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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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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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Mad Men Finale Marks End of Monumental Season for Old Focals

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Sunday marked the end of season six of AMC’s Mad Men, a monumental season for Old Focals and our Collector’s Choice selection. This year’s installment of the Emmy award-winning show opened with Don Draper sporting his now-signature sunglasses on the cover of Rolling Stone and in the premiere episode, and by the end featured more […]

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Roger Sterling: An icon of eyewear

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With his three-piece suits, coiffure of silver hair and his hard-partying lifestyle Roger Sterling is viewed by many Mad Men fans as an iconic character. One of the founding partners at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce — the advertising firm in AMC’s hit series — Sterling is one of the most distinguished characters in the show, […]