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    John Barrymore's Silver Cigarette Holder. John Barrymore (1882-1942), arguably the greatest Hamlet of the 20th century, once claimed that the cigarette was the greatest gift an actor ever received. (He did not smoke as Hamlet.) Barrymore based his claim on the various ways an actor could hold a cigarette, gesture with it, exhale the smoke through his mouth or nostrils, etc. Indeed, John once stole a scene from brother Lionel in Rasputin and the Empress by almost placing the lit end of a cigarette in his mouth, then mugging at his calculated error! This 3.5" cigarette holder, with silver tip, was owned and used by "The Great Profile." In Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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