Basket of News, July 22, 2016

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Jul 222016

The Amazon series All or Nothing, narrated by Jon Hamm, has been renewed for a second season.

Don Draper is featured in this listicle about Archer.

Jon Hamm’s latest film, High Wire Act, has wrapped shooting in Morocco.

Here’s several stories about Jon Hamm and the Absolutely Fabulous movie premiere in NYC:

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Basket of News, July 15, 2016

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Jul 152016

In case you missed it, the Emmy nominations are out.

Congratulations to Mad Men’s Michael Gladis on his engagement. Don’t tell my sister.

The “John” Hamm/Ryan Gosling crime spree.

Don Draper is still not DB Cooper. Continue reading »


Basket of News, July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

It’s a light news week, doldrums of summer and all that, but here’s what we’ve got: Matthew Weiner talks about Frank O’Hara’s poetry (“Meditations in an Emergency”) and Mad Men. Jon Hamm’s new movie, Keeping Up With the Joneses, sparks interviews and a set visit. As a writer on the subject of 007, let me […]

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Basket of News, July 1, 2016

Jul 1, 2016

Any and all articles about Matthew Weiner directing episode 12 of this season of Orange is the New Black are going to be spoilers, and we can’t control that, given how Netflix series work, but you know he gives good interview! No sooner did we report on Draper Sterling than a parody appeared. Jon Hamm […]

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Basket of News, June 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

It’s a busy news week at the Basket! Here’s a very weird story about financial shenanigans in the Trump campaign that manages to bring Mad Men into the mix. Everyone sent me this! Thank you all! Matthew Weiner has been nominated for the Writers Guild of America West board of directors. You go, Matt! Costume […]

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Basket of News, June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

The Atlanta Ad Club hosts a Mad Men Art Show. The revitalized Whose Line Is It Anyway? features Mad Men‘s Joel Murray. President Obama made a Mad Men reference. Danny Strong, creator of Empire and Danny Siegel on Mad Men, has a big new deal with Fox. 

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Basket of News, June 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016

If you’re interested in car culture, this special retro car exhibit featuring Betty and Henry’s car from Mad Men is of interest. This is behind a paywall, but the Chronicle for Higher Education wrote up the Mad Men conference featuring Matt Zoller Seitz. This article about Sally Draper of Mad Men and Paige Jennings of […]

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Basket of News, June 3, 2016

Jun 3, 2016

The New York Times discusses office dress codes, illustrated with Peggy Olson and other film and TV icons of office wear. Basketcase Hollis took us back ten (!) years, to one of the first articles about Mad Men ever printed. Can Mad Men help Hillary Clinton win? This in-depth interview with television directors includes Alan […]

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Basket of News, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

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 […]

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Basket of News, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

Watch Jeopardy tonight, May 20, to see Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner compete! News from Cannes–The Tale features former Hell on Wheels star Common. Also from Cannes—Elisabeth Moss has a new movie, The Square, described as a “darkly humorous drama”. Bill Backer, the advertising genius who taught the world to sing and helped Don Draper […]

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Basket of News, May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016

Mad Men’s Jay Ferguson’s comedy, The Real O’Neals, has been renewed for a second season. The film High Wire Act, which Jon Hamm starts shooting in Tangiers next month, is already on the Cannes “hot titles of 2016” list Jon Hamm will appear at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan for Employee of the Month on May […]

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Basket of News, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016

The big, fat, expensive, awesome Mad Men series boxed sets will be available in the UK. Basketcase Karl found us this wonderful oral history of the infamous lawnmower incident. Vincent Kartheiser may get his Emmy nomination after all. Emmy-nominated Mad Men writer Semi Chellas is the writer on a forthcoming Naomi Watts/Daisy Ridley film, Ophelia.

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Basket of News, April 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2016

 Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner talked with a very small audience at UPenn. Weiner also participated in a cool poetry event. This in-depth interview with Better Call Saul producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould discusses hints they’ve dropped in the show, and how astute fans are at picking them up. This article speculates on Better […]

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