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Dr Who in Black Eyewear

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The latest series of Dr Who got off to an exciting start over the Bank Holiday weekends.  The first two episodes were packed with fantastic 1950s frames as well as lots of FBI agents in black sunglasses.  Roope Vintage supplied frames to the show earlier this year so look out for Black Eyewear in future episodes!






Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

As we bid Elizabeth Taylor, who died recently at the age of 79, a fond farewell we take a look at one of her most incredible performances as Martha in the film adaptation of Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. In the film Martha’s husband George was played by Richard Burton.  The character George, an associate history professor, wears retro 50s frames similar to our Retro 1D.



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.