and a lovat, and young Roddy McDowell smokes a meerschaum billiard he gets for a birthday present. The pipes fit seamlessly in the story.

Great photography, too of Iturbi's piano insides in action, an unusually shaped piano, Xavier Cougat's orchestra and dancers. Beautiful clothes and costumes worn by all. The music was superb--Cougat, Iturbi, Powell. Great acting by all.

Amusing and touching story of teenage crushes and father-daughter affection with a renewed adult romance thrown in. Lots of laughs, even by Iturbi and Cougat with his tiny Mexican dog. No great meaning in this film, just good entertainment with comedy and music. Amazing acting by the 15 year old powell. I think the title was something like Holiday in Mexico. Of course, they don't make them like this anymore. Music ranged from Latin to classical to the Ave Maria finale.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe sightings in a movie on TMC   Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:42 pm

Wife and Mom-in-law are watching 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. Pipe smoking going on in there.

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PostSubject: Re: Pipe sightings in a movie on TMC   Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:23 am

Glenn Ford, in a little known movie, Gallant Journey, about the first man to fly in a controlled flight, 1883, 20 years before the Wright brothers, smokes a pipe while working on his plane. Ford had a large pipe collection in real life. A Canadian naturalized as a USA citizen, he was the only member of the Hollywood community to serve on active duty in the Viet Nam War; he was a naval officer.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe sightings in a movie on TMC   Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:22 am

It really is interesting to see how many folks smoke pipes in those old movies.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe sightings in a movie on TMC   Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:18 pm

In the movie "The Great Debaters" Dinzel Washington is smoking what looks like a Dr. Grabow Omega.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe sightings in a movie on TMC   Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:08 pm

In "Godfather Part 2" one of the senators is smoking a pretty nice billiard.


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PostSubject: Re: Pipe sightings in a movie on TMC   Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:01 pm

Gettysburgh: plenty of pipe smoking in the beginning, with very beautiful pipes ( or , at least, that's the way I remeber it).
A great war movie, but the image of the different pipes is my first mental association with that movie.
I think I have to watch it again.
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe sightings in a movie on TMC   Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:28 pm

A very good movie indeed Kea.

Do you have an interest in the American Civil War there in Scotland?
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe sightings in a movie on TMC   Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:42 pm

Yes, I used to play 15mm ( metal figures) ACW wargames ( with different game systems), and I always have time to learn more about it ( books, movies, documentaries, etc.).

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A very good movie indeed Kea.

Do you have an interest in the American Civil War there in Scotland?
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PostSubject: Re: Pipe sightings in a movie on TMC   Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:11 pm

Kea wrote:
Yes, I used to play 15mm ( metal figures) ACW wargames ( with different game systems), and I always have time to learn more about it ( books, movies, documentaries, etc.).

Cheers

That is interesting! I guess I don't think of someone outside of the States having an interest in our Civil War.
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