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The Naked Joy Of Wearing Fur: Photos 1950 – 1980

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“Take off that darn fur coat!…Or maybe you’d like to have us open all the windows” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

 

British rock singer Robert Plant (L) of the band Led Zeppelin and the group's road manager, Richard Cole, relax on a bed covered by a fur rug and discuss details of their upcoming concert, New York City, New York, July 30, 1973. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

British rock singer Robert Plant (L) of the band Led Zeppelin and the group’s road manager, Richard Cole, relax on a bed covered by a fur rug 1973.

26th April 1950: A woman worker at the Alaska Fur works in Bermondsey, London, where skins are prepared, feels the texture of a 'phantom' beaver fur coat worn by a mannequin during a lunch time fashion parade. The coat costs about ?32. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

26th April 1950: A woman worker at the Alaska Fur works in Bermondsey, London, where skins are prepared, feels the texture of a ‘phantom’ beaver fur coat worn by a mannequin during a lunch time fashion parade. The coat costs about ?32. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

British nightclub owner and publisher Paul Raymond (1925 - 2008) attends the funeral of TV magician David Nixon at Streatham Cemetery, 7th December 1978. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British nightclub owner and publisher Paul Raymond (1925 – 2008) attends the funeral of TV magician David Nixon at Streatham Cemetery, 7th December 1978. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1966: A character at Portobello Road market, London. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

1966: A character at Portobello Road market, London. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Actress Brigitte Bardot modeling a fur dress at London Zoo, September 15th 1966. (Photo by R. Jones/Central Press/Getty Images)

Actress Brigitte Bardot modeling a fur dress at London Zoo, September 15th 1966. (Photo by R. Jones/Central Press/Getty Images)

19th November 1971: Protestors at an 'Anti-Miss World' demonstration held at the Albert Hall in London. (Photo by Chris Djukanovic/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

19th November 1971: Protestors at an ‘Anti-Miss World’ demonstration held at the Albert Hall in London. (Photo by Chris Djukanovic/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

12th May 1956: Film actor Kenneth More (1914 - 1982) and English singer Alma Cogan (1932 - 1966) attend the opening of the Festival Gardens at Battersea, London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

12th May 1956: Film actor Kenneth More (1914 – 1982) and English singer Alma Cogan (1932 – 1966) attend the opening of the Festival Gardens at Battersea, London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

24th January 1966: Beatles guitarist George Harrison (1943 - 2001) and his bride, 21 year old model Patti Boyd, leaving Epsom Registry Office, London, after their marriage. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

24th January 1966: Beatles guitarist George Harrison (1943 – 2001) and his bride, 21 year old model Patti Boyd, leaving Epsom Registry Office, London, after their marriage. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

January 1963: Dressed in miniscule fur bikinis, Kean Fluffles, Angela Parker and Audrey Crane, three of the glamorous girls performing in London's Casino de Paris in London's Soho. (Photo by John Pratt/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

January 1963: Dressed in miniscule fur bikinis, Kean Fluffles, Angela Parker and Audrey Crane, three of the glamorous girls performing in London’s Casino de Paris in London’s Soho. (Photo by John Pratt/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

circa 1964: Louise Cigarini wearing a leopardskin outfit holds up the new leopardskin Roberts Radio 500 at the press preview of the 1964 TV and Radio Show at Earls Court. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

circa 1964: Louise Cigarini wearing a leopardskin outfit holds up the new leopardskin Roberts Radio 500 at the press preview of the 1964 TV and Radio Show at Earls Court. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

3rd May 1954: Sheila Symonds wearing a cape of Canadian Pearl Platinum mink fur at the British Industries Fair in London. (Photo by Meager/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

3rd May 1954: Sheila Symonds wearing a cape of Canadian Pearl Platinum mink fur at the British Industries Fair in London. (Photo by Meager/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

15th October 1974: Three squatters (Ger Ryan, Alex Innis and Chris Sparrow) outside their house at 19 Elgin Avenue, central London. Note the fashionable Afghan coats worn by two of the young hippies. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

15th October 1974: Three squatters (Ger Ryan, Alex Innis and Chris Sparrow) outside their house at 19 Elgin Avenue, central London. Note the fashionable Afghan coats worn by two of the young hippies. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

19th May 1967: The Beatles celebrate the completion of their new album, 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', at a press conference held at the west London home of their manager Brian Epstein. The LP is released on June 1st. (Photo by John Pratt/Keystone/Getty Images)

19th May 1967: The Beatles celebrate the completion of their new album, ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, at a press conference held at the west London home of their manager Brian Epstein. The LP is released on June 1st. (Photo by John Pratt/Keystone/Getty Images)

Sandra Paul and Son Alexander Sholto arrive for memorial service of Robin Douglas Home (former Husband) 1968

Sandra Paul and Son Alexander Sholto arrive for memorial service of Robin Douglas Home (former Husband) 1968

30th December 1955: Crowds of shoppers look through the windows of Barker's Store, High St Kensington, London, before the opening of the great winter sale. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

30th December 1955: Crowds of shoppers look through the windows of Barker’s Store, High St Kensington, London, before the opening of the great winter sale. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

29th March 1961: All eyes are on singer Joan Regan as she dines out at the 'Talk of the Town' restaurant in London. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

29th March 1961: All eyes are on singer Joan Regan as she dines out at the ‘Talk of the Town’ restaurant in London. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

1977: Actor Richard Burton (1925 - 1984) and his wife Susan Hunt at Heathrow airport. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

1977: Actor Richard Burton (1925 – 1984) and his wife Susan Hunt at Heathrow airport. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

11th January 1967: The Rolling Stones walking in London's Green Park prior to their visit to the United States to appear on the Ed Sullivan show. They are, from left to right; Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Brian Jones (1944 - 1969). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

11th January 1967: The Rolling Stones walking in London’s Green Park prior to their visit to the United States to appear on the Ed Sullivan show. They are, from left to right; Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Keith Richards and Brian Jones (1944 – 1969). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Comedian Jimmy Jewel wearing a fur coat, football boots and a funny hat, joking around as the goalkeeper in a football match between the Wembley Stadium staff and the cast of 'Babes in the Wood', London, January 24th 1956. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)

Comedian Jimmy Jewel wearing a fur coat, football boots and a funny hat, joking around as the goalkeeper in a football match between the Wembley Stadium staff and the cast of ‘Babes in the Wood’, London, January 24th 1956. (Photo by J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)

1st April 1970: British fashion model Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby) sells her own brand of tights in the hosiery department at Selfridges department store, London. Giving her a helping hand is her manager and boyfriend Justin de Villeneuve. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

1st April 1970: British fashion model Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby) sells her own brand of tights in the hosiery department at Selfridges department store, London. Giving her a helping hand is her manager and boyfriend Justin de Villeneuve. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Presenter Katie Boyle (centre) chats to Eurovision Song Contest entrants Laila Halme of Finland (left) and Annie Palmen of the Netherlands (right) at the BBC Television Centre in London, 21st March 1963. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Presenter Katie Boyle (centre) chats to Eurovision Song Contest entrants Laila Halme of Finland (left) and Annie Palmen of the Netherlands (right) at the BBC Television Centre in London, 21st March 1963. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

November 1948: Seventeen year old film star Elizabeth Taylor goes window shopping in London the first time she has been in the city since she was three. (Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

November 1948: Seventeen year old film star Elizabeth Taylor goes window shopping in London the first time she has been in the city since she was three. (Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

1968: British musicians Eric Clapton, John Lennon (1940 - 1980) - with his wife, artist Yoko Ono and his son Julian - and Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) pictured at a press conference for the Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus project. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1968: British musicians Eric Clapton, John Lennon (1940 – 1980) – with his wife, artist Yoko Ono and his son Julian – and Brian Jones (1942 – 1969) pictured at a press conference for the Rolling Stones’ Rock & Roll Circus project. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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British actress, Anne Heywood, arrives at London Airport (now Heathrow), London, 13th December 1964. (Photo by Terry Disney/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British actress, Anne Heywood, arrives at London Airport (now Heathrow), London, 13th December 1964. (Photo by Terry Disney/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Australian pop singer Olivia Newton-John wearing a heavy fur coat outside the Savoy Hotel in London, circa 1973. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Australian pop singer Olivia Newton-John wearing a heavy fur coat outside the Savoy Hotel in London, circa 1973. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1958: Anglo-Indian fashion model Liat Sands models in the Mayfair salon of top couturier Ronald Paterson. Her boyfriend Ken Swift admires the squirrel fur lining of her dress and jacket. (Photo by Rosemary Matthews/BIPs/Getty Images)

1958: Anglo-Indian fashion model Liat Sands models in the Mayfair salon of top couturier Ronald Paterson. Her boyfriend Ken Swift admires the squirrel fur lining of her dress and jacket. (Photo by Rosemary Matthews/BIPs/Getty Images)

21st September 1966: Jennie Lyons modelling 'Ursula', a champagne lucca llama fur coat with matching hat, designed by Carnaby Street designer Irvine Sellars. (Photo by George Freston/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

21st September 1966: Jennie Lyons modelling ‘Ursula’, a champagne lucca llama fur coat with matching hat, designed by Carnaby Street designer Irvine Sellars. (Photo by George Freston/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

3rd May 1954: Sheila Symonds wearing a cape of Canadian Pearl Platinum mink fur at the British Industries Fair in London. (Photo by Meager/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

3rd May 1954: Sheila Symonds wearing a cape of Canadian Pearl Platinum mink fur at the British Industries Fair in London. (Photo by Meager/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

22nd April 1970: A model shows off a 'Cat's Eyes' hat made from Lynx fur designed by Mitzi Lorenz and part of the London Fur Fashion Export Group exhibition. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

22nd April 1970: A model shows off a ‘Cat’s Eyes’ hat made from Lynx fur designed by Mitzi Lorenz and part of the London Fur Fashion Export Group exhibition. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

18th July 1967: Ruth Dumer models a white mink cape and hat costing ?756 on a rooftop near the Post Office Tower. (Photo by Harry Dempster/Express/Getty Images)

18th July 1967: Ruth Dumer models a white mink cape and hat costing ?756 on a rooftop near the Post Office Tower. (Photo by Harry Dempster/Express/Getty Images)

22nd November 1956: On display in a Mayfair, South Moulton Street fur showroom, Eileen O'Mara, is holding a stuffed white mink worth ?75 and is fixing the trimmings on the tree, valued at ?4,200. It is made entirely of 100 Canadian wild mink skins. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

22nd November 1956: On display in a Mayfair, South Moulton Street fur showroom, Eileen O’Mara, is holding a stuffed white mink worth £75 and is fixing the trimmings on the tree, valued at ?4,200. It is made entirely of 100 Canadian wild mink skins. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

3rd February 1954: Diana Ingham-Rhodes inspecting the newest Sapphire Mink at the Fur Mart, held at the Royal Exchange, London. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

3rd February 1954: Diana Ingham-Rhodes inspecting the newest Sapphire Mink at the Fur Mart, held at the Royal Exchange, London. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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2nd March 1958: Glamour model and actress, Sabrina, wearing an animal skin fur coat, recoiling from the attentions of a leopard cub on a leash. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

2nd March 1958: Glamour model and actress, Sabrina, wearing an animal skin fur coat, recoiling from the attentions of a leopard cub on a leash. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

February 1962: Judges at the Chinchilla Fur Breeders's Association's Southern Region Show at Seymour Hall, Marylebone, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

February 1962: Judges at the Chinchilla Fur Breeders’s Association’s Southern Region Show at Seymour Hall, Marylebone, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Singer Tina Turner wearing a fur coat as she poses next to a fountain on the eve of her first solo performance in Britain, at the Inn on the Park Hotel in London, February 10th 1978. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Singer Tina Turner wearing a fur coat as she poses next to a fountain on the eve of her first solo performance in Britain, at the Inn on the Park Hotel in London, February 10th 1978. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The British actress Shirley Ann Field attends a Variety Club Charity Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, London, dressed in a mink-trimmed backless dress. (Photo by J Wilds/Getty Images)

The British actress Shirley Ann Field attends a Variety Club Charity Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, London, dressed in a mink-trimmed backless dress. (Photo by J Wilds/Getty Images)

The president of Playboy Enterperises, Hugh Hefner with girlfriend, Barbi Benton in his luxury DC-9 aircraft 'The Big Bunny' at Heathrow. The couple are en route to an extended holiday around Europe. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

The president of Playboy Enterperises, Hugh Hefner with girlfriend, Barbi Benton in his luxury DC-9 aircraft ‘The Big Bunny’ at Heathrow. The couple are en route to an extended holiday around Europe. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

18th March 1966: The comedian Dudley Moore (1935 - 2002) and actress Suzy Kendall at Heathrow Airport, London. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

18th March 1966: The comedian Dudley Moore (1935 – 2002) and actress Suzy Kendall at Heathrow Airport, London. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

22nd November 1956: On display in a Mayfair, South Moulton Street fur showroom, Eileen O'Mara, is holding a stuffed white mink worth ?75 and is fixing the trimmings on the tree, valued at ?4,200. It is made entirely of 100 Canadian wild mink skins. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

22nd November 1956: On display in a Mayfair, South Moulton Street fur showroom, Eileen O’Mara, is holding a stuffed white mink worth ?75 and is fixing the trimmings on the tree, valued at ?4,200. It is made entirely of 100 Canadian wild mink skins. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Boots being handmade for Edmund Hillary's Mount Everest expedition, 21st January 1953. The boot on the right is still under construction, and the fur interlining can be seen. They are being made by Messrs. Robert Lawrie Ltd of London, and should be durable at heights of 23,000 feet. (Photo by Ron Burton/Keystone/Getty Images)

Boots being handmade for Edmund Hillary’s Mount Everest expedition, 21st January 1953. The boot on the right is still under construction, and the fur interlining can be seen. They are being made by Messrs. Robert Lawrie Ltd of London, and should be durable at heights of 23,000 feet. (Photo by Ron Burton/Keystone/Getty Images)

12th January 1953: Bernard Hicks and his daughter Nancy hanging up mink pelts at their mink farm in North Finchley. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

12th January 1953: Bernard Hicks and his daughter Nancy hanging up mink pelts at their mink farm in North Finchley. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace manager Malcolm Allison holding up three fingers to the Chelsea fans, at Stamford Bridge football ground, London, forewarning them of the final score. Crystal Palace won the match 3 - 2. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace manager Malcolm Allison holding up three fingers to the Chelsea fans, at Stamford Bridge football ground, London, forewarning them of the final score. Crystal Palace won the match 3 – 2. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

British fashion model Twiggy and her partner and manager Justin de Villeneuve board an aircraft at Heathrow, en route to Japan, 17th October 1967. (Photo by Ted West/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British fashion model Twiggy and her partner and manager Justin de Villeneuve board an aircraft at Heathrow, en route to Japan, 17th October 1967. (Photo by Ted West/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1955: The unique wax doll Virginia Lachasse, with her wardrobe designed by Owen of Lachasse, her fur coat and her make-up case. Modelled on Virginia Woodford, this figurine was created to raise money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind. (Photo by John Sadovy/BIPs/Getty Images)

1955: The unique wax doll Virginia Lachasse, with her wardrobe designed by Owen of Lachasse, her fur coat and her make-up case. Modelled on Virginia Woodford, this figurine was created to raise money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind. (Photo by John Sadovy/BIPs/Getty Images)

24th January 1974: Soul singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder at London Airport with friend Yvonne Wright, who is using a new portable stereo. Wonder is in London to perform at the Rainbow Theatre. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

24th January 1974: Soul singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder at London Airport with friend Yvonne Wright, who is using a new portable stereo. Wonder is in London to perform at the Rainbow Theatre. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Women looking in the window of a clothes shop in Regent's Street, London, where, thanks to a tax cut, fur coats are on sale at two-thirds of their previous price. (Photo by Harrison/Getty Images)

Women looking in the window of a clothes shop in Regent’s Street, London, where, thanks to a tax cut, fur coats are on sale at two-thirds of their previous price. (Photo by Harrison/Getty Images)

18th February 1969: American singer and dancer Ginger Rogers, star of the hit Broadway musical 'Mame' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

18th February 1969: American singer and dancer Ginger Rogers, star of the hit Broadway musical ‘Mame’ at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

American silent film actress Phyllis Gordon (1889 - 1964) window-shopping in Earls Court, London with her four-year-old cheetah who was flown to Britain from Kenya. (Photo by B C Parade/Getty Images)

American silent film actress Phyllis Gordon (1889 – 1964) window-shopping in Earls Court, London with her four-year-old cheetah who was flown to Britain from Kenya. (Photo by B C Parade/Getty Images)

circa 1967: Robin and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees at London Airport, 1967. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

circa 1967: Robin and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees at London Airport, 1967. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Bronwen Pugh, popular fashion model, in the back of the latest model of a Bentley at the Motor Show Preview at Earls Court. She is with John Fenton, male model and they are making a recording on the built in tape recorder. Original Publication: People Disc - HK0439 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Bronwen Pugh, popular fashion model, in the back of the latest model of a Bentley at the Motor Show Preview at Earls Court. She is with John Fenton, male model and they are making a recording on the built in tape recorder. Original Publication: People Disc – HK0439 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

  • Sam Urman

    Awesome set! These photos fill me with nostalgia for those beautiful days. Alas…