Louise Brooks – Fox Collar and Cuffs

Can’t pass this up, the reasons for which should be fairly obvious if you’ve been paying attention so far. Bonus gloves for those that fancy those. I’d say a matching fox hat of at least twelve inches in height was in order to provide an appropriate symmetry.

Dietrich in Fur – Shanghai Express

Not sure I’ve mentioned this… oh, yes, I have… but I’m a big fan of this scene from Shanghai Express and continue to wait patiently for TCM to show the film, which used to air almost every freaking month, again. Ironically this publicity shot provides a much clearer view of exactly how much fur “isn’t”… Read More Dietrich in Fur – Shanghai Express

Joan Collins in White Fox – The Man Who Came to Dinner 1972

Originally uploaded by collinsfan Celebrating Labor Day in the states like most people, by doing less labor. While well known in fur fashion for a couple other “minor” things, I went looking for something from Miss Collins’ lesser known works, and ended up here. “Here” is The Man Who Came to Dinner, which, honestly, sounds… Read More Joan Collins in White Fox – The Man Who Came to Dinner 1972

Furs on Film – Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

Finally, we are back with a full-on, legit, single film update post. It has been a while, TCM; thanks for finally ponying up a good one. This one fits into a few of my favorite categories. Foremost, it’s another entry from 1940 where the costume director didn’t get the memo about that regrettable sea change… Read More Furs on Film – Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

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 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 – Success at Any Price (1934)

Let’s stay in the year 1934, and stick with high-handed melodrama, while we’re at it. Success at Any Price illustrates a point that I’d describe with Shanghai Express if TCM would just show it again… that even fur I’m not a huge fan of can be put to great use. Success at Any Price –… Read More Furs on Film – Success at Any Price (1934)

Furs on Film – Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Words evolve, and to a certain extent, the term “melodrama” no longer carries with it a particularly positive connotation. Indeed, when used in the sentence “don’t be so melodramatic” or connected with any original movie from Lifetime. It probably wasn’t so big a deal back in 1934 when it was slapped on a low-budget crime… Read More Furs on Film – Manhattan Melodrama (1934)