On June 14 “Persol Magnificent Obsessions: 30 Stories of Craftsmanship in Film” will open at the Museum of the Moving Image. Inspired by the 30 steps necessary to create a pair of Persol sunglasses, the exhibition explores the crafting of film characters and asks, “What makes a character an icon?”
With props, stills, and more on display from films like “North by Northwest” and “Pollack” (pictured above), the exhibit is a commingling of fashion and Hollywood. Persol has always had a close affinity with cinema, and its sunglasses have served as important character-defining props in such films as “La Dolce Vita,” “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Casino Royale.”
For more information, visit the Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria, New York; 718.777.6888) at www.movingimage.us.