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Matt Damon and Michael Douglas in the HBO original movie, "Behind the Candelabra," a biopic about Liberace (Douglas) and his relationship with his younger lover (Damon). Douglas is wearing one of 250 pairs of Old Focal frames provided for the film.

Old Focals provided hundreds of frames for Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra”


Liberace, the diamond-encrusted piano man and star of television and stage, was known for many things: his lavish shows, his ability to tickle the ivories and, perhaps most of all, his style. The jewelry, the sequenced suits and, of course, his classic 1970s eyewear. Michael Douglas portrays the iconic musician in an HBO original movie, “Behind […]

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Russ Campbell talks movies, Mad Men and his collection


After three decades of collecting eyewear, it’s still nice to get some recognition. And last week Old Focals got some ­ from halfway around the world! Erik Renko, head of digital marketing for the biggest retail company in Solvenia, interviewed founder Russ Campbell for his blog Brands & Films, which covers product placement in film. […]


Old Focals named best eyewear in L.A. — again


In Los Angeles a good pair of sunglasses is almost as essential as a car or the latest smart phone. There are plenty of places in Southern California where you can find name brand shades or frames from today’s hottest designers, but that’s part of what makes Old Focals so special — the unique collection […]

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Do They Stiill Make Tart Arnel Frames?


Probably the most sought after vintage eyewear frame in the world today is the Arnel style made by Tart Optical Enerprises Inc. in the 50’s & 60’s. Unfortunately that company is  no longer in business and the originals are getting harder and harder to find.  Using  the same, vast collection of New Old Stock  originals […]

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