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Saving Mr Banks

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

We enjoyed Saving Mr Banks, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks as P. L. Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Walt Disney, the film depicts the meeting of the two children’s giants during the film production of her novel.  The film features typical eyewear styles of the late 1950s.  Definitely one to watch!

Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers arrives in L.A. greeted by a bespectacled Paul Giamatti in glasses similar to Black Eyewear ‘Buddy

Retro Glasses in Upstairs Downstairs

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Must see Sunday night telly is Upstairs Downstairs.  Series Two is back with a vengeance and new characters such as Beryl Ballard and the intriguing Dr Blanche Mottershead as well as returning favourites like Mr Amanjit and Lady Percy.  Britain is on the brink of war yet everyone is oh so elegant.  There are plenty of 1930s style glasses and sunglasses too, here are a few of our favourites:

Eunice McCabe

Dr Blanche Mottershead

Mr Amanjit

Ambassador Kennedy

And Lady Agnes Holland in a clip from next week’s episode


Famous Analysts Prefer Round Frames

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Freud, Adler and Jung all wore round glasses.   Were they merely following the fashion of their time or does this say something of their psyches?