Friday, July 27, 2007

Post Titled: Comments about some new show called "Mad Men"
ring true with my current work environment, soo... 1960 New Your is in some ways related to 2000's Berlin...
""What a miserable piece of garbage," said Irwin Warren, who was a copywriter for Doyle Dane Bernbach in 1965. "It's a kind of a poor man's The Apartment". Jerry Della Femina, who was in the mailroom of agency Ruthrauff & Ryan in 1960 before becoming a copywriter and a founder of his own agency, loved the depiction. He had recently participated in a panel discussion at Michael's about the show. "It’s a pretty fascinating as a study of the 60’s."

But how accurate is it? For those who haven't seen it, the show is a parade of constant smoking, near-constant drinking, casual sexual harassment and anti-semitism. Warren admitted that much of that was spot on. "But that was accurate for any business back then, not just advertising," he said."

Ok, so I exaggerate. But is a softer, more h
armless way... there is some comparison to be made. More than anything that resembles an American workplace, that is fo' sho.
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