Meet Draper Daniels, a real life Mad Man and one of Matt Weiner’s inspirations.
Season 1 is being offered Free On Demand. Check your cable offerings. And thanks to Basketcase Stephanie for the head’s up.
Christina Hendricks got fugged again. But we love her.
Someone has an 8 minute YouTube of arrivals at the Mad Men premiere, featuring our own hullaballoo hugging on Jon Hamm. Thanks Shelly!
AMC has a Mad Men drink guide, with recipes. Now I know how to make Don an Old Fashioned.
Mad Men style versus Woodstock.
Our friend Albert has been sending us links of Jon Hamm talking to “The Sports Guy,” and now New York Magazine has caught on.
The Globe & Mail summarizes Mad Men, and offers this gem:
“An animator friend on The Simpsons snuck me a pencil drawing of Homer as Don falling down the side of the building. I have it framed in my house,” says Hamm, referring to the series’ Emmy-winning title sequence.
IF Magazine has a surprising quote from Jon Hamm about Shrek.
The Wall Street Journal discusses the women writers of Mad Men.
The Emmy people are blaming Mad Men and other “obscure” shows for the Emmy’s poor ratings and for the way the broadcast is now being changed.
A Mad Men promo package offer mysteriously disappears.
The thing I like best about this Digital Spy article about Elisabeth Moss’s wedding plans is that it’s illustrated with a picture of Alison Brie. Ha!
According to Melinda McGraw, Jon Hamm really is the perfect man.
Feministe has a great post on misogyny and racism and Mad Men. I thought I posted this in the last Mad News, but now I can’t find it.
Knitting Clio has a personal scenario of how the life of her MadMenYourself avatar will play out.
Set decorator Amy Wells discusses shopping for furniture in Pasadena.
Our friend ProgGrrl has put up excellent scans of the EW feature on Mad Men. Fascinating to me is Joan in the very 1965 liquid liner.
ProgGrrl also sent us this link to the trailer for Art & Copy, a documentary about advertising. We wrote about it way back in January, but now there’s a trailer and it’s opening in New York and it looks awesome.
Talk of Fame has a bunch of Mad Men interviews from the premiere event.
John Slattery talks about how meticulous the direction and preparation is.