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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A writer from Sports Illustrated was allowed by Matthew Wiener to visit the set during an episode's production. He found out that "Mad Men" never did any on-set or on-stage rehearsals; the actors prepared off-set by reading their scripts and going over the details with each other, but every scene of that (or any other) episode was done as a live recording and not a "first take". The show did do a few re-takes but they were very rare. See more
In the opening, Don asks Sam the waiter to light his cigarette. Don raises his left hand and cups it around Sam's lighter. The camera reverses angle and now Don's left hand is on the table top. See more
Dr. Greta Guttman
Before the war, when I studied with Edler in Vienna, we postulated that what Freud called the "death wish" is as powerful in life as those for sexual reproduction, and physical sustenance.
Freud, you say. What agency is he with?
On the Street Where You Live
Words by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by Vic Damone
heard during closing credits See more