Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Men and cigarettes - part 2

It seemed popular to show half naked men in a post some time ago, to break from the pattern of beautiful half naked women, so I'll go ahead and do a follow-up on my Men and Cigarettes post from February. Then I added the cause of death also (just to make it a little more depressing), so I'll continue in that manner.
Enjoy - Men and cigarettes - part 2! As usual you can just click on the pictures to see them in a larger version. If you are like me and steal pictures on every site you visit, that is.

(I will do my best to do a follow-up on the Male Cheesecake post ASAP. Fight your demons until then, ladies!)

Alain Delon (1935-)
I just recently realized how God darn good looking Mr. Delon is. Phuh...

Chico Marx (1887-1961)
(Heart ailment)
I can't remember if I already have confessed on this blog that I find Chico Marx extremely sexy. I was oh-so delighted when I found this picture of him - here's your proof of his sex appeal. And the fact that he got his name because he "chased the chicks" just adds to my opinion of him as one of the most desirable ladies men ever. (Am I being weird again? I can seldom tell.)

Conrad Veidt (1893-1943)
(Heart attack)
The cool German actor you probably remember best as Gestapo Maj. Strasser in Casablanca (1942). He died while playing golf. As he was blacklisted in Nazi Germany his death wasn't officially announced - his wife and daughter heard about it on the radio.

Harry Langdon (1884-1944)
(Cerebral hemorrhage)
Does this look like a guy who ran away from home and joined a circus at the age of 12?

James Dean (1931-1955)
(Car crash)
This picture just makes me drool... (When I ordered a calender you could make yourself online I chose this picture for my birthday month. As a present to myself.)

Michael Caine (1933-)
Oh, how I adore Englishmen! This is the son of a fish-market porter and a charlady. He is also the father of Austin Powers.

Preston Sturges (1898-1959)
(Heart attack)
The director of the 1941 films Sullivan's Travels and The Lady Eve looks like someone I wouldn't like to meet in a dark alley by myself. (Or maybe I would...?)

Raoul Walsh (1887-1980)
(Natural causes)
Together with two extras, Italia and Venezia Frandi, in the days before a killer rabbit stole one of his eyes. Such beautiful, bright eyes too.

Ricardo Cortez (1899-1977)
(Natural causes)
An Austrian guy who went to Hollywood to make a career as an "exotic screen lover", went on to play Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (1931), and by the end of his life he was a member of one of Wall Street's top brokerage firms. He died after having lived quite a comfortable life.
Notice that the article above says he was born in 1889 and not 1899. Typo or intentionally wrong information?

Robert Montgomery (1904-1981)
Such a beautiful photograph. Quote from Mr. Montgomery:

"If you are lucky enough to be a success, by all means enjoy the applause and the adulation of the public. But never, never believe it."

(Pancreatic cancer)
Seems like a privileged fellow - bathing in Fontana Di Trevi with a Swedish blonde one minute, lying in a bed next to Sophia Loren and airing his hairy chest the next.

Tod Browning (1880-1962)
Looking cool with Lon Chaney on a break from shooting The Road to Mandalay (1926). Chaney looks just a tiny bit creepy. Oh, and he died of lung cancer four years later.
*anti-smokers cheering*


Princess Fire and Music said...

Those are some gorgeous pictures, unhappy endings notwithstanding. I particularly love the one of Robert Montgomery. Thanks for sharing!

Lolita said...

Princess Fire and Music:
No use with just having they lying around on the hard drive :) Oh, he looks really classy in that pic, love it too.

Keith said...

Great photos. I'm a fan of all these men. Nice to see Delon up here.

Matthew Coniam said...

Great to see you keeping the flame alight, as it were. Where would the movies be without smoking???
The causes of death were a nice touch too.
And as for Chico - he does nothing for me, but even I can see he was one of the coolest and sexiest men who ever lived.
Anyway, that's quite enough men - how about some more smoking chicks?

Lolita said...

Delon is sent from the Gods.

Matthew Coniam:
I don't think film noir could have existed as a genre without smoking.
Haha, of course you can understand Chico's sex appeal, if anyone! Thanks for confirming my feelings.
Oh shucks, how can I be able to extinguish the thirst of both my male and female readers...? Smoking women next! :)

Christopher said...

great pics of Chico and Harry Langdon,I've never seen before..Robert Montgomary looking pretty cool there....Chaney looks like hes getting out his Crack pipe..

Lolita said...

I try as best as I can to dig up interestig photos, so it's great that I pleased you! Oh yeah, Chaney defitively does something illegal...

getsbis said...

Conrad Veidt was great in Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920). if you haven't seen it, you definitely must.

oh, and you've probably seen The Lady Eve?

Lolita said...

I love Conrad Veidt. Yes, I've seen both of them! I haven't yet seen The Man Who Laughs (1928), though... Shame on me.

Mary Wogan said...

I had a childhood crush on Harpo myself, but the pic of Chico is cool.
James Dean, Alain Delon and Ricardo Cortez are lush. And Harry Langdon, what a cutie!!!