Friday, February 3, 2012

Girls who wear glasses

Friday, February 3, 2012
Loretta reports:

"Men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses."  Marilyn Monroe pointed this out in How to Marry a Millionaire, while contriving to look as sexy and glamorous as ever in her spectacles.

Here's advice on choosing the right eyeglasses in the 1950s.



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9 comments:

Patricia said...

Love this! I just ordered new glasses that look very similar to the "cat's eye" style. I can't wait to get them.

Sharon said...

"Men seldom make passes..." was of course first said by the inimitable Dorothy Parker.

mary jane cryan said...

Love this video. Loretta are you a Lowell girl?

Anonymous said...

This isn't a Marilyn Monroe quote. It's vintage Dorothy Parker, one of the great gal writers/wits of the twentieth century.
'Men seldom make passes/At girls who wear glasses.'

Maggie Robinson/Margaret Rowe said...

Yikes. I'm having flashbacks.

LorettaChase said...

Sorry about the bad writing: I wasn't intending to make it sound as though Marilyn was the author of the quote, rather than simply repeating it, as many women did and still do, strangely enough. I was only trying to call attention to the irony of someone like Marilyn imagining that glasses would make her unappealing to men. No, I'm not a Lowell girl, Mary Jane.

Kathleen O said...

So glad that glasses have evolved...But this was a great video..

Donna Hatch said...

Um, sorry, but I wouldn't be caught dead in any of those overly flashy glasses. Glad they're almost invisible now!

Sam Times said...

Wow! Glasses has really proven that it will never ran out of style, no matter how long it takes. Now I can see why most people still loves wearing different kinds of glasses, whether it's designers or prescriptions.

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