Johnny Roventini the Philip Morris Bellboy

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frontrowkid
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Johnny Roventini the Philip Morris Bellboy

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The diminutive bellboy who promoted Philip Morris cigarettes for years has his own website set up by fans. Little Johnny's picture was seen on billboards across the country and his cardboard stand-up figure was a familiar sight in cigar stores and drugstores. His familiar call always was followed by the announcer saying "That's Johnny stepping out of store windows everywhere....." Later, he was seen on television, particularly on the I Love Lucy show where Lucy and Desi were also shown enjoying Philip Morris. The tune that always was played during the commercial was "Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite."
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