Furs on Film – Funny Lady (1975)

More color. 70’s color! 70’s color about the ’20s and ’30s! The ’70s don’t get enough credit for some lovely furs because, well, it’s hard to see anything in the shadow of the blinding brilliance of the ’80s. Most period pieces are a product of their time, so lucky for us; there was no problem… Read More Furs on Film – Funny Lady (1975)

Furs on Film – Snapshot (1979)

How bout an Ozploitation flick? This one is fun for a few reasons. It’s one of the first I’ve posted with a unique combination of multiple release titles and a severed pig’s head. TCM showed it as Snapshot, as that was the name it was released under in its country of origin, Australia. It can… Read More Furs on Film – Snapshot (1979)

Furs on Film – Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

Broadway’s been around longer than the movies, and Hollywood really liked movies about Broadway. Not quite so much today, but in the ’30s, it was “sure-fire hit” material, it seems. Or it was a really easy way to make a musical, the same thing. Tune up the band for Broadway Melody of 1936. Broadway Melody… Read More Furs on Film – Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)

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)

Furs in Film – Lady of Burlesque (1943)

As a follow-on to a decade of fantastic fur fashion, the 1940s stunk nearly as much as the ’90s. Their only redeeming grace, the fact fur didn’t simply vanish; it merely became far more conservative. Mink ruled the day in coats and jackets. Elegant and… boring. I refer to it as “church fur.” The ones… Read More Furs in Film – Lady of Burlesque (1943)

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 in Film – I’m No Angel (1933)

These days it’s easier to find media from the ’30s with mega furs than it is to find similarly well-fashioned media from the ’80s. Despite what chronological order may suggest, even plumbing the depths of cable rarely turns up any 80’s gems. So we return to the by-gone days of power furs, and the women… Read More Furs in Film – I’m No Angel (1933)