Ginger Rogers Wearing a Red Fox Cape

Originally uploaded by Silverbluestar Housekeeping weekend, so Miss Rogers and her rather full red fox fur cape will have to keep everyone company. I updated the Film Gallery main page with all the updates I’ve done… for a while. Included links to both the galleries and the reviews for each film. Should make it easier… Read More Ginger Rogers Wearing a Red Fox Cape

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 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 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)

Furs in Film – The Films of The Falcon (1941-1945)

I know what you’re thinking… I like the Lone Wolf, but what do you have in an ornithologically themed gentleman detective? Well, you are in luck. Today we have the films of a gentleman (and his brother) called The Falcon. Michael Arlen created The Falcon in a short story in Town and Country and was… Read More Furs in Film – The Films of The Falcon (1941-1945)

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 – Tin Pan Alley (1940)

The actual Tin Pan Alley is on its way to becoming some hi-rise. As a source of popular music from the late 19th and early 20th century, the alley’s history meant it eventually figured into the newborn film business. The one in the ’30s and ’40s, not the current one. Maybe it was the center… Read More Furs in Film – Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Furs in Film – Night Shift (1982)

The ’80s: the decade of mega foxes and power furs. The decade that, at the moment, it’s not really easy to find a whole bunch of people broadcasting content from. There are a few gems that appear, for whatever reason, from time to time. Like our next pick, Night Shift, which is notable primarily for… Read More Furs in Film – Night Shift (1982)

Furs in Film – Morning Glory (1933)

I did two color posts in a row; how did that happen? Let’s get back to the ’30s, where the financial analysts of today get all their Depression predictions from. One hopes it won’t take another one of those to usher in a new period of mega fox fashion in Hollywood. Fortunately, the 1933 Katharine… Read More Furs in Film – Morning Glory (1933)

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)