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Smithsonian readies “Real Mad Men”

U.S. network Smithsonian Channel is slated to take viewers behind the scenes of the advertising industry’s formative years in the Biscuit Century-made The Real Mad Men of Advertising. The four-part series ...
December 16, 2016

U.S. network Smithsonian Channel is slated to take viewers behind the scenes of the advertising industry’s formative years in the Biscuit Century-made The Real Mad Men of Advertising.

The four-part series provides an inside look into the men and women who revolutionized the advertising industry from the 1950s through to the 1980s.

The docuseries explores the artifacts, costumes and props from AMC’s groundbreaking Mad Men set against a backdrop of memorable, classic commercials and ad campaigns displayed in the “American Enterprise” exhibition at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Featured in the series are interviews with the real ad men and women of the post-WWII advertising industry, as well as clips and interviews with the creators and cast of Mad Men.

Biscuit Century’s Molly Herman and Rob Lyall serve as executive producers alongside Smithsonian’s Tim Evans¬†and David Royle.

The Real Mad Men of Advertising is scheduled to premiere Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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