Consider a line by the late Gregory Peck in his role as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird
: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” In a tribute to 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s classic novel, Oliver Peoples had a bit of fun with this statement. The longtime purveyor of classic Hollywood eyewear used the original tortoiseshell spectacles Peck wore throughout the film (his son, Tony Peck, had kept them in safekeeping all these years) to recreate the iconic frames. “When I was 18 and starting to wear glasses, my father gave me the originals. I loved the glasses intrinsically; I loved where they came from,” says Tony Peck. Just one caveat—donning these handsomely crafted frames might not offer some supernatural insight into the celebrity, but they will inch you a little closer to his wholly inquisitive, intellectual affectation. Imitation is the purest form of flattery, indeed.
In light of Peck’s love for the literary, all proceeds from the frames will be donated to the Los Angeles Public Library.