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The Lady Vanishes

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Last weekend saw the broadcast of BBC remake of classic Alfred Hitchcock film The Lady Vanishes.  By all accounts this version follows the original 1936 novel by Ethel Lina White, The Wheel Spins, more closely; however, it is no Hitchcock and much of the humour of the 1938 film was lost.  There were wonderful vintage glasses throughout.

 

 

 

Magic City

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Mitch Glazer’s latest production, US television series Magic City, is a cross between Mad Men and The Godfather.  Set in a glamorous Miami Beach hotel in 1959 the show is full of beautiful people in wonderful weather, a great backdrop for fantastic period sunglasses!

 

Call the Midwife

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Last season Call the Midwife was all about Chummy‘s panto glasses.  This season Sister Bernadette updates her NHS glasses from round metal to the feminine upswept style.  Will they gain her the attention of Dr Turner?

 

 

Good Bye Amy Pond

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

This week’s episode of Dr Who, The Angels Take Manhattan, saw the Doctor say good bye to Amy Pond.  The Doctor and Amy both wore vintage round glasses similar to the Anglo American 400.

Mad Men Misses Out

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Although nominated in many categories Mad Men did not come away from this year’s Emmys a winner.  Pipped to the post time and again by Homeland we were disappointed our favourite vintage glasses inspiration missed out on the prize.

Olympic Drama Features Classic Round Eyewear

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

BBC One presented factual drama, Bert & Dickie, about Bert Bushnell and Richard Burnell and their quest for double sculls gold in the 1948 London Olympics. The emotional story has something for everyone including class conflict, relationships between fathers and sons, and the difficulties of implementing the games (which we now know plenty about!).  The period details are excellent including vintage round eyewear from the late 1940s.

 

Vintage Glasses worn in The Hour

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Tonight is the start of the much anticipated BBC2 Drama The Hour.  The series follows two reporters Bel Rowley (Romola Garai) and Freddie Lyon (Ben Wishaw) as they join a start up current affairs program.  Set in 1956, fantastic vintage specs are worn by a variety of characters in this show which has been compared to Mad Men for the quality of sets and costumes.  If the brief clips we’ve seen are anything to go by this is a must see for vintage lovers!

 

 

 

 

Dr Who in Black Eyewear

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The latest series of Dr Who got off to an exciting start over the Bank Holiday weekends.  The first two episodes were packed with fantastic 1950s frames as well as lots of FBI agents in black sunglasses.  Roope Vintage supplied frames to the show earlier this year so look out for 50s style frames in future episodes!

 

 

 

 

 

The Kennedys’ Vintage Eyewear

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

As the History channel presents a four part series on the Kennedys we take a look at some of the eyewear featured in the film and worn by the family in real life.

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Joe Kennedy Sr.’s signature round specs

 


Are you watching Boardwalk Empire?

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

If you are, have you noticed the fantastic vintage glasses.  If you are not, you must tune into this great serial drama directed by Martin Scorsese set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era.  Here are some retro frames similar to the eyewear seen in the show.

 


 

 

Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic Saturdays 9pm.  Don’t miss it!