Mad Men: Hot Show, Hot Actors, Cool Mindful Tie-ins [Jon Hamm, The Day the Earth Stood Still]

Via on Dec 16, 2008

Mad Men seems to be everywhere these days. Finally, I had to see what all of the fuss was about…so I am watching the first season on Netflix. It’s our editor’s favorite show, and he wrote a commentary on bachelorhood with a link to a hilarious SNL skit which includes Mad Men’s star, Jon Hamm.

Hamm also appears in the upcoming film “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” In the UK Telegraph he explained his choice of involvement in the project: “It’s a very modern remake. The original was a product of the cold war, but they’ve swapped that allegory for global warming—the idea is, if you’re not going to take care of the planet, we’re going to take it away from you. I think with the icecaps melting, no snow on Kilimanjaro and it being 100 degrees in November—that’s a good switch.”

Then, for all of you classy dressers out there, Sprig.com just ran a piece entitled “10 Ways to Look Like You Just Stepped off the Set of Mad Men” which features clothing that has a classic 1950’s look with a modern eco-fashion twist.

While looking at the gorgeous face of one of the other show’s stars, January Jones (who apparently uses organic skincare products) I am mostly just taken aback whenever I watch the show of how far we have come as women. In the workplace. At home. Now that, to me, is something to be mindful of.

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3 Responses to “Mad Men: Hot Show, Hot Actors, Cool Mindful Tie-ins [Jon Hamm, The Day the Earth Stood Still]”

  1. Joana Smith Joana Smith says:

    love those fashions on sprig!
    Eco-trendsetting is where it’s at! Climb onboard, anyone!

  2. bob carmichael says:

    Read Frank Rich this Sunday NYTs for a review of Mad Men. Where are we in time??? What does this show mean to us? Frank is impressive… Mad Men is great. I grew up in Darien, CT in exactly that era, they use the train station in Darien for the town… so I KNOW from MAD MEN. My uncle and all his buddies were in NYC in the Entertainment and Ad biz… and I have spent a lot of my life as a director/cameraman in the Ad Biz so it RESONATES. But in a larger context 1963 was the cusp of cultural change in this society, civil rights, a war in SE Asia, Richard Nixon was looming, change and uncertainty were prevalent. Sound familiar? Where are the Mad Men parties in Boulder, I want to GO.

    Best
    bob carmichael – bobcarmichael.com

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