Tomorrow night (Thursday 10th October 2013) sees the debut of ITV’s new 1960s drama Breathless. The drama takes place in a London hospital following the lives of the doctors and nurses in a Gynaecology unit. Joanna Page stars as Lily Enderbury an ex nurse now married to the hospital’s anaesthetist. She wears classic upswept glasses of the 1950s and 60s.
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Roope Vintage was at Goodwood again this year and with a record number of attendees we were pleased to see a large proportion of them in our stand over the 3 day event!
Did you see the Channel 4 Cutting Edge documentary Fabulous Fashionistas? Six ladies with an average age of 80 not afraid to be bold when it comes to fashion and eyewear!
We’ve just heard about new film Saving Mr Banks which will be in cinemas at the end of November. 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‘
Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers reads the script wearing classic half eye reading glasses.
This month marks the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech’ which was influential in the fight for civil rights for African Americans. Here is an iconic photo of the speech and we notice a figure standing just behind Martin Luther King wearing glasses in the popular style of the 1960s.
Malcolm X, another civil rights leader, also wore glasses that have become iconic and associated with the style of the 1960s. Our 1960s metal combination frames are named MX in his honour.
This year Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival will be held in Glasgow from the 27th-28th of July. A fantastic way to celebrate all things vintage and a family friendly festival that is a little different, it’s one you don’t want to miss!
If you happened to see Agnetha: Abba and After last night on BBC One last night you will have seen a fantastic selection of eyewear from the 60s and 70s as well as an interesting and informative documentary. If you didn’t see it, go to iPlayer now! Here is a selection of optical highlights.
Agnetha and her father
In the Recording Studio
Benny Andersson Today
Bjorn Ulvaeus Today
Think what you like about Margaret Thatcher and her three terms in office, as the nation prepares for her funeral we look at the eyewear which surrounded her political career. While the PM did not wear glasses we have found an image of the Iron Lady in some very stylish 1980s sunglasses. Two of her closest cabinet members are specs wearers, Geoffrey Howe in classic styles of the 1960s and Norman Tebbit in a half eye reader.