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Archive for February, 2011

Eric and Ernie

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

At the beginning of the year BBC2 featured a drama, Eric and Ernie, telling the story of the rise to fame of Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise.  The stellar cast included Victoria Wood and Vic Reeves as the parents of Eric Moir (Morcambe).  Bryan Dick and Daniel Rigby played the young comediens.  The cast wore some incredible retro 40s and 50s style frames as seen below.

 

 

Vintage Spectacles in The King’s Speech

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

If you haven’t seen the phenomenal The King’s Speech you should go this weekend!  The film has been nominated for 12 Oscars including ‘Actor in a Supporting Role’ for Geoffrey Rush.  Rush, who plays eccentric speech therapist Lionel Logue, wears some classic round frames of the period throughout the film.

 

Off screen the actor has been spotted at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards and the BFI London Film Awards in frames similar to the Anglo American 406

 

or the Anglo American 205

Al Pacino in Aviators for New Film

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

For his role as Jack Kervorkian, Al Pacino wears some classic 80s Aviator frames similar to our Black Eyewear Quincy.  The movie, You Don’t Know Jack, features Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian, advocate of doctor-assisted suicide.  Originally aired on HBO the program comes to Sky Atlantic this month.

 

 

Susan Sarandon as activist Janet Good in classic 80s frames.

 

Brighton Rock – 60s Style

Friday, February 4th, 2011

If you go to see Brighton Rock this weekend be sure to look out for fantastic 1950s and 60s style frames.  Both the book and original 1947 film were set in the 1930s but this version,  directed by Rowan Joffe and starring Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren and John Hurt, is set in 1960s Brighton.