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u/FlyingSquirrelTyphus · 7 pointsr/madmen

He underwent a huge transformation from the Communist hunter and hard-nosed Attorney General of the late 50s and early 60s to a truly compassionate and vocal champion of the downtrodden. I strongly suggest you check out the book The Last Campaign Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America by Thurston Clarke. One of my favorite books and incredibly moving.

u/the_marigny · 3 pointsr/madmen

I'm glad it looks familiar! I'm a bit of a cookbook geek so it sounds to me like your mom might have had the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, editions of which had a red and white checked cover. Perhaps she had the 1953 edition (which was reprinted in a facsimile edition in 2005)?

The original Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook also had a red and white cover and was first published in 1950 (and reprinted in 1998):

In any case, I haven't been able to find evidence that Betty Crocker's Hostess Cookbook (the one in the Draper kitchen) was ever published before 1967, and the [First Edition notice] ( in the copy I have would seem to back this up.

Betty Crocker was a busy lady in the 1960s, and she published several more spiral-bound cookbooks similar to the one I have. I've also since found copies of her ["New Dinner for Two"] ( and ["New Good & Easy"] ( cookbooks. I wonder if Betty D. ever had a chance to use those too?

u/okaywithgray · 1 pointr/madmen

If you want some cultural/historical context for the direction/style of some of the episodes, I'd recommend checking out Mad Men Unbuttoned. It's a light touch in most cases (meaning it's not super in-depth history lessons), but kinda fascinating and just confirms the thought and care put into the show.

u/foreveracubone · 15 pointsr/madmen

>By the 1960's these tropes have died down but have not gone away.

This article explains why that's not entirely true.

The societal linkage isn't quite made in the 1960s but just as second wave feminism, syphillis antibiotics, and easier means of birth control made it easier for women to be sexual, sociology based on faulty science was being utilized to continue the trope of chaste women and men that needed to fuck errythang.

>It releases men from the obligation of being nothing more than horndogs.

I think you need to be careful with what you mean here. Second wave feminism enacted social changes that prevented shit like the earlier seasons where Playboy clubs and Burlesque shows were respectable places for businessmen to conduct business at. Moral majority became equally as important. Visiting businessmen from the Mid West no longer felt comfortable in these places or if they did, their wives wouldn't.

Businessmen stepping out on their wives never went away. Escorts, massage parlors with 'extras' services, and high class call girls still exist. Businessmen still go to them, and airport hotels are a common place to find prostitutes.

Remember also that divorce rates sky-rocket during this time. Helen Bishop is meant to be an oddity in 1960, but by 1968 3 (and now possibly 4) of the agencies central figures have gone through divorces. Men are continuing to be promiscuous, just now women like Trudy don't put up with it because they have their own sources of income.

We no longer confine prostitution to safe zones in part because of the legal crackdown of vice organizations lead to a decentralization of the practice. This was not the result of second wave feminism but rather the fear of the moral majority who saw all vice as responsible for the crime tearing apart America's cities.

Mad Men has done fans a disservice IMO, especially considering Henry Francis and Bert Cooper's politics not to talk about the shift in American politics. This book goes into great deal about this. Peggy's second wave feminism and liberalism is important, but it's equally the shifts of the Republican Party that have defined our country since the mid 1960s and have prevented the actualization of the goals of Second Wave Feminism (ERA, glass ceiling, etc.).

u/Real_Rongi · 10 pointsr/madmen

I recommend Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion. It's a collection of Matt Zoller Seitz's recaps on each episode of the series' run. I'm pretty sure you can find all of the writings for this on Uproxx, though. He has them posted online, if you'd like not to spend money.

u/officemonkey · 1 pointr/madmen

20 years ago they did the same thing with "Twin Peaks".

I nominate it and when they revealed Laura Palmer's killer as the two moments when "Twin Peaks" jumped the shark.

Fun Fact: Ray Wise, who played Kenny Cosgrove's future Father-in-Law, played Laura Palmer's father in "Twin Peaks".

u/adamkoe · 3 pointsr/madmen

They're all from here...

So far we've made Tom Collins, Whiskey Sours, Old Fashioned and this. This is my favorite so far, I definitely recommend getting the book.

u/InterPunct · 20 pointsr/madmen

For anyone wanting to get a sense about what that era was like, you might want to check out the movie "Helter Skelter", or even better, the book on which the movie was based.

u/thmz · -32 pointsr/madmen

I read that only in the recent 2000 or so years have wealthy women had the chance to get their period as early as 12-14. In hunting cultures or cultures where food is very very scarce compared to the modern western world, women began to ovulate at 18-19. This has to do with bodyfat -> nutrition.

Edit: i get the feeling that this sounds like I am defending this guy. I am not. I just added this because the dr. who wrote this book: said this in an interview.

u/hintandahalf · 2 pointsr/madmen

Thanks! The pen necklace, I just got on Amazon! Here's the link.

u/crediblehulk83 · 6 pointsr/madmen

Mad Men Carousel by Matt Zoller Seitz. Just got delivered to me and it is awesome. Goes through every episode with footnotes for cultural references and endnotes for foreshadowing.

u/TiberiCorneli · 3 pointsr/madmen

On the one hand I'm disappointed. On the other hand their virtually ignoring it prevents me from spending three days sitting around the house in a depressive stupor again.

(Also, editing to include shameless plug for an excellent and breezy read if anyone's interested in learning more about RFK's '68 campaign)

u/meganelaine63 · 6 pointsr/madmen

I had a Mad Men themed birthday party this year and also dressed up as Joan. I found the pen necklace on Amazon, in case you ever decide to dress up as her again. :)

u/IAMHab · 6 pointsr/madmen

Thanks for the heads up about this book! But ps it's $50 cheaper on amazon

u/antblazer · 21 pointsr/madmen

I remember in this book they mentioned how the upper class seem to like sailing decor, especially when they are children. I wonder if MM's researchers picked up on this when doing research.

u/bobbyhead · 2 pointsr/madmen

I am fairly sure this is a picture by Henri Cartier-Bresson, from this book.

u/mrsluckey · 3 pointsr/madmen

I got this for Christmas. I haven't started it yet.

The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men

u/vivling · 4 pointsr/madmen

And Janie Bryant's book.

I literally own three copies. So I can lend them out.

u/nothingtolookat · 4 pointsr/madmen

In contrast, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men is a surprisingly good cookbook. Assuming that what you're looking for is a retro cookbook that has at least some plot tie-ins (such as Carla's potato salad or the Royal Hawaiian drink that Pete orders in LA)

u/izikavazo · 3 pointsr/madmen

After reading that I went looking for a biography of this guy. Up until now I kind of avoided him, because he looks slimy. It turns out he wrote an autobiography. Has anyone read it?