Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler with Cheryl Shuman, Beverly Hills, California
Optician’s designs put character around actors’ eyes
[FINAL Edition 1]
USA TODAY (pre-1997 Fulltext) – McLean, Va.
Author: Susan Spillman
Date: Jul 19, 1991
Start Page: 05.D
Text Word Count: 466
Abstract (Document Summary)
She was right. Starry Eyes now employs four opticians who make house calls to the set. They have samples of 4,000 contemporary designs and one-of-a-kind antique frames. Sometimes [CHERYL SHUMAN] designs original ones. She also treats all lenses with special chemical coatings so they don’t reflect the bright lighting used for filming.
Once hired by a director, Shuman starts by reading a script. She notes where glasses ought to be worn to make scenes believable. For example, “anybody over 35 who’s seen reading usually wears glasses,” she notes. “Or if someone’s been crying and they go outside, their eyes would be swollen so you want them to wear sunglasses. And people in business who do paperwork wear glasses.”
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