Stage Door Canteen
Johnny - Bellhop 'Living Tradmark' for Philip Morris Cigarettes
Face adorned millions of Philip Morris cigarette cartons.
Tony Boris uncredited
4' (1.22 m)
Did You Know?
[His melodic trademark, known by millions]: "Call... for... Phil-lip MAH... REESS!" (Claimed to have exclaimed it more than a million times.)
The advertising executive handling the Phillip Morris account saw Johnny and the hotel where he worked. He paid him a dollar to page "Phillip Morris" in the lobby of the hotel. Johnny later said he had no idea there was a cigarette by that name. He had no idea at the time that while he was calling for "Phillip Morris" he was actually auditioning for what would become his career.
"The world's smallest bellboy"