Johnny Phillip Morris Smoking Stand is 34" inches Tall with a 7 1/2" square Base, Cast Iron with Tin wrapping around the Legs. The Phillip Morris Smoking Stand was used in Hotels. He Holds a Box of Matches in the left hand and cigarettes in the right, surrounded by the holder/Ashtray.Marked PAT APPLD FOR on His Back and Patent Applied for on the bottom of the Base. Johnny Roventini AKA John Louis Roventini Known as Johnny Phillip Morris was an American dwarf Actor of Italian-American heritage. He stood less than four feet tall as a fully developed adult. He was working as a bell boy at the New York Hotel in 1933 When he was Discovered by an advertising Mogul who had him perform a page, issuing a call for Phillip Morris.
He reportedly could always vocalize a perfect B-flat tone as he reported those words, literally over a million times during his career, according to his own estimate. He soon became famous as a product spokesman for Phillip Morris brand cigarettes in radio, television and print advertising Media.He was described by Phillip Morris personnel as a living Trade Mark and represented the company for over 40 years. This Rare piece has all the parts and is original. The condition is Good / Very Good, given it's age and the condition of other stands I have researched. It has a few 3/4 small dents on the Tin Pants/wrapping around each Leg. The base has some rust and the entire piece has PATINA. Please check the photos Closely and feel free to send any questions you may have. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Ashtrays".
The seller is "keithw25" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.