Jun 242016

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 Designer Janie Bryant goes for Old Hollywood glamour In Amazon’s The Last Tycoon.

Lots of news about Jon Hamm and his new movie, Keeping Up With the Joneses:

First up, Empire Online has an exclusive first look at the film. Slate and Entertainment Weekly also weigh in. Continue reading »


Basket of News, June 17, 2016

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Jun 172016

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.  Continue reading »


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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Basket of News, April 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016

There is much Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt news, much of it involving Jon Hamm. First, the news that Jon Hamm will return for Season 2 of the show. Next, this Sepinwall interview with Ellie Kemper. Not to be outdone, the New York Times also speaks with Kemper. This is way cool: Explore Don Draper’s apartment with […]

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Basket of News, April 8, 2016

Apr 8, 2016

Jon Hamm’s film, Baby Driver will include more locations in Georgia. If you read French, here’s an article about Jon Hamm’s upcoming film High Wire, a political thriller. Ferguson, MO schools superintendent reaches out to Jon Hamm (in English). January Jones talks about Mad Men and her new beauty product endorsement. She also discusses her […]

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Basket of News, April 1, 2016

Apr 1, 2016

Did the late appearance of Basket of News and the absence of a Better Call Saul recap strike you as an April Fool’s trick? Nah, I don’t go in for that. I’m just sick in bed. Set your DVR! Matthew Weiner will appear on Celebrity Jeopardy in May. The governor of Georgia vetoed an anti-LGBT […]

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Basket of News, March 25, 2016

Mar 25, 2016

If you can trust the National Enquirer (big “if”) this is a lovely story about Jon Hamm. Ann-Margret talks movies, music, men and motorcycles on eve of 75th birthday, including her reaction to Mad Men’s use of Bye Bye Birdie. Fear the Walking Dead’s Frank Dillane wants a Mad Men cross-over. John Slattery is part […]

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