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?
From the outset, director Alan Taylor
wanted to shoot Jon Hamm
frequently from the rear so we mainly see the back of his head. Taylor felt that he was so handsome and masculine that we didn't need to see his face too much to get the impression of the man. AMC obviously agreed with this move as it became the iconic image in the opening credits and the marketing for the series. See more
IBM Selectric typewriters were introduced July 31, 1962. The Kennedy Nixon election was November. 1960. See more
You were expecting me to be a man. My father was, too.
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