Did you see your favorite movie actor or character wear a particular type of sunglasses and wished to own one? The best place to buy hollywood glasses is Old Focals, a vintage eyewear store in Pasadena California that over the last 2 1/2 decades has supplied glasses for movies, television and commercial productions.
This hollywood glasses store is run by Russ Campbell. His glasses have been worn in high-profile films “J. Edgar,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “The Rum Diary,” “Cowboys & Aliens,” “A Single Man,” “Catch Me if You Can” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” as well as such TV shows as “Mad Men.”
Upcoming films with glasses provided by Campbell include Whitney Houston’s “Sparkle” and “Men in Black 3.”
Although Campbell’s warehouse stock includes both refurbished and never-before-worn glasses, the pairs sold in his Old Focals shop are all unworn “deadstock” that was never sold by retailers. Most range from $79 to $200.
Many customers walk through the door and say they’re searching for a pair of glasses they saw being worn by an actor in character.
“people often buy our glasses as a collectible object – not just as a thing necessarily to wear. They have this thing now that represents the love that they had of this character, this actor, this film or of this period.
Campbell is able to share his insights and passion for eyewear with many customers.