Pipe smokers on the silver screen and page
As well as Sherlock Holmes, on of the great English pulp crime fighters, Sir Denis Nayland Smith, was a pipe smoker. Nayland Smith was the creation of the novelist Sax Rohmer. If you read any of the Fu Manchu novels you'll recognize the name. If you haven't, read the first. But be aware that by today's standards the story is a bit racist and imperialist. Nayland Smith is always described as smoking a cracked, blackened briar. Apparently he had only one pipe. Rohmer was a pipe smoker, so he may have known something about cracked briars that we don't.
Ward Clever, the father character on "Leave It To Beaver", was a pipe smoker. IN one episode Beaver, for some reason tries to smoke Ward's brand new meerschaum pipe. Ward notices the burning and the start of coloring of the thing and soon discovers that The Beav had tried to break in the pipe. Hilarity ensues.
In Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe novels Marlowe is occasionally described as smoking a pipe. No word of what type or what brand of tobacco. Usually Marlowe is depicted as smoking a Camel cigarette. Chandler was a pipe smoker.
And let us not forget the favorite literary pipe smoker of the Missouri Meerschaum clan: Huck Finn. Finn smoked a corncob, as occasionally did Mark Twain. There is a photo of Twain smoking a calabash, but usually he was photographed smoking a cigar.