LOS ANGELES II OPTICS
Come to Los Angeles! The sun shines bright, the beaches are wide and inviting, and the orange groves stretch as far as the eye can see. Los Angeles has long been known as a city of dreams, a tourist magnet and home of the entertainment industry. If Los Angeles in the ‘60s was a groovy, dynamic adventure, then the 1970s took it to a whole other level. Long before all the hipsters moved into the East LA neighbourhoods, making the area cool central, the original “King of Cool”, Steve McQueen, called this place home. McQueen seemed most at home sat astride a beautiful bike, riding down the infamous Mulholland Drive. This was a pastime he shared with fellow ‘70s icon Paul Newman “The most famous blue eyes in movie history”. Their effortlessly macho mannerisms and laconic style have been emulated by Hollywood’s male actors ever since, soaked in effortless cool, dangerous masculinity and edgy charisma that are coveted by men and embraced by women.