Robert Roope Vintage

Archive for August, 2012

It’s Goodwood Time!

Monday, August 27th, 2012

That’s right, Goodwood Revival is almost here.  This year Roope Vintage will be exhibiting once again.  So if you are in need of a new pair of sunglasses or the perfect vintage glasses to complete your ‘Revival look’ visit us there.  Goodwood Revival runs from 14-16 September.  Here are few images from our last visit:


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Ben Stiller’s latest project is to star in a new production of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  The film is based on the 1939 short story by American author and New Yorker contributor  James Thurber.  Mitty is drawn into daydreams where he performs heroic actions out of character with his everyday exitance.  The story was also made into a film in 1947 which starred comedic actor Danny Kaye.  Stiller wears appropriate vintage eyewear throughout the film and has been aged to play Mitty.  Look out for the film in 2013.


The Great Gatsby

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Look out for a new film version of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrman and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Toby Maguire, and Joel Edgerton.  While none of the characters wears specs (at least that we’ve seen so far), the ‘eyes of Dr T J Eckleburg hold great significance as they watch the characters and events from the giant billboard over the side of the  road.  The film will be in UK cinemas this December.