Zippo lighters have an entertainment resume and career longevity that a superstar would envy. They were a required accessory for film heroes of the 30s and 40s - as much a part of the costume as the trench coat and fedora. American GIs have been equipped with Zippo lighters both on and off screen since the early days of World War II. The familiar shape and distinctive click sound are as instantly recognizable as Grouchos moustache, the Dukes drawl, or Julia Roberts smile.

Movie Star

Zippo's rise to prominence during World War II is reflected by the large number of films that feature Zippo lighters, both those made during that period and afterward. Whether it's Donna Reed lighting Montgomery Clift's cigarette in From Here to Eternity or Errol Flynn wielding his Zippo with characteristically suave leading-man style in Objective Burma, a Zippo lighter provides an instant air of authenticity. Director George Stevens was captured using his Zippo during the making of his documentary D-Day to Berlin. In 1945, Vincent Minelli's The Clock used a lighter to bring Judy Garland and Robert Walker together for a whirlwind courtship. The dialogue indicates that it is a Zippo lighter, but the shortage of civilian Zippo lighters forced the use of a stand-in. (See Zippo history for more information about the shortage of Zippo lighters during World War II.)

The military connection extends through films about the Korean War and Vietnam. A Zippo linked Karl Malden and Richard Widmark in Sergeant Terror, while Gregory Peck counted on his Zippo for moral support in Pork Chop Hill. The Green Berets, starring John Wayne, was extremely popular. So is the camouflage model the Duke used is one of Zippo's most sought-after collectibles. Apocalypse Now director Francis Ford Coppola set the haunting tone of his film in the opening scenes with Martin Sheen's Colt revolver and a Zippo lighter.

Featured Movie Role

the air i breathe

Four stories, representing the emotional principles of love, pleasure, sorrow, and happiness, come together in this episodic drama. A powerful crime boss, Fingers, subtly controls the destinies of four people whose circumstances have brought them to a crossroads in their lives. A quiet business executive is told that an upcoming horse race has been rigged and bets everything he has on his belief that the story is true. A noted pop singer discovers her career is hanging in the balance when she's forced to sever ties with her manager. A doctor must set aside a physician's traditional guidelines when circumstances demand he treat the woman he loves after a serious accident. And a criminal has a powerful vision of the future, but can't decide if his premonitions are to be trusted.

Cast: Andy Garcia, Kevin Bacon, Forest Whitaker, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Brendan Fraser
Directed by: Jieho Lee
Distributed by: NALA Films
Released: 2007

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Broadway Star

The Zippo lighter is the performer’s favorite prop. Numerous Broadway and stage productions have used the Zippo lighter to personify cool and light the way for thespians the world over. From hits like Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hairspray, Jersey Boys to STOMP the Zippo lighter has graced the stage in numerous theatrical presentations.

Featured Stage Role



An innovative group of British performers has completed the Zippo lighter’s transformation to a musical instrument. In STOMP, the eight-person troupe combines percussion, dance, and unlikely objects to produce amusing and infectious musical numbers, one of which is performed entirely with Zippo lighters. Co-founder Luke Creswell explains the genesis of the Zippo number:

"I was in Glasgow for a big outdoor extravaganza. Everyone in the bars I went to did tricks with their Zippos... Fans of Zippos know they have a distinctive ping when they're opened - and I started thinking of that."

STOMP has been an enormous success in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Australia.

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Backstage Charlie (Broadway/Stage) Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (Broadway/Stage) Blade to the Heart (Broadway/Stage) Busker's Alley (Broadway/Stage)
Central Park (Broadway/Stage) Grease (Broadway/Stage) Guys & Dolls (Broadway/Stage) Hairspray (Broadway/Stage)
Hapgood at Lincoln Center (Broadway/Stage) Holiday Haunt (Broadway/Stage) Hot Line (Broadway/Stage) Jack Monty Show, The (Broadway/Stage)
Jersey Boys (Broadway/Stage) Last Night of Ballyhoo, The (Broadway/Stage) Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Broadway/Stage) Miss Saigon (Broadway/Stage)
Monsters Ball (Broadway/Stage) New York Rock (Broadway/Stage) Nine Armenians (pens) (Broadway/Stage) Promises, Promises (Broadway/Stage)
Rise & Fall of Little Voice (Broadway/Stage) Sally Marr & Her Escorts (Broadway/Stage) Saturday Night (Broadway/Stage) Saturday Night Fever (Broadway/Stage)
Shout (Broadway/Stage) Stomp - Ongoing project, 1995 (Stage around the world, Letterman show 1996) Sunset Boulevard (Broadway/Stage) Swingtime Canteen (Broadway/Stage)
Those the River Keep (Broadway/Stage)      

Television Star

The Zippo lighter has its presence not only in box office smash movies, but also in many TV programs. The Zippo Lady Bradford table lighter proudly graced the coffee table in the Ricardo's living room in the '50s comedy I Love Lucy. Through the decades the Zippo lighter has appeared in many top TV shows including M*A*S*H, Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and as a staple prop in the award winning Mad Men.

Featured TV Role

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

Zippo fans need only tune in their televisions or rent a movie from the video store to catch the Zippo lighter in performance. Fans of classic television re-runs will notice the Zippo Lady Bradford table lighter proudly gracing the coffee table in the Ricardo's living room in the '50s comedy I Love Lucy. Super fans have even counted the number of times the Lady Bradford is used in various episodes.

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24 90210 (TV Series - Episode: What's Past is Prologue) A-Team, The Adventures of Superman, The (TV Series episode: Panic in the Sky)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents American Dad (TV Series - Episode: The One that got Away) Ax Men (TV Series - Episode: King of the Mountain) Battlestar Glactica (TV Series)
Beavis and Butthead Being Human (TV Series - Season 1 Episode: You're the One that I Haunt) Beverly Hills 90210 Boy Meets World
Bruce Willis (interview) Burn Notice (TV Series) Case Closed (cartoon) Cash Cab (TV Game Show - Answer)
Cold Case (TV Series) COPS Cosby Show (TV Series) Criminal Minds (TV Series - Episodes: Elephant's Memory, With Friends Like These)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigators Daffy Duck (cartoon) Dalgliesh (TV Series - Episode: A Certain Justice) Days of Our Lives (TV Series - 2010)
Deadliest Warrior (TV Episode: Mafia vs. Yakuza) Degree Antiperspirant "Stuntmen" Comercial Delocated (Season 2 Episode 3: Dog Mayor) Dharma & Greg
Digimon (cartoon) Drug Years, The (VH1 documentary series) ER Elite 2001 Model Look Project
Falling Skies (TV Series - Season 1 Episode 4: Grace) Family Guy Friends Fringe (TV Series - Season 3 Episode 16)
Happy Days Heroes (TV Series) Honeymooners, The (TV Series - Episode:Opportunity Knocks) How I Met Your Mother (TV Series - Episode: Benefits)
I Love Lucy Inspector Lynley Mysteries (Episode: A Great Deliverance) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis, Mac's Banging the Waitress)Lighter. (Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth)MPL. JAG
Jeopardy! (TV Game Show - Answers - four appearances: 7/12/99, 10/15/03, 3/29/06, 2/3/09)  Jersey Shore (TV Series / Season 3) Judd For the Defense (TV series episodes) Kojak (TV Series - Episode: Web of Death)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit M*A*S*H* MacGyver Mad Men (TV Series)
Made in America Man with a Camera (TV Series) Married with Children (TV Series -  Episode: Hot Off the Grill) Men in Black (cartoon)
Midsomer Murders (Mystery Series) Hidden Depths episode MTV - 10/97 (ZipLights) Munsters, The (TV Series) My Name is Earl (TV Series - Episode: Stole a Motorcycle)
Myth Busters Naruto (Animation) Nash Bridges N.C.I.S (TV Series)
Nightman (TV Series) O Show Commercial, The Office, The (TV Series - Episode: The Delivery pt.1) Original Sin (Adam Dalgleish mystery series)
Perry Mason (TV Episodes) Pink Panther (Cartoon - Episode: Pink Finger) Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV- episode: Town Without Pity) Profiler / Episode: Pianissimo
Quantum Leap Queer as Folk Raccoons, The (Animated series: Life in the Fast Lane) Reaper (TV Series - Season 1 Episode 10)
Renegade (TV Series) Rescue Me (TV Series) Road Rules - 3/98 (ZipLights) Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series - Episode: Master of the Moor)
Scrubs (TV Series Episode) Seinfeld - 10/97 (ZipLights) Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) Supernatural (TV Series)
Tales From the Crypt (TV Series - Season 2 Episode: Three's a Crowd) Tales of the Unexpected (Episode: Man From the South) Television Commercial for mobile phone app (2009) That 70's Show (TV Series- Season 1 Episode 1: That 70s Pilot)
Trailer Park Boys (TV Series) Two and a Half Men (TV - Season 5 Episode 10) Unsolved Mysteries Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Warehouse 13 (TV Series - Season 2 Episode 10: Where and When) West Wing, The (TV Series) Workahilics (TV Series - Season1 Episode 1) WWF, Raw is War
X Files (TV Episode) Yugioh (Series 1 Japan)    

Video Game Star

The Zippo lighter has appeared in many video games as a tool used in various ways noticeable by not only the shape but also the iconic “click” sound. The Zippo lighter even appears in the ever-popular Call of Duty franchise of games.

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Brutal Legend (Video Game) Call of Duty (Video Game) Duke Nukem (Video Game) Final Fantasy (Video Game)
Midnight (Video Game) Sabotuer Silent Hill Silent Hill 2
Star Craft: Brood War (Video Game)      

Music Star

The music world’s definition of cool… the Zippo lighter. Whether it is held high in hand at a concert or used as a musical prop in videos, on stage, or in the studio, the Zippo lighter is sure to make an appearance. Eric Clapton even used the click sound from a Zippo lighter lid opening and closing as a backing rhythm track to his hit single “It’s Probably Me.”

Featured Music Role

It's Probably Me

Sometimes a theme song sets the tone for a film. A Zippo lighter was literally instrumental in creating the mood for Lethal Weapon III, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Working on the song that eventually became "It's Probably Me", singer/songwriter Eric Clapton absentmindedly clicked his Zippo lighter in creative cogitation. The rhythmic sound finally captured his attention and provided the inspiration for the staccato melody. The Zippo lighter also plays a part in the music video as it clicks in time with, and becomes part of, the musical background.

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3 Doors Down Aces and 8s by Uncle Kracker Blues Traveler CD's Corrosion of Conformity
Iron Maiden It's Probably Me - Eric Clapton Madonna, banned video Mighty Mighty Bostones - Ska Core The Devil and More
Pink Floyd - Meedle (Remastered CD Booklet) Q's Jook Joint (Quincy Jones) Say You Will (Rock Video / Foreigner)