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?
The heavy smoking that takes place in this episode was very characteristic of the period. At the time (1960), roughly half the male population were smokers and about a third of all women were too. The health risks posed by cigarettes were not generally known at the time though in 1960 reports linking smoking to lung cancer would start to make their first appearances. See more
In March, 1960 Don Draper says "It's not like there's a magic machine that makes identical copies of things." The Xerox copier was introduced in 1959. See more
If Greta's research was any good I would have used it.
What are you talking about?
I'm saying I had a report just like that. And it's not like there's some magic machine that makes identical copies of things.
References Make Room for Daddy
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