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The Sunglasses of Mad Men

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Mad Men Season 7: The End Begins “And while Matthew Weiner, that scrivener djinn, is known for his attention to period detail – the Eames chairs, the silver-rimmed lowball glasses, etc. – your correspondent has always been most interested in the one mid-century prop every Angeleno can appreciate: The sunglasses, man. The sunglasses.” Reuben Brody […]

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In Search of the Source: Hollywood’s Vintage Eyewear Experts

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Renko Meets Hollywood’s Vintage Eyewear Experts We enjoyed a great visit from Brands and Films founder Erik Renko from Slovenia while on his California Road Trip: It was our third day in Los Angeles and I was still uncomfortable with LA’s traffic. However, our schedule was tight and ambitious: first we visited Don Draper’s childhood […]

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How Gary Oldman Found George Smiley’s Glasses for Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy

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That guy. That Place in Pasadena. “The glasses had to be as iconic as an Aston Martin. A dry martini,” explains Gary Oldman about his desire to find the quintessential eyewear for George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.  A poster on Hollywood Blvd. for Colin Firth’s “A Single Man” assured him he was close […]

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