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Q&A: The Silent Legend

An Interview with Alfons Mayer, the globe-travelling tobacco buyer for General Cigar Co.
David Savona
From the Print Edition:
Morgan Freeman, Mar/Apr 2005

(continued from page 12)

Q: Was it hard for you to retire?

A: Ah, no. I was glad. I was very happy to get out, to say I don't have to drive to New York anymore.

Q: What motivated you?

A: I loved the job. I loved the tobacco. Money was no object. In Cuba I think they paid me $100 a month, but I had food, living and a jeep. And that was really good.

Photos by Brennan Cavanaugh


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