In Hollywood, I found a much greater rush about things than in English studios. The harder work not only meant added strain on my throat, but also caused me to smoke more cigarettes. At this time, my throat learned what a difference there is in a light smoke. I've found that even though I smoke as many Luckies as I wish, my throat remains in top form.
British actor Madeleine Carroll (1906-1987) starred in over 40 films during the 1930s and ’40s. In this ad, Carroll describes her shift to Hollywood from England, explaining that the faster pace of life caused a “strain” on her throat, and “caused me to smoke more cigarettes.” She claims that she can smoke as many Luckies as she wants, and her “throat remains in top form.” Most likely, it was the increase in cigarettes smoked which actually caused the increase in strain on her throat. The ad, however, claims that the toasting process “takes out certain throat irritants found in tobacco,” making Lucky Strike cigarettes “Easy on your throat.” The ad provides publicity not only for Madeleine Carroll, but also for her new film, “The Prisoner of Zenda,” and for the film’s producer, David O. Selznick. Carroll ultimately passed away from pancreatic cancer while in Spain, exactly one week after her “The Prisoner of Zenda” co-star Mary Astor died of respiratory failure and pulmonary emphysema in Hollywood, California.
Actor, Female, Irritation, Light, Madeleine Carroll, Movie, Throat