The Real Mad Men of Advertising

The Real Mad Men of Advertising

DVD - 2018
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All-access glimpse into the world of advertising in America during the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. It was inspired by the real men and women of Madison Avenue who perfected the art of the sale and transformed American culture in the process.
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : Smithsonian Channel, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781531702663
153170266X
Branch Call Number: 659.10973 R2291 2018 DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 164 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
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PimaLib_NormS Mar 28, 2018

If you are a fan of the show “Mad Men”, then “The Real Mad Men of Advertising”, a documentary mini-series produced by the Smithsonian channel might be of interest to you. It focuses on the evolution of the advertising industry from the 1950s into the 1980s. Actually, you do not have to be a fan o... Read More »


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PimaLib_NormS Mar 28, 2018

If you are a fan of the show “Mad Men”, then “The Real Mad Men of Advertising”, a documentary mini-series produced by the Smithsonian channel might be of interest to you. It focuses on the evolution of the advertising industry from the 1950s into the 1980s. Actually, you do not have to be a fan of “Mad Men” to enjoy this documentary. It’s just that there are tie-ins everywhere in this production, from the documentary’s narrator, John Slattery, who was a member of the “Mad Men” cast, to talking head interviews with people associated with “Mad Men”, such as the executive producer, Matthew Weiner. Plus, there are more than a few scenes from “Mad Men” interspersed throughout to illustrate points being made about the history of advertising and the people who created it during that time period. It is an interesting use of a fictional show to help explain the reality behind the uplifting, maddening, informative, stupid, inspiring, annoying, humorous, insipid, and unforgettable advertising that was, and is, inescapable. Advertising can be reflective of the times, or responsive to the times, or both, but what never changes is that the product has to be moved and advertising is what moves it. “The Real Mad Men of Advertising” is an entertaining, non-nostalgic peek behind the curtain at advertising in the first few decades of the television age. And now, I would like to pause for a word from our sponsor . . .

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