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Any Golden Age Hollywood actress looks better with a grand fur.

"You don't know what a mink coat does for a girl's morale."
Elizabeth Lane, Christmas in Connecticut
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Ways in which fur garments have shown wealth, status, and glamor in live action movies.


  • Muriel in The Accidental Tourist wears a few furs, including a purple rabbit jacket.
  • In Adventures in Babysitting a full length fur is used to hide from a gangster, the mother wears a black mink coat, and teenage runaway wears a white rabbit jacket.
  • The ladies in An Affair to Remember wear furs. Terry has a fur coat and a brown chinchilla wrap. Lois attends a ballet wearing a white mink wrap and a dress with a white mink neckline.
  • All I Want for Christmas had a number of scenes of opulent people in New York at Christmastime, so there were a number of furs, including Hallie wearing a white rabbit fur muff when she goes to correct her wish to Santa.
  • Some furs appear in All About Eve.
    • At a party, the ladies are envious of a sable coat worn by a movie star.
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    • Margo wears a dress where the pockets are trimmed with mink.
    • Marilyn Monroe makes an appearance as a starlet wearing a white ermine wrap.
  • In American Dreamer, Kathy, thinking she's Rebbecca Ryan, a private eye fashionista, goes on a shopping spree, which includes several furs, most of which she wears in later scenes.
  • In American Hustle both Sydney and Rosalyn wear full length fur coats.
  • Milo Roberts, the Idle Rich lady in An American in Paris wears a black fox muff, a white mink cape, and a stole of both black fox and white fox.
  • In the film of American Psycho Evelyn wears a lynx coat in one scene.
  • In Anchors Aweigh, Susan's first scene is her in a white ermine shoulder cape, which is part of a Description Cut after it was assumed she'd be a lot older.
  • Appointment For Love: Jane wears a few fur-trimmed coats, including one with a matching fur muff. Edith wears a black evening dress with an ermine-trimmed neckline and white ermine trimming the skirt in the shape of a large bow.
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  • In the 1961 version of Babes in Toyland, Mary's wedding dress at the end is accessorized for travel with a white fox muff and a red cape trimmed with white fox.
  • The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer: Margaret wears a mink cape in the scene where she and Richard confess their feelings for each other.
  • In Back to the Future one of the couples attending the dance includes a lady wearing a white rabbit fur shoulder wrap. She gets a line where she's surprised that George finally stood up for himself against Biff.
  • The Bad and the Beautiful, being partly about the glamour of old Hollywood, has at least one fur in each flashback. Respectively there was an ermine jacket, a dress trimmed with white fox, and a white mink wrap.
  • Both main characters in Beaches wear furs. Hillary wears a full length mink when she sees one of CC's plays she did for the money. CC wears a lynx coat when she and Hillary have an argument.
  • In the rich man wish in the first Bedazzled (1967), Stanley buys Margaret a mink coat to make her like him. She enjoys how it feels, but then takes it off to run around with other guys.
  • In The Big Heat, a disfigured Debby, meeting Mrs. Duncan and observing that they are both wearing mink coats, says that they are "sisters under the same mink" who have benefited from association with gangsters. She then kills Mrs. Duncan in order to expose Lagana to the authorities.
  • Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman: The Machine Gun Woman's job pays well enough that she bought at least two different fur jackets, though she wears them both over her Stripperific outfit.
  • Broadway Melody Of 1940 had an agent who used an ermine cape as a way to get dates. It was apparently based on a Real Life Hollywood agent (the real version used a silver fox wrap instead).
  • In Bugsy Virginia wears a huge white fox wrap for a date.
  • Ginger in Casino wore furs for nearly half her screen time. Also, Sam and Ginger's daughter, Amy, wore a white rabbit jacket for about half her screen time.
  • Cate Blanchett's title character in Carol, a glamorous upper middle class socialite prominently wears a fur coat.
  • In Catch Me If You Can Frank hooks up with a model he first sees wearing a mink jacket.
  • Elizabeth gets a fancy mink coat early in Christmas in Connecticut. This serves to contrast her true nature, an urban sophisticate, with the persona of a humble Martha Stewart-style Housewife that she assumes when writing magazine articles.
  • In Coming to America the royal family of Zamunda wears extravagant furs. The king and Akeem wear lion skins and tiger skins respectively, and the queen wears a full length chinchilla coat when she reminds the kind he has the authority to change things so his son could be happy.
  • In Country Strong, Kelly wears a fur-trimmed coat.
  • Maggie is wearing a fur stole when she arrives at Johnny's release party and creates a scene in The Criminal.
  • The Curse of Frankenstein: Elizabeth wears two ermine muffs, and ends the film wearing a blue dress lined with brown fur.
  • The thriller Dangerous Crossing has a number of furs, including the heroine wearing a mink coat for the first hour of the film.
  • The Deadly Bees starts with Vicky doing a performance in a sable fur coat before she collapses on the set.
  • Matilda the Hun of Death Race 2000 wore a white mink jacket, and even a biker helmet covered in white mink.
  • In the opening of the exploitation film Death Weekend, Diana, a fashion model, wears a lynx fur jacket.
  • In Deception, a drama starring Bette Davis, her characters wears a white ermine cape in the climax, including when she kills her lover to keep him from ruining her fiance's life.
  • Mrs. Courtney wears a gorgeous floor-length white fur stole when she arrives at Emery's apartment to seduce him and steal his music box in Dressed to Kill (1946).
  • In Dial M for Murder, Margot wears a mink wrap to a party.
  • In Diamond Horseshoe Claire is upset that her boyfriend Joe is spending too much time worrying about his son than to spend time with her. She gives her mink coat to her friend Bonnie to go out with Joe's son and ease Joe's mind.
    • The film also features a lot of extravagant outfits given the film is named for a real life theater. One of the outfits is trimmed with lynx fur, including the irregularly-shaped Showgirl Skirt.
  • In the ice palace scenes in Die Another Day, many of the guests wear furs, including Miranda Frost wearing a white fur wrap. The costume designer even said she liked adding fur to the evening dresses for the touches of glamor.
  • Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine: When Craig sees robot Diane again, she's wearing a white mink coat, so that she looks her best as she buys blue chips stocks for Dr. Goldfoot.
  • In Down with Love, we first see Catcher romancing three lovely triplets each wearing a white fox wrap. In later scene Vicki wears a mink-lined wrap to a date.
  • In Dracula's Daughter, one of her victims is an actress wearing a white fox cape.
  • The Duchess: One of Georgiana's outfits has a red fox muff and a Nice Hat with fox tails.
  • Susie's highly-symbolic fur coat in Sweet Smell of Success. She is never seen without it until the final scene of the film where she wears a more modest wool coat to signify that her Knight Templar Big Brother's influence on her is gone.
  • Easter Parade has several fur wraps, including a long white ermine stole that Don shops for, and Nadine wears later on.
  • In the 2008 version of Easy Virtue, Larita wears a few furs, like an ermine jacket.
  • In 8 Women some of the ladies wear fur wraps. Pierette even strokes Gay's mink wrap as she says she now prefers women.
  • The comedy Easy Living begins with a banker getting tired of his wife's fur purchases and throws a sable coat out the window, accidentally falling on the main character. Things just get silly from there.
  • Elizabeth Taylor wore a number of furs in her films and real life, and some film box sets have a cover of a 1850s glamor portrait of her in a red dress and white fox wrap (even if she isn't the focus of the collection).
  • In A Fine Mess Claudia wears a white fox coat and later a black fox coat. The first it turns out she was wearing nothing but pink panties underneath, which she revealed in a Toplessness from the Back shot.
  • First Love is a retelling of Cinderella'', and when Connie goes to the ball, her outfit is completed with a white ermine coat and muff.
  • In the film of The First Wives Club a number of furs are worn, most prominently Annie's chinchilla coat.
  • 42nd Street, especially the "Young and Healty" number, where every woman in that scene wore outfits trimmed with white fox.
  • In the film of The Fountainhead, Dominique attends a party wearing a simple Little Black Dress and black cape, that each have an edging of white ermine respectively on the neckline and hood.
  • Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus started with a fur fashion show, with many shots made to mimic Arbus's style. Her father gushes about the sensuality of the pelts to the clients, and Diane's daughter even wears a little mink coat.
  • Gangster Squad: Grace is dating Mickey Coen, then Los Angeles's most notorious gangster. She wears a number of furs that make her look like a movie star, such as a fur-trimmed coat, a blue stole trimmed with mink to match her slinky blue dress, and a long white fox wrap.
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes had plenty. The opening musical number had the girls just holding white ermine coats, and then just tossing them off the stage.
  • Gia had a few models wearing fur coats, and a Fashion Show had Gia wearing a wedding dress where the bouquet was a huge white fox muff with flowers bunched at the front. She even tossed it when she got to the end of the runway.
  • The eponymous Gilda has at least three worn in the movie, well two worn (a mink jacket and chinchilla jacket) and one carried for a song (a white ermine coat).
  • In Girls Just Want to Have Fun the girls first meet The Rival Natalie Sands at the dance contest. Natalie shows up wearing a white rabbit fur jacket (although the context is more marking her as a Rich Bitch than Fur and Loathing).
  • In Gold Diggers of 1933 one of the girls wears a white ermine jacket.
  • After Scarlett marries Rhett in Gone with the Wind, she gets a handful of furs, such as a coat trimmed with black fox, an ermine-lined jacket, and an ermine muff.
    • And for the premiere, the costume designer Walter Plunket made a dress for Vivien Leigh to wear at the theater for extra publicity. It was a black velvet dress in the 1860s silhouette that had white ermine trimming on the neckline and puff sleeves of ermine tails.
  • Some of the wives in GoodFellas wore mink coats.
    • A haul from a heist includes a rack of mink coats, which Jimmy complains about how he's supposed to store them in his club.
    • When the guys can't resist spending big amounts after a heist, despite Jimmy's warning of keeping their heads down for a while, one of the purchases is a guy getting his wife a full length white mink coat.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Sovereign visit a winter planet, and they keep warm looking their best (despite the scene being a Failed Attempt at Drama) in gold capes with white fur.
  • In Gun Crazy, Laurie wears a flashy fur stole on her and Bart's final night out in California, when they are due to escape to Mexico the next day. She drops it when they have to flee the police.
  • Barbara Chapman in the film version of Hangover Square plays a debutante with a few furs, including an ermine jacket and muff, and a white fox cape.
  • The Hebrew Hammer: A dame in a fur coat shows up at the office of the Hammer, but she's told she should be looking for Mike Hammer.
  • Hell On Heels The Battle Of Mary Kay, Mary Kay wears a few furs, and even gives a black mink coat to the best saleswoman each year, with two such presentations bookending the film.
  • Nika in the film version of Hitman wears a silver mink coat.
  • In Holiday In Mexico, Christine wears a white ermine shoulder cape when she attends her friend Stanley's birthday party. Later she convinces Stanley to let her borrow his mother's fur coat as they sneak into a club to see the woman Christine's father is dating.
  • In Horrors of the Black Museum, Bancroft's mistress Joan dons a mink stole when she goes out for a night of fun following her argument with Bancroft.
  • Hot Shots! Part Deux: Michelle seduces Topper when she attends a gala in a white mini dress and white mink coat. She even seductively drapes the coat over her shoulder when she convinces him to have Auto Erotica.
  • The House That Dripped Blood: Carla wears a mink stole while casually lounging around Paul's sitting room in "The Cloak".
  • Howling V: The Rebirth: Anna, a Scandinavian movie star, first appears with a silver and white mink coat draped over her shoulders.
  • The three Gold Diggers in How to Marry a Millionaire wear a number of furs, and specifically note that a good place to find a Meal Ticket is "in the mink department at Bergdorf's".
  • A number of guests at the climactic premiere of Inglourious Basterds wear fur wraps, including Lilly, who wears a blue fox wrap over her slinky Pimped-Out Dress. That outfit was featured prominently in the marketing.
  • In the Mouth of Madness begins with the main character nailing a guy for Insurance Fraud. He burned down his warehouse of fur coats, but removed the coats. He got caught when not only his wife was seen in one of the coats listed as lost, but also when his mistress wore another fur coat.
  • The movie In Time, we see Sylvia wearing a white fox wrap.
  • Its A Date Pamela wears a couple furs: a white ermine jacket, and when in a play her costume is a black Pimped-Out Dress decorated with ermine tails and at the end of the scene she grabs her ermine cape and muff.
  • Some of the ladies in It's a Wonderful Life wear fur, and Violet wears a fur trimmed coat and hat as she joins everyone at the end in helping George.
  • In It's Love I'm After egotistical actor meets a fan, heiress Marcia West, after he and his fiance have yet another squabble. Marcia meets him wearing a white ermine cape while she acts completely starstruck. At the end of the film, she wears a mink coat when it turns out she'd been manipulating things for her own benefit.
  • The films Jayne Mansfield starred in gave her plenty of furs, from several fox wraps (one worn with a fox-trimmed dress) in The Girl Can't Help It, to a white mink coat and a swimsuit in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?.
  • At the end of Johnny Dangerously, his girlfriend wore a white fox wrap at the end as part of the joke Broken Aesop. Crime doesn't pay... okay, so it payed a little.
  • In Kind Hearts and Coronets Sibella and Edith wear some furs, including a huge fox wrap Edith wears at Louis's trial.
  • In the first two King Kong movies (the original and the 1976 remake) the heroines each wear a chinchilla fur in one scene. Ann wears a chinchilla cape, and Dwan wears a chinchilla jacket.
  • In the film of L.A. Confidential, Ed and Jack confront Johnny Stompanato at a diner, and Johnny's girlfriend Lana Turner is with him, wearing a white fox fur wrap. Ed mistakes her part of the ring of Celebrity Impersonator call girls, which gets a drink thrown in his face.
  • Sylvia in La Dolce Vita first appears wearing a fur-lined cape. She spends most of her screen time in a long black dress and a white ermine wrap fringed with tails.
  • Both Lady for a Day and the remake A Pocketful of Miracles had loads of furs. In both, Annie's daughter has a white ermine shoulder cape.
  • In the Ginger Rogers film Lady In The Dark, she wears a red Gem-Encrusted dress with a mink skirt and jacket. Even adjusted for inflation, it's one of the most expensive outfits ever made for a movie.
  • In The Last Emperor Pu-Yi's consorts wear different ermine coats.
  • In the film of Laura the eponymous lady is given quite a few furs after she starts dating Waldo, such as a mink cape and fur skirt. Yet these scenes were cut from the theatrical release due to the Conspicuous Consumption being seen as tacky during wartime austerity (re-releases restored the scenes).
  • In A Letter to Three Wives Lora wears a white mink wrap to a party, and Deborah wears a sable stole to a dinner at the end.
  • Love in the Afternoon: Borrowing an ermine coat was one of the ways Ariane gains Frank Flannigan's interest. It seems to work when in a Sexy Discretion Shot, the camera focuses on Ariane letting her coat fall to the floor.
  • One of the survivors in Lifeboat got on the eponymous craft before the main boat sank, which meant her mink coat was nice and dry.
  • Madame Bovary(1991 adaptation): The eponymous madame wears a white mink stole to the opera. This was Hollywood Costuming, as white mink wasn't around until the late 1940s (a white fur wrap back then would likely have been fox, rabbit, or ermine).
  • In The Mad Miss Manton, the gals wear a whole assortment of furs.
  • Some of the noble ladies in Maleficent wore fur-trimmed dresses, such as the queen. The main character even wears a fur-lined winter cloak.
  • A scene in Mannequin has Kim Catrall wearing a pale brown fur coat when she does some Sexy Coat Flashing to show the black lingerie underneath.
  • Both Marie Antoinette films have outfits with fur, since the real Marie of course did wear some fur-trimmed dresses.
  • When Mrs. Banks first appears in Mary Poppins, she's wearing a white ermine muff, which she proudly waves around after coming home from a suffrage rally, and was storing several suffrage sashes in the muff.
  • In the film of Memoirs of a Geisha, some of the experienced geisha wear fur-trimmed robes.
  • In Men of Honor a Socialite in a mink stole brings Carl into an all-white bar just for fun. Although Carl does use that as an opportunity to show off that he can be a good diver.
  • In Miami Connection Jane wears a gray rabbit fur jacket in the scene where the heroes are challenged by another gang.
  • At the end of the film of Mildred Pierce, Mildred wears a sable fur coat and hat.
  • The eponymous character in the Sophia Loren film The Millionaress wears a few of furs, from a chinchilla wrap to a white mink wrap.
  • In the original Miracle on 34th Street Doris has a fur coat, which she wears after Kris buys Susan the house she wanted for her family.
  • In the film of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Delysia wears some furs such as a fox wrap and a sable coat which she's Naked in Mink.
  • Eva in Morning Glory (the 1933 film) wears a white fox cape at the end, and says she would like to buy a white ermine coat.
  • Several of the ladies in Mrs. Miniver wear fur coats and fur muffs.
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor: Alex tries to hook up with a dame who is wearing a white fox wrap over her slinky dress. Later Rick and Evy show up for a museum gala, and Evy is wearing a blue fox wrap.
  • A Muppet Family Christmas sends this one up. Kermit tells Miss Piggy he got her a mink for Christmas, and she's thrilled until she meets the mink — a live anthropomorphic mink named Maureen. Piggy is about to karate chop Kermit into next week, but then Maureen exclaims that she is Piggy's biggest fan, and Piggy quickly warms up to her.
  • In adaptations of Murder on the Orient Express, some fur wraps are worn. The ladies in the 1974 version wore huge fox wraps.
  • In the first scene of Nancy Goes To Rio Nancy shows up at her mother's closing night at Broadway, and Nancy is wearing a white ermine wrap. Later her mother wears a white mink wrap to a dinner date.
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Mrs. Shirley wears a fox coat over her nightgown when the police take her to where her husband was kidnapped.
  • Alicia in Notorious wears a white ermine wrap when she first dates Sebastian (a Nazi hiding out in Brazil), and a mink coat at the end of the movie.
  • Now, Voyager: after Charlotte drops her frumpy look, her wardrobe includes a mink coat.
  • Nurse Betty: When Betty finally meets David, she's wearing a black evening dress with a black fur wrap.
  • The wife in the movie Of Unknown Origin wears a blue fox coat when she goes on vacation with her son. Consequently, it's one of the few luxuries they have that isn't wrecked by the end of the film.
  • In On The Riviera, Gene Tierney plays the wife of a world famous aviator. She goes to dinner with his Identical Stranger (who is also a lot nicer than his philandering counterpart), and she's wearing an opulent white dress with a white fox wrap.
  • In the film of Oscar, Sofia wears a couple furs, including a fox wrap dyed scarlet. The maid wears a fur coat after she leaves to get married.
  • Amidala's red dress in The Phantom Menace is trimmed with dark brown fur. Also, her capes on later costumes are decorated with fur.
  • The Phantom of Crestwood: Jenny Wren—The Vamp—spends the early part of the film in an elaborate fur wrap as she arranges her blackmail scheme.
  • Pillow Talk: Jan wears a white mink jacket to a party.
  • Radio Days: One of Joe's most vivid memories is when his father gave his mother a mink coat for their anniversary.
  • Songlian of Raise the Red Lantern has a few fur trimmed outfits, and a short, white rabbit cape she wears in a scene.
  • Victoria in Red wears a white mink coat, and a lynx coat.
  • In Rich Young And Pretty Elizabeth wears a white mink shoulder wrap when she goes on a date with Andre.
  • Roberta and the remake Lovely To Look At. The first has Stephanie wear a spectacular fox-trimmed jacket at the climactic Fashion Show.
  • In Ronin a figure skater wears a mink coat when she arrives for a show. She later gets killed, but because her friend is involved in espionage and lets her die when some hold her hostage.
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: A lady wears a mink coat, along with a jewel tiara, because "It's everything I never wore before".
  • Shame: One of Sissy's outfits is a leopard print faux fur coat and a red hat.
  • Shirley Temple wore a white rabbit coat in a movie, and that's been the most popular real fur for girl's clothing since.
  • Constance Bennett wears an assortment of furs in Sin Takes a Holiday.
  • Shoot 'em Up: Donna wears a purple chinchilla jacket.
  • Both films of Show Boat have furs, such as Magnolia wearing a white ermine cape at the end of the 1936 version.
  • The opening scene of Singin' in the Rain is a film premiere, and several actresses show up in fur capes, one an ermine cape paired with a dress decorated with ermine tails, and Lina in a white fox-trimmed cape. Lina also wore other fox furs later in the movie.
  • In a flashback in Sleepy Hollow, there are a couple little girls gathering wood in the winter (when they see the death of the many who became the headless horseman) and wearing pink pimped out dresses trimmed with gray fur.
  • In Snow White and the Three Stooges, the eponymous princess wears skating dresses trimmed with white fur, one as a kid and another as an adult, that includes an ermine muff.
  • Quite a few fur coats and wraps are worn in Soapdish, most are dyed bright colors, to fit the over the top theme of the film.
  • Many of Sonja Henie's films has her wearing fur, either as a garment or as part of her dress, including an ermine-trimmed skating dress in One In A Million, which was a replica of her dress she wore at one of her gold medal winning events.
  • Speed Racer: Horuko shows up to help the Speed family, coming straight from the opera, and wearing a white dress with a white fox fur wrap.
  • Stage Door: Terry has several furs, and lets Jean borrow her white ermine cape and red fox cape.
    "You may as well go to perdition in ermine. You're sure to come back in rags."
  • Steel Magnolias: The winner of the "Miss Merry Christmas" pageant wears a long, red Happy Holidays Dress with a white faux fur neckline and muff.
  • The heroine in The Stud, and its sequel The Bitch, wears several furs.
  • In Stage Door, Socialite Terry Randall wants to break into show business, and stays at a boarding house for actresses. She does bring a lot of her clothes, including a lot of her furs. She even lets her roommate, Jean, borrow her short ermine cape with the line "You may as well go to perdition in ermine. You're sure to come back in rags."
  • The Fashion Show-like scene in The Stuff has models wearing several different furs and swimsuits while holding the eponymous product.
  • Susie Q: In the opening, Suzie wears a white fur wrap on the way to a dance.
  • Tales of Terror: In "Morella", Lenore is wearing an ermine stole and muff when she arrives back at her family home.
  • Theodora Goes Wild has a lot of fur to show Theodora's change into "wildness".
  • That Lady in Ermine is certainly just using fur for glamor. Despite the name, the title character seems to be wearing an ermine coat, just because. It could have been a lot of things for what the plot was about. The final scene of the movie has her descendant wear a different kind of white ermine coat, that more fit that era, version at least sort of, that also had a white ermine hat and muff. This outfit doubled as a Fairytale Wedding Dress when she reunites with the man she fell in love with.
  • That Touch of Mink also uses this trope just for glamor. There is a mink coat, and it has almost nothing to do with the plot, but it's pretty.
  • Trading Places: Ophelia, a Hooker with a Heart of Gold, wears a fur jacket when she helps Louis.
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Simmons and Sam check out a bar where a former cosmonaut is hanging out. One of the cosmonaut's girls is wearing a fox fur jacket.
  • Phyllis of Troop Beverly Hills wears a white mink coat on a camping trip, even though it turned out not to be a good idea in a place where it would rain.
  • Unfaithfully Yours: Several, with Daphne even asking her sister what fur she would be wearing so Daphne wouldn't wear an identical one.
  • White Christmas has quite a few furs worn. Betty and Judy each bring a fur-trimmed coat to the Vermont gig, not expecting the Weather Dissonance. When Judy is singing at the New York club, there are a number of background women wearing fur wraps as well as the General's party at the climax. And a lot of the film's publicity focused on the white fox-trimmed happy holidays dresses that Betty and Judy wear at the end.
  • Why Did I Get Married by Tyler Perry has plenty of furs (at least in the film version), as part of the story is about the main characters are vacationing in Aspen, so all the ladies show up wearing fur coats.
  • The original film of The Women, and its first remake The Opposite Sex, features many furs, given the cast was almost all Socialites.
  • In the film of You Can't Take It with You Mrs. Kirby wears a long white ermine cape.
  • Young Frankenstein: Elizabeth has a few furs, but even Inga gets to wear a silver fox cape during the ill-fated presentation of The Monster to the public.

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