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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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