Boots

Boots

Mar 7, 2012

You’re not a sweet young thing. You’re not the virgin next door. You’ve been married and divorced. You’re a grown woman. I know there’s garbage in there somewhere. – Lee Hazlewood, writer/producer of “These Boots Were Made For Walkin’” to Nancy Sinatra, circa 1965 Sometimes you can see a revolution when it starts; sometimes it [...]

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The Future

Jan 31, 2012

This post was inspired by a comment made by Smiler G (http://www.lippsisters.com/2011/04/26/flashbacks-2/).  During the past four seasons, Mad Men has covered many real world events, such as the 1960 Election, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the bombing of 6th Street Baptist Church bombing in Alabama, the Kennedy Assassination, and other real world events. What event(s) would [...]

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Christmas Cards From the Drapers and the Francis'?

Christmas Cards From the Drapers and the Francis’?

Dec 20, 2011

When my Mom’s basement flooded with 5 feet of water this past September, we had a lot of stuff to go through, including two bags mid-century  Christmas and Greeting cards.  Sadly, I had to dispose of all these memories, but not before I photographed every one of them, for I’m currently ‘reviving’ them with Photoshop [...]

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"Betty Draper" and the Maddicts at the Antique Store

“Betty Draper” and the Maddicts at the Antique Store

Nov 22, 2011

November 1,2011. I had a funny experience today.  While at a favorite antique shop today with my darling mother, I was taking in all the nostalgia around me when my eyes fell on a strangely familiar doll.  It had up-swept blond hair,  and a luxuriant, strapless pale blue brocade gown. “That doll looks like Betty [...]

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America In Primetime Episode 2: The Man Of The House

America In Primetime Episode 2: The Man Of The House

Nov 9, 2011

The theme that cuts across all of American male life is ‘not living up to some standard’. – Marshall Herskovitz Man Of The House, the second episode in the excellent PBS series America in Primetime, premiered on PBS last Sunday night. Now midway though its four-week run, the series has already examined women on TV [...]

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TV Series/DVD Rental Recommendation: The Kennedys

TV Series/DVD Rental Recommendation: The Kennedys

Nov 1, 2011

  FYI: The Kennedys is now available on DVD, The Reelz Channel will be re-running it starting November 6th (check your cable listings for more details) and it is now available through Netflix (DVD and Blu-ray) ———————————————————————————————————— Quite a few Mad Men fans either grew up in the 1960s or enjoy watching things that take place in [...]

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Television Review: The Hour (Hours Two and Three)

Television Review: The Hour (Hours Two and Three)

Oct 5, 2011

I’ve watched three episodes and I am as ambivalent as I was when The Hour started.  I like it. I don’t like it.  This is a good, solid show that I think could be better.  I was expecting a British Mad Men, and what I got was a Rubicon flavored spy/mystery filtered through a British [...]

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Discussion: Do you plan to watch "Pan Am" or "The Playboy Club"

Discussion: Do you plan to watch “Pan Am” or “The Playboy Club”

Aug 3, 2011

This fall brings two Mad Men inspired period pieces on major networks. While they may not be as good as our beloved Mad Men, the networks clearly see a market for shows set in the early 1960s. Do you plan to watch Pan-Am on ABC or The Playboy Club on NBC this fall?

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I dreamed I was a blogger in...

I dreamed I was a blogger in…

Aug 2, 2011

I really just love this: a blog explores the slow downward slide of the fantasy realm of vintage Maidenform ads, as seen in Season 2 of Mad Men. Very funny.

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Elisabeth Moss Talks to Life Magazine

Elisabeth Moss Talks to Life Magazine

May 24, 2011

Here’s a nice piece in Life from a while back that Basketcases will enjoy. It’s vintage office photos, circa 1965, with Lizzie commenting on the photos. The interview took place before the Season 4 premiere. The photos are the juicy goodness, though. How much do I love this one: You can feel, smell, see that [...]

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Pantyhose, Popcorn, and Pink Powder Rooms.

Pantyhose, Popcorn, and Pink Powder Rooms.

May 17, 2011

Since we won’t be seeing Mad Men until next year, I thought I’d share with you my random thoughts about some of my favorite MM styles and props.  Ah, what I wouldn’t give to be a walk-on– just to wear some bitchin’60’s fashion and pass through those fantastic 60’s sets! First, a Costume. Peggy wore [...]

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Feminine at work

Apr 27, 2011

One of the things that I’ve noticed about Peggy is that she doesn’t try to be professional by acting like a man. Maybe it’s Bobbie Barrett’s advice, or maybe it’s the absence of other advice. In the ’80s, when women in the workforce started being a reality and not an anomaly, the “power suit” came [...]

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Open Thread/Question of the Week

Apr 17, 2011

Last week we discussed great musical moments from Mad Men. Now imagine you’re a guest on the show. You’ve won a contest, or you’re just that cool, and there you are in your sixties drag (can be S5 or any prior season). What’s your theme music? I’m thinking this is a song that has never [...]

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