BlackBook teases a Christina Hendricks cover story with a picture and this quote: “I’m a very comfortable naked person…” The Daily Mail blames CH in part for the rise of the “squoob.” She talks to Cosmopolitan about coming on too strong to now-husband Geoffrey Arend.
Big news for UK Basketcases: Mad Men Season 5 debuts in the UK just two days after the US debut.
Matthew Weiner talks about Billy Wilder’s The Apartment.
See Don Draper (photoshopped) on the cover of Scotch & Smoke magazine at Vulture.
Speaking of Photoshop, Gothamist is having fun with the Season 5 poster.
Damien Lewis [I love him–D] has a man-crush on Don Draper.
Janie Bryant and Banana Republic are reviving the Mad Men capsule collection for sale on March 1.
Shirley MacLaine will be joining the cast of Downton Abbey when season 3 begins production this spring.
According to Slate, Joel Murray (Fred Rumsen) is one of America’s greatest acting brothers.
Rich Sommer will be a special guest at the Fargo Film Festival.
Jennifer Getzinger talks to BU Today about her career, who inspires her, and her advice for those looking to break into film. She’s also screening “The Suitcase” at BU tonight.
Ad exec Richard Kirshenbaum says one TV show is primarily responsible for heightening the profile of the advertising business.
Taschen has published a two-volume set titled Mid-Century Ads: Advertising from the Mad Men Era.
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