Edited by Luc Santa. Numerous contributing photographers.
Assouline, New York, 2006. 400 pp., 250 illustrations, flexibound in a cigarette box, 6x8½".
“Imagine Audrey Hepburn conquering New York without a cigarette (or that absurdly long cigarette holder). Would Jackson Pollock, Bob Fosse, W.H. Auden, or Edward R. Murrow have flourished in a smoke-free city?” The New York Times
Can you imagine Groucho Marx without a cigar?
Do you remember that a few years ago smoking was allowed in airplanes?
Can you tell when New York stopped smoking?
In the not so distant past, posing seductively with a cigarette was de rigueur for Hollywood types. How many celebrities today dare to even hold one? No Smoking is a tribute to the 20th century, a century that created, promoted and glorified the cigarette and then suddenly declared war on it.
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