Furs on Film – The Annabel Films (1938)

At the risk of exposing an opinion that may be slightly outside the “mainstream,” I do not, in fact, love Lucy. I do love Annabel, though, who is played by a twenty-seven-year-old Lucille Ball during her time as a film star before an admittedly pioneering gig on one of television’s most memorable shows. While television… Read More Furs on Film – The Annabel Films (1938)

Furs On Television – Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis (1988)

Heading back to more familiar territory, the 1980s, with one from “the vaults” of older caps. Always nice to be reminded what a truly spectacular decade that was. With any luck, the fashion cycle will replay it sooner rather than later. I’m filing this under “television” and not film because it was a TV movie,… Read More Furs On Television – Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis (1988)

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 – Rendezvous (1935)

Hollywood is generally guilty of some excess when it comes to period pieces. People complain that anachronistic tools, dialog, and fashion mar the audience’s immersion in the supposed “period.” I’ve never really had a problem with this, and it’s gratifying when it works in our fashionable favor, as with the 1935 spy flick, Rendezvous. Rendezvous… Read More Furs in Film – Rendezvous (1935)

Furs in Film – Love is News (1937)

Going from famous, Oscar-winning films to something a bit more out-of-the-way. Like today, there was no shortage of cinematically pedestrian movies produced in the ’30s. The studio system churned out film after film, and not all of them were destined for greatness, a fact the studios were well aware of. Fortunately, even these films were… Read More Furs in Film – Love is News (1937)