Furs on Film – The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)

I know; I start adding the year to the title of the posts and quickly choose a film that makes it look stupid. That’s on-brand, at least. I mentioned this film before, but that was over ten years ago, so you are forgiven for not remembering. It’s another one on my old “must-post” list: The… Read More Furs on Film – The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)

Furs on Film – What a Way to Go! (1964)

Back this week to fill in a bit more of that rather great-fur anemic decade, the 1960s. At least, the ’60s still have the charm of not being the 90s. This one is able to row against the prevailing fashion tide primarily thanks to the liberal use of fantasy sequences and parody of Hollywood “excess.”… Read More Furs on Film – What a Way to Go! (1964)

Anita Ekberg – Fox Fur Hat

Large fox hats are difficult to find, so surprising this one reports in from 1968. It sits rather perfectly upon the head of Swedish actress Anita Ekberg. The Flickr description says it’s from a postcard, though the postcard could be from a film. Feel free to weigh in via the comments if that’s the case.… Read More Anita Ekberg – Fox Fur Hat

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)

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 – The Great Race (1965)

I’m posting a film from 1965 about events in 1908. It will join previous time-shifting entries like City Heat and the Dr. Phibes films. Still, it’s a film from 1965, and it will neatly fill the gap in the decade list. Besides, The Great Race has Natalie Wood in 5 different furs in the space… Read More Furs on Film – The Great Race (1965)

Furs on Film – Easy to Wed (1946)

TCM finally showed Easy to Wed again, so I can do my “remake comparison post.” The idea of remaking things as musicals didn’t start in the ’50s. No, that trend started a while back, and Easy to Wed is one of the examples from the ’40s. What film was it? Well, something long-time readers will… Read More Furs on Film – Easy to Wed (1946)

Furs in Film – Why Did I Get Married (2007)

Film subjects of this blog have tended towards a few specific periods. It is not my fault fashion does not stand still, and that doesn’t mean there aren’t promising signs as we slog through a nearly 20-year drought in fine on-screen fur fashions. We have Tyler Perry to thank for this modest little reminder, which… Read More Furs in Film – Why Did I Get Married (2007)