Once again humidor and cigar manufacturer Daniel Marshall lit a modern day campfire: After Kitzbühel, Berlin and Beverly Hills, the Styrian capital town Graz saw – in mid-May – a sparkle of Hollywood as well as lots of cigars. “When Arnold Schwarzenegger is not in his town, I promised him to come instead”, actor and former “Mr. Universe” Ralf Möller (“Gladiator”) jokingly introduced himself to the guests.
The rooftop of the C+P real estate company was packed with connaisseurs, pairing cigars with the Tequila Padre Azul and Styrian white wine. The Austrian smokers not only were procured with DM-cigars, the cigar company’s founder also shared some anecdotes. Like the story of complaints about mould in one of his humidors by a Hollywood big shot – in fact it were pieces of weed, the actor also seemed to store alongside his Havanas. “And Marlon Brando used to store his scripts in a humidor in Tahiti to prevent them from the moisture”, Marshall smilingly recalled.
Austrian celebrities joined in the feast of camaraderie and Hollywood glam, too: The owner of the Imperial Train, Gottfried Rieck, enjoyed a smoke alongside the popular singer Andreas Gabalier and former world cup-skier Hans Knauß.