Ben Feldman (Michael Ginsberg) talks to Zap2It about the secrecy of his casting , Jon Hamm and Matthew Weiner as directors, and more. He gets more into the episode at Vulture. Heeb magazine notes Feldman is also a winemaker.
Heinz issued a statement about its baked beans appearing on Mad Men.
Gothamist has pictures of the Rolling Stones at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium on July 2nd, 1966, background, plus a look at the site today.
Matthew Weiner, Jon Hamm, Vincent Kartheiser, Rich Sommer and… Weird Al Yankovic. Bowling.
Elisabeth Moss answers more than 20 questions for The Guardian, with one answer sounding much like Peggy.
January Jones talks to AMC about breaking up the Draper home, fashion, feminism and more.
Jon Hamm talks to AMC about Superman, Don Draper, directing and more. DIY has a broader two-part interview conducted during the BAFTAs. Also, Jon is more supportive of therapy than Don. Tom & Lorenzo have all the pics from the Esquire UK piece with Jon previewed here last week. Plus, JH talks about his years as a waiter to his dream job with Reuters.
Twitter had fun at the expense of Betty Francis.
One of our readers points us to the Wikipedia entry for Stimson House (Casa Francis).
Kiernan Shipka continued her fashion streak at the Kids’ Choice Awards.
Christina Hendricks, Seth Rogen, and Rainn Wilson hit the stage in Los Angeles on March 29th for an adaptation of cult classic The Big Lebowski. Crave finally runs a Q &A with Christina from the Television Critics Association cocktail party with an ecouraging MM nugget.
Jared Harris talks period roles in a USA Weekend video.
At The Atlantic, Janie Bryant talks about costume designing Mad Men, with a focus on Betty’s lace dress in “My Old Kentucky Home” and Joan’s dress in “A Little Kiss” (sketches included). [Janie also tells the story about Betty’s dress with verve on the DVD commentary for “MOKH.” -K]
André and Maria Jacquemetton talk to BU Today about the Mad Men writers’ room, what it’s like working with each other, and their advice for students looking to write for film or television.
IndieWire surveys the women of MM Season 5.
At the Daily Beast, Rebecca Carroll notes that black women still battle Mad Men in corporate America.
The Social Times has a long infographic for Mad Men in the Modern Tech World.
Mad Men Post-it Notes.
WNYC Soundcheck talks to Rolling Stone editor Anthony DeCurtis tells us what was being heard in mid-1966.
Bill Hader reveals his favorite SNL host is Jon Hamm.
Characters from Mad Men and Game of Thrones fight to the death at the Daily Beast.
TV Line has the first 2 minutes of Falling Skies, Season 2.
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