Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mad Men

cover of NYT's Magazine in May, 2008

I loved this show last summer;
it starts again on July 27th. 

The show is a great period piece from the early 60's -
before the explosion 
of new mores, new music, and women's liberation

to get into the mood read 
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 
written in 1955 by Sloan Wilson
According to Wikipedia this book is
"a novel about the American search for purpose 
in world dominated by business"
(fun fact: author worked at Time, Inc)

and get the 1956 movie on netflix
with Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones
modern version of fedora by Asli Filinta as featured on Daily Candy NYC July 9, 2008

NYT's review last summer July 19, 2007
Another piece in NYT's July 13, 2008

lots of pop for this one.


Robin said...

Oh, I loved this show and can't wait for the new season to start. The clothes, the hair, the decor, its all so retro-glam!

pve design said...

Mad for these men, not a big tv watcher but must clue in for these. My kind of mad men. Love that by-gone era.