In 1960 New York City - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business, struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. Written by
Did You Know?
At the time the pilot was shot, the part of Trudy hadn't been cast. When Campbell speaks to her on the phone, the photo on his desk is actually of series creator Matthew Weiner's mother. See more
At the end of the first chapter, Draper cames out with a 'new slogan': "It's toasted", but it was really introduced in 1917, not in the 60's. See more
All I have is a crush-proof box, and four out of five dead people smoked your brand.
Band Of Gold
Written by Robert Musel
and Jack Taylor
Performed by Don Cherry
with Ray Conniff
& his Orchestra
playing in the lounge during the very first scene of the story See more