Oliver Peoples & To Kill A Mockingbird

Apr 05, 2011

One of my favorite books of all time is Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Shortly after it was published in 1960, it was turned into a movie (1962) in which half of the money needed to make it was provided by actor Gregory Peck. Peck had such great respect for Harper Lee’s only published piece of literature, that one of his grandson’s was named Harper as a way to pay homage.

The film To Kill A Mockingbird earned Peck an Academy Award for best actor for playing Scout’s father, Atticus, which he has said was one of his favorite roles. As testament to this fact in some small way, the gentleman who played Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), the character Peck’s character defended, read Peck’s eulogy at his funeral in 2003.

With the 50th anniversary of the film right around the corner, the founder of Oliver Peoples eye glasses, Larry and Dennis Leight, are introducing a Gregory Peck frame.

After being approached by Gregory Peck’s son, Anthony Peck (who is also a loyal customer of Oliver Peoples) who now has the famed “Atticus” frames, he felt such a style would be something well-recognized and appreciated by the public.

 

Images via The Times Magazine



4 thoughts on “Oliver Peoples & To Kill A Mockingbird

  1. My very first pair of “adult glasses” were Oliver Peoples and man, did I feel like I had “arrived”……so glad they are still such a status symbol, proof that good design never goes out of style..and that is one of my all time favorite movies! Classic….

  2. Oh, darling I love that book, too, and the movie is one of the few film adaptations of a book that even comes close to being as good as the read. I loved hearing these little tidbits that I didn’t know about Gregory Peck and his relationship to the novel and movie.

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