Where did Cigarette girls originate?

Where Did Cigarette Girls Originate?

A “cigarette girl” refers to, in American and European culture, a person that sells cigarettes from a tray attached by a neck strap. These girls may also carry cigars and other novelty items like candy, roses, snacks, chewing gum and lighted jewelry. Let’s face it, nothing goes better with a champagne girl in a giant champagne glass than a cigarette girl!

Uniform For Cigarette Girls

The most common dress for a cigarette girl is a red and black short style skirt which comes above the knee. The dress is accompanied by a matching pill box. Many of these come in different colors and styles.

Cigarette girls can also be referred to as “candy girls”. This term is used since these women are often seen as “eye candy.” At one time they were employed to flirt with male customers in the hopes of receiving tips from wealthy businessmen.

A more modern image of the cigarette girl came to be in the 1920’s with the urbanization of America. Cigarette girls were frequently seen in Hollywood films and became a known symbol in the public.

Cigarette Girls In The Present Day

Cigarette girls became common in restaurants, clubs, bars, airports and casinos by the 1940’s. Cigarette girls can even still be found today in Las Vegas casinos. Bella’s Champagne Dolls can bring old Hollywood cigarette girls to your next Los Angeles event. Contact us today to learn more about our authentic cigarette girls! Your event will be sparkling with old Hollywood charm as our cigarette girls work alongside our champagne dolls for an evening filled with authentic old Hollywood charm.

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The best Brand Ambassador Models representing YOUR product brand!

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When big corporate companies like INTEL call with a deadline of one week needing 24 + brand ambassador models to work at a very prestigious awards show for their VIP’s but only have about 5 days to make it happen- who do they turn to!? Mrs. Bella’s Dolls!

There are very few companies who could have pulled this off- with 24 hours to create custom costumes, branded cigarette girl trays, and 24 of the most professional, lovely models to make it all come together! Bella not only made it happen, but the guests were so impressed, the management at The Dolby told her “Mrs. Bella’s Dolls were the best they had ever seen” (and we know they see a lot)!

Many big names in cosmetics, film companies, TV directors, corporate CEO’s have all relied on Bella’s Dolls to professionally represent their brand because they know they can count on getting the most respected company around.

If you are gearing up to promote a new big release or are in the process of rebranding, this post is for you. Mrs. Bella’s Dolls. Our dolls become your brand at any event. Your brand is literally brought to life with our Dolls. For every event, we produce custom-made costumes. These costumes allow our brand ambassadors to represent your company in the most unique way.

The best part about our unique one of a kind branding, no matter what you sell or who you are, this marketing technique will work for you. There’s nothing better for your potential customers than to see your brand in action. The idea behind our branded costumes, props and trays, is that people get the whole picture of what your brand is about and the message your brand aims to give.

Let’s say you sell a new kind of bottled water. The bottle may speak for itself to an extent, however, a life size prop goes so much further at an event launch. If you want people to know that your water is fresh, clean and aimed towards those who love adventure, they may not receive that message from a simple label. When you launch the product, brand ambassadors, complete with custom costumes, can help to deliver that message. Once your brand is established, the possibilities are endless. We understand that hiring brand ambassadors is just one piece of the branding process, but we promise that it’s incredibly helpful!

Mrs. Bella’s Dolls plan each event carefully and do absolutely everything to represent your brand to its highest potential.Just ask Intel, or the hundreds of incredible corporate clients we have had the wonderful opportunity to represent.

Contact us for brand ambassador representation at your next big event!

 

Bella’s Dolls for INTEL!

Bella’s Dolls dolling up the lovely Dolby Theater last night for Intel #intel #cookiegirls #candygirls #mrsbellasdolls #traybranding #1930s #classichollywood #awardshow #dancers #cigarettegirls

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Frank Sinatra & Champagne Dolls Irvine Hilton

What a great event
Our Frank Sinatra impersonator crooning away and our beautiful #jamesbondtheme #champagnegirl #champagnedoll #giantglass #giantmartiniglass #giantchampagneglass #propforevents #mrsbellasdolls #girlinglass #evententertainment

24 Dolls on the 24th! + 4 Doll Bookings!

Wow! we knew September would be the start of our busy season but wow!

From working The Dolby in Hollywood (24! Dolls on the 24th!) to our Strolling Human Tables Masquerade Strolling Tables in San Clemente, to our Life size Champagne Glass in Irvine, to Tux Tail Dolls in Beverly Hills- we have it covered! All in one night!

We are the experts of Classic Hollywood Pin Up Girls, Models, Showgirls, Candy Girls, Retro Showgirls, Champagne Dolls, Strolling Tables & Strolling Skirts-

call the best Mrs. Bella’s Dolls 818-903-7158     http://www.mrsbellasdolls.com

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Dolling up the NGLCC today in Palm Springs

Today we will be serving up the champagne at the #NGLCC 2016 Welcome Reception with our Strolling Champagne Skirts #strollingchampagneskirt at the beautiful J.W. Marriott Palm Desert Resort and Spa we look forward to Dolling up Costa’s in the Marriott! #champagnedolls #evententertainment #talentbooking #tributeproductions

What is takes to become a Doll

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WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A DOLL; What an amazing opportunity to be hired to do what you love. That’s what all the great teachers teach- when your heart leads your way you can never go wrong.

With the Mrs. Bella’s Dolls brand, I personally created a job in which I wanted to work it myself. I wanted to create an opportunity to use a little bit of niche acting skills, all my years of dance and comedy, super glam costumes and hair and somehow “entertain” people. As I grew more and more into the Miss Bella role, I realized how amazing it was to engage with people, get to know perfect strangers, help them remissness to the glamor girls of Classic Hollywood bringing that style to life for them to experience and of course bring them treats from my tray.

Along the Bella’s Doll journey, I also created a space to bring in more girls with the same passion and vision as myself. That was more than 16 years ago, and today Bella’s Dolls is one of the most successful retro pin up girl companies. Bella’s Dolls was Hollywood’s very first candy girl company and if the saying is true that “imitation is the most sincere form of flattery”- then we are flattered! It seems everyone wants to be a Bella’s Doll! we love being the pioneers to bring back the classic cigarette girl!

So what does it take to become a Bella’s Doll!? (we get asked this one a lot)-

We are quite specific about who we hire to represent our brand so here are just some of what we look for when hiring our girls;

* Integrity. You would think beautiful looks would be #1 but we actually look for models who have integrity to their character. A girl who makes choices from the heart and displays her class in all she does. Are you motivated by money only? or do you make choices from joy and passion? we prefer to hire the the happy, joyful types who make integrity a priority of their character. Jayne Russell in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES who married for love is right up our alley!

*Professionalism. A savvy girl who can make the best of any situation with a Grace Kelly smile. Working as a Doll may find you in many different situations so a professional girl will need to go with the flow and always remain elegant and charming even if she is not feeling that on the inside. Our regular working Dolls know how to keep the grace in all situations.

*Face and legs. Of course to be a Bella’s beauty great legs are always a crowd pleaser and giving good face is important too, but we believe each female has her own unique beautiful face so knowing how to enhance your natural beauty and bring the red lips and lashes to life will get you hired. Can you become your favorite bombshell with hair and make-up?

* Taking direction. Bella’s bookings have lots of details so it’s very important to read job sheets well and clear, and pay attention to all the wordy details. Some times the job bookings change on a moments notice, so its important to listen to the clients needs and take direction on any new changes on the job. A good listener and reader is something we always notice and will book girls based on this detail alone for some jobs where we need to rely on all the small details.

*Sweet as candy. We only hire girls who have a genuine sweetness in who they are. Are you as sweet as the candy in the trays? that is what we look for. Not only sweet with us, the clients and guests, but to the other Bella’s Dolls you are working with. Bella’s Dolls pride themselves with being “like family” and that is the tone we like to keep. We look for genuine sweetness.

*Acting & Entertaining. We love girls who can bring something to the role of dancer, Champagne Doll, or candy girl. Be it on stage or in the ballrooms, our Dolls have a way with what they do that they make an entrance on every event booking. Can you add something to your part? we need much more than a pretty girl holding a tray. Can you be so memorable that the client requests you back? we make notes of which girls get the requests.

*Gratitude. Finally one of the most important factors to us is gratitude. We realize models, dancers and actresses want to work, and we feel like we offer a fun & great opportunity that pays great- so we hope whoever we hire never forget to say “thank you”. When you express gratitude- you will always create more abundance in your life. A true and honest happiness that beams from within will shine in your energy and it can be infectious- so share your gratitude generously and watch what happens. We love grateful girls who are not afraid to let us know they love working with us and show it.

*Become a Doll. So if you feel you have all the requirements to become a Mrs. Bella’s Doll you can email us a recent un-touched up head shot and body shot and bio to info@tributeproductions.com

Tell us your special skills and why you would like to become a Doll.

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Champagne Dolls this weekend

Bella’s Dolls are getting ready for the weekend with our Champagne Dolls by Mrs. Bella’s Dolls booked in Laguna tomorrow and then off to our photo shoot ❤ Summertime is the best time for our bathing beauties to Doll up your Event! #1940s #pinup #mrsbellasdolls #champagnedolls #lifezieglass #giantmartiniglass #tributeproductions #evententertainment #weddingentertainment #retro #photoshoot #models #LAbased #glamorgirls #bellasdolls #retroswinsuit1tumblr_mn5u155wzw1qh1z3go1_1280

Happy 4th from San Diego Candy Girls

Celebrating freedom!Happy 4th everyone!! Love, Mrs Bella’s Dolls and Tribute Productions Talent & Entertainment ‪#‎4thofjuly‬ ‪#‎usvets‬ ‪#‎army‬ ‪#‎navy‬ ‪#‎airforce‬ ‪#‎marines‬ ‪#‎dancers‬ ‪#‎1940s‬ ‪#‎la‬ based ‪#‎pinupgirls‬Militarygirls