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Hip Hop 50s Shop Kids Cat Eye Glasses (Child/Youth, Black) $9.94

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Hip Hop 50s Shop Womens Cat Eye Rhinestone Glasses, Black $6.84

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Mr. 50s Costume Glasses by elope $5.93

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Specs Appeal: Extravagant 1950s & 1960s Eyewear $33.33

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Mens Womens Vintage Retro Cyber Goggles Blinder 50s Classic Sidestreet Crosswalk Sidecups Steampunk Round Glasses Sunglasses + Black Eyewear Case $12.56

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Cat Eye Glasses - Black Rhinestone 50s Cateye Party Spectacles - Funny Party Hats $5.50

Cat Eye Glasses - Black Rhinestone 50s Cateye Party Spectacles - Funny Party Hats

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NERD Eyewear Vintage Style Frame Rx-able Clear Lens Eye Glasses BLACK $9.99

NERD Eyewear Vintage Style Frame Rx-able Clear Lens Eye Glasses BLACK

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Gold Amber Lens 50S Retro Cat Eye Women'S Fashion Metal Sunglasses $71.27

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Vintage 1950's Eyewear: Available At Vintage Frames Company

Vintage Frames Company is proud to announce the arrivals of it's 1950'S EYEWEAR STOCK for November 2009. All 1950's eyewear features in this video is ...

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Larchmont Chronicle [09/28/17, via Larchmont Chronicle]
Hans' flair for design and technique revolutionized eyewear With inspiration from Elvis, Sir Elton John and a host of other celebrities, Hans would revolutionize eyewear from the boring styles of the 1950s to the fashion statements that glasses are today, said his daughter and bookkeeper Regina Fiebig Davis [...]

Sippican Week [10/01/17, via Sippican Week]
Cows, daffodils, chicken glasses: Rochester's unique farming history It may sound like yet another chicken riddle, but in the days of yesteryear, a chicken sporting some fashionable eyewear was a common sight in Rochester. A pair of the silver frames In the 1950s, the field grew corn for the cows. The hay that fed [...]

Huffington Post Canada [09/12/17, via Huffington Post Canada]
Eyeglasses Styles Through The Decades Eyeglasses have enjoyed quite the journey since they came onto the scene in the 20th century. What started out as a tool to help people see better quickly morphed into an undeniable fashion statement. With each passing decade, eyeglasses styles evolved  [...]

WFTV Orlando [09/24/17, via WFTV Orlando]
Dolce&Gabbana court youth with offbeat looks in Milan But prints featuring vegetables, Sicilian deserts or animals of the savannah certainly competed for billing - paired with funky eyewear featuring fringe or tiny jeweled hands or ornamental earrings shaped like eggplants or holiday decorations. In a [...]

New York Daily News [09/24/17, via New York Daily News]
Dolce&Gabbana court youth with offbeat looks in Milan - NY Daily ... A model wears a creation as part of the Dolce & Gabbana womens Spring/Summer 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. [...]

Eyewear 1950s

Cat eye glasses are a form of women's eyewear. They are horn-rimmed glasses with flared outer edges where the arms join the frame. They were mainly popular in the 1950s and 1960s among fashionable women and are usually associated with the Beehive hairstyle. They preceded the large bug-eye glasses of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Notable wearers of cat eye glasses were: Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Windsor, Dinah Manoff, Lisa Loeb, Samantha Arsenault, Mary Whitehouse, Amy Lame, and Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage, amongst others.

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RT @optical_savers: Cat eyewear firstly became popular in 1950s with feline inspiration style That gives a real beauty to the women's. #cat…

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Published by Schiffer Pub Limited 2016
ISBN 0764314033,9780764314032
173 pages
Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2008 Price Guide Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2008 Price Guide
Published by F+W Media, Inc 2007
ISBN 0896895319,9780896895317
1008 pages
Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2013 Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2013
Published by Krause Publications 2012
ISBN 9781440232060,1440232067
816 pages
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Published by Chronicle Books 2015
ISBN 9781452148779,1452148775
128 pages

Filmart: Hong Kong Is a Feast for Foodies - Hollywood Reporter

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Of Asia’s 50 best restaurants, Hong Kong boasts nine entries, and the city’s eateries have Michelin stars aplenty. The locals will tell you the best and most authentic food is found in less heralded and older neighborhoods, but if you’re pressed for time or need somewhere buzzy, here are some hot places to eat. Deciding on where to eat in a strange city is a difficult task at the best of times, but trying to find somewhere for a group of strangers is doubly tough. In a situation like this, head to Zuma, a well-established and well-loved Japanese restaurant that is great for big groups.

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Is Richard Simmons a Prisoner in His Own Home? 5 Revelations From N.Y. Daily News' Exposé - Hollywood Reporter

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Why has fitness guru Richard Simmons been out of the limelight for two years. An exposé posted online Saturday by the New York Daily News suggested that his housekeeper, Teresa Reveles, is keeping him isolated in his Hollywood Hills home against his will and that she, along with Simmons' brother and manager, have prevented... Some people quoted in the story claim they haven't had contact with Simmons — known for his Sweatin' to the Oldies workout series and numerous appearances on David Letterman's late-night show — since 2013. "I feel that Richard is now being... "Controlled in the sense that they are taking advantage of his weak mental state. Controlled in the sense that they are controlling his mail, controlling his everything.

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[03/11/16, via Racked]
These Sweet Cat-Eye Sunnies Make a Statement For Less But since the retro shape has remained classic since the 1950's, you're also going to get plenty of mileage out of these—until, that is, you lose them to a sea lion after a post-wine tasting walk on the pier. We learned that one the hard way. [...]

[03/11/16, via aop.org.uk]
Launches galore at 100% Optical Black Eyewear launched three new designs which company founder Robert Roope said he had been working on for a year. He told OT: “They are very much based on the 1950s, but with a pantoscopic round, oval shape which is the perfect shape for the eye socket.” [...]

[03/11/16, via highsnobiety.com]
Persol Reinvents Iconic Frames for Spring 2016 The Italian-influenced eyewear is worn today just as it was back in the 1950s by Hollywood stars and unrivaled style icons. In means of breathing new life into the frames, Persol has reinvented the 649 and Cellor silhouettes. The profiles have been updated ... [...]

[03/09/16, via DFW]
Movie review: 'Hello, My Name Is Doris' expertly handles some heavy issues Doris most decidedly does not fit in with the uber-cool youngsters at the agency, but it takes an outsider like John to see that Doris is the original hipster in her un-ironic granny glasses and 1950s threads. Armed with woo-isms from a self-help seminar ... [...]

[03/07/16, via honisoit.com]
The 1950s sucked but they had killer clothes What about cat-eye glasses and a headscarf? A kitsch brooch and impractical heels? You may have spotted a pinup. The pinup community is a fashion subculture obsessed with 1950s style clothing (named after the pin-up poster girls of the 40s and 50s). [...]

RIP Tom Petty, 1950-2017

My family was late to cable and MTV in 1985 but from the moment the donut dropped in the cup of tea and “Don’t Come Around Here No More” ditched all new-wave pretense and trippy sitar to shift into its closing soul-boogie rave-up, I had to know what Tom Petty was on about.Southern Accents was the first album I ever sought out, aged 10 with no record stores in my small southern town. I nagged my parents to buy me some plain black TDK D90 cassettes, begged a dub off the only person I knew who...

Cows, daffodils, chicken glasses: Rochester's unique farming history

Rochester — Why did the chicken wear a pair of glasses?It may sound like yet another chicken riddle, but in the days of yesteryear, a chicken sporting some fashionable eyewear was a common sight in Rochester.A pair of the silver frames were on display at the Rochester Historical Society on September 29, as part of the society's latest exhibit, "The History of Farming in Rochester."Historical Society Treasurer Betty Beaulieu explained that the poultry fashion statement had less to do with the...

8 Facts You May Not Know About Columbus Circle

(Scott Heins / Gothamist)Debate continues to rage over the fate of the Christopher Columbus statue that towers over Columbus Circle, at the southwest corner of Central Park—although the statue is intended to celebrate the country's Italian-American population, critics say Columbus's history of colonialism and genocide make it a symbol of hate. Statue controversy aside, this popular traffic circle has a long history, and here are some of our favorite facts: 1. Columbus Circle's concept was...