Archive for the ‘Vintage’ Category
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.
Today is International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate than with a film all about equal rights for women with, of course, a few vintage glasses as well!
Made in Dagenham a dramatization of the 1968 strike which took place at the Ford plant in Dagenham. Female sewing machinist workers walked out due to pay inequality. Successful, the strike directly resulted in the 1970 Equal Pay Act.
Starring Sally Hawkins, Rosamund Pike, Jaime Winstone, Andrea Riseborough and Miranda Richardson, it is Bob Hoskins as union rep Albert Passingham whose glasses really stand out as spot on 1950s/60s in the film.
Made in Dagenham will be shown on BBC 2 Saturday at 9pm.
ITV’s series Mr Selfridge has been embraced in a way that The Paradise (on BBC1 Autumn 2012) was not. Perhaps it is because Mr Selfridge is the real-life story of the founder and visionary behind the nation’s greatest department store! The flamboyance and drama (ladies) surrounding the American businessman make the story compelling. The real Harry Gordon Selfridge wore pince-nez glasses popular in the early 1900s while Jeremy Piven, the actor who plays Harry Gordon Selfridge, wears the popular models of today.
Hyde Park on Hudson is a film about the love affair between FDR and Margaret Suckley and is based on her diaries. The story centers around the weekend in 1939 when FDR was visited by the King and Queen of England in upstate New York. With a touch of comedy Bill Murray portrays FDR and wears wonderful pince-nez glasses. This British production has a stellar cast and will be released in the UK on the 1st of February.