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The Great Train Robbery

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery comes a highly anticipated two-part drama from the BBC with plenty of 60’s frames to keep Roope Vintage lovers entertained!

Keep your eyes pealed for the premier on 18th Dec.

 

Celebrating 50 years of ‘I have a dream’ speech

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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 style of the 1960s worn by Malcolm X, another civil rights leader.  Our 1960s metal combination frames are named MX in his honour.

The Rum Diary

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Johnny Depp stars in yet another adaptation of a Hunter S Thompson book The Rum Diary.   This film from 2011 is about an American journalist in Puerto Rico during the 1960s who meets the usual cast of misfits and outlaws and of course the beautiful love interest (played by Amber Heard in this case).  Fantastic retro sunglasses and glasses feature throughout and we’ve got styles similar to these 60s classics.

 

 

 

 

 

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.