Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Specs; Frames of Reference: A Close Look at Seeing & Being Seen
[FINAL Edition]

The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) – Washington, D.C.
Author: Henry Allen
Date: Dec 16, 1991
Start Page: d.01
Section: STYLE
Text Word Count: 2958

Men’s glasses got sexy in their own right in the ’50s, when intellect, alienation and flaws became sexy in men. The tortured James Dean was seen in glasses. Sunglasses came out at night on hipsters. Buddy Holly wore black plastic rims that said screw you, I wear glasses, I don’t care if you think I’m handsome or not. Those who were young then will recall the teen-homicidal cult figure Charles Starkweather, who wore wire-rimmed glasses way before they were fashionable.

By paring away peripheral vision, small glasses convey earnest intensity. When framed in wire they convey industry and fierce modesty – in the ’60s the wire was a rejection of plastic, the anathema-material. One thinks of granny glasses, John Lennon’s English steel-rimmed health-service glasses, and gold-filled P3-lens 1969 sincerity glasses. They hinted at Depression-era poverty, which the children of the ’60s felt guilty for missing. They suggested willful naivete, that foundation stone of left-wing radicalism. By seeming antique, they seemed “natural,” which was the opposite of “plastic.”

There are: Big-Guy glasses you see in Las Vegas lobbies; aviator glasses with the built-in frown of the brow bar; the Vaclav Havel capitalism-with-a-human-face glasses; the mad-moth spectacles on the late Miles Davis; Old-Gal butterflies with forked temples; Garrison Keillor good-boy glasses; Jackie O widow’s-tears sunglasses. Think of the meaning of big glasses on Sally Jessy Raphael, looking like she’s a little girl playing dress-up on a rainy day, and Sharon Pratt Kelly, looking innocent and wise at the same time. Where would these two women be without their glasses and their middle names?

Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.



About Cheryl Shuman

Tom Cruise, Steven Tyler, Julia Roberts, Madonna, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mike Myers, Elijah Wood, Lindsay Lohan, Fergie, Will.i.am and Michael Jackson are just a few of the names you'll find scrolling through the client files during the 25 year career of Cheryl Shuman. Known as the "Martha Stewart of Marijuana," Cheryl Shuman announces the formation of Green Asset International Inc.. Shuman brings decades of experience working with media, celebrities, marketing and health care in Beverly Hills. Shuman found her passion in the cannabis movement since 1996 working as an activist and legal cannabis patient. Since using cannabis therapy, she has survived cancer and injuries from two car crashes. Shuman was the founder of Beverly Hills NORML, founding charter member of the NORML Women's Alliance and served on the steering committee for Public Relations and Marketing on an International platform. Cheryl Shuman is a founding member of the NCIA, National Cannabis Industry Association. Cheryl Shuman transformed her non-profit career into a thriving profitable media enterprise. Cheryl was the Executive Director of Celebrity, Media and Public Relations for the KUSH Brand which includes KUSH Magazine, KUSH Conventions and DailyBuds.com. Cheryl Shuman has been interviewed for television programs, newspapers and magazines, including but not limited to: ABC News, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Today Show NBC, HBO Entertainment News and more. Her private medical cannabis collective, "The Beverly Hills Cannabis Club" is unlisted and membership is by referral only. Through her personal relationships and connections within Hollywood, Cheryl Shuman has been named as one of the most influential women in the cannabis reform movement by international media. Her position within the cannabis industry creates the first and only company of its kind and at the forefront of entertainment marketing, celebrity endorsements, product placement integration, sponsorships, production and technology. Cheryl Shuman serves as media spokesperson for the hot new vaporizer CANNACig Rapid Fire Marketing (pink sheets: RFMK) and conducts their marketing, public relations, product placement, and consulting services. Cheryl Shuman, Inc. is a business development company and acquisition vehicle. Shuman made news with an historic funding facility dedicated to the cannabis industry with plans to go public by 2014. Cheryl Shuman currently has a hot new reality TV series in development and is represented by the prestigous William Morris Endeavor Agency in Beverly Hills, California. President & C.E.O. http://www.CherylShuman.com http://www.MedicalCannabisManagement.com Spokesperson for CANNACig by RFMK http://www.vinhaler.com/online-store.html http://www.Rapid-Fire-Marketing.com/ Beverly Hills Cannabis Club Join Free Using "Cheryl Shuman" as your invitation code on: http://www.BeverlyHillsCannabisClub.com Social Network Links: http://www.BeverlyHillsCannabisClub.com LinkedIN: http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/CherylShuman Facebook: http://www.FaceBook.com/CherylShumanInc Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/CherylShuman YouTube: http://www.YouTube.com/BeverlyHillsCannabis Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/cherylshuman
This entry was posted in cheryl shuman and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s