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  • Former ‘Mad Men’ Writer Accuses Matthew Weiner Of Sexual Harassment

    11/09/2017 6:40:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 9, 2017 | Denise Petski
    Former Mad Men writer Kater Gordon has accused series creator Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment for a comment he made to her in 2008 when she was working on the show. Gordon, who was 27 at the time, alleges that Weiner told her that she owed it to him to let him see her naked, according to a report posted Thursday on The Information. Gordon told the website her confidence was shaken by the incident and she hasn’t worked in television since. Weiner made the alleged comment late one night when they were working on a script for that season’s...
  • Why New York Women Wish They Lived in the ‘Mad Men’ Era

    05/15/2015 1:04:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 14, 2015 | Heather Robinson
    The final episode of AMC’s “Mad Men” this Sunday heralds the end of a TV era. The show’s seven seasons covered the turbulent decade from 1960 until 1970, dramatizing changing styles and social mores in the lives of “Mad Men” and women, or professionals in the Madison Avenue advertising industry. For those who aren’t regular watchers: A lot of the show’s male characters spent their time chasing young women around the office and a lot of the female characters spent their time trying to land or keep a husband. Critics have consistently lauded the series, not just for its entertainment...
  • When Women Are as Mad as the Men

    04/10/2015 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | April 10, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Sometimes a rolling stone that gathers no moss picks up a lot of dirt, sticks and debris. That happened when one particular Rolling Stone published a slanderous and sloppy attempt to tell a story about a fictitious gang rape at the University of Virginia. The magazine "officially" retracted the story only after the Columbia Journalism Review demonstrated how it failed at every level of responsible reporting and editing. The retraction arrived on the same Sunday that "Mad Men" returned to the small screen with the first episode of its final season. Men are still behaving badly. The reaction to these...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Good Neighbor Sam"(1964)

    02/01/2015 11:10:01 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | David Swift
  • DNC: GOP is Just a Bunch of "Mad Men"

    05/27/2014 10:54:00 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/27/14 | Aurelius
    In an odd play on words, the DNC called GOP policies those of "mad men," after referencing the finale of MadMen. The meme, which the DNC released on the 25th, and then again on the 26th, states that "MadMen is going away until next year, but the GOP's mad men policies remain:" Initially, the pun appears to call Republicans characters of the show. However, it does not. First, the words MadMen in the post has no space when the Democrats are referring to the show, but has one when referring to Republicans. Second, the word "Mad" is highlighted in red...
  • Soul of Mad Magazine, Al Feldstein Dies at 88

    05/01/2014 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Borges · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/1/2014 | BRUCE WEBER
    Al Feldstein, who took over a fledgling humor magazine called Mad in 1956 and made it a popular, profitable and enduring wellspring of American satire, died on Tuesday at his ranch in Paradise Valley, Mont. He was 88. His wife, the former Michelle Key, confirmed the death. In recent years, he was a wildlife and landscape painter in Montana, outside Livingston. Mr. Feldstein had been a writer and illustrator of comic books when he became editor of Mad four years into its life and just a year after it had graduated from comic-book form to a full-fledged magazine.
  • Mad Men boost for Lucky Strike cigarettes angers campaigners

    09/22/2013 12:27:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:39AM BST 22 Sep 2013 | (Agencies)
    American TV drama series Mad Men has triggered a dramatic boom in the sales of Lucky Strike cigarettes, causing outrage among anti-smoking campaigners. Sales of the world-famous cigarettes, owned by British American Tobacco, reached 33 billion packs last year compared to 23 billion in 2007 when the show first aired. Mad Men features New York ad agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in the 1960s and their turbulent relationship with iconic cigs brand Lucky Strike. …
  • 'Mad Men' premiere: Sexist ads from the era of Don Draper

    04/07/2013 3:25:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 5, 2013
    'Mad Men' premiere: Mr. Leggs: 'It's nice to have a girl around the house.' A picture says 1,000 words, right? Well, these ads tell us everything we need to know about "Mad Men"-era sexism. In this ad for Mr. Leggs dress pants, a woman's head is attached to a tiger-skin rug. (Tiger lady, get it?) A man, dressed as though he works for Don Draper himself, triumphantly places his shoe on the woman's head. The headline? "It's nice to have a girl around the house." Oh, and the copy? Oh my: "Though she was a tiger lady, our hero didn’t...
  • On "Mad Men", We Are All Sally Draper

    01/29/2012 3:20:48 PM PST · by OrangeHoof · 62 replies
    na | 01-29-2012 | OrangeHoof
    I didn't start watching the television series "Mad Men" until this past September. I had heard things about it from Rush Limbaugh and others and decided to watch the first few episodes online to see if it was worth my time (and because ensemble series always require that you start at the beginning to understand the show). I eventually watched all four seasons on DVD and often went back and listened to the audio commentary to catch the director's perspective. For those not familiar, the series is about a small advertising firm at the turn of the 1960s and centers...
  • Who ARE you? Wife of 22 Years Pleads With Husband to Reveal His True Identity – But He Refuses

    12/26/2010 10:33:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 23rd December 2010
    A father stole the name of another man and used it for 22 years, not even revealing the truth to his wife and child. In a case that draws parallels to the plot of the hit TV hit series Mad Men, 'Mark Akintola' has refused to tell his wife who he really is, despite being unmasked in court. He used the stolen name to apply for passports and obtain jobs in London, as well as to get married and bring up a daughter, who is now 17. In U.S. series Mad Men, lead character Don Draper assumes his name after...
  • Too Tubby for Tinsel Town

    12/28/2010 8:09:02 AM PST · by The_Tick_01 · 131 replies · 5+ views
    The Right Network ^ | 12-21-2010 | Brian Cherry
    Is Christina Hendricks too fat? I don’t know. Does Baskin Robbins have too many flavors? Is Rudolph’s nose too shiny? Was Mother Theresa selfless? Are the fellas from the National Organization of Women too shrill and judgmental? Well okay, the answer to that last one is “yes”, but any guy with a functional “Y” chromosome and an IQ higher than of the average Sponge Bob character would answer a resounding “NO” regarding the lovely Ms. Hendricks and the state of her figure. Ever since she appeared on the hit AMC show “Mad Men”, Christina has done for the male population...
  • Why 'Mad Men' is TV's most feminist show

    10/14/2010 2:50:57 PM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2010 | Stephanie Coontz
    Historians are notorious for savaging historical fiction. We're quick to complain that writers project modern values onto their characters, get the surroundings wrong, cover up the seamy side of an era or exaggerate its evils -- and usually, we're right. But AMC's hit show "Mad Men," which ends its fourth season next Sunday, is a stunning exception. Every historian I know loves the show; it is, quite simply, one of the most historically accurate television series ever produced. And despite the rampant chauvinism of virtually all its male characters (and some of its female ones), it is also one of...
  • 'Mad Men' gets an 'A' for awkward

    08/24/2010 9:10:11 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 59 replies ^ | 08/23/2010 | Jennifer Smith
    Is it just me, or were there some capital “A” for "Awkward" moments on last night’s ”Mad Men”? SCDP found itself vying for a lucrative Honda contract with competing firm Cutler Gleason Chaough. CGC poached the Clearasil and Jai Alai accounts from SCDP and agency partner Ted Chaough was a particular thorn in Don’s side, so it was important that our boys at SCDP won the account. -snip- Now, let’s all grab our blankies, go to our respective happy places and talk about Sally Draper for a minute. What else can you really say about last night other than, “poor...

    08/03/2010 9:25:20 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 9 replies · 3+ views
    L.A. Time Machines ^ | August 2010 | "latimema2"
    "Mad Men" is definitely my favorite Television show ever! Mad Men's Matthew Weiner is obviously a genius. Hope he does many more "Period Pieces" for TV and the Movies. If you like this website, you'll the Mad Men TV show (so fans of this site are hereby commanded to watch it!). It just blew me away that they would shoot scenes in Mad Men in places like The HMS Bounty restaurant, The Prince Korean Restaurant, Musso and Frank's, Cicada, the Biltmore Hotel, the Los Angeles Theater and Casey's Bar. What other TV show would do that! The costume and set...
  • 'Mad Men' shares a lesson on beauty (Season Premiere Sunday)

    07/23/2010 4:17:33 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 117 replies · 8+ views
    LA Times ^ | 07/22/2010 | Meghan Daum
    The women of the 1960s and their 'period bodies' with normal proportions are rare today, and something to be envied. The fourth season of "Mad Men" starts Sunday, and with it another round of opportunities to both marvel and gasp at how much things have changed since the early 1960s. Much of the genius of the show, of course, lies in its ferocious attention to period details. From the entrenched womanizing and nonstop drinking and smoking (even while pregnant!) to children who play with plastic dry-cleaning bags
  • Mad Men and the Paradox of the Past

    07/19/2010 3:05:08 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies · 3+ views
    NRO ^ | 07/19/2010 | Natasha Simons
    A show that divides America politically plunges into its fourth season. Mad Men is a show about an unbending generation on the cusp of dissolution; Matthew Weiner, the show’s head writer, has often said that the majority of America in the early ’60s was still, by and large, living in the domestic ’50s. Weiner, a Baby Boomer, has a conflicted relationship with this time period. Because it is the generation of his parents, he wants to explore it and pore over it; because it’s the generation that, through Weiner’s specific political prism, reflects a hypocritical façade, he’d like it to...
  • 25 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads

    06/03/2010 7:00:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 117 replies · 3,210+ views
    The Best Article Every Day ^ | May 27, 2010 | Oral Adams
    25 Horribly Sexist Vintage Ads by Oral Adams Since the 50’s, a lot has changed in way of women’s rights and their duties in and out of the house. I highly doubt any company could get away with phrases like “The Chef [mixer] does everything but cook – that’s what wives are for!” nowadays. Or how about an ad agency pitching a company an idea of a wife bent over her husband’s knee as he prepares to spank her.
  • What Mad Men Gets Wrong The fifties, a decade of forgotten loyalty, honor, and patriotism

    10/29/2009 3:28:11 PM PDT · by cold666pack · 37 replies · 1,766+ views
    City Journal ^ | 10/29/08 | Harry Stein
    Harry Stein What Mad Men Gets Wrong The fifties, a decade of forgotten loyalty, honor, and patriotism The ongoing frenzy over Mad Men, which recently landed the Emmy for best drama series for the second straight year, has me thinking about my father-in-law and his group of cronies in Monterey, California. I wrote a book about these guys some years back, called The Girl Watchers Club. For over 30 years, they got together every week to shoot the breeze about their jobs, their families, and the world at large and, invariably, to reminisce about the war in which they’d all...
  • The Lost Country (Review of TV Show Mad Men) By Rod Dreher,

    10/09/2008 11:50:00 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 20 replies · 963+ views ^ | October 8, 2008 | Rod Dreher,
    The Lost Country Mad for nostalgia? Don't be. By Rod Dreher, October 8, 2008 The most emblematic scene in “Mad Men,” the justly acclaimed serial drama now in its second season on the American Movie Channel, concluded an episode in September. Father Gill, an idealistic young Jesuit priest serving in 1962 Brooklyn, methodically removed all his priestly garments as he prepared for bed. It was as if he were divesting himself of armor, deconstructing a façade. Wearing his undershirt and his trousers, the priest sat on the edge of his bed, picked up his guitar, and thrashed out an impassioned...
  • 'Nice guys' next door plotted horrific attacks

    08/11/2006 9:08:37 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 58 replies · 2,293+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 11, 2006 | JAMES GORDON MEEK and KIERAN O'LEARY
    A pizza shop owner and a biochemist. An airport worker and the son of a political official. Husbands and fathers. Students as young as 17. Meet the faces of terror. Meet the madmen next door. Outside the view of friends, family and neighbors, a group of suburban men were allegedly plotting a terror campaign to rival - and even exceed - the bloodshed of 9/11. But in a series of raids that began before dawn yesterday, British police arrested 24 people - most of them sons of Britain, most of them never suspected of any wrongdoing by their neighbors. Several...