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Posts Tagged ‘1940s eyewear’

Castles in the Sky

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Last week’s BBC 2 historical drama Castles in the Sky was the wonderful telling of the invention of the radar which was so important in the Battle of Britain.  Starring Eddie Izzard as spectacle-wearing inventor Robert Watson-Watt, actors Alex Jennings and Julian Rhind-Tutt also wore glasses appropriate to the 1940s as Henry Tizzard and Albert Percival Rowe.

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Olympic Drama Features Classic Round Eyewear

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

BBC One presented factual drama, Bert & Dickie, about Bert Bushnell and Richard Burnell and their quest for double sculls gold in the 1948 London Olympics. The emotional story has something for everyone including class conflict, relationships between fathers and sons, and the difficulties of implementing the games (which we now know plenty about!).  The period details are excellent including vintage round eyewear from the late 1940s.

 

 

 

Three Days in May

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Now on at Trafalgar Studios in London is history play Three Days in May by Ben Brown.  With Warren Clarke starring as Churchill you would be correct in thinking there is going to be some vintage eyewear 1940s style eyewear throughout.  Here’s a preview: