International § 10
Famous pipe smokers in other countries
Pipe smoking has been, and still is a popular habit for men of all classes and statures. The pipe as a most personal attribute gives distinction to the user, giving an extra touch to his persnality. This may be the comfort of a small but warm sailors pipe, a long churchwarden smoked while reading a news paper, or a straight briar pipe held by a dress man to give the fashion photograph an extra impetus.
Film directors have been most attentive to this feature and use the pipe whenever they think it is appropriate. For statesmen and royalties, the pipe has always been an attribute which added to their status and credibility.
A far from exthaustive list of pipe smokers:
George Simenon (Liège 13 february 1903-† Lausanne 4 september 1989) author of detective stories.
Alfred Dunhill, founder of famous pipe factory.
Jean-Paul Sartre (21 june 1905 15 april 1980) extistentialist philosopher
Bing Crosby (Tacoma, 3 may 1903 Madrid, 14 october 1977) popular Amerikan singer and actor
Albert Einstein (Ulm, 14 march 1879 - Princeton, 18 april 1955), physist
Clark Gable (1 february 1901 16 november 1960) Amerikan actor.
Marcel Duchamp (28 july 1887 Blainville-Eure - 2 october 1968 New York) French artist
General Douglas MacArthur (26 january 1880 - 5 april 1964), 5-star general of the American army, of importance in both World Warr I and II.
Josef Stalin (18 december 1878 - 5 march 1953), Russian statesman
Carl Gustav Jung (26 july 1875 6 june 1961) Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist.
Sigismund S. Freud (Freiberg (now Příbor), Moravia, 6 may 1856 Londen, 23 september 1939) neurologist and psychiatrist from Austria-Hungary, fouder of psychoanalysis.
Guillaume Apollinaire (Rome, 26 august 1880 - Parijs, 9 november 1918) pseudonime of Guillelmus Albert Vladimir Alexandre Apollinaire de Kostrowitzki, French-speaking writer and poet.
Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 25 october 1881 Mougins, 8 april 1973) Spanish artist, painter, drafstman, sculptor and ceremist.
René Magritte (21 november 1898 - 15 august 1967) French artist
Ossip Zadkine (Vitebsk (White-Rusis) 4 july 1890 Parijs 25 november 1967) artist and sculptor.
Jacques Derrida (15 july 1930 - 8 october 2004) French philosopher, fouder of deconstructivism.
Stephen John Fry (born 24 august 1957) English comic, actor and writer.
Vincent van Gogh (Zundert, 30 march 1853 - Auvers-sur-Oise, 29 july 1890) painter
Hugh Hefner (Chicago, Illinois, 9 april 1926) founder of the Playboy Magazine
Harold Wilson (11 march 1916 - 24 may 1995) British prime Minister 1964-1970 and 1974-1976.
John R.R. Tolkien (3 january 1892 - 2 september 1973), famous writer, for instance of the the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Vincent ('Vince') Schiavelli (1948 - 2005) Italiaans-Amerikaanse acteur.
Popeye, sailer with a corn cob pipe,from the Amerikaan comic strip since 17 january 1929.
Captain Haddock (first name Archibald) since 1941 an important character in the comic strip of TinTin
Philip Mortimer, main character from the strip created by Edgar P. Jacobs in 1946.
Maigret, French detective created by Georges Simenon, main character of 84 books edited between 1929 and 1972.
Sherlock Holmes, briljant detective from the tales of the writer/phycisan Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, since march 1881.
Gandalf, character of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, smoking a long pipe.