Thursday, December 17, 2015

I'm Back and The Dames Are Fabulous In Fur!

Hello, loyal readers!
I apologize for my extended absence. I'm back now and ready to move forward with my snarky photo reviews, fun series on Classic Hollywood fashion then what readers find most interesting, my Hollywood at Home posts. I won't spoil the surprise with who's homes we'll tour in 2016 so stay tuned.  I've got a lot to blog about and I appreciate your patience and for my loyal readers, thank you so much for coming back these past 4 years. It means the world to me.

Today, it's 35 degrees here so nothing like a Fabulous In Fur post as we approach the holidays.

 Anna May Wong, clearly channeling Claudette Colbert with the bangs hoping to land a picture with Clark Gable.  Unless she plans to use those talons she may end up in a pile of bark chips. Claudette does not play!

 Silent actress, Alice Brady must have been on the downside of her career here as they pieced together one of Errol Flynn's coats and Mae West's garter  to make her a simple muff. Still, it's enough fur to land on my winter Fabulous Fur post. If you're up there, Alice, you made it!

Bebe Daniels is clearly above publicity photos even while draped in fur. It's left her somnolent. Either that or she stopped by Barbara Lamarr's on her way to the studio again. 

 Carole Lombard out with husband, Clark Gable. In fur head to toe. Bought and paid for! No need to pose in fur from the wardrobe department when you go home to The King every night.

 Linda Darnell looks divine in her mink coat. Just a another Thursday night in Hollywood for an innocent young actress on her way to the corner soda shop.

 Mary Astor with first husband, Kenneth Hawks. Proving move stars can get away with anything. A fur, no makeup and sandals. Really, Mary?!

 Sonja Henie and Tyrone Power look to be having a grand old time. 

 Virgina Bruce is dressed in her full length fur as she testifies during her third husband Ali Ipar's trial that landed him in prison.  (If your wife shows up to court dressed in a full length fur with this look on her face, call a sidebar, kick your lawyer, do whatever it takes to keep her from taking the stand.)

 Bessie Love looks like I feel seeing this. It's hard to believe at least 30 beavers gave their lives for this ensemble.  (By the size of the hat I think it was originally made for Fatty Arbuckle.)

 The very demure, Marion Davies is perfection here. Like a yard sale full of marked down cotton balls. Except, it's really expensive fur. This had to be the photo William Randolph Hearst saw that drove him mad to be with her.

This is the sexiest publicity still I've seen of Betty Hutton. Kitten heels, the baby blue ribbon and the spray tan. Watching her in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN you might not believe she had four husbands but after seeing her here, the men must have been waiting in line for a date or even a conversation.

Stay cozy warm and fabulous, even if it's not in the finest fur! I wouldn't want you to get in trouble with PETA.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Fabulous In Fur Is Back

My apologies for leaving my loyal readers waiting for a new post. I shall do my best to insure this blog stays current going forward.
As the weather dips down into the teens tonight I realized I haven't done my Fabulous In Fur series once this winter and here it is February. That's a crime.
Well, a fashion crime anyway.

Lets not waste any more time and get right into our favorite classic stars sporting fur back when it was not only fashionable but the norm. (Again, my apologies to PETA.)

Barbara Stanwyck's a dream in white. (I bet that's the look she gave Robert Taylor when she wanted him to come closer, a lot closer.)

The glamorous Lauren Bacall stays warm with a mink stole and Bogey on her arm. She certainly does look annoyed but then again this was her usual expression so who can tell.

Frances Dee is very chic in a fur striped jacket.

Sophia Loren, always stylish opts for shearling with fur trim.

Rosalind Russell, always a good sport, shows off her floor length, lined cape. (Is it just me or does that bamboo coffee table stick out like a sore thumb? They couldn't spring for cherry or even something with beveled glass?)

The stunning, Paulette Goddard poses at her Hollywood Home. I can't imagine needing a fur and a jacket in southern California any time of the year but who am I to question celebrities and their body temperature.

Marilyn Monroe seems to be having a moment. Bless her heart and that wrap. 

Lucille Ball, just as beautiful without makeup, steps out in a mink coat.

Silent actress, Peggy Hopkins Joyce is working the chinchilla trimmed gown. (If only there were footage of her walking off set in that thing.)

No fur post would be complete without Elizabeth Taylor making an appearance in one of her many fur coats and a beard. 

Wherever you are I hope you're staying warm and having a wonderful 2015 so far. I'll see you soon for more fur, fashion and continued bios and Hollywood homes throughout 2015.
Thanks for stopping by!