How to be an extra in a mid-century themed film (in your imagination)

Living in Washington, I figured I need to wear glasses that had some character, and so opted retro-period glasses because they are a prime example of classic (debuted 1949) American design and manufacture. They help, I think, with my geek cred, too.

I’ve mentioned them before but today, I’ve seen them in three movie ads, a bourbon whiskey ad, and a promo for a new kind of television set. Both Malcolm X and Colonel Sanders wore them. The model is the Ronsir Zyl by Shuron.

See more here. You know you want them. (As I ease back into post-Thanksgiving blogging.)

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. So, where in DC did you find them? I have bookmarked the site for months but have not found a place that carries them. In case we ever run into each other, I promise I won’t get the same colors.

  2. @gary. Dupont. Special order. But in retrospect, I think I paid too much. I called Shuron and they told me who was in the area, selling them. There may be more now. Since I understand they still have some currency among African American shoppers going for the Malcolm X look, you might also inquire on Georgia Avenue or in one of the majority black wards.

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