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
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Among its unique rehearsal and filming elements, the series never used any walkthroughs or other practice elements for its scenes. The cast and crew would do a read-through of each episode and then immediately begin shooting the scenes they'd just discussed. Matthew Weiner also did not like re-shoots and the show avoided them unless they had no choice but to use them; most of the scenes for the show's entire run are in fact 1st takes. See more
The eyeglasses that several cast members are wearing have anti-reflective coatings on the lenses. You can tell by the greenish tint of the light reflections. Lenses like this were not available in the 1960's. See more
The reason you haven't felt it is because it doesn't exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons. You're born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts. But I never forget. I'm living like there's no tomorrow, because there isn't one.
Written by Juan Tizol
Performed by Gordon Jenkins
Background music heard near the end of the story, while Don Draper is traveling on his way home See more