American Tobacco Company

The American Tobacco Company was a tobacco company founded in 1890 by J. B. Duke through a merger between a number of U.S. tobacco manufacturers including Allen and Ginter and Goodwin & Company. The company was one of the original 12 members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896. The American Tobacco Company dominated the industry by acquiring the Lucky Strike Company and over 200 other rival firms. Antitrust action begun in 1907 broke the company into several major companies in 1911.

The American Tobacco Company restructured itself in 1969, forming a holding company called American Brands, Inc., which operated American Tobacco as a subsidiary. American Brands acquired a variety of non-tobacco businesses during the 1970s and 1980s and sold its tobacco operations to Brown & Williamson in 1994. American Brands subsequently renamed itself "Fortune Brands".

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: sponsor

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-74601 10-in. 11/24/1932 Lucky Strike hour : Introduction Lucky Strike Cigarettes Radio broadcast : Comedy sponsor  
Victor BS-74602 10-in. 11/24/1932 Lucky Strike hour : Introduction Lucky Strike Cigarettes Radio broadcast : Comedy sponsor  
Victor BS-74603 10-in. 11/24/1932 Lucky Strike hour. Episode XII Jack Pearl Radio broadcast : Comedy sponsor  
Victor BS-74604 10-in. 11/24/1932 Lucky Strike hour. Episode XII Jack Pearl Radio broadcast : Comedy sponsor  
Victor BS-74605 10-in. 11/24/1932 Lucky Strike hour. Episode XII Jack Pearl Radio broadcast : Comedy sponsor  
Victor BS-74606 10-in. 11/24/1932 Lucky Strike hour. Episode XII Jack Pearl Radio broadcast : Comedy sponsor  
Victor BS-74607 10-in. 11/24/1932 Lucky Strike hour. Episode XII Jack Pearl Radio broadcast : Comedy sponsor  
Victor BS-74608 10-in. 11/24/1932 Lucky Strike hour. Episode XII Jack Pearl Radio broadcast : Comedy sponsor  
Victor MS-74927 16-in. 1/19/1933 Good news Milford Jackson Radio program audition : Variety sponsor  
Victor MS-74928 16-in. 1/19/1933 Good news Milford Jackson Radio program audition : Variety sponsor  
Victor MS-74929 16-in. 1/19/1933 Good news Milford Jackson Radio program audition : Variety sponsor  
Victor MS-74930 16-in. 1/19/1933 Good news Milford Jackson Radio program audition : Variety sponsor  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "American Tobacco Company," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104055.

American Tobacco Company. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104055.

"American Tobacco Company." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104055

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