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By Jesse McLean

Reveling within the consumerist decadence of AMC’s notorious advertisements condo Sterling Cooper, this complementary quantity to the groundbreaking sequence Mad Men presents behind-the-scenes revelations, episode courses, forged biographies, and wealthy sidebar content, including “How to get together just like the Mad Men.” Delving underneath the glitz and glamour to spotlight the workings of a cosmopolitan glossy vintage, this definitive fan advisor additionally deals interesting sociological context and cultural research. the main points of old advert campaigns which are woven into the show’s storylines are supplied —such as Volkswagen Beetle’s landmark “Think Small” crusade, the Nixon/Kennedy presidential push, and the production of fortunate Strike’s “It’s toasted” slogan. this is often the final word consultant to a sequence that has been praised via the New York Times, Time journal, and USA Today.

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Both were launched at a time when Britain was having to adjust – sometimes rather painfully – to the harsh realities of the post-war world. Both also reflect to some extent the frustrations of members of workingclass communities whose lives were still being negatively impacted by the persistence of class-bound attitudes. 2 Hancock’s Half Hour: a major landmark in British sitcom history Hancock’s Half Hourr was originally conceived as a radio programme. First transmitted in 1954, it brought together the consummate performance skills of actor-comedian Tony Hancock and the creative talent of scriptwriters Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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