THE CIGARETTE GIRLS | 1956
HISTORY FACT - Cigarette girls were a common sight in restaurants, clubs, bars, airports and casinos during the 1930s and 1940s in the U.S. They often sold cigarettes, cigars, and many novelty items like lighted roses, candy, snacks, chewing gum, jewelry, and lighted yo-yo’s on their trays to customers/guests. From the end of World War II into the 1950s, cigarette girls further expanded into sporting events and in the lobbies of theaters and music halls during intermissions.
Photo Credit: Tallahassee, Florida, 1956, State Library and Archives of Florida