Millions of pages of previously secret tobacco industry documents give a behind-the-scenes look at how Big Tobacco built its relationship with Hollywood. Two papers in particular, one dealing with 1927-1951 and another dealing with the 1970s-1990s, summarize this evidence.
In addition, the History section provides direct links to many specific documents as does this Powerpoint.
Most important, you can get you own look behind the scenes by searching the industry documents yourself here. You'll be amazed at what you find.
If you are new to tobacco industry documents, start with these video tutorials.