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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.


What are ‘Panto’ Eyeglasses?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Panto refers to the shape of glasses which we often associate with the NHS of the 1950s and 60s.  The term panto comes from the word pantoscopic which literally means seeing everything or wide view.  These frames, a combination of round and oval with a high hinge, certainly deliver maximum lens!  While the classic NHS plastic styles are currently very fashionable we are also seeing a resurgence of interest in panto frames which can be fitted with sunglass lenses.