In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Harper Lees Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird and the Academy Award winning performance by Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, Oliver Peoples is proud to launch the Gregory Peck frame. Inspired by the style worn by Mr. Peck as the lead character named the “Greatest Hero in the Movie History" by the American Film Institute, the project pays tribute to the novel and to the stellar performance by its namesake. Anthony Peck, son of the late Gregory Peck, had the original optical frame worn in the film in his possession for many years. With the upcoming anniversary of the legendary literary work, he felt the timing was ideal to recreate this iconic style. As a loyal customer for many years, he knew Oliver Peoples was the right brand for the project and felt confident a true design representation of the original style could be achieved with the outstanding quality Oliver Peoples is known for. “It's clear to me how many people identify Atticus Finch by the glasses he wore," said Peck. “Not only do they symbolize intelligence, but they evoke the courage and decency that my father brought to the character. In addition, I thought this could be a great project to generate profits to be donated to the Los Angeles Public Library and further encourage the reading of great classics by our youth."
In coordination with the frames release, on April 28th 2011, a postal stamp in honor of Mr. Peck will debut featuring a memorable image from the film. The stamp will be part of the US Postal services “Legends of Hollywood" series. The Gregory Peck frame by Oliver Peoples ($315) will be available for purchase in Oliver Peoples Boutiques and select stores worldwide in May. All proceeds to the Peck Family from this project will be donated to the Los Angeles Public Library.