Furs on Film – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Time to post that 60’s spy film where the female lead wears a red fox fur coat for a big part of the movie. No, not that one, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Yes, it’s the odd-man-out-Bond that is still 100% cannon. I have no opinion on Lazenby’s Bond, but I have many on the… Read More Furs on Film – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Furs on Film – House of Gucci (2021)

The one great thing about running this blog is that, at no point do I ever find myself especially troubled by all the new releases I “need to cover.” With today’s addition, I’m pretty much caught up with *checks notes* the past ten years. Feel free to tell me I’m wrong (with as much detail… Read More Furs on Film – House of Gucci (2021)

Elizabeth Taylor in Fur

A brief detour into “current events” for this blog. Elizabeth Taylor’s recent passing gives us a reason to take a look back. Unfortunately, her most high profile roles occurred in the most low profile fur fashion years. The IMDb suggests she started in 1942 and was particularly big in the 50’s and 60’s. She did some things in… Read More Elizabeth Taylor in Fur

Furs on Film – The Millionairess (1960)

I am a big fan of Sophia Loren, but the trajectory of her international stardom rests firmly in the late ’50s and ’60s. Those were the year’s fur fashion was merely phoning it in, a dreary wasteland of minks that were better suited to funerals than glamorous ladies on the big screen. Loren compounded this… Read More Furs on Film – The Millionairess (1960)

Marilyn Monroe in Chinchilla

Marilyn Monroe Originally uploaded by Famous Fashionistas I confess I’m rather ‘neutral’ on Marilyn Monroe. I agree that she is attractive, but never had any particularly greater appeal to me beyond that. If there is some ‘objective’ standard of attractiveness, she certainly meets it, but I’ll take Garbo any day. In terms of her approximate… Read More Marilyn Monroe in Chinchilla

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 – Baby Face (1933)

Today we look at one of the more famous films I’ve profiled while mostly ignoring everything that made it famous. We will look at (the furs in) the 1933 film Baby Face, starring Barbara Stanwyck. Yes, Miss Stanwyck’s career highlight may not be until 1938, but she was no slouch in the fur-wearing department in… Read More Furs on Film – Baby Face (1933)