‘The image of the movie mogul with a cigar in hand has long been a staple–indeed a stereotype–in Hollywood. Jack Warner. Darryl Zanuck. Harry Cohn. Sam Arkoff. Carl Laemmle. Ernst Lubitsch. They all smoked cigars, brandishing them as symbols of success and power. In the motion-picture business, as elsewhere, smoking a good cigar was often an unmistakable way to say to the world, “I’ve made it.”‘ (Power Smokers of Hollywood, by David Shaw).
Here is German director/producer Ernst Lubitsch (1892-1942) with his favorite cigars.I am not the author of these images.
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Ernst Lubitsch and his cigar, 1929 (unknown photographer)
Ernst Lubitsch directs Miriam Hopkins in one of his supreme achievements, Trouble in Paradise. (1932), Unknown photographer.
Ernst Lubitsch and his cigar (1940), unknown photographer
Ernst Lubitsch, Hollywood´s foremost cigar smoker, pleased as punch as he receives from the hands of Pablo Álvarez de Cañas an especially made case of Cuban mahogany containing boxes of cigars representing the five leading tobacco factories of Cuba. (1938), unknown photographer
Ernst Lubitsch and his cigar outside his Bel Air home (1935), unknown photographer.
Directors Ernst Lubitsch and Mervyn LeRoy compare the size of their cigars. Undated. Unknown photographer