Out of the Humidor

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George Malko
New York, New York

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Nov. 25, 1991
Dear Marvin:
Great idea! Put me on the mailing list for your cigar publication. It should be sent to my home address so my wife can enjoy it too!
David W. Knowlton
Managing Director
Manufacturer's Hanover*
New York, New York
*Mr. Knowlton is now Managing Director of Chemical Bank

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May 6, 1992
Dear Marvin:
I applaud your efforts for cigar smokers. I have been one for over 50 years. Before Castro, I used to smoke H. Upmann 1s and 2s. How fine they were, and modestly priced.
I miss going out for dinner the way I used to, unable to light up a cigar in restaurants now.
We live in a landmark building and the walls and floors are very thick. The lady below us has tried to stop me from smoking cigars in my own apartment. She complained to the building owner, the superintendent, and the elevator man that she could smell my cigar. Did you ever hear anything like this? Real chutzpah!
Good luck, and I wish you the best for your magazine.
Paul Benson
New York, New York
Editor's Response: A man's home is his castle. Or at least that what's we had been raised to believe. Most cigar lovers share your frustration.

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Dec. 13, 1991
Dear Marvin:
As a fellow cigar lover, one who smuggles Cuban cigars, and one whose wife forbids smoking in our house, please sign me up for your publication.
International Hotel and Resort Chain
Somewhere U.S.A.
Editor's Response: We wish we could publish your name but since you acknowledge smuggling Cuban cigars, we choose to protect your identity.

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May 8, 1992
Dear Marvin:
Your article on Cuban cigars in the February 15, 1992 issue of The Wine Spectator was wonderful and brought back memories of 40 years ago when my U.S. Navy destroyer stopped in Cuba. I was a kid of 18 and it was 1952.
I picked up a cigar and smoked it and have been at it ever since. From that first cigar in Cuba, I have loved the finest cigars.
Lew Bracken
Bridgeport, Connecticut

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Nov. 1, 1991
Dear Marvin:
Cigar lovers need all the help they can get. Your cigar publication sounds very interesting. Put me on the list. We cigar smokers are made to feel it is a crime to light up. Bring back the smoke-filled room.
Randall C. Baker
Cincinnati, Ohio
Gary Frandsen Port Byron, Illinois, usa, April 12, 2013 2:15pm ET
Dear Marvin:

After reading the latest edition of Cigar Aficionado,I realized that our article about Laurence Fishburne left out an acting credit. He was in the 1986 CBS TV Show
"Pee-wee's Playhouse" as Cowboy Curtis.
I do enjoy reading your magazine cover to cover and will be a life long reader. Thanks
john zakes jr La Porte, Indiana, USA, May 13, 2013 12:17pm ET
I have been a subscriber for at least 15 years. love the articles and especially the ratings. Enjoy the pictures also. I just wish they would print only pictures with the cigars actually lit. was no big deal for awhile but in the last year,I have seen people holding unlit cigars the wrong way!! the wedding pictures are really prone to this. just doesn't seem to be right-my opinion.

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