Marilyn Monroe in Fox

Marilyn in the best thing you can get out of the 1950s… a large fox stole. This is from 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a film with a least one decent fox in it. I have a really old, very bad set of captures from it, stuff that I won’t post on here. For more 50s… Read More Marilyn Monroe in Fox

Furs on Film – Singing in the Rain (1952)

I want to say this isn’t a “fallback” update, but it is. I think I’ll have to readjust my standards if I’m going to have a steadier stream of updates. Or the next decades’ Thirtiesesque renaissance of enormous fur fashions needs to get here sooner. (You heard it here; first, I hope.) Grab your umbrellas,… Read More Furs on Film – Singing in the Rain (1952)

Stanwyck In Fur – The Minor Films

A change of pace this week with a long-overdue update to the Fur Stars gallery, focusing on the third leg of the 30’s triumvirate of most-famous fur wearers: Barbara Stanwyck. One could easily focus on Dietrich, Garbo, and Stanwyck alone and cover some of the decade’s most fur rich films. Instead of rehashing the ground… Read More Stanwyck In Fur – The Minor Films

Furs on Film – Death of a Scoundrel (1956)

If pressed, I would have to go with Morticia Addams over Lilly Munster. That being said, in their prime, I’d give the advantage to Yvonne De Carlo over Carolyn Jones. Yvonne also had a more distinguished film career leading up to what would probably become her most iconic role. That includes this outing from the… Read More Furs on Film – Death of a Scoundrel (1956)

Fur on Film – Party Girl (1958)

Posting a short entry today. If you were disappointed that Cyd Charisse‘s character from Silk Stockings never got to wear furs, well, Cyd was a bit more fortunate in other roles. That includes this entry from 1958, Party Girl. Party Girl – The Film Party Girl is a late 50’s crime film about a showgirl,… Read More Fur on Film – Party Girl (1958)

Furs on Film – Silk Stockings (1957)

The 1950s weren’t entirely a wasteland of “elegant and tasteful” (read: boring) mink. There were exceptions, usually in the form of stoles, and this next update is the poster child of 1950s fox stoles. It also contains my main weakness: pink-dyed fox. Silk Stockings is, like fox stoles, something the ’50s presented a lot of… Read More Furs on Film – Silk Stockings (1957)

Furs In Film – Let’s Do It Again (1953)

The fact that there was a 50-year gap between the ’30s and ’80s is troubling, to say the least, for those waiting for the next fashion cycle to look kindly upon the idea of colossal fur coats. Though, this is not to say that those 40 years were utterly devoid of “inspirational” furs. Let’s Do… Read More Furs In Film – Let’s Do It Again (1953)