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February 3, 2003 | By JENICE M. ARMSTRONG armstrj@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
GOT AN OLD fur coat lying around your house? Take it to Studio 54 1/2 in Old City and have it converted into a purse. For free. The catch is, you have to leave behind the rest of the coat, which will be made into hats, scarves and other items and sold. Studio 54 1/2 - Star Jones stopped by during last year's NBA All-Star game activities - specializes in nifty, one-of-a-kind pieces. It's at 54 1/2 N. 3rd St. Call 215-928-9250. More free stuff Thinking of marrying soon?
NEWS
January 14, 1986
In Dorothy Storck's Jan. 7 column, "The emotional cost of mink," she states that because "animals don't have a future sense" it's appropriate to raise them on fur ranches even though the end result is death by gassing, drowning and electrocution. Ms. Storck believes that because human beings do have this "future sense" it places human beings "ahead" of other sentient beings and gives human beings the "right" to exploit the fur bearers. Hitler had the same belief about the Jews.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2012
IT'S FUR SEASON, whether you wear the real deal or a fabulous faux. Ladies young to not-so-young are donning coats, collars and headbands to keep warm and fashionable. Wherever you stand on the real vs. faux continuum, there are choices galore. You'll find beautiful coats and accessories at Jacques Ferber, 1708 Walnut St., or go for something pre-owned at Ort Resale Shop, 29 S. 19th St. As long as the weather stays blustery, furs will be moving off the rack at a cheetah's pace.   Follow Reuben Harley on Twitter at @BigRubeHarley and at streetgazing.blogspot.com.
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December 22, 1989 | By SUSAN NAGLER
I own a fur coat. I'm not environmentally impaired, I'm cold. When I exercise with my friend Paula, I wear four layers plus gloves although she wants to take off her sweatshirt. Even in the summer I suffer from the cold in an air-conditioned room. If anyone deserves a fur, it's me. To the adage "You can never be too rich or too thin" I always add "or too warm. " I am heavily invested in heaters and undershirts. Wanna argue about animal rights versus my right to wear a fur coat?
NEWS
December 4, 1995 | By Peter Beinart
Imagine you are an anti-fur activist. It's a sunny day sometime during the mid-1980s, and you're speaking at an outdoor press conference in downtown Toronto. Indignation flows assuredly through your polemic. Sure, grubby businessmen still peddle furs, and the gaudy rich still wear them, but they're an unsympathetic bunch and the fur industry is in a tailspin. The ambiguity and self-doubt that sap other movements of the left have left you unscathed. Unfortunately, you're about to meet Bob Stevenson.
NEWS
December 5, 1992 | By Kathryn Quigley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mary Jane and Robert J. Brown Sr. thought they were all prepared for last evening's wedding of Robert's son. The couple, who live in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., had arranged the rental of 40 rooms for family and friends at the Holiday Inn on Street Road in Bensalem. To ward off the cold weather, Mary Jane Brown brought her full-length mink coat. The couple also brought some of their best jewelry, including Robert's 18-karat gold watch and Mary Jane's emerald-and-diamond earrings, so they would look just right at the rehearsal dinner and wedding in Northeast Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 10, 1987 | By Jill Gerston, Inquirer Staff Writer
With all the hullabaloo over higher hemlines, a lot of less controversial trends are being overlooked in the New York fall collections, which swung into high gear Wednesday. Fur trims - real and fake - have turned up on just about every runway, ranging from the mink-lined cashmere coats at Carolyne Roehm's show to Marc Jacobs' shaggy fake-fur muffs and sweaters that resembled Astroturf. Even Adrienne Vittadini used a bit of Persian lamb - for toques and collars - which gave a romantic Dr. Zhivago-ish air to her little gray suits with black embroidered trim.
NEWS
December 18, 1989 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
The tiny hooks in the ceiling of John Conner's workshop near Kennett Square tell you what kind of winter this is going to be for him. The hooks are meant to hold drying animal skins. About two thirds of them are empty. Just two years ago, they would have supported neat rows of fox, raccoon and muskrat pelts stretched inside-out over wire frames. There would have been bundles of fur on the floor. Conner would already have sold his first shipment of pelts to his buyer. This year, only about 40 skins are hanging from the ceiling and, save for a few fox carcasses, the floor is bare.
NEWS
November 8, 2011 | By Howard Shapiro, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fiery, intense and so sexy you could sweat, the production of David Ives' new Venus in Fur , a sensation when it ran Off-Broadway last year, opened in a remounted production Tuesday on Broadway. Much of the heat comes from a living generator, the actress Nina Arianda, who reprises the role she created downtown in the original production. There's a booster to this furnace - the Broadway actor and film star Hugh Dancy, who is essentially her prey. The two of them deliver performances that bubble, then explode, on the stage of Manhattan Theatre Club's Friedman Theatre.
NEWS
November 8, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is in Israel to try her powers of seduction on an unlikely audience - ultra-Orthodox lawmakers. A champion of animal rights, Anderson is hoping to meet religious leaders to persuade them to ban the use of fur in Israel. An anti-fur bill has been put on hold over concerns by ultra-Orthodox leaders that it could affect production of the characteristic fur hats worn by men on holidays and other festive occasions. Anderson, an honorary director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, arrived in Israel on Sunday.
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January 13, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
The deep freeze that gripped much of the nation last week and snarled travel, shut schools, filled homeless shelters, and led some zoos to bring penguins inside was just perfect for Holly the German giant bunny, who lives at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. "When it's like this, she really likes to go outside," Sam Navarino, the zoo's education manager, said Sunday at the first Breakfast With the Animals program this year. The theme, not surprisingly, was "Creature Comforts," with Navarino explaining why some zoo animals love the bone-freezing weather.
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September 12, 2014 | By Steve and Mia
Q: Me and this girl have been seeing each for about a month, and out of the blue one day she announces that she's a furry. She brought out this cat costume with ears and a tail she likes to wear to this dance party she goes to. She even answers the phone when I call by saying "meow. " I thought it was sort of cute in the beginning, but she's a grown woman with a kid. She's in this stuff deep. We've talked about it but she keeps on telling me that this stuff she's into has nothing do with sex. Is she going to want me to do it to her in that get up?
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June 23, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Beverly Sendrow Tarnopol, 77, of Mount Laurel, owner with her husband, Sheldon, of the former Philadelphia and Lower Merion retailer Tarnopol Furs, died Thursday, June 19, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after a fall. Mrs. Tarnopol, known as Buni, was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Overbrook High School in 1954. A son, Neil, said that Sheldon Tarnopol's grandfather Max began the business, first in Russia, then in New York City. Between the early 1900s and the 1950s, Tarnopol Furs was at 16th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia, before moving in 1956 to the City Line Shopping Center in Philadelphia.
NEWS
November 23, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Weeks after Pennsylvania State University's search for a new president suffered a setback, a verbal battle over the process erupted Thursday at a committee meeting of the board of trustees. Trustee Anthony Lubrano said the board should allow all 32 trustees to meet with and interview the final three candidates. Only 12 trustees now serve on the search committee; he and other trustees who have criticized the board's leadership were excluded. "It's a valid concern when you say to 18 members of the board, 'Here's a person.
SPORTS
October 4, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WITH A heavy heart, Aasim Campbell took a knee near midfield with his Samuel Fels High teammates after leading them to a 35-16 victory last night at Charles Martin Memorial Field. Head coach Bill Harrigan then spoke succinctly about exorcising last week's late-game demons and finishing off a game against Horace Furness. Harrigan then presented the game ball to Campbell. "There is overcoming adversity," Harrigan said, "and then there is overcoming adversity. " Campbell's father, Benjamin Campbell, was shot and killed on Tuesday, Aasim said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2013 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
THOMAS: You might say this play is about . . . beware of what you wish for. VANDA: Because she might come walking in the door. And so she does. In David Ives' brilliant play "Venus in Fur," being given a dazzling production by the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Thomas, a playwright who has been auditioning terrible actresses all day long, is still wishing for one who can convincingly play the role of Vanda. And in stumbles an actress named, of all things, Vanda, who, mysteriously, already knows the script by heart and who, hilariously, has a bag full of thrift-store costumes to suit the part.
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May 21, 2013 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Many human relationships - on the street, in the office, in the bedroom, on the stage - boil down to simple sadomasochism. That dynamic is ably explored in David Ives' superbly aware play Venus in Fur , presented by the Philadelphia Theatre Company through June 23. Previews begin Friday at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Venus in Fur , in which Fur is singular, takes off from (but isn't really based on) a famous/notorious 1870 erotic novel, Venus in Furs , in which Furs is plural, by Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
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April 24, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
ANTONIO HARRIS lives on South Ringgold Street, little more than a mile from Citizens Bank Park, and his favorite sport is baseball. So, maybe he can tell some stories about brushes with famous Phillies. Securing an autograph from Ryan Howard. Being tossed a batting-practice ball by Roy Halladay. Dancing on top of the dugout with the Phillie Phanatic. Um, not quite. "My favorite team is the Yankees," Harris said. Yankees?! Seriously?! Should we end this story now?!
NEWS
February 8, 2013 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
I THINK IT WAS the homeless woman wearing a tattered floor-length mink that convinced me that Philly is a big fur town. I see them everywhere. Flared sables with shawl collars walking down Market. Fox cuffs and trim waiting for the train. Fitted Texas raccoons headed to lunch and dinner. Jersey black muskrats off to the theater. Both men and women. Don't get nervous. I'm not going to go all PETA on you - in fact, the opposite: fur put food on my table, clothes on my back. It helped pay for college.
SPORTS
February 1, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
YUSEF ROSS has a cousin who once played basketball for Horace Furness High, and the thought of representing that same school made him feel pretty special once he decided to enroll. "Then I get here and I find out they don't have basketball anymore," he said, laughing. What's a guy to do? Go with the flow. "Now," Ross said, "I'm playing with one of my other cousins. I was looking forward to going against him, but this way's cool, too. " Stick with us. It's wacky . . . Furness dropped its varsity program after the 2010-11 season and its hoopsters now play for Southern as part of a cooperative sponsorship.
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