Furs on Film – The Thin Man Films

Time to revisit the gentleman detective genre with what is arguably the most iconic of them all: The Thin Man. The adventures of Nick and Nora Charles spanned six films between 1934 and 1947, and as you can imagine, the ones from the 1930s will be featured a bit more prominently in this update. The… Read More Furs on Film – The Thin Man Films

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 decade’s 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)

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)

Furs on Film – Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)

Okay, back on point with this entry from 1937. There’s nothing like the late ’30s to deliver that warm, comfortable, familiar feeling, like an oversized full-length fox coat. Bundle up for Mr. Dodd Takes the Air. Mr. Dodd Takes the Air – The Film Mr. Dodd Takes the Air is one of those stories everyone… Read More Furs on Film – Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)

Furs on Film – Mad Dog Time (1996)

Personal challenge: post a film from the 1990s. Check. So how does one get Ellen Barkin in a couple of big fox stoles in the middle of the worst fur fashion drought since, well, between the Ice Age and the early 1900s? Apparently, it requires an alternate universe and no concept of pacing. Woof, it’s… Read More Furs on Film – Mad Dog Time (1996)

Furs on Film – The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Time to kick off the New Year with something I’ll not be able to outdo: the best fur fashion film of all time: The Mad Miss Manton. I was wavering on that opinion because I hadn’t really seen it in a while, but now that I’ve dug through almost every frame with a glistening guard… Read More Furs on Film – The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Furs in Film – The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)

While the Thin Man series of films are ripe for inclusion on this site, the “gentleman detective” genre was certainly not the lone province of William Powell and crew. The Lone Wolf was another. The Lone Wolf is a jewel thief named Mike Lanyard, featured in upwards of 20 pictures, a lot more than Nick… Read More Furs in Film – The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)

Furs in Film – The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

If I possessed any sense of timing, this would have been a great week to post the Dr. Phibes update. Halloween, etc… Lacking suitable alternatives from the horror genre (again, there aren’t many furs there, and “SyFy” doesn’t show Dracula’s Daughter anymore), I’ll go with young Jodie Foster in fox fur stoles. Never a bad… Read More Furs in Film – The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

Furs in Film – The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Films show up here for two reasons, what I’ve come to call “1 Epic Fur” or “Fur Overload.” 1 Epic Fur is pretty obvious, that’s The Great Bank Hoax from last week, or the poster child of the entire “genre” The Awful Truth. Fur Overload is the Roberta’s of film, a bunch of good stuff… Read More Furs in Film – The Dolly Sisters (1945)

Furs in Film – The Dr. Phibes Films (1971-72)

City Heat is a movie from the ’80s about the ’30s, two great fur fashion decades that film that go great together. Here we have a couple of movies from the ’70s about the ’20s. The films in question would be a couple of low-budget camp horror films featuring Vincent Price as a guy who… Read More Furs in Film – The Dr. Phibes Films (1971-72)