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Big Tobacco in the Big Apple

How New York City Became the Heart of the Tobacco Industry
…and Anti Smoking Activism

Philip Morris Sponsorship of the Arts

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The Leading Patron of Culture in New York City (2:54 / 3:31)

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Philip Morris Art Books 

Philip Morris
Undated

Philip Morris Night with Horace Heidt

Ticket
Loew’s Theatre
March 21, 1948

Precious Legacy

Philip Morris
1985

“The Record is Clear. The people who enjoy smoking and drinking have prevailed over those who oppose these customs.”

George Weissman
Chairman of the Board
CEO, Philip Morris

It Takes Art to Make a Company Great

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Philip Morris
Time
1995

Not to take risks is the greatest risk of all.”

Hamish Maxwell
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Philip Morris Companies Inc.

Lincoln Center Festival

Philip Morris Companies
1996

Brooklyn Academy of Music Billboard

Philip Morris Companies Inc.
1996

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Sponsor’s Statement
Stephanie French, Vice President
Corporate Contributions and Cultural Programs
Philip Morris
1996

Series of Promotional Videos for Philip Morris’ Sponsorhips of Art Exhibitions

Philip Morris
1990s

BAM 2006 Next Wave Festival

Altria
2006

Fall for Dance Festival

Altria
NYCity Center
1990s

New York City Opera is Sponsored by Philip Morris Companies

Philip Morris
New York City Opera
Undated

New York City Opera is Sponsored by Philip Morris Companies

Philip Morris
New York City Opera
Undated

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