In the fifties, this design has been developed for Elvis Presley, The King of Rock'n'Roll. A successful merger of the pilot design with the early fifties vintage models.
The filmmakers are aware of the powerful aura of the design. See, for example, in Tarantino's Kill Bill or Johnny Knoxville in Jackass.
The mother of all party glasses. Ideal for the stage, fancy dress parties and extroverted personalities.