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Friday, March 16, 2012

A Visual History of Pipes in Movies, pt 2

Kentucky Fried Popcorn presents a visual history of the role of pipes in movies.  And yes, I know the 30's didn't come after the 50's, but when I realized I'd missed a golden chance to do a Universal Horror toon, I couldn't resist.

Part Two - The 1930's


  1. By the way, I tried to find info about Tyrolean pipes (what it tastes like, how to use, where to buy, etc) and I was unable to find any. I know they look "weird", but is it a reason?

  2. Generally they consisted of a clay or porcelain bowl that fitted into a wooden base with a drain plug and a long, ornate stem. They're known for being elaborately decorated with carvings, painting, and decals (in more modern times). The idea is that the condensation from smoking gathers in the lowest part of the pipe, under the bowl, and can be drained when the bottom plug is removed. They're neat things, but unwieldy, which doubtless limits their popularity.