Mad News, July 24-31, 2010

 Posted by on July 31, 2010 at 12:02 pm  Media-Web-News
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Burning questions for S4 from the Washington Post.

Modernize your Mad Men fashion.

This might be worth saving for the archives: A map of all the bars visited in Mad Men.

Ten fictional businesses I wish were real mentions Mad Men in an unexpected way.

TV Guide’s weird TV of the week includes weird questions asked of Christina Hendricks. Christina answers more normal questions OntheRedCarpet.  The HuffPo has video of an KTLA news host reduced to incoherence at the thought of Christina taking a bath.  And she is declared an “absolutely fabulous” physical role model for girls by Lynne Featherstone, Britain’s new Equalities Minister.

Nerve compiles the best advice we’ve ever gotten from Joan.

Chris March (of Project Runway fame) didn’t love Public Relations. [I totally disagree, yet I still love him.–D]

Joe Bua, TV Junkie, is sort of crazy in love with Public Relations, and also with Basket of Kisses. The feeling is moooo-chual, dahling.

Slant Magazine’s recap notes the interplay between what’s changed and what’s stayed the same for Season Four.

Pandagon’s Amanda Marcotte (with a tip to Ta-Nehisi Coates and his commenters) hits on a theme in Public Relations—feigning conflict to get attention.

The New Republic joins the list of outlets recapping Mad Men weekly.

Rachel Zoe wants to style Mad Men.

Janie Bryant talks about the fashion of 1964 with the San Francisco Chronicle.

You can vote in the Gold Derby Emmy poll. Will Mad Men win again?

Hot.Tech likes watching Mad Men on the iPad.

What was on TV in 1964?

Here’s an interesting one: Betty’s Junior League versus the Junior League today.

Crain’s New York interviews Elisabeth Moss.

The Wall Street Journal surveys “real Mad Men.” They also The host an online conversation about Mad Men. Speaking of the WSJ, Put This On imagines the illustration that accompanied their interview with Don Draper.

The LA Times interviews Kiernan Shipka.

Matt Weiner talks to Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about the show’s return.

Flavorwire hosts a Definitive Reading List.

Dyna Moe is publishing Mad Men: The Illustrated World—the first official MM book.

Phil Abraham talks to AMC about directing season premieres and John Slattery directing episode 4.04.

New York Magazine interviews John Slattery.

Jon Hamm is the cover story for Parade magazine:

I realize how talented our hair and wardrobe people are every time I have to get dressed on my own.

The New Yorker imagines Postmodern Men.

The Hartford Pop Culture Examiner reports on the Griswold Inn (Betty and Henry’s getaway destination).

The Baltimore Sun notes skyrocketing demand for vintage fashion.

The NYTimes introduces Mad Men’s new lead-in, Rubicon. The Chicago Sun-Times likes it. So does the Dallas Morning News. [And a bunch of others—we can’t link them all. I think consensus is building –D]

The Ottawa Citizen asks, “Can you drink like one of the Mad Men?”

Best Week Ever is very funny about loving Public Relations.

The Harvard Business Review uses Mad Men as an example of the right kind of creative innovation.

The Winnipeg Free Press notes SCDP’s sloppier design.

Mad News is compiled by Deborah and Karl.


  11 Responses to “Mad News, July 24-31, 2010”

  1. Thanks for the link. In love with it? Almost. Loved the smacking around, but then … oh, that's another story for another blog.

    I will tell you this … I've been thinking about Sally Draper all week, and I have a feeling she's gonna end up with serious commitment issues and a healthy dose of adult acting out.

    Not her fault, she's being scarred beyond repair.

  2. As always great links.

    What was on TV in 1964 lists five new shows for that year and it turns out this was the year The Adams Family and The Munsters debuted. In our neighborhood you were either a fan of The Adams Family or of The Musters but never both. If you were a fan of The Adams Family you were probably a fan of The Man From U.N.C.L.E but not of Gilligan's Island. If you were a fan of The Munsters it was probably the other way around.

    There was also a split between those who watched I Dream Of Jeannie and those who watched Bewitched. Our family were Adams Family, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Bewitched people. Remember, this was a time when families all watched the same shows because there was usually only one television set in the house and no way to record anything.

    There were only three networks at that time. Denver had 5 channels- the three networks, one independent channel, and NET (National Educational Television) ,which merged with PBS in the 1970's. NET was only on in the afternoons and showed educational programing for schools so it really did not count as a true television channel for us as children.

    That's all, just thought you might find this interesting.

  3. Anyone know what happened to Kristin Ament's "Attention Deficit Theatre?"

    It was always one of my favorites, but I can't seem to find it.

  4. Interview with January, Christina and Elisabeth:

  5. New episode titles:

    7. The Suitcase

    8. The Summer Man

    9. The Beautiful Girls

    10. Hands and Knees

  6. I wonder if there will be an increase in Junior League membership because of Mad Men.

  7. la p., NET was actually the Denver Public Schools channel — it played everything from Gene's Junction to summer school classes, back then. It broadcast out of Emily Griffith Opportunity School, I think.

    And KRMA didn't get its crap together about airing national programming until KBDI came up to give them competition… by playing rock videos and Twilight Zones in the PM.

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  9. Bronco, we are told that Attention Deficit Theater is no more. We have no more information than that.

  10. cgeye- That's right. I remember watching Spanish language classes with Fred Manzanares (sp) in the fifth and sixth grade. You had to choose either Spanish or French classes and since the lady who taught French used these creepy little hand puppets I picked Spanish.

  11. # 2 la peregrina- You're right, the whole family watched on one TV set. Depending on how your reception was with those darn rabbit ears (turn it a little to the left, no too much, a little to the right) you watched the show that had the fewest shadows and audio interference. My Dad always watched the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, so CBS tended to be the network we watched more often. Re: the shows in 1964, maybe Peggy watched the Dick Van Dyke Show and got career woman ideas from Sally Rogers the Alan Brady Show writer.

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