Basket of News, May 27, 2016

 Posted by on May 27, 2016 at 11:17 am  Media-Web-News
May 272016

ICYMI – the 2nd Mad Men auction is written up in the New York Times, and the Basket is on the case.  Mad Men property master Ellen Freund, property master has some entertaining and informative stories to tell about the props being auctioned.

Middle Tennessee State University hosts a conference on Mad Men with guest speaker Matt Zoller Seitz.

Jon Hamm’s mangy hat shows up in St. Louis to cheer for the Blues.

An interview with Linda Cardellini (Sylvia Rosen on Mad Men) about her “successful second career”.

People Magazine chats about Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser’s romance and baby.

The trailer for the Lethal Weapon reboot features and Kevin Rahm of Mad Men.

The “Mad Men Effect” (whiskey craze) finally makes it to Australia.

A video “Mad Men tour” of retro NYC–In French with English subtitles.

Here’s one for the “Real Mad Men” files from Basketcase SmilerG: Fred Papert, innovative ad man and champion of Grand Central, dies at 89.

Mentions for Jon Hamm & Christina Hendricks in this cute story about ‘Chicago’ TV show. Here are nine more ideas.

SmilerG also shared that Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) visited with Charlie Rose on PBS to chat about his new film All The Way, in which he reprises his award-winning Broadway role as President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Cranston portion begins about 24:30 into the program. All The Way debuts on HBO Saturday, May 21st.

Amazon’s new pilot, The Interestings, features Jessica Paré of Mad Men; the pilot was written by Lyn Greene and Richard Levine of Masters of Sex. Scott Hornbacher also has a new Amazon pilot.

Frank Dillane, star of Fear the Walking Dead, has been arrested following a fight on-set with a security guard.

Chris Hardwick and Robert Kirkman get some comedy out of the Walking Dead season 6 cliffhanger.

Vince Gilligan of Better Call Saul, and other showrunners, talk about dealing with anxiety.


  3 Responses to “Basket of News, May 27, 2016”

  1. News for May 30,2006:

    This headline appeared in The New York Times Media and Advertising section:

    That 60’s Show: The Industry and How It Has Changed

    The article began:

    THE AMC cable television network is considering a series that would explore how Madison Avenue remakes itself to meet the changing needs of clients as consumers and the media undergo transformation…

    Click “Hollis” above for the full article.

    • Very interesting article, Hollis. Thanks for sharing — and to think that the gamble paid off and AMC had the good judgment to pick up the series!

  2. I’m pretty sure that this NYT piece was the first I had heard about Mad Men. I recall being pretty excited at the prospect of such a series being launched and afterwards, I was on the lookout for other mentions, in print or on electronic media. It’s hard to believe that just a decade ago, we lived in a world that didn’t include Mad Men.

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