Furs on Film – Midnight Blue (1997)

Here it is; this is the 100th review on this site. A review I debated, but I’ve done The Bitch at this point, so we’ve firmly crossed the soft-core event horizon. Arguably, there is more sex in that mainstream, top-ten 1979 UK box office, revived Joan Collins’ career flick than in this example of late-Silk… Read More Furs on Film – Midnight Blue (1997)

Furs on Film – Rent-a-Cop (1987)

There’s not a lot that is remarkable about Rent-a-Cop. At best, it’s an ‘80s cop show with naughty words and flirtations with more explicit violence. I don’t think it deserved the attention from the Razzies, but the only particularly remarkable thing about it is how well Liza kept warm throughout the winter exterior shoots. And,… Read More Furs on Film – Rent-a-Cop (1987)

Furs on Film – The Stuff (1985)

If you’re in the business of reviewing films for marginally esoteric fashion content, specific genres are generally to be avoided. Even in the ‘80s, teens in horror movies did not typically find themselves in oversized fox fur coats. That’s not to say there aren’t exceptions to the horror movie rule, and if you’re making a… Read More Furs on Film – The Stuff (1985)

Furs on Film – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Controversy. That’s what this blog is about. Today we examine the most significant controversy I made up myself in my own head. Also, it’s January, and I’m posting a Christmas movie. I considered waiting for next year, but let’s face facts, what are the odds I’ll still be doing this a year from now? Exactly.… Read More Furs on Film – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Furs on Film – Father Takes a Wife (1941)

Back to my favorite part of the 1940s, the bit where costume designers didn’t get the memo about how “fur is boring this decade.” Father Takes a Wife is from 1941 and quite nicely falls into that period. This was Gloria Swanson’s last film before a nine-year hiatus that would eventually lead to her “comeback”… Read More Furs on Film – Father Takes a Wife (1941)

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 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 on TV – Knots Landing (1982-1989)

Soap.net abandoned me a while back. I knew I was in trouble the minute I saw commercials for 90210. As I knew it would, the network’s line-up was slowly overtaken by 90’s soaps. Except for 60 minutes in the wee hours of the morning for Ryan’s Hope, the network is devoid of any worthwhile programming.… Read More Furs on TV – Knots Landing (1982-1989)

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)

Furs on TV – Another World (1987-89)

Like ships passing in the night, SoapNet’s programming schedule and my best days of capping were not destined to meet up at the appropriate time. Those early days permeated with 80’s nighttime soaps did help hone my skills. Unfortunately, they weren’t what they are today. This doesn’t mean I don’t have an extensive back catalog… Read More Furs on TV – Another World (1987-89)