John Lennon’s Granny Glasses

In 1966 John Lennon signed on to the Richard Lester satire How I Won the War. For his look of a soldier in the film his long Beatles locks wouldn’t do, so they were cut off ( and burned, to deter memento seeking fans) and he was given a pair of round, wire rim Nation Health glassed, known as Granny Glasses. After the movie Lennon free his hair back out, but he kept the glasses, starting a fashion trend he kept until his death.

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