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October 2, 1988 | Los Angeles Daily News
Today's Barbie has really got it all: a career (you've seen those working- women's suits), love-man Ken, a Dream House - and now, a natural ranch-mink coat made especially for her. Her new full-length mink has a velvet back collar and sells for $59. Since she now has a mink coat in her collection, what can the Barbie possibly need next?
NEWS
June 22, 2012 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer
WITH TEMPERATURES pushing into the mid-90s, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced Thursday that she had filed insurance-fraud charges against a Delaware County woman for allegedly submitting a bogus insurance claim "over the loss of her mink coat. " And it wasn't Samiha Guirguis' first fraudulent use of fur, authorities say. Guirguis, 59, of Havertown, dropped off a mink coat at a storage facility in King of Prussia in 2005 and was provided a receipt showing the coat was worth $1,000, Kelly said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2008 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IT TAKES A lot of minks to make a coat, but it only takes one Lindsay Lohan to take a coat. In another bizarre twist in the soap opera that is Lindsay, the New York Post reported yesterday that Columbia University student Masha Markova believes that Lindsay "borrowed" her $11,000 blonde mink coat on Jan. 26, when both women attended an exclusive party at 1Oak in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. It was two weeks after Markova's coat "disappeared" that she saw a picture of Lindsay wearing the coat in OK!
NEWS
August 12, 1998 | By Fawn Vrazo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In what must have seemed like a brilliant idea at the time, British animal-rights activists sneaked onto the grounds of a mink farm here during the weekend, cut through wire fences, and gave 6,500 mink their freedom instead of a future as fur coats. But the illegal act has backfired as few British animal liberation missions ever have. Released into the rich countryside of England's southern coast, the thousands of mink have gone on a rampage driven by insatiable hunger and equally insatiable curiosity.
NEWS
March 4, 2003 | By Jane Eisner
Yesterday's bitter cold, wind-whipped morning brought with it a personal dilemma I've long suppressed. It was one of those mornings when that thin sliver of time between daybreak and the start of work would be jammed with errands and the frigid temperatures would leave me with a persistent shiver the rest of the day. Salvation was hanging in the back upstairs closet. Dare I put it on? Dare I wear it to the supermarket? What if someone saw me in the bright, wide-open produce section, where there's little opportunity to hide a full-length deep-brown mink coat?
NEWS
November 17, 2000 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
What: Kennel Club of Philadelphia Dog Shows. Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets. When: Opens 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. "Best in Show" judging around 5 p.m., both days. Other events: Philadelphia police K-9 unit, Purina Incredible Dog Team. Tickets: $8 for adults, $4 for children. On sale at door or in advance at Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or call 856-338-9000 or 215-326-2000. Mink won't be stepping into the dog show ring this weekend in Center City.
NEWS
April 6, 1988 | By Ann Kolson, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mink Stole. No less than filmmaker John Waters, America's apostle of poor taste, has called her "probably the best actress I ever worked with. " Her main body of work consists of featured roles in Waters' joyfully sleazy films. Hysteria her specialty, Mink Stole has played the deranged mental patient who tap-dances topless in Mondo Trasho (1969) and a religious pervert who performs obscene acts with a rosary in Multiple Maniacs (1970). She has also portrayed Connie Marble, who, with her husband, vies for the title of "filthiest people alive" in Pink Flamingos (1972)
NEWS
March 9, 1997 | By Inga Saffron, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The raven-haired young Russian in the $10,000 white mink preened before the store mirror like a Hollywood starlet. To buy or not to buy, that was the question. "Of course, it's no problem to cough up $10,000," reasoned 33-year-old Natalya Chapurskaya, the wife of a kick-boxing coach, as she pouted at her reflection. And besides, "the situation in the country is so unstable. It's better to spend everything now. " Russia's economy may be in deep hibernation, its factories idle and its workers unpaid for months at a time, but in this fur-worshiping society, people somehow manage to find money for a good coat, preferably mink.
NEWS
February 5, 2003 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Outside it's freezing, but David Travis, wrapped in a $4,500 three-quarter-length black mink, is toasty and trendy. "It's what I always wanted," Travis says. The North Philadelphia medical assistant pivots to the right and to the left at the First Union Center, showing off his pricey outerwear during a Sixers game. "You only live once, and this is what everybody is wearing. It's fashionable. It's what is in," he says. Fur has come back manly. During the late '80s and the '90s, the fuzzy stuff fell far off the high-end fashion scene, in part because of the headline-grabbing protests of animal-rights activists.
NEWS
May 20, 1989 | By Jill Gerston, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amid increasingly vocal protests of animal-rights activists, the fur industry seems to have adopted a new motto: "If you've got it, don't flaunt it. " Instead of opulent, silky-looking, long-haired styles, last week's Seventh Avenue fur shows brought forth a parade of subdued designs that downplayed the "furriness" of luxury pelts. Minks were sheared and dyed so they resembled colorful velvet plush rather than fur, and pelts such as sable and fisher were used as linings inside cloth coats.
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March 19, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
PHILLY NATIVE Walter George Bruhl Jr. is a dead person; he is no more; he is bereft of life; he is deceased; he has rung down the curtain and gone to join the choir invisible; he has expired and gone to meet his maker. Thus wrote Walter George Bruhl Jr., of Newark, Del., and Dewey Beach, Del., in preparing his own obituary. His rich sense of humor is obvious. He wrote: "His spirit was released from his worn-out shell of a body and is now exploring the universe. " Walter Bruhl, a native Philadelphian, longtime DuPont Co. technician and Marine veteran of the Korean War, died March 9. He was 80. His self-composed obituary is full of sharp witticisms.
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.
NEWS
June 22, 2012 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer
WITH TEMPERATURES pushing into the mid-90s, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced Thursday that she had filed insurance-fraud charges against a Delaware County woman for allegedly submitting a bogus insurance claim "over the loss of her mink coat. " And it wasn't Samiha Guirguis' first fraudulent use of fur, authorities say. Guirguis, 59, of Havertown, dropped off a mink coat at a storage facility in King of Prussia in 2005 and was provided a receipt showing the coat was worth $1,000, Kelly said.
NEWS
November 30, 2011 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
ELOISE PARRISH was a fashion queen in her younger years, always turned out in the latest style - with a touch of mink - and when it came to shoes . . . "If she bought one pair of shoes and they fit well, she would buy every color," said her niece Carolyn Parrish. "She always stepped out in mink, make-up and a beautiful smile. " Eloise Parrish, who was also known among family and friends for her generosity, her effervescent personality, her sense of humor and nurturing spirit, died Nov. 19. She was 85 and lived in North Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2011 | By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Doris Day, America's pert, honey-voiced sweetheart of the 1950s and '60s, beguiled audiences with her on-screen romances opposite top Hollywood leading men Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, and Jack Lemmon. She adored and misses them all, says the 88-year-old Day. But her deepest yearning is reserved for her late son Terry Melcher, a record producer whose touch and voice are part of Day's first album in nearly two decades. "Oh, I wish he could be here and be a part of it. I would just love that.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2008 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IT TAKES A lot of minks to make a coat, but it only takes one Lindsay Lohan to take a coat. In another bizarre twist in the soap opera that is Lindsay, the New York Post reported yesterday that Columbia University student Masha Markova believes that Lindsay "borrowed" her $11,000 blonde mink coat on Jan. 26, when both women attended an exclusive party at 1Oak in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. It was two weeks after Markova's coat "disappeared" that she saw a picture of Lindsay wearing the coat in OK!
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2004 | JENICE ARMSTRONG heyjen@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
FOR ANY WOMAN who has ever been embarrassed when her stash of condoms came tumbling out of her purse, there are Shag Bags. They look like any other pocketbook, but they're specially designed to hold prophylactics. There's a black-studded pouch that's worn on the back of a palm ($20), a pink mink "wallet" ($120) and tiny mink totes ($400). "You have to make safer sex fashionable or make safe sex glamorous," said J. Brown, a former fashion industry professional, who started House of Groove four years ago to promote condom use. "There's some complacency.
NEWS
December 16, 2003
GLANCING through your Dec. 8 edition, I saw a picture that I first thought was that of the Adopt-A-Pet. Then I realized it was in the front section of the paper. Upon closer perusal, I figured it was a story concerning a creature escaped from the zoo or SPCA. Putting on my specs, I zoomed in - and lo and behold it was Howard Eskin minked up to his neck, exposing just whiskers and beady eyes, topped off with a mink cap. I would like to advise Howard not to bend over, which he does often looking for loose change while wearing the mink.
NEWS
March 4, 2003 | By Jane Eisner
Yesterday's bitter cold, wind-whipped morning brought with it a personal dilemma I've long suppressed. It was one of those mornings when that thin sliver of time between daybreak and the start of work would be jammed with errands and the frigid temperatures would leave me with a persistent shiver the rest of the day. Salvation was hanging in the back upstairs closet. Dare I put it on? Dare I wear it to the supermarket? What if someone saw me in the bright, wide-open produce section, where there's little opportunity to hide a full-length deep-brown mink coat?
NEWS
February 12, 2003 | By David Benjamin
Just about weekly, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld offers up an observation that competes for "Dumb Remark of the Year. " I vote for his latest utterance, which eructed from Don's amazing mouth last week in Chicago. Lamenting France's stubborn resistance to President George W. Bush's ambitions in the Middle East, Rumsfeld blurted that the French "are frequently recalcitrant about a lot of things. Any given day or week, their role in NATO - they seem to be the country that disagrees with a lot of countries.
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