November 3rd, 2007

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The more, the furrier

There's starting to be a nip in the air around much of North America, which goes hand in hand with the return to Standard Time this weekend in much of the U.S. (Set those clocks back an hour when you go to bed Saturday night!)

In honor of the cooler weather, here are some photos of Carole Lombard in furs. And for you animal-rights types, these aren't meant to be offensive; keep in mind that cultural sensibilities were far different in Carole's time. (Had she grown up cultivating today's attitudes about furs, perhaps she might not have worn them, especially given her fondness for animals.)

Incidentally, check out the last photo, in which Lombard commits two faux pas by today's standards; not only is she wearing fur, she's smoking a cigarette!

Anyway, enjoy the pics. While you're looking, cue up your CD player and put on Frank Sinatra's great "Violets For Your Furs" ("It was winter in Manhattan, falling snowflakes filled the air...")